Peanut Butter And Carob Frozen Dog Treat Recipe

When that summer sun starts beating down on you and your doggy, you want a way to cool down… deliciously. And why not join your dog for a yummy treat? Dogs and their humans can nom nom nom on this Peanut Butter and Carob Frozen Dog Treat Recipe. In fact, I ate just as many of these as Oscar did – that’s how good they are! Try them for yourself and you’ll be addicted. Quick, easy and tasty – you can’t beat that combination!

Peanut Butter And Carob Frozen Dog Treat Recipe

Makes about 40 treats


Ingredients:


2 cups plain yogurt


1 cup natural peanut butter


1/2 cup carob chips


Directions:


  1. Mix yogurt and peanut butter together. Combine until smooth.
  2. Melt carob chips gradually microwave using a microwave-safe bowl. Stir after every 15-30 seconds. You can also melt on the oven using a small saucepan. Melt until gooey or melted.
  3. Pour the melted/gooey carob into the mixture. Stir until combined.
  4. Spoon mixture in ice cube trays or molds. Place in freezer and leave overnight.
  5. Serve to your pups – and enjoy one too! They’re yummy for dogs and people.


I had some problems melting the carob chips – it turned out to be more gooey then it did liquid. But Oscar and I didn’t mind. As long as the carob doesn’t burn, it will work well in this recipe.


The Benefits of Peanut Butter for Dogs

Peanut butter is a common flavour for dog treats, but you might be wondering if there is a reason that you see it everywhere. The truth is that most dogs love the taste and that’s reason enough for dog lovers to gravitate to peanut butter treats. But this tasty flavor offers a few more benefits for your dog.


Vitamins and Minerals

There are many great vitamins and minerals in peanut butter including vitamins B3, B7, B9, and E, biotin, niacin, and folic acid. These are essential for maintaining healthy muscles, skin, coat, nails, and eyes.


Fiber

The main role of fiber in your dog’s body is to regulate the digestive system. Dietary fiber works to speed up bowel movements, strengthen the colon, and prevent the formation of bad bacteria in the intestines. It’s also a great way to manage and treat diarrhea or constipation.


Protein

One of the most popular reasons for adding peanut butter to any diet is the high protein content. Protein is a necessary nutrient in your dog’s diet. It’s responsible for repairing and maintaining the cells of the body, supporting the development of muscle and tissues, and so much more.


Healthy Fatty Acids

Peanut butter is a good source of omega-6 fatty acids. Including these healthy fatty acids can help to promote better skin and coat health and boost your dog’s immune system. If your dog suffers from skin allergies or issues, this is a great way to help manage them and offer some much-needed relief.


But be careful! When choosing a peanut butter make sure to check the ingredients for xylitol. This sugar substitute is highly toxic and can be deadly in even the smallest amounts.  

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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