Often overlooked in this nutty world are tasty, nutrition-packed Brazil nuts. They’re loaded with polyunsaturated fats and precious trace minerals including, per serving, 98.8% of the RDI for selenium. (See healthline.com for more nutritional information.)
Pack ‘em into this delicious, no-bake cookie gorp. You can use any nut butter in this recipe but Brazil nut butter is best. Find it online at https://amzn.to/2LrNiJb and stone ground organic at https://amzn.to/2LvDKgC
Brazil Nut Gorp
2 cups sugar
½ cup milk
1 stick butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups minute oats
½ cup Brazil nut butter
½ cup chopped Brazil nuts
Powdered sugar (optional)
Bring sugar, milk and butter to a hard boil for one full minute. Remove from heat and stir in cocoa powder, vanilla and nut butter. When nut butter melts, stir in oats and chopped nuts.
When mixture is firming up and cool enough to handle, use a small cookie scoop or buttered hands to make walnut-size balls. Arrange on wax paper to dry. Sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar if you wish.
Wrap individually in twists of waxed paper and keep cool and dry.
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