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
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.