Merlin & Mikeys' Majikical Treat Bars

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“My sweeties enjoy these treats. We have a Greenwing Macaw and a Congo African Grey. Instead of using crushed egg shells, go to the beach, get some seashells, rinse and dry them well. Place in a freezer baggie, crush them finely with a hammer. You can make all veggies, all fruit, all nut or any combinations of each, whatever your Parrots love. Prep time doesn't include 4 hour freeze time, 1 hour cool time for baking pan method nor 20 minutes to wrap. Serving size depends on cut of bars or muffin method. Muffin method will make many more.”
1 pan

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 boxes Jiffy cornbread mix, prepared as directed (or your favourite cornbread recipe)
  • any mix or combination of
  • 14-12 cup fresh, frozen or leftover vegetables (no salted veggies - NO !... onions, tomatoes, avocados)
  • 14-12 cup fresh fruit or 14-12 cup frozen fruit, chopped (ie apples, oranges, bananas, pineapple, cherries, seedless grapes, coconut, dates, figs, raisins, cr) or 14-12 cup canned fruit cocktail, drained and rinsed well,paper towel dry
  • 14-12 cup raw unsalted peanuts or 14-12 cup walnuts or 14-12 cup pistachios, shelled and chopped
  • 1 hardboiled egg, chopped,finely crush the egg shell and add to mixture
  • 12 cup cooked pasta
  • 14 cup low salt cheese or 14 cup no salt cheese, chopped,grated or shredded


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Prepare cornbread as directed.
  3. Mix into the batter any combinations/ amounts listed or your Parrots favourites Using paper lined mini muffins tins or a greased 13 x 9 baking pan.
  4. Spoon in muffins tins/ pour batter into pan.
  5. Bake 10- 25 minutes- depending on pan method used, until golden.
  6. Cool on wire racks.
  7. *Bakingpan- cut into small bars and remove from pan.
  8. On 2 baking sheets, place cooled bars or muffin cups in the freezer for 4 hours or until frozen.
  9. Wrap each bar in freezer wrap or foil, place frozen bars or toss muffin cups into plastic freezer bags.
  10. Remove and defrost any treat to be given.

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