Homemade Dog Treats: No-Bake Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Balls Recipe

Last week we launched our Sunday Bites series. Yep, 8 whole weeks of homemade dog treat recipes for you and your best FURiend to try out at home.  But what if you don’t have hours to wait for that oven to cook? Well, fear not there are lots of frozen and no-bake options and so this week, I’m sharing a no-bake peanut butter and pumpkin balls recipe.

You’ll spot a lot of the ingredients are similar to last weeks recipe.  To keep treats cost-efficient and avoid your cupboards ending up with lots of half-used ingredients, I’d def recommend grouping together recipes with similar ingredients then batch cooking.  I actually made these and another recipe I’ll share with you next week whilst those Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats were in the oven. A triple win for Millie ;0)

I’d love to hear if you are trying out the recipes. You can tag #milliespetservices on Instagram or feel free to email vicky@milliespetservices.co.uk too ;0)

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No bake peanut butter & pumpkin balls recipe

 

No-Bake Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Balls Recipe

Preparation Time: 15 minutes; Cooks In: 0 minutes!

Difficulty:   Easy

Ingredients:

  • 225 grams of oats (you can use gluten free oats)
  • 115 grams of pumpkin puree*
  • 225 grams of peanut butter**
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons of honey – I used clear honey

the fab pawrents of Luther (@lutherthedalmation) gave us lots of pumpkin puree which we used up in a number of recipes. You can buy pumpkin pureee in a tin or make your own which can be stored fresh for 3 days or in a freezer for between 3-6 months. Check out these instructions to make pumpkin puree here

** remember to make sure your peanut butter is free of the ingredient xylitol.  I always use 100% whole peanut butter which you can find in most stores (if you are based locally in Carnoustie, you’ll find this in Gather).

 No bake peanut butter & pumpkin balls recipe

Method:

 

#1  Prep a baking tray

Grab some greaseproof/parchment paper to line a baking tray.  Don’t worry it is a no-cook recipe but you’ll need this to put your finished treats on this to chill.

 

#2  Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl

I did say it was easy!!! Literally, pop all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them all in together. You could use a food processor to do this but a few minutes and a wooden spoon will do too just as good a job too!

If the ‘batter’ feels too runny then you could just add more oats to help the balls keep their shape.  Otherwise, you are ready to get those hands mucky!!

No bake peanut butter & pumpkin balls recipe

 

#4  Create ball shape treats from the batter

Take small bits of the batter and creat ball shapes until it’s all gone!  While most recipes suggest making these into golf ball shapes, our spaniels love a lot of treats. I made slightly smaller balls with even smaller ones for Isla, a cocker spaniel who is watching her weight!

No bake peanut butter and pumpkin balls recipe

 

#5  Let them chill

Before your FURiend steals them, get those treats into the fridge to chill and firm up.

 

#7  Treat Time!!

As you can see Millie was already hovering to grab a treat! So its time for a little taste test before you pack these away.

You can pop them into an airtight container to store – either in the fridge for up to 5 days OR you could freeze them.

I put half the batch into these cone sweet bags as gifts for our FURiends.  You can buy a pack of 100 mixed blue and pink ones HERE for £7.99.  A great way to separate a batch and make sure you don’t lose track of how many treats they’ve had that day ;0)

No bake peanut butter and pumpkin balls recipe

 

No bake peanut butter and pumpkin balls recipe

 

Did your Dog Love our Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe?

I’d love to hear how you get on with making any of our recipes and, of course, whether your dog loved your homemade dog treat too!

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