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


Line a 9-in. x 13-in. x 3-in. baking pan with  aluminum foil.

Toast amaranth in a cast iron pan over medium heat, for 2-3 minutes or until it pops. Remove from heat.

Bring  brown rice syrup and almond butter to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat; remove from heat. Add toasted amaranth, almonds, rice cereal, Ranier cherries, and cranberries. Press mixture into aluminum lined baking pan; let cool at room temperature. Lift the foil to remove from the pan; discard foil. On a cutting board, cut into 4-in. by 1-1/2 in. bars.