Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
Recipe #2 of handwritten notes from somewhere...sorry I cannot remember where I found this recipe. This is an "all-season" suet treat for birds but I still find that I use it more in the late fall - early spring seasons but maybe that is because I do not feed my bird friends suet in the summer and instead use a variety of unsalted nuts.
- 1 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
- 3 cups water
- 1 1⁄2 cups cornmeal
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup hulled sunflower seeds
- Combine peanut butter and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Cook until peanut butter completely melts.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Bring to a boil again and boil for 1 minute.
- Pour into suet molds or a bread pan and allow to cool completely.
- If using bread pan, slice into a thickness that will fit into your suet feeders.
- Store unused portions in your freezer until needed.
This was easy to make, and the squirrels seem to love it... Haven't seen a bird eating it so far, but it's only been out for a little while. Set up fine after being in the freezer. I didn't originally let it set long enough, so the first slice fell halfway thru the suet feeder. The others are doing just fine. It's just started raining (pouring) here, so we'll see how it holds up to weather, but I'm sure the birds will love it if they can get any before the squirrels stuff themselves! Thanks for sharing an economical recipe.