Nuts and Bolts Bobbie Hill Style

Nuts and Bolts Bobbie Hill Style is a holiday favorite. This recipe is as old as the hills. My other mother’s friend, Bobbie, had this recipe. She passed it down, and we make it every year without fail. Now, I like mine with more spice than most people. I love it when the spices get all caught up in the Chex cereal. The smell this emits, by the way, is delightful. Smells like home.

Nuts and Bolts Bobbie Hill Style

Nuts and Bolts Bobby Hill Style

In a LARGE roasting pan (this makes a lot), combine:

1 box rice Chex, wheat, and corn Chex

Cheerios, 1 box


2 lbs. nuts (I use mixed nuts and pecans)

In another large bowl, combine:

2 c. Wesson oil (this is the only BRAND that works with this recipe)

2 Tbsp. Seasoning salt

1 Tbsp. garlic salt (SALT, not powder)

2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

Pour over cereal/nut mixture and mix well—Bake at 250 for 2 hrs. Stir every 15 minutes because it will burn. Enjoy this recipe as much as our family has over the years. I remember going to her house and playing Tarzan and Jane with her grandkids. Such fond memories. Eating this transports me back in time to her backyard, the leaves, her wiener dog, and her weird phone/light thing.



Bon Bon Cookies

Bon Bon Cookies

These Bon Bon Cookies are fantastic!  Sadly, I only make these once a year because I eat every single one of them.  My waistline does not approve.  I usually make these at Christmas time.  The intention is to give them away to people.  Yet, the reality is I sit, and I eat them.  All of them.

Bon Bon Cookies

1/2 c. butter

3/4 c. powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1.5 c. self-rising flour

Mix well; add whipping cream if too dry.

Next, take Hersey Kisses and roll the dough around the kiss.  Make a ball and place it on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.


1 c. powdered sugar

2 Tbsp whipping cream (possibly more, it needs to be dippable)

1 tsp. vanilla

Food coloring.

Once your Bon Bon Cookies are cooled, dip the tops in the frosting.  Place on wax paper until the frosting dries.  You can do several little dishes of the frosting to color them all differently.  However, I do not have the time or patience to do that.  So, I make them into one color and call it a day.  I like them without frosting better.