Easy birdseed ornaments

Whip up a batch of these delicious ornaments and the birds will thank you!


¾ cup white or wheat flour

3 cups birdseed mix

½ cup dried cranberries

½ cup raw peanuts

½ cup water (boiling)

¼ ounce unflavored gelatin

3 Tbsp. light corn syrup

Mix them up Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Next, dissolve the gelatin in the just-boiled water. Stir in the corn syrup and pour the liquids over the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly.

Mold them

Spoon the “dough” into a muffin tin. You should have enough for about six ornaments. The dough should be thick enough that you can’t pour it — see how it’s sticking to the spoon? While the mix is still moist, poke a hole with a wooden spoon handle. This will make it easy to hang the ornaments.

Finish them off

Allow the mix to harden for at least three hours before dumping the cakes out of the pan. Let them dry thoroughly overnight, add a colorful ribbon or raffia for hanging and you’re done!

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