Contributed by Indian Harvest
Indian Harvest amaranth
Unsalted Sunflower seeds
Salted roasted pumpkin seeds
Dried apricots, small dice
Dried Mission figs, small dice
Place amaranth in a very hot skillet 1 Tbsp. at a time, stirring constantly for 15 to 18 seconds until seeds pop. Remove immediately to prevent burning.
Combine honey, nectar and butter in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 7 minutes, stirring constantly, until the syrup bubbles and starts to caramelize.
When the mixture thickens and turns golden brown, add the amaranth, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, apricots and figs; stir with a wooden spoon until everything is coated in the syrup.
Transfer the mixture to prepared hotel (20-in. by 12-in.) pans; spread into an even layer. Let cool to harden.
Yield: 96 2-in. by 3-in. squares