Slow Cooker Retro Nuts and Bolts



5 min


5 min


15 cups

Slow Cooker Retro Nuts and Bolts

Photo: Robert Rose

It's not a party without party mix! This classic nuts and bolts recipe is perfect for celebrations and school snacks.


  • 4 cups toasted rice cereal , squares
  • 3 cups toasted MultiGrain Cheerios
  • 3 cups cone-shaped crispy snack corn , (such as Bugels)
  • 3 cups pretzel sticks
  • 2 cups salted peanuts , (or roasted salted edamame to make school safe!)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup butter , melted
  • 3 tbsp Worchestershire sauce


  • Combine cereal squares, O’s cereal, corn snacks, pretzel sticks and peanuts in a 6-quart slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, celery salt, onion powder, butter and Worcestershire sauce. Pour the butter mixture over the cereal mix and toss until as evenly coated as possible. Cover and cook on high for about 2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes to keep the mixture at the bottom and edges of the slow cooker from burning. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
  • This recipe is an excerpt from Best of Bridge The Family Slow Cooker, page 34.