Christmas Savoury Snack – Nuts & Bolts

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Do you need a bring a plate idea for a party? This Nuts and Bolts – Christmas savoury snack is the perfect choice! 

A friend of mine shared her Nuts and Bolts recipe with me. I thought the concept was so interesting with the Nutri-Grain and cereals in it, that I had to try it for myself. I was very impressed with this savoury snack. It was delicious! You expect it to be sweet, and yet it has a savoury flavour to it. You may expect to not really enjoy it, yet you can’t help it and keep going back for more. It’s really hard to explain just how good this recipe is unless you try it out for yourself and see what your taste buds think! I took it to a party recently as my ‘bring a plate‘, and people looked at it with surprised looks on their faces, but once everyone started eating it, they couldn’t stop! 

I did leave it in the oven a bit too long as I was making my white Christmas at the same time, so some of the Nutri-Grain pieces were a little crispy, but it still tasted so good.  Moral of that story is though, keep your eye on it, as it won’t take long to roast up.

I enjoyed it so much that I’ve added it to my Christmas Menu this year and will have it available for my guests to nibble on throughout the day. Who would have thought that something so confusing on the brain when you see it, would turn out to be so delicious!


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Nuts & Bolts Recipe

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  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Total Time: 15 mins


  • 2 1/2 cups Nutri-Grain cereal
  • 2 1/2 cups unsalted mixed nuts
  • 1/2 cup of chickpeas
  • 1 packet French onion soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Combine the olive oil and seasonings in a small jug, mix to combine.
  4. Pour the oil mixture into the large bowl over the cereal/nut mix and stir well to coat.
  5. Pour onto a lined baking tray.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, stirring once at 5 mins. Don’t walk away as it may burn.
  7. Allow to cool before serving.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Australian


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MY NAN’S CHRISTMAS RUM BALLS RECIPE – This is my absolute favourite Christmas recipe, my Nan’s Christmas Rum Balls, I make it every year, it not only reminds me of my beautiful Nan but the fun times I spent with my extended family each Christmas when I was a child. See recipe the here.

HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY SANTAS – Adorable little Santas made from Strawberries and Cream. See recipe the here.


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