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Frozen dog treats are a fun and tasty way to help your dog cool down on a hot summer day. With only 2 healthy ingredients these are simple to make.
Regular peanut butter is safe to give your dog as a treat. The ingredient that causes problems is Xylitol, a sugar substitute found in lower or sugar-free products. If the peanut butter you give your dog doesn’t contain Xylitol, then your furry friend can enjoy it. Peanut butter is high in fat which can be hard for dogs to digest. Vets recommend that small dogs should get no more than about 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter per day and larger dogs should get no more than about 1 tablespoon per day.
Bananas are wonderful for dogs as they contain potassium, vitamins, biotin, fiber, and copper. They can be a great low calorie treat, combine them with peanut butter and your dog will love them. You might even enjoy them yourself.
Peanut Butter Banana Pupsicles
These are amazingly easy to make. Add both of the ingredients (banana and peanut butter) to a food processor, blender, or mixer until creamy. Or blend together by hand. I find they mix easier if the bananas are slightly frozen and cut up into chunks prior to blending.
Next, spoon the mixture into ice cube trays, silicone molds, small plastic containers or just freeze on a plastic tray and cut into pieces once frozen. They all work great and I promise your dogs won’t care what they look like.
Freeze until firm, approximately 2 hours depending on size of treats. They can be stored in a freezer safe container for up to 6 months, hopefully your pooches won’t have to wait that long.
Peanut Butter Banana Pupsicle
- 2 bananas
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- Blend together the bananas and peanut butter in a food processor, blender, mixer or by hand until smooth.
- Spoon mixture into an ice cube tray or silicone molds and freeze. Keep treats in a freezer-safe ziplock bag or container.