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Peanut-Power-BallsServes: Makes 20 servings
Cooking Time: 3 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 30 minutes

Instead of a taking store-bought energy bars on your next hike – try these. They taste great, transport beautifully without crumbling and are a lot less expensive when you make them yourself.


Ingredients:

2 cups (500 mL) granola

⅓ cup (75 mL) chopped peanuts

¼ cup (60 mL) dried cranberries

¼ cup (60 mL) raisins

¼ cup (60 mL) wheat germs or ground flax

2 tbsp (30 mL) pumpkin seeds

2 tbsp (30 mL) shredded coconut

½ cup (125 mL) honey

½ cup (125 mL) peanut butter


Directions:

In a large bowl, stir granola with peanuts, cranberries, raisins, wheat germ, pumpkin seeds and coconut. In a small saucepan bring honey to boil. Boil vigorously for approximately 30 seconds then whisk in peanut butter. Add to granola mixture and stir to combine.

While mixture is warm, firmly form into 1½-inch (3.5 cm) balls. Refrigerate until firm. Store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks. Twist balls in waxed paper for perfect portability.

 

Per serving: 144 calories, 6.6 g fat, 3.6 g protein, 19.7 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre, 51.7 mg sodium.


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Did You Know?

  • peanut
    The peanut is also called the earthnut, groundnut and goober pea.
  • peanut-protein
    The peanut contains more protein than any other nut.
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    Peanuts are 100 per cent cholesterol-free and contain oleic acid, a heart-healthy source of unsaturated fat.

  • peanut-butter-jar
    Peanut butter was invented around 1890 as a health food for the undernourished.

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