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PB and J Bird Feeder Treat

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  • Total 30 min
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Trim a tree in your yard with edible decorations to help the birds celebrate the season.
Updated Nov 3, 2010


  • 4 unsalted rice cakes, about 3 inches in diameter
  • About 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • Birdseed
  • About 3 tablespoons jelly or peanut butter
  • 1 length of twine (2 feet)
  • Dried cranberries (from 6-oz package) or orange slice
  • 1 length of floral wire (1 foot)
  • Ribbon (6 to 12 inches), if desired


  • 1
    Using a skewer, poke a hole in the middle of each rice cake. Spread peanut butter over 2 rice cakes. Top with other 2 rice cakes to make 2 sandwiches.
  • 2
    Spread birdseed on cookie sheet. Spread jelly on edges of each sandwich; roll in birdseed until edges are completely covered.
  • 3
    Tie a double knot about 6 inches from one end of twine. Thread sandwich, through center hole, on other end of twine. Tie another double knot in twine about 6 inches from sandwich. Thread on second sandwich. Tie a loop in top end of twine to allow bird feeder to hang.
  • 4
    Thread cranberries on floral wire, leaving 1 inch of bare wire on each end. Twist ends together to form a circle; form into a heart shape. Tie cranberry heart or orange slice to bottom end of twine. Tie ribbon around twine into bow.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Try some other bird feeder ideas:
  • tip 2
    • Spread peanut butter on pinecones, roll in birdseed and nestle in branches.
  • tip 3
    • Hang orange slices from branches with brightly colored waterproof ribbon.
  • tip 4
    • Thread popcorn and cranberries onto string to hang from branches.


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