New Zealand Birdseed Bar

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Jewelies

Not for the birds but a favourite lunchtime snack. Normal size of a slice tin is 35cm long x 20 cm wide x 4 cm deep.

Top Review by Marilyn K.

Greetings from Anchorage, Alaska, USA where I own and operate a top-reviewed B and B. Thanks for sharing this recipe. We've got a local bakery close by that makes a stellar Birdseed Bar and I've been trying to find a recipe like it.... This one comes close and might even be better. Yay! I mixed up sesame seeds, salted sunflower seeds, flax and pumpkin seeds. Used cranberry flavored raisins (sultanas) and cashews and almonds. I like the soft consistency...and the fact that they aren't baked and crunchy. Good tip to toast the nuts and seeds first... I did it stovetop in a dry skillet. I cooked the butter/honey mix a little longer as some folks recommended and the bars are holding together fine. Delicious. I'm not sure they won't all be eaten before I can serve them up to the guests. Thanks again. Marilyn

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Roast first 4 ingredients in oven until nicely browned.
  2. Add sultanas.
  3. In a pot melt butter, honey and sugar.
  4. Mix into dry ingredients.
  5. Press into a tray and cut when cooled.

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