Friday, January 25, 2013

Drop a Bomb on Me, Baby

I'll SIT for a treat,  but do you have any idea how COLD  my butt is right now?

That had BETTER be a really good treat.

Barkley's No-Bake Nut Butter Bombs

3/4 cup 100% natural  unsweetened peanut or almond butter
pinch of cinnamon
1/4 cup almond milk
1  and 1/4 cups slow cooking rolled oats (NOT instant oatmeal, it can contain salt)
1 Tablespoon fresh flax seed (ground in a blender first)

These treats are dairy free but always check with your vet first if your dog is food sensitive.  Peanut and almond butter based treats are safe for dogs, served in moderation.

Mix nut butter, cinnamon and almond milk. Add in oats and flax seeds (mixture will be thick but you can add another Tbsp. of almond milk if it's too hard to work with).

Use a teaspoon to scoop and shape small balls.  Place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and refrigerate a couple of hours.

Keeps 3 weeks in airtight container in fridge or freeze some for later. 


  1. Ummm. Wow. I guess it's a good thing I read really close and saw where you mentioned 'talking to the vet'...I was thinking the recipe sounded pretty okay, and that maybe a quick roll in some cocoa powder would be okay, when I realized these were meant for man's best friend, and not man.

    Truth be told though, there really isn't anything there a guy like me COULDN'T just might be kind of rich.

  2. I like how you think, Barkley !

    You too Brigid ! LOL

  3. Lois - They were a hit, and even though he has an ultra sensitive tummy (my last lab could eat a whole tank, Barkley barfs with just one Pig's ear),he did quite well with them.

    I gave him another after dinner. He is now sitting by the refrigerator, just waiting. . .

  4. Hey Brigid, try granular garlic instead of cinnamon. My pack goes bonkers over peanut butter and garlic dog biscuits that I make.

    Vic 303

  5. LOL, yep I can bet his butt is cold... that face says it all! :-)

  6. In case the previous comment was lost in the shuffle, tree nuts should not be fed to dogs. Peanuts are safe because they actually are not a nut but a legume.

    Also onions and garlic are also poisonous, so the doggy bakery that sold peanut butter and garlic doggy biscuits was slowly poisoning their clients' pets. Chloe loves hummus, but she can't have it.

    The full list is quite extensive. Just do a web search of foods poisonous to dogs. Not all the foods kill them after a single ingestion, but long exposure can cause a slow, painful death.

  7. Mrs. S. - it had gone to SPAM.

    I'll post this one as it has more info.

    The garlic thing is controversial. My vet at the time (some years back) said a tiny dose of garlic as an occassional treat, (not daily) would do no harm. Others disagree, so we've avoided for a while. The constituents of garlic in concentrated doses have the potential to oxidize erythrocyte membranes and hemoglobin, which can induce hemolysis associated with the appearance of eccentrocytes in dogs. Not good.

    I agree on the tree nuts. Some such as Macademia nuts especially are highly toxic. The ASPCA had a link to a canine poison control page where they talk about all human foods, good and bad (both the peanut and almond BUTTER in organic, unsweetened form were "good" in small, occassional doses)

  8. Jane of Virginia - I'm cleaning up my sidebar, as several people have quit blogging and have added you in! Welcome.

  9. Heading to the grocery store tomorrow. We are so trying those out. Angus says "Thanks Auntie Brigid!"

  10. I make training treats similar to this, with cooked and blended liver and peanut butter as a binder, and then use a 1/4 t to form them. I also drop them in the dehydrator or bake them. I hadn't thought to put flax seed in them though, thanks for the idea.


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