Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Trail mix recipe for kids: Gorp balls

Ingredients used to make trail mix also can be used to make
gorp balls. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.
Have kids help you make homemade trail mix, also known among backpackers as gorp. Here’s how to make a variety of trail mix known as gorp balls.
g Ingredients – 1/3 cup each raisins, apple chips, dried apricots, dates and coconut, 1/2 cup sesame seeds, 1/3 cup walnuts, 2 cups peanuts, 1 cup chocolate chips, 1/3 cup honey, 1/2 cup peanut butter
g Preparation – In a large bowl, mix all ingredients, except for chocolate chips, honey and peanut butter. In another bowl, melt chocolate chips, honey and peanut butter for a minute in microwave. Mix the two bowls of ingredients. Shape mixture into balls. Refrigerate to harden.

Read more about day hiking with children in my guidebook Hikes with Tykes.