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Nuts and Bolts with Bugles - Flashback Friday

It's that time of year again when many of us are making all kinds of treats and sweets. A few years ago I posted this recipe, and I think it's worth sharing again. 

  • 6 cups Shreddies
  • 6 cups Cheerios
  • 10 cups Rice or Corn Chex
  • 6 cups pretzels
  • 6 cups Bugles
  • 6 cups peanuts, optional
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons Seasoning salt
  1. Measure all cereal, pretzels, bugles and peanuts into a large bow. Stir to combine.
  2. Melt butter and stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Drizzle melted butter/seasoning mix over cereal mixture a little at a time stirring between to make sure the butter mixture is well distributed.
  4. Place mixture on large baking sheets or in large roaster and bake at 250º F for 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 20 minutes. 
  5. Allow to cool completely. Store in airtight container or in zip lock bags. 
** these keep well in the freezer if tightly sealed***


  1. Aw yes - it isn't Christmas without this!. I just bought all my ingredients yesterday and plan to make mine this weekend. I'm trying a new recipe this time that has some salty and some sweet ingredients.

    1. Rosella, I'd love that sweet addition version. I'm sure you have some yummy things in your kitchen for the holidays.

  2. This is very similar to my recipe, but I love the idea of adding Bugles and will do that this year. Thanks! I also add Craisins for a bit of sweetness, and also those small cheese crackers (Cheese Bits?) or Gold Fish.

  3. Replies
    1. Shreddies are a cereal most likely only sold in Canada. They are denser and 'heavier' tasting then Chex. If you can't find them substitute with equal amount of more Chex cereal.

    2. I thought the same question! Based on Kathy's answer & the picture, maybe wheat Chex could be used?

  4. That sounds like a great combination! Yummo!

  5. Just made these last night! Turned out great! My co-worker wants the recipe too cuz she just tried them! (I only used 1 1/2 cups of mixed nuts instead of 6 cups of peanuts). I also used garlic powder instead of garlic salt and it was still salty enough. So yummy!! Rhoda