Picture of How to Make Bird Suet Cakes
Making your own bird suet is cheap and easy.  Besides eating all the bacon and spending $1 on a pound of beef suet, the other ingredients maybe cost $3.  These ingredients are most likely already in your cupboard. 

We have made this recipe a few times with slightly different variations with good results.  We have noticed that the birds prefer the homemade suet over the commercially made kind.

Beware - this suet will smell so good when you are making it.  You may be tempted to eat it.  Bacon and peanut butter are a perfect match!

Alright.  Let's feed the birds.

Total project time - including cake cooling - is under 2 hours.

Step 1: Ingredients

Picture of Ingredients
Peanut butter
Dried fruit
Corn meal
Bird seed

For this Instructable, we used bacon fat, beef suet, peanut butter, peanuts, raisins, cracked corn, and later remembered to add corn meal, oatmeal and whole sunflower seeds.  We had about six cups of rendered (melted) fat and we added roughly one cup of each dry ingredient.

Laral2 months ago

That looks good enough to eat. Mmmmmm!

Wicca32 years ago
I sincerely hope you meant meat grinder, not organ grinder, which is a person.
vishious14 years ago
In my experience, rendering fat produces a disgusting odor. I recommend setting up outside with either a deep fat fryer, or crock pot.
TimAnderson5 years ago
wow! looks really tasty!
can you do another on "survival fudge" that's really almost the same thing?