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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Homemade Pocket Snacks to Eat on the Go

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Acorn Gorp

Hurray!  We can still buy Maple Nut Goodies, the old-fashioned candy. Here’s how to turn it into a dessert gorp for the lunchbox, beach bag, backpack  or to take on a brisk walk after dinner.

17-ounce package of Brach’s Maple Nut Goodies  
4 cups Ritz miniature sandwich crackers, cheese or peanut butter
4 cups maple and brown sugar Life Cereal squares
4 cups unsweetened cereal squares (your choice)
1 egg white
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon maple extract such a Mapleine
2 cups pecan halves

    In a large bag mix Maple Nut Goodies, sandwich crackers and cereals. At this point, you can  package the mix by the half cup and walk away. Makes 28 portions. 

    For a nuttier gorp, whisk the egg white until light. Whisk in brown sugar and maple flavoring and toss with pecans. Spread on nonstick foil in a pan and bake (I use the toaster oven)  at 250 degrees, stirring occasionally,  until nuts are dry. Cool nuts and mix with Goodies mixture. Package by the half cupful. Make 32  portions. 

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