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Rainier Cherry Energy Bar

This recipe works for: Breakfast, Snack


  • 10 tablespoons Amaranth
  • 2 cups Brown rice syrup
  • 1-1/3 cups Almond butter
  • 2 cups Almonds, toasted, chopped
  • 2 cups Rice cereal
  • 2 cups Oregon Cherry Growers Rainier Cherries, stems removed, chopped
  • 2 cups Dried cranberries


  1. Line a 9-in. x 13-in. x 3-in. baking pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Toast amaranth in a cast iron pan over medium heat, for 2-3 minutes or until it pops. Remove from heat.
  3. Bring  brown rice syrup and almond butter to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat; remove from heat.
  4. Add toasted amaranth, almonds, rice cereal, Ranier cherries, and cranberries.
  5. Press mixture into aluminum lined baking pan; let cool at room temperature.
  6. Lift the foil to remove from the pan; discard foil.
  7. On a cutting board, cut into 4-in. by 1-1/2 in. bars. 

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