It’s no mystery that I love my dogs. Like crazy.
My two little canines are tons of fun and bring gobs of happiness into my life. I feel bad for people who don’t have pets or say they don’t like animals.
That makes zero sense to me. What is wrong with those weirdos?
When my son was little we made dog treats for our dog, Tahoe. I think they were mostly peanut butter–I can’t remember the recipe, but we cut them out with a bone shaped cookie cutter and sealed them in a Zip-loc bag. Tahoe thought they were great!
I’d pretty much forgotten about that until I was outside enjoying one of the popsicles I made and decided to share with Aspen. Not share, really–I just decided to give the rest to her since it was so hot. I mean, why wouldn’t she enjoy a summertime treat too?
It was hilarious! She closed her eyes and licked that whole thing down to the stick. I didn’t feel bad because it was just fruits that are good for her (it was Watermelon-Berry).
Sucker that I am for treating my dogs, I decided to make them their own doggy summertime dog treats. We had to taste test the ingredients (plain yogurt, peanut butter and a little bit of honey) to make sure they’d eat the finished product. A recipe I found said to add mashed bananas but the bananas didn’t pass the taste test.
- 2 cups plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup peanut butter – I used Adams Natural Peanut Butter (because you shouldn’t give your dog the sugary kinds).
- 1 Tablespoon raw honey
- Milk-Bone dog biscuits – whichever size you need for your dog
- Using an electric mixer (to break up the peanut butter), mix the ingredients together until well combined.
- Pour ingredients into cupcake tins. If you don’t use cupcake liners you’re going to have to figure out how to get them out of the tins after they’re frozen. I didn’t do that so they were kinda messy.
- Freeze for about 15 minutes to help the yogurt mixture set, then push Milk-Bone dog biscuits into the mixture like popsicle sticks.
- Share with your favorite dogs.
Since Scotch is less than 20 pounds and Aspen is less than 30, they don’t need big treats. I made these in mini muffin tins that only took about 2 Tablespoons of yogurt mixture. The Milk-Bones are the original small variety and they stay crunchy even in the yogurt mixture. If your dogs are big, put them in regular size cupcake cups with bigger Milk-Bones.
No complaints from either dog. Enjoy the “Dog Days” of summer!