Golden Grahams Gold’n Nut Crunch snack mix recipe from the 70s

Gold'n Nut Crunch snack mix recipe with Golden Grahams cereal (1970s)

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It made its debut in the late 1970s, and has been called by many names — like “gold party crunch,” “Golden Grahams cereal snack mix,” and simply “golden nut crunch” — but the official name of the snack mix you make with the graham cracker-flavored cereal is “Gold’n Nut Crunch.”

Below you’ll find the original snack mix how-to so you can re-create classic combo of Golden Grahams cereal, nuts, Parmesan cheese, butter and spices for a savory treat.

Gold’n Nut Crunch recipe: Golden snack mix for parties (1978/1979)

Golden Grahams cereal and Fisher mixed nuts… together in a zesty new party mix.

Fix a mix for a party or for the whole family. It’s a crisp, crunchy, delightful combination. And so easy to make.

Golden Grahams Gold’n Nut Crunch party mix recipe

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Gold'n Nut Crunch snack mix recipe with Golden Grahams cereal (1970s)

Gold'n Nut Crunch snack mix

Yield: 6-1/2 cups of snack mix
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 cups mixed nuts or dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. celery salt
  • 4 cups Golden Grahams cereal


  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Mix nuts and butter in medium bowl until well-coated.
  3. Add cheese, garlic powder, oregano, and celery salt; toss until well coated.
  4. Spread in ungreased jelly roll pan, 15 x 10 1/2 x 2 inches.
  5. Bake, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes.
  6. Stir in cereal; cool. Serve.
  7. Store in airtight container.


Makes about 26 1/4 cup servings

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 26 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g

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  1. My grandma made this every Christmas during the ’80s, and we loved it! Such an odd combination of ingredients. I mean Parmesan cheese and sweet cereal? I don’t know how it was good, but it was!

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