The second new recipe from For The Birds: Easy to Make Recipes for Your Feathered Friends that I tried this weekend. The idea is to make a paste that you can press into tree bark/branches/etc. for your woodpecker (and other small friends!) to find and snack on.
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup flour
- 4 cups cormeal
- Mix together all ingredients in a large bowl until it reaches the consistency of putty.
- Outside, use your fingers or a spoon to press the mixture into the bark of trees and the corners of your birdfeeders.
- Very easy to make. I substituted crunchy peanut butter for plain and I think it might have made the consistency a little drier than it should be. Birds still loved it, was just tough to get it to stick to anything like it’s supposed to.