It’s 3 pm. I’m hungry (or restless…sometimes it’s hard to tell), and I start to get a salt craving. I’ve never been much of a sweets person, but I do seem to have a salt tooth. Our cafeteria has little single serving hummus and pretzel packs which, while expensive, were a perfect little afternoon snacks…or so I thought. One day I happened to catch the nutrition label. Holly holy. 260 calories, 170 from the 19 grams of fat. From the 1 cup of hummus alone, that’s 29% of the recommended daily fat allowance.
Chocolate Bean Balls. Those are three words that I never thought I’d use in a sentence, never mind in a recipe. I think this must have been the delicious dish that caused all the fuss in that Saturday Night Live skit. You know the one – with Alec Baldwin (a.k.a Pete Schweddy) and his irresistible…..spheres. If you could make it past the innuendo and the double entendres, you remember that the ladies really were quite taken with the delicious, though rather unfortunately shaped, treats. The skit ran out of time before they were able to discuss the real merits of the delightful little orbs, which is a pity, because I think these are just about as perfect as it gets for a hiking snack.