12 days of homemade Christmas presents
Day 5, Nuts and Bolts (don’t judge)🎄
If you’ve listened to episode one of our podcast Something to Eat and Something to Read you’ll know of my love for this odd snack. Our Grandmother used to always have a jar of Nuts and Bolts in the cupboard and we adored the stuff.
It’s a funny mix of Nutri Grain cereal, salted nuts, Worcestershire salt, cayenne pepper etc etc. – don’t judge it till you’ve tried it! The salty, sweet, crunchy mix is delicious with a drink or just as a snack.
I know this won’t be for everyone but it’s a bit of fun and a lot of nostalgia for those of us who grew up with jars of this stuff just out of reach. Anyone else have a soft spot for it too?!
Nuts and Bolts
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 1 hour
Makes about five medium-sized jars (the ones in the pic)
250g Nutri Grain cereal
500g mixed salted nuts
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (to taste)
1 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp sea salt (to taste)
Preheat oven to 150C.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Then add everything but the cereal and nuts. Stir to combine.
Combine Nutri Grain and nuts in a big bowl and pour over the butter mixture. Stir everything together, I use my hands for this and then scoop the mixture into two big trays. Spread out into one layer then place in the oven for an hour, turning mixture over a few times every 20 minutes or so.
Let cool completely then store in jars or an airtight container