Fathers Day Table and Menu Ideas

When your need a quick snack, make Nuts & Bolts Snack Mix. Four Cheese crackers, pretzels, nuts, corn chips, fresh popped corn, and a bit of candy pieces make a great toss and go snack. Perfect snack mix for game day, movie night, even take home favor gifts.

Fathers Day Table and Menu Ideas

How to Make Nuts & Bolts Snack Mix

I made this mix for a Father’s Day Lunch where the theme was all about tools. So the name nuts & bolts was all about the tool time theme. This mix was such a hit, that I made it for fall and added fall candies instead of regular M & M’s I used in this recipe.

Fathers Day Table and Menu Ideas
Fathers Day Table and Menu Ideas

To make this mix… go to the grocery’s snack aisle and select your favorite snack foods, crackers, gold fish, whatever you like. In this case, I used Cheeze-It 2 cheese crackers in a box, buttered flavored square pretzels, peanuts & cashews, corn chips, and pop corn. What makes a great mix is having something sweet, salty and savory. As a result, it satisfies every flavor craving in a snack mix.

After I had all the ingredients, I put them all in a large mixing bowl and tossed to combine. Thats it! To serve, I used a small quart jar with hinged lid with stick on lettering Nuts & Bolts at each place setting, however I had a large bowl on the buffet table that everyone could munch on throughout the afternoon.


Nuts and Bolts Snack Mix Recipe

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  • Author: Liz Bushong
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 cups 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Toss & Serve
  • Cuisine: American


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1 12.4 oz box Cheez-It two cheese crackers

2 cups butter flavored square pretzels

1 cup nuts, peanut, almond, or cashews

1-package corn chip of choice

1 cup fresh popped popcorn- optional

1 cup m & m’s- optional


  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, toss to combine.
  2. Package snack mix as desired.

This was made for a Tool time Fathers Day lunch, which was packaged in a clamp lid style glass jar. The jar had stick-on- letters that spelled “Nuts & Bolts”.  To see more ideas for a Tool Time Fathers Day tablescape, go to Magazine Articles.

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Tool time Nuts and Bolts Snack Mix Recipe

Try this snack mix, you will love it for tailgating and movie night.  Make extra it will go fast.  

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Select three large glass canisters, fill with chips, pretzels and more chips, decorate with stick on labels, scrapbooking, and follow your theme for party. 

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