Sweet Nuts and Bolts

Recipe by Chilicat

A sweet-savory cereal snack mix. This is from "A Hundred Years of Island Cooking", and old cookbook from the Hawaiian Electric Company.

Top Review by millypark

Thank you for posting this recipe! I've been looking for it for a while! I have so many fond memories of eating this chex mix growing up in Hawaii!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) package Rice Chex
  • 1 (12 ounce) package Corn Chex
  • 1 (10 ounce) package crunchy sweetened corn and oat cereal
  • 1 (12 ounce) can peanuts
  • 1 (12 ounce) can mixed nuts
  • 1 (9 ounce) packagethin pretzel sticks
  • 1 lb butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. In two large baking pans, combine cereals, nuts and pretzels.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter with remaining ingredients; heat until sugar is dissolved. Pour over cereal mixture and mix lightly.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 250°F for 1 hour, stirring thoroughly every 15 minutes.
  4. Cool and store in an air-tight container.

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