Then place these ingredients in a bowl:
1 cup whole grain puffed millet cereal
1 cup whole grain puffed brown rice cereal
of course you can use two cups total of any whole grain puffed cereal you like,
but the health food kind not Rice Krispies, they will not work in this recipe
1 cup dried fruit of your choice, I used mixed berries and cherries
1 cup shredded coconut, optional, you can also add any candied ginger or citrus instead
Next we are going to puff some amaranth. Amaranth is a yummy small seed/grain. It puffs in a hot pan like tiny tiny popcorn and it is really fun and delicious. Two tricks, keep a cover handy, and preheat the pan. Trust me on this, do not put the amaranth in until the pan is good and hot. Letting the amaranth cook in the not hot enough pan just produces burnt amaranth. So measure out a half cup of amaranth, and preheat a high sided pot over medium heat, I used a 3 quart saucepan.
KAF Dough Whisk, I use this tool for a lot, worth every penny.
Once this is well mixed dump into prepared pan and press well. Let cool and cut into bars. We love them around here, and they are a great healthy adaptable alternative to a granola bar.
Hope you try these and love them as much as we do :)