Place sunflower seeds, pecans, almonds and salt in the food processor and pulse until chopped. Don't over process, you want to maintain chunks of nuts. Place nut mix in a large bowl and set aside.
Place a skillet on high heat and when a drop of water disappears immediately when dropped in, your skillet is ready. Pop amaranth by placing 1 tablespoon of grain in at a time, stirring constantly for about 15 seconds until seeds pop. After they pop, transfer to a bowl and add the next tablespoon of amaranth to the skillet until you get 1 cup of popper amaranth. Don't be discouraged if the grains don't pop right away, just adjust the temperature until you find the combination that works in your kitchen. Once all your amaranth is popped, place in a shallow bowl and set aside.
In the blender, add banana, dates, and sweetener of choice and blend until smooth. Pour paste into the large bowl with the nuts and mix well. Fold in your hemp seeds.
Using a small spoon, scoop your banana nut and hemp mixture into your popped amaranth. Roll bit sized balls in your hand until you have used all of the mixture and popped amaranth.
Store poppers in an airtight glass container in your refrigerator, freeze, or you can dehydrate them and keep them in the pantry. To extend the shelf life of this snack, place poppers in dehydrator for about 6-8 hours.
Recipe from http://www.yumuniverse.com/2009/12/31/amaranth-hemp-protein-poppers/