How to Make Birdseed Suet Cupcakes

Feed birds with this simple and fun homemade birdseed suet recipe. Learn how easy it is to make birdseed suet cupcakes for birds.

In the winter, birds benefit from a high-energy suet treat. Stacy Tornio, former editor of Birds & Blooms, developed this recipe with her kids using cupcake liners to stay mess-free. They’re happy to report that the birds love it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups chunky peanut butter
  • 5 cups cornmeal
  • Assorted nuts, birdseed or dried berries

How to Make Birdseed Suet Cupcakes

To make a bird cupcake, melt 1 cup shortening and 2 cups chunky peanut butter over low heat, then mix in 5 cups cornmeal. Fill cupcake tins and top with your choice of nuts, birdseed or dried berries. Cool in the refrigerator. To give as a gift, arrange on a plate or stack and then wrap with cellophane. Print off the recipe card below and attach it to the cellophane so your recipient can make more. Add a bow, and you have an instant gift!

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Stacy Tornio
Stacy Tornio is journalist, marketer and content director with more than 15 years of experience. She is a former editor at Birds & Blooms, a freelance writer and author of more than a dozen books on gardening and the outdoors, including Plants You Can’t Kill, The National Parks Scavenger Hunt and The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book. Her byline has also appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Today’s Parent, Sustainable America, Treehugger and more. In addition to writing, she has extensive experience in SEO content creation, education marketing, video producing, social media and influencer campaigns.