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Trail Mix Balls

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Taken from Diabetic Living On-line Magazine
MAKES: 15 servings
SERVING SIZE: 2 balls
YIELD: 30 balls
CARB GRAMS PER SERVING: 17
CALORIES: 153
Trail Mix Balls

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

    • Servings Per Recipe: 15
    • Fat, total(g): 8
    • sat. fat(g): 3
    • carb.(g): 17
    • Monosaturated fat(g): 2
    • Polyunsaturated fat(g): 2
    • fiber(g): 2
    • sugar(g): 7
    • pro.(g): 4
    • vit. A(IU): 49
    • vit. C(mg): 1
    • Thiamin(mg): 0
    • Riboflavin(mg): 0
    • Niacin(mg): 1
    • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6)(mg): 0
    • Folate(µg): 24
    • Cobalamin (Vit. B12)(µg): 0
    • sodium(mg): 48
    • Potassium(mg): 131
    • calcium(mg): 10
    • iron(mg): 1

Diabetic Exchanges

  • Starch(d.e): 1
  • Fat(d.e): 2
  • 1/3cup honey
  • 2tablespoons water
  • 1/3cup peanut butter
  • 1/2teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4cup crisp rice cereal
  • 3/4cup rolled oats, toasted*
  • 1/3cup dried fruit bits
  • 1/4cup sunflower seed kernels
  • 1/4cup lightly salted peanuts
  • 1/4cup unsweetened large flake coconut
  • 1tablespoon sesame seeds

1. In a small saucepan, combine honey and the water; cook and stir over low heat until the honey liquefies. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter and vanilla, whisking until peanut butter is melted and mixture is smooth.

2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine rice cereal, toasted rolled oats, fruit bits, sunflower seed kernels, peanuts, coconut, and sesame seeds. Pour honey mixture over cereal mixture; stir to coat. Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours or just until firm.

3. Using your damp hands, shape mixture into 30 balls, each about 1-1/4 inches in diameter. Chill balls until ready to serve. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Makes 30 balls (2 balls per serving)

TIP    *Test Kitchen Tip: To toast oats, place them in a dry medium skillet; cook over medium-high heat until lightly golden and fragrant, stirring frequently to prevent scorching.
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