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How to Make Homemade Deer Food With Regular Molasses

By Angela LaFollette | Updated November 01, 2017

Amy Morris/Demand Media

Items you will need

  • 2 loaves stale bread

  • 13 by 9 inch pan

  • 12 oz. jar molasses

  • 12 oz. jar honey

  • 1 ½ cups dry corn kernels

  • Mixing bowl

  • Wooden spoon

Molasses attracts deer with its sweet smell and taste. The molasses will help create a hard food block that the deer will enjoy. Sold by companies that manufacture deer feed, deer food blocks containing molasses are a popular way to feed deer. Homemade deer food is simple to make, and will attract deer to your backyard. Make your own homemade deer food by combing natural ingredients and incorporating foods that deer cannot resist.


Crumble the bread into small pieces. Fill the pan completely with the crumbled bread.


Mix the molasses and honey together in a mixing bowl. Pour the mixture into the pan over the bread. Combine the mixture and the bread with a wooden spoon to create a mushy texture.


Add dry corn kernels to the mixture. Stir the kernels until they appear distributed evenly in the pan.


Set the deer food (still inside the pan) outside in the sun to dry. This allows the deer food to form into a large block.


Place the pan in the oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Let the deer food cure in the baking pan in the oven for 2 hours.


Allow the deer food block to cool. Remove the deer food from the pan. Set it outside to attract and feed the deer.

Photo Credits

  • Amy Morris/Demand Media


Angela LaFollette holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising with a minor in political science from Marshall University. LaFollette found her passion for writing during an internship as a reporter for "The West Virginia Standard" in 2007. She has more than six years of writing experience and specializes in topics in garden and pets.