How to Make Bird Suet That Won't Melt

In hot weather, bird suet softens and melts quickly. Making no melt suet will save you the trouble of making or buying several new ones. This is from "Sialis" website with variations on amounts of ingredients and ingredients. Follow these instructions to make no melt suet your feathered friends will adore!

Ingredients

  • Peanut butter
  • Rendered suet/lard
  • Birdseed
  • Dried fruit
  • Cornmeal/oatmeal
  • Water (warm)

Steps

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    Melt 2 cups rendered suet or lard with 2 cups peanut butter in the microwave.
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    Allow the peanut butter and suet/lard to cool before mixing with 4 cups cornmeal or oatmeal.
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    Add warm water. Be careful not to add too much, or the dough will turn gooey and messy.
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    Add 2 cups birdseed (mixes are good) and/or dried fruits (raisins, currants, cherries).
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    Use square containers a little smaller than your suet holder. Pour in mixture and cover with plastic food wrap.
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    Freeze for 24 hours. This makes 9 cakes.

Tips

  • Add 2 cups chopped nuts if you wish.
  • Add or subtract ingredients to your desire.
  • Chunky peanut butter is preferred.

Warnings

  • Don't melt PB and suet/lard too long, you may end up melting your container.

Things You'll Need

  • large bowl
  • spoon
  • square container
  • microwave
  • measuring cup

Sources and Citations

Article Info

Categories: Feeding Birds