A healthy no cook treat your pets can share with you!
The ingredients are simple: peanut butter, canned pumpkin purée, uncooked oats, a dash of cinnamon and a touch of honey.
For Valentine’s Day I add carob powder which is a chocolate substitute safe for your dogs and parrots. Naturally sweet you may want to leave out the honey if using carob powder.
Note: do NOT use chocolate or cocoa these are both poisonous to your pets!
Start with equal amounts of peanut butter and pumpkin. I used a heaping 1/2 cup of each plus a spoonful of tahini for extra flavor. Tahini can be bitter so if using don’t be too generous with it. A couple of big spoonfuls of carob powder, a dash of cinnamon and a squirt of honey. Stir till blended.
Add enough uncooked oats leaving a sticky mixture. I use regular, not instant. Stir well.
Make discs or balls for the size of your pet. You can lay out on waxed paper or here I arranged them in one layer in sandwich containers. Place in refrigerator for a short while to let them firm up. Keep unused treats refrigerated. Use within a couple of days. We (and I include myself-these are yummy and healthy) eat these so fast I don’t know if you can freeze them but it might be a yummy cold snack in the summer!
Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your pets!