Saturday, October 12, 2013

Homemade Peanut Butter Yogurt Dog Treats (Humans like them too!)

This is the easiest recipe ever: Peanut Butter, Yogurt Bites.  Boomer loves them... and so do my husband and I!


Recipe:
2 cups plain yogurt
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 zip-lock bag

Directions:
Line a cookie sheet or glass pan with parchment paper and set aside.  (Make sure the pan you use will fit in your freezer.)

Mix the yogurt and peanut butter together until smooth.

Scoop the mixture into the zip-lock bag.  Press air out and seal.  Push the mixture toward on of the bottom edges of the bag, then twist to upper portion to make a "frosting bag."  Carefully snip the corner of the bag.

Use your frosting bag to drop nickle to quarter sized dots of the mixture on your parchment lined cookie sheet.  If you used chunky peanut butter your bag will likely get backed-up from the chunks of peanuts.  Finesse and patience works best for unclogging rather than brute force. 

Once the sheet is full, put it in your freezer for at least 30 minutes (or until your bites are hardened).  Transfer your bites to a freezer-safe container, and make sure to keep them frozen.

Enjoy!



15 comments:

  1. Made this for my dog and my sister's dog; they loved it! Not too bad for the humans either ;D Thanks for posting! :)

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  2. Can you use plain greek yogurt?

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    1. so probably should not feed them yogurt

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    2. Actually it is ok to feed them yogurt in small doses (plain with no sugar is even better)! Especially when it is mixed with peanut butter. A dog lacks the enzyme lactase which breaks down the lactose sugars found in most dairy products, but that does not mean they cannot digest it. Think of a nursing puppy...awwww cute! That being said, each dog is their own and some may be more sensitive to lactose than others causing diarrhea. In those cases unpasteurized is the way to go!

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  4. xylitol can be found in peanut butter. It is toxic to dogs.

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    1. The stories I've read about this mention that it is only found in some brands, mostly the more natural peanut butters on the market. I am always very careful to check ingredients before using peanut butter.

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    2. My peanut butter only has Peanuts, Sugar, Salt and Palm Oil so in the quantity for each piece of treat, the amounts are not too bad at all. I also used Plain Greek Yogurt because my dogs love that.

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    3. I find Jif Whips is great to use and no xylitol is found in it

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  5. So nice to find a dog treat that isn't full of grain fillers! Thank you. My dog was recently diagnosed with diabetes, so we are trying to be more careful about what we allow her to eat. Obviously, it is not going to be easy. Thanks for providing an alternative option. Miss Koda is not lactose intolerant. Nor is she a simpering Miss...she is a malamute and loves to eat and pull and run. Calories are not a concern--keeping her weight up is, though. We have learned to start reading labels, too. It's making us make better choices for ourselves, as well. :-)

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  6. going to try this for my dogshep and lexie and lady

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  7. @bkwmm, my dog is also diabetes, which I have control over his eating so the Ruby Stewie on Pinterest, is the best diabetic dog food that you can make for them, it is time consuming the first time, but gets easier after you make it, it makes alot, but you can freeze them in baggies, with all the veggies in it, I never thought he would love it, but there is nothing left in his bowl. Now I am going to make these little treats;)

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  8. Hi my best to all of you. I am sorry for those pets with diabetes. But congrats to those pets owner who really cares and love there friends. I planning to do the treat to cause my Doby like peanut butter and watermelon. Good luck everyone.

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