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A Treat (That’s not Candy) for Your Dog

Halloween was AMAZING! …even if it was a bit cold this year. Now you have all this left over candy but no matter how much your dog begs you cannot share it with him. Instead of being tempted to share your candy, why don’t you make some special treats to give hime so you and your dog can have treats.

no bake dog treatsHere is a great recipe that doesn’t require any baking and your pup will LOVE it!

We got the recipe from the blog, Pretty Fluffy, which has a lot of great recipes for your pups.

This recipe for peanut butter balls has only 3 ingredients and takes less than 15 minutes to make.

Ingredients

1/2 Cup Plain Organic Yogurt
1 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
3 Cups Rolled Oats

Directions:

1. Mix the yogurt and peanut butter together in a bowl with a wooden spoon, until it forms a paste. You can also use a mixer on medium to low speed.. If you got natural peanut butter, remember to mix it up before adding it to the yogurt. You want to make sure all the oils are mixed in.

2. Mix in the oats 1/2 cup at a time and make sure they are fully mixed in.

3. Use a spoon to scoop out 1-2 tablespoon size pieces and roll them into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Pro tip: Smaller balls are better as treats.

4. Line a tray with parchment paper

5. Place the balls on the lined tray

6. Chill for an hour before serving.

This recipe should make 25-30 treats and can last up to 10 days in the fridge. We don’t recommend freezing them as peanut butter does not freeze will and they will likely get dry and crumbly. By the way, you can eat these too! If your hands get too sticky when rolling the balls you can add a tiny bit of flower to your hand to help keep it dry. We also recommend washing your hands when they get too much peanut butter build up on your palm. Frequent washing will make rolling the balls easier. If they balls are too mushy and not rolling well, put them back in the fridge to chill. The firmer the dough, the easier it is to roll the balls. If the balls are too cold to roll, let the dough sit and warm up, or warm up the ball in your hand before rolling it. Your body heat will often heat it up enough to roll.

This is a great treat to share with your dog. Not only does it taste good, but is good for them too. Always speak with your Albuquerque vet about any dietary changes. If you have never given your dog peanut butter before, check with your vet first to make sure it is ok. Some dogs have dietary restrictions due to health issues. If your dog is on a diet, speak to your vet about substitutes for peanut butter that you could use.

 

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