Nutty Bolts

nutty bolts on a wooden platter

Nutty bolts – moreish, crunchy and spicy

Nutty Bolts are a winner to have on hand for the holidays. Moreish, crunchy and spicy they’re the perfect nibble to have with a glass of bubbles or a cold beer. Nutty Bolts were an ’80’s trend, but, as we know a good retro recipe never tires.

 

 ingredients for nutty bolts in individual bowls
ingredients ready to mix

We love preparing ahead for the holidays and Nutty Bolts freeze extremely well in an airtight container. Simply remove the Nutty Bolts from the freezer and they’re  ready to serve.

 

Make Nutty Bolts your own

When swapping fruits and nuts around, try to keep the ratio the same.

Try different nut combinations

  • add whatever nuts you like
  • try just peanuts or almonds

Mix up the fruit combinations

  • sultanas or golden raisins
  • cranberries
  • dried apricots

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Nutty bolts


  • Author: Recipe Winners
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 - 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 - 35 minutes

Description

Spicy, crunchy and moreish Nutty Bolts are a perfect nibble to have for over the holidays. They freeze perfectly, so can be made in advance of the rush. Swap out the nuts or cereal to make your own version.


Ingredients

  •  nutrigrain cereal 4 cups
  •  mixed nuts 2 cups
  • raisins 1 cup
  •  vegetable oil 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • curry powder 1 teaspoon
  • garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • french onion soup mix 1 x 35 grams (1 1/4 oz) packet
  •  white pepper 1/2 teaspoon

Instructions

  • preheat oven to 150 c (300 f) on bake, not fan
  • in a large baking dish  add oil and nutrigrain tossing to coat
  • place baking tray into oven on middle shelf
  • set your timer for 3 minutes then remove nutrigrain and give it all a good toss and return to oven
  • cook for 20-25 minutes, still tossing every 2-3 minutes till nutrigrain takes on a golden colour – see notes
  • remove pan from oven
  • add all other ingredients tossing thoroughly
  • leave to cool
  • serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • nutty bolts freezes well
  • it’s important to turn then every two to three minutes as they will burn quickly
  • Category: Finger Food
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Cooper from the beginning loved to be close, which was fine when he was so small……….

Cooper pretending to be asleep as he works his way closer
Cooper pretending to be asleep as he works his way closer

 

Starting to stir

 

Having a good chew while we try to do a photo shoot.

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