21 October 2015

Nuts & Bolts - Recipe {Handmade Christmas}

Christmas is right around the corner. For me, this will be the year of Handmade Christmas. I’m going to have some fun making and sharing ideas, recipes, tutorials on creating a Handmade Christmas.

Here in the Southern Hemisphere, snowmen and fireplaces are completely out of season. I hope to create some relevant themed items for us… but in saying this, I may still include a snowman or two (they’re so cute!)


I love the idea of gifting food items. In the past, I’ve made sugar cookies, cakes and sweet nuts to give friends and neighbours. Today, I’m sharing a fun idea which is perfect to give to work colleagues, or perhaps to share at a Christmas BBQ or weekend drinks.


Nuts & Bolts Nutrigrain Recipe


Nuts & Bolts – Recipe

3 cups Kellogs Nutrigrain

2 cups of mixed nuts

1/2 pack of French onion soup mix

1 Tbsp. curry powder

1/3 cup of sunflower or canola oil (a light oil)


Nuts & Bolts - Nutrigrain Recipe


Preheat the oven to 170 degrees.

Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix through until everything is coated and glossy.

Place a sheet of baking paper on a tray and spread out the nut mixture.

Bake for 15 minutes, turning every 5 minutes to ensure an even colour.

Let the nut mixture cool completely before storing in an air tight container.

Print up a label and tie a pretty bow, and this jar is ready for gifting to a friend at Christmas.


What are some yummy recipes which you like to give friends or family at Christmas time?


Nuts & Bolts


  1. This sounds delicious. Thank you.

  2. awesome Anorina,thankyou i love giving a handmade xmas too,enjoy your evening my friend xx

  3. I was totally addicted to Nuts and Bolts in my second pregnancy! I grew up with my Grandma making them - thanks for the memory! I'm hungry now!


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