Let it snow, let it snow, LET IT SNOOOW! Remember when you used to relish in taking bites out of your freshly made snowballs? We all took bites out of our hand-packed snowballs for the scrumptious taste of ice-cold crunchiness. Thinking back now, not really sure what was so appealing about it. I suppose it was the imaginary thought of being completely surrounded by ice-cream and to eat it whenever you pleased!
My dog has yet to see snow so I’m not sure if she’d see the same appeal in licking up frosty ice crystals… But I did find a snowball recipe that is a lot more tasty for your dog! These coconut snowball dog treats are a festive way to treat your pup to a “Christmas-y” and nutritious treat. Did I also mention they’re NO-bake?
Coconut Snowball Dog Treats
- 1 c coconut oil
- 2-3 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 1/2 c rolled oats
- 1/3 c shredded coconut (sugar-free)
- small banana
Preparation: 10 min Cooking: none! Makes: 24 snowballs
- Place all the ingredients into a food processor.
- Prepare a tray or container that will fit in your fridge.
- Take a spoonful of the mixture and form a small ball.
- Roll the ball in the shredded coconut until fully covered.
- Place onto the tray and put into the fridge for 30 minutes.
Did You Know?
Coconut is a great snack for dogs that may be feeling a bit unwell or healing as it boosts the immune system. It’s also an anti-inflammatory and aids in improving skin ailments.
Rolled oats are low in calories and fat, high in fiber and protein.
Peanut butter provides protein and it’s also the good kind of fat.
Bananas are low in cholesterol and a great source of potassium and high in fiber. It’s also high in magnesium which helps in bone growth.
Tips & Tricks
* Coconut oil does not need to be melted.
* Quantity depends on the size of snowballs made.
* If the shredded coconut is not sticking as well as you’d like, dab a bit of honey all over the ball with your fingertips.
* Keep refrigerated for optimal freshness and to keep its shape.