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This Halloween after being inspired by our recent review of Little Barker Bakery Bark Me Dog Treats, we decided to look into other easy treats that you can make at home using simple healthy ingredients. Of course we always advise that you talk to your vet before introducing any new food groups into your dogs diet. Please remember that these recipes are considered treats, we advise you should limit the amount you give your pet and that it is part of a balanced diet – too many at once may create a scene in your house worse than any horror film!
Peanut and Pumpkin Dog Balls
You will need:
- 250g Natural organic Peanut butter
- 100g Pumpkin (raw de-seeded finely chopped)
- 1tsp Cinnamon
- 3tbsp Honey (we used organic)
- 500g Gluten free oats (or enough to stop the mixture being to wet)
Line either a baking sheet or a plate with grease proof paper (something that will fit into your fridge for the Pumpkin balls to set on)
In a bowl mix the peanut butter, pumpkin, cinnamon,honey and oats using a wooden spoon. Once completely mixed use the back of the wooden spoon to check if the mixture is too wet. You can do this by pressing on the mix, if too wet it will stick to the spoon.
Splitting the mix, this allows you to make the balls all of a similar size.
We chose to make Dave’s Pumpkins balls around the size of a golf ball – you can vary the size dependent on the size of your dog.
You could even make them smaller so that they could be used as training treats. Roll the divided mix into ball shapes and place on the prepared grease proof paper.
Once all the mix is done, pop into the fridge to harden, this takes around 1-2 hours. When firm, you can pop these into an air tight container and keep in the fridge.
This mix is so easy to make and being bake free makes it really easy for kids to join in too. Dave absolutely loved these Peanut and Pumpkin Dog Balls, we will definitely be making these again!
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