The kids love munching on candied hemp seeds - sugar + water + hemp seeds - they call it 'candy'! It's a little sad because I'm sure that when I was their age, I would only call brightly coloured pure sugar stuff candy. I guess calling hemp candy isn't so bad.
I devised this next recipe in an effort to make something a little more compacted in a bar format than just little itty bitty candied hemp seeds (which fit *perfectly* in the little cracks of hardwood planks). I was all super pumped until they tried some - they were a no go. Too sticky for nearly 2- and 4-year-olds? Ah well. I'll eat these while I chisel candied hemp seeds off the floor.
Here's the super easy recipe...
1 cup hemp hearts
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup agave
2 tbsp water
Canola oil spray
Add all ingredients to a nonstick skillet. Stir over medium heat constantly to dissolve sugar in water. Heat for about 4-5 minutes, until hemp hearts smell a little toasty.
Scrape out mixture onto parchment paper. Spray a little oil on the surface. Using your hands, pat out to a 1-inch layer. Using a rolling pin, roll the mixture until about 1/8 inch thick, spraying a little oil if mixture is sticking to rolling pin. Using a large knife, slice into squares. Keep refrigerated, using wax paper or parchment between layers.