Bran Bites Unbaked Recipe
3 cup bran flakes, crushed
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
2/3 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tbsp honey
1/2 cup raisins, chopped
From Cooking a la Heart by Linda Hachfeld and Betsy Eykyn. "These
nutty-flavored treats are a favorite with all kids... big and little!
Flavor and texture are enhanced by aging 2 or 3 days in a
refrigerated, tightly-covered container." About 24 balls
In a large bowl, combine bran flakes, wheat germ, peanut butter,
orange juice, honey and raisins. Mix well. Shape dough in palms to
form balls. Chill. Store in refrigerator. Nutrient Analysis: 1 ball,
Calories: 80, Fat: 3.8g, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 88mg, Dietary Fiber:
0.8g, Calcium: 20.4mg, Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 fruit, 1 fat.
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