Combine the barley malt and maple syrup in a small sauce pan. Bring almost to a boil over a high flame. Reduce to medium-low and simmer, stirring constantly, for 7 minutes. Pour the hot syrup over the popcorn and peanuts and mix thoroughly. Moisten your hands slightly with cold water and take a handful of the mixture and form into a ball while packing firmly with your hands. Repeat the above steps, making sure to moisten your hands before making each ball.
These whole grain popcorn balls make a healthier breakfast treat than pastries.
Per serving - 52 calories, 10 gram fat (76% calories from fat), 1 gram protein, 6 gram carbohydrate, 2 gram fiber, 0 milligram cholesterol, 72 milligram sodium