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Homemade Peanut Butter Treats for Wild Birds

Prep Time15 mins
Freezer Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6

Equipment

  • Wide mouth mason jar lid rings (or other moulds)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cups
  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Popsicle stick

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Peanut butter (I would suggest crunchy)
  • cup Wild birdseed
  • ½ cup Sunflower seeds

Instructions

  • Add birdseed and sunflower seeds to the large mixing bowl
  • Add in the peanut butter
  • Mix using the spatula until everything is incorporated
  • Line the cookie sheet in parchment paper and place your moulds on it
  • Scoop the birdseed mixture into all the moulds and pack it down
  • Use the popsicle stick to make a hole in each treat. Make sure not to make the hole too close to the edge as there needs to be enough material so it can support its own weight. If in doubt, just make the hole in the center.
  • Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for about 3 hours (or until frozen solid)
  • Remove from the freezer and add twine or ribbon to each one.
  • Place these wild bird treats outside once the temperature is consistently staying below freezing.

Notes

You could reduce the amount of bird seed by 1/2 cup and replace it with the same amount of cornmeal or dried fruit.