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Gorp

Spring 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005), The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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



READER'S COMMENT:
"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...

7 Reviews for Gorp

01/05/2016
Anonymous
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.

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11/22/2015
I love it

GORP taste so good and it is easy and fast too make

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11/22/2015
I love it

GORP taste so good and it is easy and fast too make

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08/02/2011
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?

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09/28/2010
Anonymous

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

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