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Gourmet Bird Food Balls
2 pounds ground suet
2 cups peanut butter
1/3 cup molasses
1/4 cup bacon grease
1 pound regular oatmeal
1 cup 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.
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
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