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Alegria Amaranth Candy

LA COCINA MEXICANA DE PILY
7Ingredients
30Minutes
360Calories
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Description

This recipe Alegria Amaranth Candy is Mexico's counterpart to the American rice krispie treat. Combining puffed amaranth with a sticky lime and piloncillo mixture, these Alegria Amaranth Candy squares can be cut into any shape you desire and make a great afternoon snack or treat for the kids. Piloncillo, or panela, is an unrefined whole cane sugar in solid form typically used as a sweetener in Central and Latin America and can typically be found in Mexican food stores.

Ingredients

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  • 5 cups amaranth (grains)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons piloncillo (may be substituted with dark brown sugar and molasses)
  • 1 1/4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • vegetable oil
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    Directions

    1. Place the amaranth grains into a large bowl.
    2. In a saucepan, add 3/4 cup water, sugar, piloncillo, and lime juice over medium-high heat.
    3. Boil for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring continuously to avoid crystals.
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    NutritionView More

    360Calories
    Sodium0% DV10mg
    Fat8% DV5g
    Protein2% DV<1g
    Carbs27% DV81g
    Calories360Calories from Fat45
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat5g8%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat0g
    Cholesterol
    Sodium10mg0%
    Potassium220mg6%
    Protein<1g2%
    Calories from Fat45
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate81g27%
    Dietary Fiber
    Sugars79g158%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C25%
    Calcium8%
    Iron4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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