Monday, January 4, 2010

How can I make my own squirrel food block with corn, sunflower seeds, and gelatin?

Does anyone know a recipe for making squirrel food blocks? I saw them at Lowes and figured I could make my own. The ingredients had corn, peanuts, sunflower seeds, and gelatin. Need to know how to make the gelatin just right for the block to hold together. Thanks for all your help.How can I make my own squirrel food block with corn, sunflower seeds, and gelatin?
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Suet Cupcakes


* 1 lb. suet in small pieces

* 1 cup yellow cornmeal

* 1 cup mixed wild bird seed

* 1 cup chunky peanut butter

* 1 cup sunflower seeds

* 1 cup rolled oats


Melt suet over a low flame. Add other ingredients into the fat %26amp; mix until completely blended. Pour mixture into muffin tins lined with paper cupcake cups. Chill until hardened. Remove paper %26amp; place in your wire basket.


Sweet Oak Cake


* 1/2 cup ground wheat bread

* 1/2 cup rolled oats

* 1/2 cup whole milk

* 2 Tablespoons molassas

* 1 egg

* 1 Tablespoon cooking oil

* Raisins, optional


Preheat oven to 350潞. Mix all ingredients together and blend well. Pour into a greased pie pan and bake until golden brown. Remove to wire rack to cool. Crumble cake and place in bird feeder.


Peanut Butter Suet


* 2 cups chunky peanut butter

* 2 cups lard

* 4 cups quick-cook oats

* 4 cups corn meal

* 2 cups white flour

* 2/3 cup sugar


Melt peanut butter and lard in a large pot over a low flame. Add the remaining ingredients %26amp; mix well. Place the mixture into square freezer containers, packing firmly to approx. 1-1/2 inches thick. Cover and freeze. You can also add raisins or chopped nuts.


Raisin Oat Cake


* 1 cup raisins

* 1 cup cornmeal

* 1 cup uncooked oatmeal

* 1/2 cup lard (unsalted)

* 1 cup skim milk

* 1 cup wheat germ

* 1 cup flour, plus extra for dredging raisins


Preheat oven to 350潞. Dredge raisins in a little flour, set aside. Mix remaining ingredients and blend well to form a thick batter. Add raisins. Pour mixture into a greased %26amp; floured pie pan %26amp; bake for a hour. Cool %26amp; break into large pieces. Place in mesh bags and hang in trees %26amp; shrubs.

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