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Peanut butter pinecones, mmmm

February 17th, 2014 at 04:45 am

Today I am "going to the birds." Meaning, I'm making some tasty treats to help our feathered friends get through this harsh weather.

It's a fun way to occupy some kids. Go out and collect some pinecones (or use what you have on hand), then use a butter knife to slather peanut butter in between all the crevices. Then roll the pinecones in a tray of loose bird seed.

Attach a string to the stem of the pinecone and hang outside. The birds will love them!

3 Responses to “Peanut butter pinecones, mmmm”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    DH bought a small fruitcake that turned out to be horrible. He cut it up into small pieces and tossed it into the parkway where birds swooped down to eat it before he was even halfway back across the street. They are hungry what with the snow and ice covering so much of their food.

    I wonder if birds would eat the grease I fished out of my canned tamales. I have pincones left from a floral Christmas arrangement. Think I'll try it.

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    Yes, they will happily eat lard or fat; that's what suet. Fat = energy. But best to sprinkle in some seeds if you have any, or nuts or raisins.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    There's a winter story (feltboard) that I use with my pre-schoolers that has the children making peanut-butter pinecones for the birds. Smile

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