Gorp

6 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine Spring 2004

Try customizing this basic recipe with your favorite dried fruits and nuts.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1/2 ounce whole shelled (unpeeled) almonds
  • 1/4 ounce unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 ounce dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pitted dates
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chocolate chips

Preparation

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  1. Combine almonds, peanuts, cranberries, dates and chocolate chips in a small bowl.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 99 calories; 6 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 8 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 0 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 5 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 15 mg sodium; 62 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 fat

Reviews 6

January 04, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Never the same way, but always good I've been making GORP for about 49 years on the commercial level. As a guide I have often made ten pounds or more, even when just making it to eat at home. I put it in Ziploc bags in the frige. The challenge is to not gain weight, of course. I don't follow a recipe. I will watch sales at different stores and then accumulate several pounds of M &M;'s, both plain and peanut. Bittersweet chocolate. An entire can of raisins. Cashews or peanuts. Keep salt levels low. Sunflower seeds. Everything or anything except nuts and bolts. Yes, from time to time, you will find that one ingredient doesn't work, which may be a reason to make small quantities until you're sure. So, keep it refrigerated as long as you can, and never, never, never, leave it in a hot car. It actually doesn't taste all that good when melted together.
November 22, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
I love it GORP taste so good and it is easy and fast too make
August 02, 2011
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By: v-wojcik
Tiny serving size? I don't have a food scale, and so I estimated the volume I'd need of each ingredient. To make *one* serving, I used 1 1/2 tbsp almonds, 1tbsp large Virginia peanuts, and 1 tbsp dried cranberries along with the 1/2 tbsp dates and 3/4 tsp chocolate. This snack was perfectly satisfying, but I was worried that I had overestimated the volumes. It turns out, I had. 1 1/2 tbsp almonds is about 1/2 an oz. 1 tbsp peanuts is about 2/3 of an oz, and 1 tbsp of dried cranberries is about 1/3 of an oz. The nutritional content of what I ate comes to: 170 calories, 11g carbs, 12g fat, 6g protein. What the recipe calls for (1 serving): 1/4 oz almonds = 2 tsp 1/8 oz peanuts = 1 tsp 1/8 oz cranberries = 1 tsp 1/2 tbsp dates 3/4 tsp chocolate chips Has anyone eaten one serving according to the recipe? Was it satisfying? It works out to being about two tbsp of gorp which seems like a small amount to me. What are your thoughts?
September 28, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I am going to the store right now, I have been buying this prepacked but it is $3.00 for a small bag. I can buy a whole bag of akmonds, cranberries, peanuts, and chocolate chips from Dollar General for less than $5.00. Thanks for the ingriedients
September 01, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
Almonds are a good inclusion I think, because I've read that they have certain nutrients/mineral that are beneficial that peanuts alone don't have. I've read cranberries and berries in general are rich in antioxidants and lower in carbohydrates and have a lower glycaemic index than many other kinds of fruits, and when you taste cranberries, they're not very sweet, and rather tart. Cranberries are also good for fighting infections I've read. Dates seem to me to be quite sweet. I imagine they have a higher sugar content, but I believe they have some good nutrients, minerals etc. I suppose you could sub dried red grapes (raisins) to give sweetness to the mix. Choose red grapes because they have more antioxidants than white grapes. I'd also go for higher content cacao chocolate, because the darker the chocolate, the more antioxidants in it. You could also add or sub pistachios for peanuts or almonds, or pecan pieces. Most nuts have a lot of healthy fat, but remember that it IS fat, and high in calories. On the other hand, eating fat seems to satisfy cravings better. CC, Sydney, Au
September 01, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
I grew up with GORP standing for "good ol' raisins and peanuts". We've updated it a bit with the chocolate chips, but what is your thought about just peanuts, raisins and chocolate chips for a balanced snack idea? Do you think it's necessary to have the dates and almonds too? Thanks, Ruth Ruth, Washington, DC