Try it Tuesday: DIY Summer Dog Treats
Hello Underdogs, I hope that you are having a wonderful Tuesday. I am doing another food based item for Try it Tuesday since I had such huge response last week. This week will be a little bit different because this is for a dog treat. I do have another blog about dogs, so if you would like to follow it, please go to the link here: The Modern Dog Mom While you can check out more on my other blog, I wanted to share this very simple recipe for the summer.
You will need the following ingredients:
1 1/2 cup of peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
1-2 cup oatmeal (any kind)
1 – 2 tablespoons of honey
Container with Lid and Foil
First, mix together the honey, peanut butter, and 1 cup of the oatmeal all together until it’s pretty easy to pick up and roll in your hands. Make sure you set aside at least half a cup of the oatmeal in a separate bowl. You might have to add more of these ingredients depending on how much you want to make. If you need more, only add a little little bit at a time.
Place some foil on the counter, and roll the mixture into small, balls that are about and inch. You should be able to get around 12 from this mixture. Take the other half of the oatmeal, and gently roll the ball around, coating the outside of the ball with the oatmeal like you would for a truffle. Place the ball onto the foil. and repeat the steps until you have used all the mixture. When you are done, put the foil with the cookies into a container with a lid, such as Rubbermaid, and place into the freezer for at least one hour. After they are frozen, these treats are ready to go! Both older and younger dogs can eat these treats. You may play with the size depending on your dogs. For example, if you have a big dog, you might want to make them a bigger size.
These treats, if well-sealed, can last up to two weeks. They are a simple, easy treat to give your dog to cool off during the hot summer days. Of course, I always like to say, if you are unsure that your dog can have any of these ingredients, then please don’t make these treats. Consult your vet before trying out anything new. Your dog’s health and well-being is more important than any treat, and it is always better to be safe than sorry. These treats are safe for human consumption as well, if you are able to have these ingredients. They are a nice little ball of protein and energy to help boost you through the day.
If you try out these treats, please let me know in the comment section how they turned out for you! Thanks for reading, and enjoy these yummy dog treats!