The best Nuts and Bolts Recipe (2024)

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Nuts and Bolts is a savoury Christmas recipe that uses nutri grain and nuts. It makes the perfect festive snack or Christmas gifts. My Nuts and Bolts Recipe is a bit different from the other ones that you can find online because it requires you to bake the nuts and bolts, which adds to the flavour. It really is the best nuts and bolts recipe!

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This nuts and bolts recipe is a family recipe, and I have adapted it slightly over the years. Now, this recipe makes a huge batch that you can store in an airtight container or gift some to family and friends.

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Ingredients

  • Nutri Grain
  • Salted peanuts
  • Peanut oil
  • French onion soup mix
  • Curry powder
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In a large bowl (or 2 bowls if you don't have one large enough), mix the nutri grain and.

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In a separate bowl, combine soup mix, curry powder and oil.

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Mix well until all the soup has dissolved in the oil.

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Tip over the nutri grain and mix well using a spatula.

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Spread out over 2 large trays.

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Bake for 30 minutes at 150 degrees, mixing every 10 minutes.

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Tips when making the Nuts and Bolts Recipe

  • You can add what you like to this nuts and bolts recipe. You can add sultanas, pretzels and other types of nuts.
  • Make sure you turn them every 10 minutes so they don't burn.

The Best Nuts and Bolts Recipe

Cheree - {Oh So Busy Mum}

Nuts and Bolts is a savoury Christmas recipe that uses nutri grain and nuts. It makes the perfect festive snack or Christmas gifts. My Nuts and Bolts Recipe differs from the other ones you can find online because it requires you to bake the nuts and bolts, which adds to the flavour. It is the best nuts and bolts recipe!

4.17 from 12 votes

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Prep Time 3 minutes mins

Cook Time 30 minutes mins

Total Time 33 minutes mins

Servings 10 plus

Ingredients

  • 765 grams nutri grain 1 large box
  • 750 grams salted peanuts 2 packets
  • 2 cups peanut oil
  • 3 packets french onion soup mix You can also use cream of chicken
  • 6 teaspoon curry powder

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine nutri grain and nuts.

  • In a separate bowl, combine soup mix, curry powder and oil.

  • Add the oil mix to the nutri grain and mix well ensuring all the nutra grain is covered.

  • Spread over a large tray and bake for 30 minutes at 150 degrees, mixing EVERY 10 minutes. You need to mix every 10 minutes or they will burn.

  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

  • Store in an air tight container for 3 months.

Notes

    You can add what you like to this nuts and bolts recipe. You can add sultanas, pretzels and other types of nuts.

    Make sure you turn them every 10 minutes so they don't burn.

    The nutritional information provided is computer generated and is only an estimate. This data is provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only.

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    1. Sue

      The best Nuts and Bolts Recipe (15)
      A friend made some of these with this same sort of recipe and gave to us as a little pressie. Oh so tasty.
      Thanks for posting the recipe.
      Think this will be our favourite nibbly recipe all year round.

      Reply

    2. Merissa

      Hi Cheree,
      Have you used coconut oil instead of peanut oil? Just twondering if it would taste ok with that substitute?

      Reply

    3. Sammi

      Hi Charee, love your little blog. Thanks for all the tips!! Do you think black and gold nutrigrain equivalent would work?

      Also are u related to a Shane?

      Reply

      • ohsobusymum

        That will be fine.

        Reply

    4. Kelly

      The best Nuts and Bolts Recipe (16)
      Delicious just like nan used to make

      Reply

    5. Gaby

      Hi was wondering can you do these in an Air Fryer

      Reply

    6. Chaz

      Awesome recipe and make sure you turn them as they can burn I find a couple of roasting trays in the oven are easiest and tip from 1 to the next as the bottom becomes.the top

      Reply

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