We all know dogs can’t eat chocolate. But, there are still plenty of DIY dog valentines treats for your dog that they will love!
We found a delicious and easy recipe, Frozen Peanut Butter & Yogurt Hearts, that is the perfect DIY Dog Valentine Treats recipe to show your pup how much you truly love them.
Frozen Peanut Butter & Yogurt Hearts
From 17 Apart Blog
This two-ingredient recipe is super simple to make and is great for dogs that love a little frozen sweet treat. Plus, they are made of completely natural ingredients and can be made in large batches to store in a freezer bag.
1/2 to 1 Cup Natural Peanut Butter (make sure jar does NOT include the ingredient Xylitol, which is extremely toxic to dogs) 12 ounces Non-fat Plain Greek Yogurt
Heart-shaped ice tray mold (any ice tray will do)
Note: Amount of ingredients vary depending on the size of your tray
First, melt your peanut butter in the microwave for 20-30 seconds so it is easy (and less messy) to scoop into the tray. Next, spoon about a teaspoon of peanut butter into the base of each mold. You can add more or less depending on your preference or to get varying results.
Next, start scooping a dollop of the greek yogurt to cover up the peanut butter. Use enough of the yogurt to fill up each mold so they can be as compact as possible.
Then use the base of your spoon (we recommend cleaning it first) to smooth out the surface of the yogurt and to make sure they are packed. You can also gently drop the tray on a flat surface to level the ingredients out even more.
Lastly, place the ice tray in the freezer for at least four hours. Time may vary based on desired results, but you can use your touch to test firmness.
Once the treats are frozen, pop them out and give them to your dog to enjoy (and for extra enrichment!)
Are you more of a visual learner? See instructional video below:
How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day with your dog?
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