Nuts and Bolts/Bits and Bites

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This is our families favourite savoury Christmas treat … we only make it at this time of year for some reason, and we all love it. The butter makes it a treat you shouldn’t have often, but enjoy when you do!

Remember – use your own families favourite ingredients, whether it is the cereal aspect or the nuts – make it your own to enjoy.

1 pound butter
2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion salt
1 tbsp celery salt

Melt and stir until seasoning is well mixed. Dip a Bugle, or or shreddie or something in it at this point and make sure you can taste the seasoning – if it needs more flavour, add a bit of each. Remember – critical – taste!! Everybody has different seasoning, and each brand is different in it’s level of flavour. (and freshness)

4 cups Cheerios
4 cups Life cereal (or Shreddies)
1 package pretzels
1 box Bugles
1 box cheese ups (goldfish, whatever)
2 cups peanuts
1 cup pecans
1 cup walnuts

Stir the melted butter/spice mix over the dry ingredients – mix well and bake.

Bake at 250 for 1 & 1/2 hours, stirring frequently.

Cool completely and store in an airtight container. (at least, try to store it – doesn’t last long….)

This almost Heart Healthy version of our traditional Christmas mix is designed for our survivor Meghan - having made it through open heart surgery she deserves our Nuts and Bolts with a slightly healthier version - just use more seeds and nuts and replace the butter with a mixture of butter and grape seed oil.

This almost Heart Healthy version of our traditional Christmas mix is designed for our survivor Meghan – having made it through open heart surgery she deserves our Nuts and Bolts with a slightly healthier version – just use more seeds and nuts and replace the butter with a mixture of butter and grape seed oil.

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