I make a candy that uses honey and amaranth for the trail. It's called Alegria. It's a bit time consuming because of the need to puff/pop the amaranth like you would popcorn. In fact it looks like popcorn in miniature. The nice thing about amaranth is that it is nutritionally packed and has a high-calorie to weight ratio.
Here is some info from www.AskDrSears.com
Botanically, amaranth is not really a grain, but it has the nutritional profile of one. It surpasses whole wheat in calories, protein, iron, zinc, copper, and nearly all nutrients, and is the grain highest in folic acid, calcium, and vitamin E. Also, like wheat, amaranth is rich in the amino acid lysine. It even contains a bit of vitamin C. Even though this overlooked and underappreciated food is expensive and found only in nutrition stores, it is a grain with a future. Amaranth can be added to other grains, used as a thickener, garnish, popped like popcorn, or added to homemade bread. Because it is one of the most nutrient-dense foods, we have placed it at the top of our greatest grains list."