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Bird Seed Squares Recipe
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Bird Seed Squares

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"This is an easy, healthy, but yummy, no-bake snack that disappears quickly whenever I take it along. You can easily substitute other ingredients for the cereal part such as ground or chopped nuts, flax seeds, etc. If you don't have enough of one thing, just add more of another."

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Original recipe makes 15 servings Change Servings
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    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cocoa powder, rice cereal, oats, coconut, and sesame seeds. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the peanut butter, brown sugar, honey, and vanilla. Cook and stir until melted and loose. Pour over the cereal mixture, and stir to coat evenly. Press lightly into a buttered 9x13 inch baking dish. Cool for about 1 hour to firm, then cut into squares.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 14, 2009

After a few modifications, this was amazing! I happened to have all this stuff on hand and I wanted to use it up so I tried this recipe. I added peanuts to the dry ingredients and the chocolate powder went into the wet ingredients, as suggested by another reviewer. I thought that the wet ingredients were not wet enough, so I also added 3 tbsp of butter. I originally tried pouring the wet ingredients on top of the dry ingredients, as written the recipe. However, they would not seep down (wet ingredients still too thick), so I ended up just mixing them in. I'm so glad I did; it was not crumbly at all, and it was delicious. I'll definitely be making this again, with the modifications as described.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 13, 2007

I hate giving bad reviews but this was a crumbly mess. I didn't change a thing either. What a waste of some expensive ingredients too. This recipe is for the birds...


29 Ratings

Feb 18, 2009

Quick, easy and delish!! Will make again. I used almond butter and no sugar, just the honey. I bought some healthier grain rice cereal at the helathfood store.

Jun 19, 2008

We really enjoy these bars and what I do is pack the mixture down into the pan to keep the bars from being crumbly. I also stir the cocoa into the hot liqiud before mixing with the cereal.

Aug 24, 2009

I love these bars! They are not so healthy with all that sugar, but there is some good nutrition in them, especially if you add in some extras like flax seed and nuts.

May 22, 2006

This is a great, healthy snack to make! The cocoa gives the granola bar great flavor, while not being overly sweet. Very good. My kids gobbled this one up!!

Sep 07, 2011

I made these as directed and they turned out great! I loved the texture of them.

Mar 22, 2011

made as described to a t, although a bit time i will add 1 cup of peanut butter I think to bind together better, other than that they still were very tasty!!


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  • Calories
  • 303 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.7 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 15 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 6.9 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 96 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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