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Thursday, April 2, 2015

B is for Backpacking through Southern Illinois

Here in our neck of the woods spring has sprung and our environment will be delightful with lots of color. I love the creeks, water ways, rivers and all the colors, plants and trees.  It is perfect for hikin and back packing simply take a look at a few pictures of what we have to share

If the hiking bug has bit and you too want to get out there then you may want to take a long a snack that will keep your energy. This recipe is from Mennonite Girls Can Cook

Backpack Snacks

2 cups granola
1/3 cup chopped peanuts
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup wheat germ or ground flax..I used some of each
2 tbsp pumpkin seed
2 tbsp shredded coconut
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup peanut butter

In a large bowl stir first 7 ingredients together.
In a small saucepan bring honey to a boil. Boil vigorously for 30 seconds, then whisk in the peanut butter.
Add to the granola mixture and stir to combine.
While mixture is still warm form into 1 1/2" balls and refrigerate till firm.
Wrap up each ball with saran wrap or waxed paper so they can easily be taken along on that hike.
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. That is if they last that long..
Yields 20 balls..I actually had 19. It doesn't really matter what size you make them.

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