Have you ever craved Nuts & Bolts, but don’t like to wait the hour it takes to bake them in the oven? The Newdale Community Recipe Book of 2000 contains a great No-Bake Nuts & Bolts recipe from Gertrude Soltys (page 157). This recipe has become a staple at our family gatherings over the past few years. The secret got out at my parents 40th Anniversary party this summer, and friends have been asking me for this recipe ever since. I figured it was time that I spilled the beans on how simple it is! (Of course, when do I ever do something that’s NOT simple?)
Without further ado…..The Recipe!
1 – 675g box Shreddies
1 – 350 g box Crispix
1 – 425 g box Cheerios
1 box Ritz Bits
600 g Pretzels
5 cups Peanuts (optional)
Mix these ingredients together in a NEW/UNUSED plastic garbage bag and shake together. All the ingredients are optional, add whatever you like in nuts & bolts. I tend to not put in the peanuts, and add another bag of pretzels, simply because I can’t serve nuts in my home daycare!
1 cup Canola Oil
3 tbsp Dill Weed
4 tbsp Garlic Powder
3 pkg Dry Ranch Style Dressing Mix
Drizzle Oil over mixture and shake well. Sprinkle seasoning over mixture and shake together. Store in airtight containers.
Yield: approximately 3 Ice Cream Pails full.
Yep! That’s It! That’s All! 🙂 (Told you it was simple!)