Wednesday, 5 August 2015
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{RECIPE} No Bake Puppy Dog Snowball Treats

'Chocolate' truffles for dogs? Yes indeed!  The decadent little balls of delicious even have a little bit of nutritional redemption. They are very quick and simple to make - even the kids can get involved with making a tasty treat for their best furry friend.

Homemade banana carob truffle dog treats with coconut

No Bake Puppy Dog Snowball Treats

🥄 Treat Ingredients:

1 ripe banana
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1 tbsp carob powder
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/3 cup fine desiccated coconut + additional for rolling
1/3 cup unsweetened rice bubble/crisp cereal, lightly crushed (optional)

🥄 Making the Treats: 

Mash the banana in a mixing bowl and mix in the peanut butter and carob powder. Add the coconut flour and coconut and mix thoroughly. Add the rice bubble cereal (optional if you want a little crunch in your dog's treat). 

Roll into small bite-sized balls, coat in additional coconut, and refrigerate until firm.

DIY snowball truffle dog treats with banana and carob

Tips and Tricks:
  • These treats should be kept refrigerated. They can be frozen for longer storage, but remember to defrost them in the fridge (or other cool location) so that you don't accidentally heat them up and melt them. 
  • Coconut flour is a good option for gluten-free / grain-free pet treats, but its also a pretty healthy  choice outright: it is high in fibre, high in protein, and low-GI relative to alternatives. Coconut flour is also very absorbent, which is part of getting the right consistency and balance in these treats.
  • Different carob products may be stronger/weaker in smell and flavour. My go-to carob powder is quite potent.  Not sure about yours?  You can probably get a very good sense from the smell, but don't be shy to try a little taste taste. It's pretty might even get hooked!  Adjust quantities if/as needed to suit your supply and tastes. Happy baking!

🦴 Hungry for more tasty treats?  You can explore from our treat navigation page, hop straight into our homemade dog treat ideas in the blog archives, search the blog from our sidebar, or use the labels below this post to find other recipes that might be of interest. Remember, treats (bought or homemade) are for spoiling your pup in moderation. We share ideas here from treats that we make ourselves for our pets, but different animals will have different preferences (likes/dislikes) and dietary needs. Some pets may have special dietary requirements and/or food allergies/intolerances. If you are ever in doubt or have questions about what's suitable for your pet, have a chat with your trusted vet.

Two dalmatian dogs begging for homemade snowball truffle dog treats

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