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 g fat (76% calories from fat), 1 g protein, 6 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 72 mg sodium