How to Make Mealworm Suet Cakes for Bluebirds

You may be able to get bluebirds to eat your suet if you put in some mealworms. Bluebirds will adore the mealworm cakes, and you may attract other insect eating birds.


  • Mealworms
  • Birdseed
  • Crisco vegetable shortening bar/Margarine/Lard
  • Peanut Butter
  • Quakers oatmeal
  • Chopped nuts
  • Chopped raisins/cherries


  1. 1
    Melt 1 Crisco vegetable shortening bar and 1 cup peanut butter (on microwave less than 1 minute). You can also use lard.
  2. 2
    Mix 1/2 cup chopped nuts, 1 cup Quakers oatmeal, birdseed, and some chopped raisins or cherries. Don't add the mealworms yet.
  3. 3
    Allow the peanut butter and Crisco to cool before mixing with dry ingredients. Stir well.
  4. 4
    Sprinkle in mealworms (as much as you think is enough). Mold into squares or balls and freeze for 24 hours.
  5. 5
    Put it in a suet feeder and let the blues enjoy!


  • Mealworms should be dead when mixed in.
  • Use some margarine if there's no Crisco, or lard.


  • Watch it in the microwave-three minutes could melt a plastic container.

Things You'll Need

  • Bowl
  • Old spoon
  • Measuring cup

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Categories: Feeding Birds