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Peanut Butter Suet

Here's a fast, easy & inexpensive recipe for homemade suet that the birds love!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Freezing Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cost $2.50


  • Saucepan
  • Cake Pan
  • Freezer


  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 cups "quick cook" oatmeal
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups lard
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar


  • Melt the peanut butter and lard together in a pan over low heat, then mix in the remaining ingredients (while still on low heat).
  • Press the mixture into a square or rectangular cake pan so that the mix is about 1 inch thick (or the thickness of your suet feeder.
  • Freeze for an hour, and then cut into squares that will fit your feeder.


Store extra suet squares in the freezer (separated by wax paper as shown in the photo) until ready to use.