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Homemade Suet Recipe

Make Suet At Home

It’s easy and rewarding to make suet for the wild birds in your yard. Keep the birds well fed during the winter season or all year around with suet they will love and appreciate.

This recipe is easy to make at home. You can do large batches at a time and keep them in a cool place. Cut chunks out as needed to place in suet feeders to keep your backyard birds happy and content.

Squirrels will love this recipe too, so make extra for them to enjoy. You’ll have a blast watching the wildlife enjoy your creation, and you’ll be doing something kind for nature, as well!

Birds Love Suet!

Ingredients for Homemade Suet

1 lb. lard (please don’t substitute with Crisco…It’s not’ healthy for birds)
2 cups crunchy peanut butter
4 cups oats
4 cups corn meal
2 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
Chopped nuts or cranberries or raisins (all optional)
Sunflower seeds (optional)

It’s Easy to Make!


In a stock pot or large baking pan/cake pan melt the lard (high heat is OK for this).

Turn heat to low/simmer and add peanut butter (this will scorch at medium or high heat). Stir and melt thoroughly.

Add the oats and stir well.

Add the corn meal and stir well.

Add the flour and stir well.

Add the sugar and stir well.

Now…add any special ingredient that birds will love (nuts, cranberries, raisins, apples, etc.).

And Now…

Next Step

You can either pour the mixture into a 9×15 baking sheet or keep it in the pan you mixed in if you used a baking pan.

Spread mixture evenly. Pound pan on counter to remove air bubbles.

Place in freezer until it’s firm enough to cut.

Time to Serve the Wildlife!

Cut and Serve

Cut and Transfer to Feeder

Use a sharp knife to cut the suet into feeder sized squares and place in the feeder.

Place the remaining suet in the freezer for keeping.

Watch the birds (and other critters) just gobble this up!

Birds Love to Eat Suet

A Poem by Me

I Saw a Little Birdie

I saw a little birdie…
Some suet he did eat.

And all the other birdies…
Joined him for a treat.

Then joined in some squirrels,
And a coon who stole the show.

All enjoying themselves
In the cold Winter snow.

by: Margaret Brown

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Feeding Birds in the Winter

Even if you don’t feed the birds in the Summer time (I had to stop because I let my cats out in the Summer, and they were killing the birds), consider feeding them in the colder seasons.

Birds need more food in Winter to keep warm and survive.

Throw out bread, crackers and anything else you think they might enjoy. And if possible, keep fresh water available for them, as well.

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Margaret Brown

I write content for myself and others and enjoy spending time at home working online. I also enjoy time spent with friends and family, and my many cats, who are like my children.

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