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Gorp with PEEL Appeal
You’re going green, so you buy fresh fruits and vegetables and use every possible nutrient, right? Don’t throw anything away, not even citrus peels. Instead, use Grandmother’s recipe to “candy” them, then use bits in your next gorp for a tangy burst of citrus goodness.
Candied Citrus Peel
This keeps well in a cool, dry place so make it when you have time to spare. Keep it cool and very dry. Tossing it with extra sugar helps.
1. Peel oranges, grapefruit, lemons or limes, or a mixture of citrus fruits, leaving only the fruit. Use the fruit for another purpose.
2. Cut skin in strips about 1/4 inch wide. Cut strips in bits.
3. Measure 1 ½ cups of these bits.
1 ½ cups citrus peelings, cut in bits
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup sugar
½ cup water
Toss citrus bits in a bag with 1/4 cup sugar to coat well. Set aside. Bring 1 cup sugar to a boil in ½ cup water, stirring to dissolve sugar. When it reaches a boil, turn off heat and add peel, stirring to coat. Let peel stand in sugar syrup until it begins to cool, about 20 minutes, then empty into a strainer. Save the syrup to spoon over ice cream or to flavor a smoothie.
Arrange drained citrus bits on waxed paper to dry completely. When bits are dry, toss with additional sugar and keep in a tightly closed jar to use in gorp.
4 cups square rice cereal
1 cup bite-size shredded wheat
4 cups square corn cereal
3 cups round toasted oat cereal
1 packet dry orange, lemon or lime gelatin dessert mix OR
2 single sleeves of dry lemonade drink mix
Homemade candied citrus peel bits to taste
4 cups nuts of your choice
In a large plastic bag, toss cereals and dry gelatin mix. Add remaining ingredients, toss to mix and package in snack bags by the cupful. Makes 16 cups.
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Do you have food allergies? Keep proportions the same and get the same great taste but use substitutes such as sugar-free gelatin, gluten-free cereals, wheat nuts for tree nuts and so on.
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