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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Party Hearty With a Homemade Snack Bowl

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 Sherry-Glazed Pecan Gorp
    This is a terrific party snack bowl. Or, you can package it as a pocket fuel for the trail, commute, camping or boating.

1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons each cinnamon and salt
2 tablespoons sugar
8 cups of pecan halves
2/3 cup sweet sherry wine
8 cups mixed square cereals (wheat, corn, rice, etc.)

    Set the oven to 325 degrees. Line a large baking pan, such as a jelly roll pan,  with parchment or  nonstick foil.  Put cloves, cinnamon, salt and sugar in a large clean bag and shake to mix. Add pecans and shake to coat. Dump bag onto baking sheet and spread to an even layer.  Drizzle evenly with sherry. Bake 5 minutes, stir and turn with a pancake turner. Bake 5 minutes more. If any wetness remains, stir again and bake another few minutes or until dry. Cool.
    Put cereal in the bag, add  pecans and shake gently to mix. Serve in bowls or package in snack bags by the cup or half cup. Makes 16 cups

Janet Groene's Survival Food Handbook is a guide to prepping your home, camper, cabin or boat with shelf-stable foods from the supermarket. Have affordable, familiar food favorites on hand for emergencies. No high-priced survival rations needed.