With the current climate a lot of us are spending our time at home. I won’t spend the enter blog post talking about Coronavirus! I wanted to share something fun you can do with your pups whilst spending so much time with them. Here is a recipe for peanut butter frozen yoghurt cups. I know it’s a mouthful! With no cooking and only two ingredients it’s probably the easiest baking I have ever done. Can you call it baking when you don’t use an oven?
So the ingredients are; peanut butter and yoghurt. That’s it! I didn’t use any measurements either which is maybe a bit naughty, but it worked fine and the doggies really don’t care. I melted the peanut butter in a bowl, added that to the yoghurt and mixed it all together. Then I
put spoonfuls of the mixture into cake cases and into the freezer they went. All done! I left them in overnight and they were ready for Bailey, Bingley and Bubba to enjoy. Our boarders always get tasty treats!
These ones are also good because believe it or not, they have some health benefits for your dogs. Probiotic yoghurt is full of protein, calcium and is really good for a healthy gut. Even for dogs! It helps to fight the bacteria which causes infections in the ears and on the skin so it’s packed full of good ingredients. One ingredient you do need to watch out for is Xylitol. Xylitol is an artificial sweetener found in some peanut butters and flavoured yoghurts, so always check the ingredient list before using in your treats. Just to be on the safe side stick with either natural, Greek or probiotic yoghurt. Also something to bare in mind that if your dog is overweight, has kidney problems or is on a special diet then you may want to stay away from peanut butter!
I actually used the twelve cups I made to do a treat hunt in the garden with the boys. They ran around in the sunshine sniffing for the treats and did so well. It was like an early Easter Egg Hunt! So not only are they getting a tasty treat at the end, they need to work for it too making a very tired dog. Everyone is happy!
I’ll be back next week for some more ideas on how to entertain your dog whilst staying at home!
Until next time, keep those tails wagging!