Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bird Suet Repost

Back in January 2011 I posted a recipe for suet that the birds always "look forward to". I know this because when it's out there they can't seem to get enough of it. :) It is also the only way the bluebirds stay around in the winter. So today I made some of this and am looking forward to seeing those beautiful blue jewels adorning our deck again. Oh and here's the recipe... again... in case you would like to lure the birds to your house too!

2 cups lard
2 cups chunky peanut butter
2/3 cup white sugar
4 cups rolled oats
4 cups cornmeal
2 cups flour
Birds Seed (optional)

Melt the Lard and Chunky Peanut Butter over medium heat (in a large kettle). Add the White Sugar, Oats, Corn Meal, and Flour. I normally feed the birds a mixture with nuts and/or fruits in it and sometimes I add some of that to the suet. Stir well. Line a large cookie sheet(s) with parchment paper and pour the suet mixture in and smooth it out. Cut according to your suet feeder size and allow to set/harden. I place mine outside where it's cold. When it's hard run the knife through the previous cuts again and fill the feeder. Store the rest in a Ziploc bag and freeze.


  1. Oh, what a great recipe! Thanks for posting it. Looks like your birds are loving it! I bought a hunk of suet from the was in the clearance meat bin for 58 cents. I put it out there plain like that and the chickadees and nuthatches have nibbled on it...but only as a last resort type of thing. ha. I bet they would think yours was scrumptious! :)

  2. Definitely a last resort thing! haha, i have some of that stuff out there too but they barely look at it even without the good stuff out there. They LOVE this!

  3. Making this tomorrow Martha! :) Just wrote down the instructions!

  4. Thanks for the recipe, I have seen bluebirds near my house but not at the feeder. Maybe this will lure them!