No-Melt Suet (For Birds)
10 mins (prep 5, cooking 5)
7 ingredients
5 servings
This is a tried and true suet recipe that I found in Birds and Blooms Extra, contributed by Virginia Barnard. She explains that it works very well in Oklahoma's high summer temperatures. We live in Wisconsin, where it obviously isn't quite as hot, but it has held up here, even in direct sun. The squirrels like it too, but now that we're offering other food for them, a little ways away, they aren't bothering it as much as they were at first. The recipe is written for lard, but I used saved bacon grease and it has worked fine. The next time I make it, I'm going to experiment with less or none of the sugar, as it doesn't seem necessary. But, I guess maybe the birds could have a little sweet tooth, too! Note: yield is approximate. I doubled the batch last time I made it, and filled 2 quart ziplock containers after putting some in a feeder, so I'm not exactly sure how much I started out with.

Categories:  <-15-mins , pet-food , quick , low-in... , low-sodium , time-to-make , novelty ,
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Serving Size (127.98 g)
Servings 5
Amount per Serving
Calories 722.79 Calories from Fat 450.27
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 50.03g 384.87%
Saturated Fat 19.01g 475.31%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 44.95mg 74.92%
Sodium 2.66mg 0.55%
Total Carbohydrate 62.86g 104.77%
Dietary Fiber 5.84 g 116.81%
Sugars 24.03 g %
Protein 7.43g 74.31%
Vitamin A 2.16IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 25.24mg% Iron 2.25mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cornmeal, crunchy peanut butter


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