It’s always nice to have a visit from Mum, she’s got the baking gene and is always in the kitchen making magical creations. This time around it was the famous Bird Seed Bar Recipe. Which she whipped up while I spent the afternoon running around the house after Mason.
Or though it’s a little pricey, with the massive quantity of nuts involved, it’s the kind of snack bar you can throw anything in from the pantry. We had some old pie nuts and almonds that wouldn’t normally be included in the recipe but made the cut.
The Bird Seed Bar is a great snack bar for the kids too. If you slice your finished bar slab into smaller bars than usual… Portion control people! the sugar content doesn’t get out of control. It’s always a hit with the little ones and especially good for school lunches if the kids are allowed nuts. Unfortunately not the case at Mason’s daycare.Print
They’re called bird seed bars for a reason! Absolutely loaded with seeds and dried fruit, it’s an awesome recipe to throw together if you’re sitting on lots of nuts and dried fruit. Even if you don’t have the ingredients, it’s amazing, you’ll just have to go for a shopping trip.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup sesame seeds
- 1 cup dry fruit (apricots, cranberries)
- 120g butter
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup raw sugar
- 6 tbsp golden syrup
- Place all of your seeds and rolled oats in a baking tray. Spread them out evenly and slide them into the oven for 10 minutes at 180˚c. stir them a couple of times over the 10 minutes so they don’t burn on their side.
- Melt the butter, sugar, peanut butter and golden syrup in a pot over the cooktop for 5 minutes stirring constantly until the mixture gets a good simmer going and the texture becomes smooth.
- Once your nuts finish baking mix everything together in a large bowl then spread out the mixture into a large slice dish lined with baking paper. Refrigerate until chilled and then cut into slices to the size of your liking.
You can then either store the bird seed bar’s in in the pantry or place them back in the fridge for a chewier slice – I prefer them chewy so we store ours in the fridge.
If you have chocolate lying around, you can heat it over the stovetop and pour it on top for a thin chocolate layer finish! This is really good if you want a delicious treat and have a spare block lying around.
- Category: Baking
- Method: Raw
- Cuisine: Snack
Keywords: Bird Seed Bar, Snack, Baking, Chocolate
The Greatest Bird Seed Bar Recipe You’ve Seen?
This is currently sitting in the top spot as my favourite snack bar recipe! Especially if you add a layer of chocolate on top. I hope you love it as much as we do! Let me know in the comments what nuts you end up using and how it works out.
Not in the mood for a slice? I’ve recently been working on a new zucchini bread which is downright delicious. But I promise you… this Bird Seed Bar Recipe won’t disappoint.