These crispy peanut butter and carob dog treats are little balls of deliciousness. They're also full of nutritious ingredients and really easy to make.
If you've ever eaten rice krispie treats, this is the doggie-safe version which blends the flavors of whole-grain cheerios, chocolate-y carob (chocolate is a big NO for dogs!) and creamy peanut butter. Yum.
Honestly, these taste SO good during prep and cooking that I often eat one or two right from the oven. Definitely not as sweet as a krispie treat, but they taste pretty good.. and are much healthier.
1 cup wholewheat flour
2 cups (scant) unsweetened wholegrain cheerios
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
1 tsp carob powder
This recipe makes approx. forty-five, 1" treats
Preheat oven to 350F
Line baking tray with parchment or silicone baking mat
Put peanut butter into large bowl
Melt coconut oil and add to peanut butter, mix until well blended
Add eggs, cereal and flour to bowl and combine using a wooden spoon
Sift carob powder over ingredients and mix in well
Use your hands to make dough, it should be soft but workable
Form 1" balls using your fingers and place on baking tray
Bake at 350F for 10 minutes
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely
Store in airtight container, approx. 1 week in pantry, 2 weeks in refrigerator
This recipe is very versatile and it's easy to change up the ingredients to make these yummy treats exactly how you want them to be. I've tried a few different versions and my dogs really don't have a preference.. as far as they're concerned they're all winners!
Replace the cheerios with plain rice krispies (or any unsweetened cereal)
Switch out peanut butter for almond butter
Use Ceylon cinnamon instead of carob powder
Add 1 tsp of maple syrup/honey (increase flour by 1/8 cup if you do this)
If you substitute plain rice krispies for the cheerios this recipe becomes a gluten-free treat!
Use your imagination and have fun with this, it's one of my favorite part of creating homemade dog treat recipes.
Whatever combination of ingredients you use these treats are going to be delicious. I challenge you NOT to want to try one!
Nutrition Facts Per Treat:
Servings: 45 (one treat per serving)
Serving size: 10g
Calories per serving: 46
Total Fat: 3.5g Saturated Fat 2.3g
Total Carbohydrates: 3.2g Dietary Fiber 0.5g Total Sugars 0.2g