Do you want to treat your furry friend to a delicious treat this Valentines? Then you'll want to try this scrumptious Peanut Butter Cup recipe for dogs!
Valentines Peanut Butter cups are a delicious treat created by Debby from Kirby the Dorkie, and they're a healthy treat similar to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, but without the chocolate.
The recipe instead calls for carob, which comes from beans similar to cacao beans used to make chocolate. However, unlike chocolate, carob does not contain theobromine, which can be toxic to many animals, including dogs! Carob is also low in fat and sodium, and high in fiber, potassium, and calcium, which makes it not only tasty, but healthy to boot!
Add in some peanut butter and a pinch of coconut oil, and your dog will be drooling! Let's get started!
Valentines Peanut Butter Cup Recipe (makes 18 mini cups)
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Melt the carob chips and coconut oil in a double boiler on the stove stirring until completely smooth. You can also do this in the microwave but I tend to burn it that way.
- Using a silicone mini mold or mini cupcake liners, fill each one with 1 teaspoon of the carob mixture. Let it sit for about five minutes to harden.
- Place the peanut butter in a baggie, snip a corner, and squeeze a dab in the center of each carob mound. Press down the peanut butter with your finger to flatten it.
- Cover with 1 teaspoon of the carob mixture.
- Let them set for about fifteen minutes and voila - dog friendly candy! Carob tastes similar to bitter dark chocolate, and your dog will love it!
You can make them thinner by using "just enough" of the melted carob to cover the bottom of the mold and then "just enough" to cover the peanut butter.
These can be kept in an airtight container for a few weeks or in the freezer in a zip-lock bag for several months if they last that long.
That's all there is to it! Bon appetit!
This recipe has been carefully researched and tested by Kirby the Dorkie and his furiends. It is essential to seek the advice of your Veterinarian before changing your dog's diet or adding any ingredients to your dog's food especially if your dog has any underlying health issues.
Debby, pawrent to Kirby the Dorkie, creates and develops recipes for dog treats and dog meals. You can find more recipes and nutritional information from “The Canine Chef Cookbook” and like Kirby the Dorkie on Facebook for more doggie fun.
Let us know in the comments if you know of any other good dog friendly treats for Valentines!