GOURMET BIRD FOOD BALLS
2 lb. ground suet
2 C. peanut butter
1/3 C. molasses
1/4 C. bacon grease
1 lb. regular oatmeal
1 C. cornmeal
Bird feed with sunflower seeds
Have the butcher grind the suet.
Place suet in a pan and melt over medium heat. Strain into
a large bowl. Add peanut butter, molasses, bacon grease,
oatmeal and corn meal. Add enough seeds until mixture can
be rolled into balls. Roll into two-inch balls and coat with bird
feed while warm. Chill.
Place outside for the birds. If using as a gift, wrap individual
balls in plastic wrap and tie with a ribbon. Attach a label
indicating it is for the birds.
Yields 24 two-inch balls