Slow Cooker Nuts and Bolts. A very easy recipe and so flexibl (2024)

Slow Cooker Nuts and Bolts. A very easy recipe and so flexible, you can adjust it according to your taste, and add different seasonings and ingredients. Lots of suggestions in the recipe for you to enjoy! This recipe is so popular and perfect for your slow cooker, multi cooker / Instantpot too!

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This is a great recipe for over the holidays, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas time when you may have a crowd coming over and want to make up a few snacks to serve with a drink or two. You can make it kid-friendly, or even make up a few batches with different seasonings.

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This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of our Lovefoodies supporters, Michele Stuart. Here, Michele has made her Slow Cooker Nuts & Bolts. It's a very easy recipe and so flexible, you can adjust according to your taste, and add different seasonings and ingredients.

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Below the ingredients, you will find a variety of suggestions of what to add, so go as wild as your imagination will allow! You'll find that most of the ingredients and flavor suggestions listed below will probably be in your store cupboard already and if not, improvise and add things you love the most!

Recipe by Michele Stuart

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1) Prep Time

2) Cook Time

3) Yield

4) Ingredients

5) Suggestions for ingredients

6) Instructions

7) Recipe Card

8) Slow Cooker Nuts and Bolts

9) Delicious Nut Recipes and other snacks

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

1 hour 30 minutes

Yield

8 Quart Crock pot

Ingredients

6 cups Cereal
4 cups Crunchy treats
2 ½ cups Nuts & seeds
3 cups cheerios
¼ cups melted butter
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Seasoning

Suggestions for ingredients

  • Cereals: Shredded wheat square, crispy corn and rice cereal shreddies, rice squares
  • Crunchy Treats: pretzels, cheese square crackers, corn chips, Chowmein noodles, Bagel Chips, gold fish
  • Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, peanuts, cashews, mixed nuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
  • Seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder and sea salt or taco mix, ranch powder dressing

Instructions

1. Spray or light oil the pot in the slow cooker

2. Put all the cereals, crunchy treats and nuts in a big slow cooker

3. Melt butter and add Worcestershire Sauce, spices and pour over the cereals and mix well

4. Cook for 1 ½ hours on high uncovered, stir every 30 mins to combine

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our slow cooker nuts and bolts recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Recipe Card

Slow Cooker Nuts and Bolts. A very easy recipe and so flexibl (3)

Slow Cooker Nuts and Bolts

Yield: 8 Quarts

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Slow Cooker Nuts & Bolts. A very easy recipe and so flexible, you can adjust according to your taste, and add different seasonings and ingredients. Lots of suggestions in the recipe for you to enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Cereal
  • 4 cups Crunchy treats
  • 2 ½ cups Nuts & seeds
  • 3 cups cheerios
  • ¼ cups melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Seasoning

Instructions

  1. Spray or light oil the pot in the slow cooker
  2. Put all the cereals, crunchy treats and nuts in a big slow cooker
  3. Melt butter and add Worcestershire Sauce, spices and pour over the cereals and mix well
  4. Cook for 1 ½ hours on high uncovered, stir every 30 mins to combine
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 30Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 116Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 175mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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FAQs

How do you use a slow cooker for beginners? ›

Just plug in your slow cooker, add your chosen recipe's ingredients, set the cooker to low or high, depending on the recipe's instructions, add the lid and let it cook. Once your dish is done cooking, you can either switch the slow cooker off to turn off the heating element, or warm if you're not ready to enjoy it yet.

What are the settings on a crockpot slow cooker? ›

Most slow cookers have two slow cooker temperature settings. The 'Low' cook setting reaches temperatures between 164-182°F (reaching a peak of around 205°F after 4 hours). Wondering what temperature is 'High' on a Crockpot slow cooker? The 'High' cook setting tops off at around 205°F after cooking for 4 hours.

Do you need a slow cooker for slow cooker recipes? ›

You can use an oven as a slow cooker alternative. The temperature of a slow cooker is about 80 C on low and 90 ºC on high. At such low temperatures an oven will function a lot less well. If you use the oven as an alternative slow cooker, you will have to adjust the preparation a bit for many slow cooker recipes.

Why put foil under lid of slow cooker? ›

Crock pot tip - add aluminum foil to cover the lid. The heat bounces off from the lid and allows your food to cook faster. Also, you will not lose any of the steam that usually evaporates.

Is it safe to put a tea towel under a slow cooker lid? ›

To prevent water from dripping back onto food in a slow cooker, some people place a clean, folded kitchen towel or a few layers of paper towels between the lid and the pot to absorb moisture. If you use the technique, make sure you still have a tight seal between the lid and the pot.

What cannot be cooked in a slow cooker? ›

10 Foods You Should Never Make in a Slow Cooker
  1. Raw Meat.
  2. Seafood.
  3. Pasta.
  4. Rice.
  5. Delicate Vegetables.
  6. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts.
  7. Dairy.
  8. Wine and Other Liquor.
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Can you put raw meat in a slow cooker? ›

Yes, you can add raw steak to a slow cooker to cook it to your desired doneness level.

Should you cover meat with liquid in slow cooker? ›

Water or liquid is necessary to create steam. When cooking meat or poultry, the water or liquid level should cover the ingredients to ensure effective heat transfer throughout the crock. Some manufacturers of slow cookers recommend adding liquid to fill the stoneware 1/2 to 3/4 full.

Is 4 hours on high the same as 8 hours on low in a slow cooker? ›

The difference between "High" and "Low" on slow cookers seems to differ with every brand and model. One thing that is consistent, though, is that food takes seven to eight hours to reach a simmer point (around 210°) on low; versus three to four hours on high.

Is it better to cook on high or low in a slow cooker? ›

Foods take different times to cook depending upon the setting used. Certainly, foods will cook faster on high than on low. However, for all-day cooking or for less-tender cuts, you may want to use the low setting.

Can you put everything in a slow cooker the night before? ›

Make-ahead when possible: If your slow cooker has a removable insert, assemble the ingredients the night before and refrigerate the entire insert overnight. It's important to note that starting with cool ingredients may lengthen cooking time (but be sure to keep them out of the temperature danger zone).

What's the difference between a crockpot and a slow cooker? ›

However, Crockpots generally have ceramic or porcelain pots, while most slow cookers have a metal pot. As with a lot of cooking appliances, the biggest difference comes from the distribution of heat.

Is a crockpot and a slow cooker the same thing? ›

A slow cooker and a Crockpot are the same thing, essentially. A slow cooker is an appliance of which there are lots of brands. Crockpot is one brand of slow cooker. Crockpot popularized slow cookers when they launched their version in the 1970s.

What happens if you don't put liquid in a slow cooker? ›

Not adding enough liquid can lead to burning.

"It's important to add enough liquid to ensure the bottom of your dish doesn't burn." If your meal does burn, the chef said to avoid scraping the bottom of the pot while stirring and serving because it can give the entire dish a burnt flavor.

How do you line a crockpot lid with a paper towel? ›

Soak up condensation by lining the lid with a paper towel.

"The paper towels soak up the extra steam and prevent it from dripping back onto the surface of the dish," DiGregorio explains.

How do you absorb moisture in a slow cooker? ›

Soak up condensation by lining the lid.

When using slow cookers as a water bath for custards, place a double layer of paper towels over the top of the cooker before closing the lid. As DiGregorio writes: “The paper towels soak up the steam and prevent it from dripping back down onto the surface of the custard”.

Why do people put plastic bags in slow cooker? ›

The one downside: knowing I still have a small appliance to clean after a busy day. That's why I started using slow cooker liners. Slow cooker liners are simply plastic bags that cover the surface of the Crock-Pot while you cook, which prevents food from clinging to it.

How do I stop my slow cooker from being watery? ›

Prop the lid up for evaporation.

While your dinner cooks, prop the lid open a bit so that moisture can escape and thicken the stew naturally without extending the cooking time too much. Skewers or chopsticks between the lid and the crock of the slow cooker work well for this.

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