This time of year there is no shortage of delicious treat recipes meant to be enjoyed by your favourite furry loved one. But, if you’re anything like me, the idea of spending a day holed up in the kitchen surrounded by baking pans and rolling pins is not a pleasant one. Truth be told, I hate to bake. Which is why I was super excited to come across a great no-bake recipe for healthy, all natural dog treats.
Peanut Butter & Oat Dog Treat Balls & Canine Coconut Clusters are quick and easy treats that you can whip up at a moment’s notice. And best of all…. No oven required!
PEANUT BUTTER & OAT DOG TREAT BALLS
– 1/2 cup milk, low or fat free
– 1 cup peanut butter, natural or organic
– 3 cups rolled oats
1. Combine the first two ingredients in a large bowl and stir well
2. Slowly mix in the oats, about a 1/2 cup at a time (The mixture will be very thick!)
3. Scoop out the peanut butter balls and roll with damp hands to create a uniform ball shape (approx. 1″ diameter)
4. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Makes approximately 32 balls
Tips & Techniques:Give your treats some extra immune-boosting ability – Pop your dog’s daily dose of Oximunol Chewables into each ball prior to refrigerating for a tasty immune boosting treat** Natural peanut butter – Regular peanut butter does not have as much moisture as the natural and organic varieties. If you choose to use a regular peanut butter you may need to add more milk to help the mixture hold together. Milk – If your dog is sensitive to dairy products, you can use soy or other nut milks in place of the cows milk.
These peanut butter dog treats will last in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. You can freeze them for up to 4 months.
CANINE COCONUT CLUSTERS
– 3 tbsp whole wheat flour (see note below)
– 1/4 cup, plus 1 tablespoon applesauce, unsweetened
– 1/4 cup milk, low or fat free (see note above about milk substitutions)
– 1/2 cup shredded coconut, sweetened
– 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1. Mix the first four ingredients together in a large bowl.
2. Slowly add the rolled oats, about a 1/2 cup at a time, until mixture easily clumps together. If mixture is too dry, gradually add additional tablespoons of applesauce, one at a time, until mixture is moist enough to clump
4. Scoop out the batter and roll with damp hands to create a flat cluster
5. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
6. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Makes approx. 32 clusters
Tips and Techniques:Give your treats some extra immune-boosting ability – Pop your dog’s daily dose of Oximunol Chewables into each cluster prior to refrigerating for a tasty immune boosting treat** Wheat Flour – If your dog has a wheat allergy, you can make your own oat flour by using a food processor to grind approximately 1/4 cup of rolled oats into a fine powder (makes approx. 3 tablespoons of oat flour) Cookie Cutters – You can make these coconut clusters into shapes by using a dog cookie cutter. Pack the mixture tightly into your choice of cookie cutters and place them on a lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate for about 2 hours.
Coconut clusters can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks and can be frozen for up to 3 months.**NOTE: Do not exceed the daily recommended label dose of Oximunol. If feeding more than one treat per day, additional treats must be Oximunol free