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Monday, November 23, 2015

Uses for old Peanut Butter

Can I feed my birds old peanut butter?

You can spread old peanut butter on the bark of a tree to attract woodpeckers and nuthatches. You can also make bird “cookies” to hang outside in the trees for all the birds to enjoy.

Bird Cookies:
Mix in a bowl until crumbly:
1 Cup of Flour
1 Cup of Cornmeal
1/2 Tsp of Baking Powder
1/2 Cup of Peanut Butter
1 Cup of Wild Birds Unlimited No-mess Blend Bird Seed
Add:
2 Eggs
Just drop in the whole egg, shell & all and mix well. Pat a golf ball size piece of the batter flat onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, make a hole for hanger with the straw. Remember to wash your hands after working with raw eggs.
Then:
Bake at 325 approx 15 minutes until hard and a nice golden brown.
Once cookies have cooled, loop twine or natural fiber yarn through hole and hang on outside trees to feed the birds!

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