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Bird Suet Feeder - makes 3 to 4 trays

This is Vince's recipe which we use year round as the flour keeps the suet from melting and running.  We feed  in commercially available suet feeders by reusing the plastic containers that the suet comes in. The cayenne pepper is to keep the squirrels from eating this bird treat.

woodpeckerIngredients

1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 cup suet or lard
2 cups quick oats
2 cups corn meal
1 cup wild bird seed
1 cup cornmeal
1cup flour
1 Tbsp cayenne pepper

Directions

Melt lard and peanut butter over low heat

Stir in other ingredients.  If it seems runny add a little more flour, if it is too stiff add some lard.  If it is difficult to stir, like a heavy cookie dough, it is probably the right consistency.

Fill 3 or 4 suet trays with the mixture and press tight. Let the tray cool for an hour or so before use.  Wrapped in plastic and placed in the freezer they keep well.