Nuts and Bolts football game day snack

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Vegetables' started by tucson bbq fan, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. My Mom used to make this snack for our family when I was a kid.  I recently got a craving for them and dug out her old recipe.  Nuts and Bolts are a great snack for any occasion, but I love them for football game days. 


    1 small box cheerios

    1 small box rice or corn chex

    1 small package pretzel sticks - the thin ones

    2 pounds mixed nuts

    1 pound cashews (or other favorite nut)

    1 pound margarine (butter can be used if you want)

    1 tablespoon Cayenne powder

    1 tablespoon garlic salt

    4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

    In a large pan (I use one of those foil commercial steam tray liners), mix all the dry ingredients.

    In a saucepan, melt the butter, add Worcestershire sauce and seasonings.  Melt and mix well.

    pour the sauce over the dry ingredients and toss well.  Be careful on mixing as the chex are fragile and can get crushed to powder if not careful.

    Put into your smoker at 200F and stir very frequently (about every 15-20 minutes), bringing the bottom up to the top.  Cook for at least 1.5 hours, stirring as noted above.  They are done when crisp, but not burnt.

    Here is the sauce

    Here are the dry ingredients mixed with sauce before they go into the smoker

    I'll post the Finished version - just a little bit darker than the starting version.

    makes 3 gallon zip lock bags full.  Already down to 2 bags!
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2014
  2. Looks tasty! I always have some on hand.

    Happy smoken.

  3. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks very good.
  4. Just wondering? Do those come out Maroon and Gold after smoking?
  5. Well...  You can find many earth tones, shades of gold, tan, etc. in these.  Not sure about maroon - but with a little food coloring...
  6. If you were making them for todays game, ASU vs U of A, I was thinking the Maroon and Gold would be nice[​IMG]
  7. This is what mine comes out like.

    Happy smoken.

  8. Those colors would make this a losing snack!  Now red and blue would be good...  These are bear (down) snacks.
  9. You may need a "fork" to eat them!!! Enjoy your snacks and the game.

    Two good teams with two good coaches.........should be fun. We need to cheer together..FOR STANFORD!
  10. Go Stanford!

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