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Snack Clusters

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  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time35 mins
  • Makes4 cups
Snack Clusters

They may taste like candy and crunch like peanut brittle, but these goodies pack a nutritious and nut-free punch. Pack 'em up as a protein-rich morning or afternoon snack.

Recipe by Bonny Reichert

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white

  • 1/3 cup honey

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 cups raw, shelled pumpkin seeds

Instructions

  • Whisk the egg white in a medium bowl until foamy. Mix in honey and salt, then add pumpkin seeds. Toss until the seeds are coated.

  • Tip the contents of the bowl onto a rimmed cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, and spread evenly into a thin layer.

  • Roast in the oven at 300°F (150°C) for 30-35 minutes until golden and glossy, checking the seeds a few times to make sure they don't burn. (If they're getting too brown, stir them a bit.)

  • Allow to cool in the pan before breaking into clusters. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

  • Makes 4 cups (1 L).

  • In 1?2 cup (125 mL) serving: 463 calories, 17.9 g protein, 31.6 g fat


This article was originally published on Nov 01, 2009

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