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Friday, July 31, 2015

Say Cheese in Homemade Trail Mix

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Cheese Cracker Gorp
    A classic southern snack favorite for generations, these buttery-rich cheese crackers make a substantial trail meal when paired with a big, crisp apple and plenty of water.

2 sticks butter
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
8-ounce package of extra sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup crisp rice cereal

    Set the oven for 350 degrees. Let butter soften at room temperature and mix in flour (and cayenne if using), preferably with an electric mixer. Fold in cheese and cereal. Drop by teaspoons on a baking sheet lined with parchment or nonstick foil. Flatten with a fork dipped lightly in flour. Bake about 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely and package for the trail. Makes about 48.  

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Healthful Homemade Trail Mix Takes a Hike

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 Whether you're at the wheel, the tiller or the handlebars,  it's always smarter, healthwise, to snack on gorp you make for your own dietary needs.

Wheat Grass Gorp
    Start with small amounts of wheat grass powder, then increase the amount to taste. It’s SO loaded with good nutrients but a little goes a long way. This gorp is high in energy but you may choose to substitute low-sugar cereals. Gorp snacks are always best consumed with plenty of water. 

1 packet dry lime gelatin dessert mix (regular or sugar free)
2 tablespoons organic wheat grass powder
2 cups shelled pistachio nuts
6 cups chex-type wheat cereal
2 cups Lucky Charms cereal
2 cups green Gummi Frogs or green gum drops 

    Combine lime gelatin powder and powdered wheat grass, then shake with other ingredients in a large bag. Measure by the cup  or half cup into snack bags or containers and keep cool and dry. Makes about 11 cups. 

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