Bring on the Carob PB Crunch Balls!


Hello Canine Kitchen Adventurers!

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

Ingredients:

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

1/4 cup uncooked oatmeal  

Directions: 

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.

OK- so here’s the warning… these little babies are TASTY for both human & canines!!  You will easily end up popping 3, 4 or 5 in your mouth… so make sure you make enough for the dogs too!!  haa haa.

I especially love this recipe because it’s SUPER EASY to make & as it gets warmer, not having to turn on the oven is a big plus!  The dogs are bonkers for this first time treat … & darn it- I AM TOO!  

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!

Happy Creating!

David, CPDT

Active Dog Adventures – “because every dog deserves an adventure!”

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One Comment on “Bring on the Carob PB Crunch Balls!”

  1. Cheryl says:

    I admit. I ate some of them. They are absolutely wonderful. Koji scarfed his down, then I made him taste it (second one was eaten slower). Thanks for all the great recipes!


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