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Showing posts with label suet cakes. Show all posts

Peanut Butter Pear Bird Suet Cakes

We always have so many beautiful birds in our yard, especially in the spring! I wanted to offer them a homemade treat to welcome them back. I decided to try my hand at making suet cakes. I couldn't believe how easy this recipe was to make that I know you are going to want to make it at home too.

You only need a few ingredients to make homemade bird suet cakes. You might have most of these things at home. If you aren't sure where to buy lard, check your baking aisle at the grocery store. 


1 pound of lard

1 pound of bird seed

2 cups of peanut butter, crunchy

1 can of pears

Raisins if desired

Helpful kitchen tools:

Parchment paper

Large casserole dish


Prepare a large casserole dish by covering it with parchment paper. You might want to overlap 2 large pieces to cover completely and contain the liquid for easy clean up.

Pour half of the bird seed into the casserole dish.

Add a box or two of raisins.

In a saucepan melt the lard, peanut butter and pears together over medium heat.

As the peanut butter and lard begin to liquify, smash the pears with a spoon.

When the mixture is completely melted pour it over the bird seed.

Sprinkle remaining bird seed over the mixture.

Place in the freezer if possible, or in the fridge. 

Allow the mixture to harden and then lift the parchment paper out of the casserole dish.

Use a sharp knife to cut the suet down into cakes that will fit your suet feeder.

Store in the freezer in a ziploc bag until ready to feed.

Birds will love this mix and are sure to flock to your feeder!

This recipe is budget friendly and so easy. You can feed the birds all month with just a few dollars.

Store these suet cakes in the freezer for future feeding. You can also add in other nuts, fruits and seeds. If you know what kind of birds visit your yard you can look up their favorite foods.

You can find other great recipes here:

 Golden Graham Cookies (Crumbl Copycat)

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie Bars