The sparrows/finches/small birds eat the loose feed from a feeder way too fast. The seed bells/balls that you can buy at the grocery store are kind of pricey. We have been looking for a 'recipe' on the internet but don't want to do suet as a base in Phoenix for the spring/summer. I'm thinking there must be some type of base material that we could melt & then would harden, kind of like rice krispy treats. Does anyone have a method that has worked for them? This would be great. I'll even make one for you.