Birdseed Bars
I am on a roll posting recipes from the wonderful and amazing Erin! A few months ago she brought some of these Birdseed Bars to work and I think I ate four in one sitting.
I’m pretty sure any bird would be thrilled to eat one of these. Sunflower seeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, flax and rolled oats all held together with some peanut butter, honey, and chocolate…A nice balance of the super healthy and semi-indulgent (without letting yourself feel too guilty).
Birdseed with Honey
These bars aren’t baked or held together with any flour or butter, and they can get a little crumbly. Sooo, probably not the best bar to go skydiving or rock climbing with…But perfect to enjoy with a cup of coffee or crumbled over some greek yogurt. If you are enjoying them al fresco and drop some crumbs, I’m sure the birds wouldn’t mind!
Birdseed Bars
*keep in mind this is a super easy recipe to adapt! I barely had any sesame seeds so I substituted some poppy seeds. Walnuts could work over pecans, dark chocolate instead of milk…you get the idea.
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup extra-thick rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup golden flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup sweetened, dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup high quality chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix together. Slowly add honey, while mixing ingredients with a wooden spoon in your other hand (or have someone mix while you pour)!  Microwave peanut butter for 30 seconds to 1 minute to thin it out a bit. Add peanut butter to mixture. Once ingredients are evenly incorporated press into a baking pan.

Refrigerate bars for at least 2 hours before cutting into squares. Bars are best right out of the fridge, but can still be crumbly (regardless, they are still delicious). Enjoy plain or over oatmeal, plain greek yogurt, even ice cream…