If you're looking for a fun way to feed your wild bird friends, then make these seriously easy bird treats to hang from trees or outside windows. And they come together with ingredients you probably have on hand with really cute results, making them an adorable gift idea for any wild bird lover. Peanut butter is high in protein and a great binder for making these simple treats.
Read on for the easy directions:
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup lard
1 cup birdseed
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup flour
- Melt the peanut butter and lard in a small saucepan, and whisk until smooth. Any kind of peanut butter works for making these wild bird treats.
- Measure and add the birdseed, bread crumbs, and flour to a small mixing bowl. This is a great recipe for putting stale bread to use. Simply grind old slices to use for making these bird treats. Add the warm peanut butter and lard, and stir until incorporated. The mixture should hold together when rolled in a ball. If it's sticky, then add a bit more flour.
- Roll the dough flat, and use cookie cutters to mold shapes, roll into small balls, or press into rounds of a muffin tin to form the treats.
- Allow the treats to chill in the refrigerator for several hours until they harden. Use a toothpick to create a hole for threading the treats with string, or simply leave whole. Place outdoors, out of direct sunlight, and watch your wild bird friends enjoy a special treat!
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