Cait Fairbanks' "Nuts And Bolts" Appetizer Recipe

This pre-dinner appetizer is perfect for any festive gathering this season!
Posted on Dec 14, 2017 | 11:50am
When actress Cait Fairbanks isn't playing Tessa Porter on The Young and the Restless, she can be seen cooking up a storm in her own kitchen.

This holiday season, the Y&R star is sharing one of her favorite pre-dinner snack recipes. It may be a non-traditional one, but it's been a part of her family tradition for years!

"Nuts and Bolts" Appetizer


-1 large box Cheez-It crackers
-1 box Cheerios
-1 box wheat Chex
-1 box rice or corn Chex
-1 bag pretzel sticks (small thin pretzels)
-2 cans mixed nuts
-1 lb butter
-1/2 bottle garlic powder (I use 1/2 bottle but can be reduced to 1/3 bottle if desired)
-2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


Divide evenly: Cheez-Its, Cheerios, Chex cereals, pretzels, and mixed nuts into two large oven proof pans (I use the large aluminum roaster/turkey pans).

Melt butter on low heat and add garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce to melted butter. Stir until combined.  

Pour half of the butter mixture on top of each pan of nuts and bolts mixture and stir well.

Place pans in 200-degree oven.

Bake "nuts and bolts" for three hours, making sure to stir every 15 minutes (this is important so they don’t burn and the butter mixture coats all of the "nuts and bolts" evenly).

After three hours, remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy!

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