No Bake Dog Treat Recipe
I'm looking for a no bake treat recipe. I have a German Shepard that suffers from early stages of arthritis. She needs to take glucosamine 2X/day. I'm trying to make my life a little easier by making some treats w/ the glucosamine already mixed in (breaking it up and mixing it w/ the wet food is getting to be a hassle). So I thought treats - what puppy doesn't enjoy treats but if I bake the treat, then it will probably effect the way the glucosamine works on my dog (I verified this w/ my pharmacist friend). So do you have any suggestions on a couple of no bake recipes?
Chef's Answer ~ One recipe to try is the Peanut Butter & Oat Dog Treat Balls. Since your dog will be getting these treats often, you may want to mix it up a bit. One option is to roll the balls in flax seed or sesame seed before cooling in the refrigerator.
- 1/2 cup milk (low or fat free)
- 1 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky, natural with no added salt or sugar)
- 3 cups rolled oats
- Combine first two ingredients in a large bowl.
- Slowly stir in the oats. The mixture will be very thick.
- Scoop out the mixture with a cookie scooper. Then roll into a uniform ball shape.
- Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. They need some cool time to set up and not be too sticky when touched.
I would suggest breaking up the glucosamine and mixing it into the peanut butter and milk mixture. Also, natural peanut butter has a higher moisture content than regular. So, be sure to add more milk if you do not use a natural variety.Storing:
These peanut butter dog treats can last in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. You can freeze them for up to 4 months. You will need to ask your vet how long these treats can be made (and even frozen) in advance due to the addition of the glucosamine.