Sunday, December 16, 2012

Dairy Free Nuts & Bolts



Long time no chat!   Hopefully you are following DFB on facebook – because I try to check in every day with questions, tips, suggestions, product reviews etc.!   There has been some great chatter about dairy free hot chocolate suggestions, cheese substitutions, cookbook suggestions etc.!  Don’t miss out!

Anyways, moving on!

I have been a total slacker with creating recipes!  So many great recipes out there that are easier to follow! Winking smile 

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However, I always make a few alterations & with it being Christmas Season and all I have made a few tasty treats!

So far I’ve made…

  1. Turtles (aka caramel, nuts and chocolate!) – I use this recipe and it’s incredible!
  2. Chocolate Covered Oreos  - sounds as easy as it is!  You just roll and oreo (dairy free!) in chocolate – and sprinkle with well… SPRINKLES! ha
  3. I’ve also made Christmas “crack” but I don’t like the name, so I’ll come up with a new name and post the recipe!


Now in all that sweetness – this preggo chick (29 weeks today!) needed some salt in her life! That’s where Nuts & Bolts comes in!  The recipe comes from a dear friend – when we visited them October – I couldn’t stop eating this – it’s salty, savoury and crunchy, what more can you ask for?  And it’s cute to package up in little baggies or mason jars as gifts!

Dairy Free Nuts & Bolts!

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  • 1 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 cups plain cheerios
  • 5 cups shreddies
  • 4 cups pretzels (I would personally add more, they were my favorite)
  • 2 1/4 cup peanuts (I used almonds!)
  • 1 tsp celery salt (I used seasoning salt)
  • 1/4 cup dried onions
  • 1-2 tsp garlic powder

Mix canola, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, dried onions and garlic powder together in a small bowl.    Mix the rest of the ingredients in a very large bowl.    Pour sauce over and mix until everything is covered!

Bake at 200 for 1.5 hours – stirring occasionally!  (This part is really hard, I had to taste test a few times!)

Remove from heat and let cool completely, transfer into a air tight container!


Of course you can play around with this recipe – a few things I thought of after that would be good to add…

  • Plain Popcorn
  • Chex cereal
  • Seeds (sunflower and pumpkin)
  • If you are a sweet/salty, after it’s all cooled you could add in some crasins or chocolate chips!
  • Pine nuts

Hope you enjoyed this recipe – up next – Christmas “crack” will appear with a new name!

Jessica Winking smile


  1. Hi Betty!
    Thanks for the link to my turtle recipe! Looking forward to your Christmas Crack :)

  2. I love the nuts and bolts recipe - never thought to add Worstshire sauce but it sounds genius! Hope you're feeling good mama!

  3. I made some nuts and bolts that are very similar! Love those things!

  4. I am bringing some desserts to a family gathering soon and wanted to make something everyone, including my dairy-free family members, could enjoy. A quick google search led me to your blog and I'm excited to make some yummy treats and we can all enjoy. I also found a bunch of recipes I want to try out for dinner soon. A few of them included "savoury", which I've never heard of. Is it a blend of herbs?


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