Alegria Amaranth Candy

La Cocina Mexicana de Pily
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Alegria Amaranth Candy
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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

  • 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

Directions

  1. 1Place the amaranth grains into a large bowl.
  2. 2In a saucepan, add 3/4 cup water, sugar, piloncillo, and lime juice over medium-high heat.
  3. 3Boil for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring continuously to avoid crystals.
  4. 4Pour the syrup over the amaranth and mix.
  5. 5Lightly grease a baking mold. Add the mixture and press down to even out the surface.
  6. 6Cut into any desired shape and serve.
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NutritionView more

360Calories
Sodium0%DV10mg
Fat8%DV5g
Protein2%DV<1g
Carbs27%DV81g

PER SERVING *

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 A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

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