Bring on the Carob PB Crunch Balls!Posted: April 18, 2010
It’s been quite sometime since I’ve posted a new recipe & the pooches have been bug’n me to get back into cyber space to share a new creation with you all! We’ve been a busy, busy pack – with Smudge competing in various agility events and earning his novice titles in Jumpers & Standards! GO SMUDGE! The girls have also been having fun training and doing all kinds of packwalks with our Active Dog Adventures group too!
But it was time to get back into the kitchen for some yummy, easy to make, no bake treats! This selection is a variation of a recipe from one of my favorite doggy recipe books: Doggy Desserts by Cheryl Gianfrecesco… I highly recommend jumping on amazon & purchasing this MUST have cookbook! Read on & ck out my twist on this special treat….
Carob Peanut Butter Crunch Balls
3/4 cup all natural, organic peanut butter (no salt or sugar)
1/4 cup+ 3 TBSP honey
1 cup puffed rice cereal (no sugar- I use Kashi’s 7 whole grain puffs)
1/2 cup carob chips
In a large bowl, beat the PB & honey until well blended & smooth. Stir th rest of the ingredients until mixed well. Using a small cookie scoop or teaspoon, shape into 1″ or 2″ balls & place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hr or until firm.
RESULTS: Kai, Smudge & I love these wonderful bite sized sweet treats! Donna on the other hand, isn’t so crazy about peanut butter necessarily…. & she’s also big into texture.. so after much deliberation on whether or not to try these treats (& a hopeful Kai waiting for her to walk away from her allotted treat) Donna ate the first one reluctantly, but then came back for seconds! Success!! Give it a whirl & let me know how it turns out for you & your pooches! Check back next week for something new, fun & yummy!
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