If you are like me, you enjoy squirrels in your garden. Offering them food is the best way to keep these little visitors coming back to your yard. But what to feed the squirrels?
If you feed birds then the squirrels are probably feasting on your birdseed. In the past, I have tried to separate the birds and squirrels by putting their food in different locations. What I found was that the squirrels were eating the bird food and the birds were eating the squirrel food. So now I just mix their food. The birds and squirrels eat in harmony and if it doesn’t bother them why let it bother you? With that being said, birds will eat these cookies too.
Here is my cookie recipe for the squirrels (and birds). This is a nice treat for the squirrels and will steer them away from eating birdseed for the rest of the day.
2 tablespoons peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
2 tablespoons uncooked oats
2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts (or any nut you have)
1 tablespoon yellow corn meal
In a small bowl microwave peanut butter for 20 seconds.
Add in oats, nuts, and cornmeal and stir till well mixed.
Use a 1/4 teaspoon and scoop out mixture.
Place cookies on wax paper.
Place in feeder.
Do not place in direct sunlight.
Do not put out cookies in high temperatures. The peanut butter will melt.
Instead of little cookie balls you can press mixture into a shallow bowl. *pictured below
Birds will eat these cookies too.
Chop your nuts into small pieces. I like using the crumbs at the bottom of the bag of nuts.
When I am not feeding the squirrels or birds I feed humans! Be sure to check out my other recipes and follow along on social media.