Healthy Recipes & Fitness Tips

Monday, November 11, 2013

Cake Pups

Who doesn't love a good cake pop? Why should we keep all of the yummy goodness to ourselves, when our four legged friends deserve a delicious treat too?  Now you can make Cake Pups, for your dog...
 
What you will need:
1/2 pound all-natural peanut butter dog treats 
3 dozen rawhide sticks

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 stick of low fat cream cheese
2 tbs honey
1 tbs peanut butter
 -Mix all ingredients together until smooth

Carob Frosting:
1/2 cup unsweetned carob chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
-in a microwave safe dish, heat at 30 second intervals and mix until ingredients are combined and smooth


 
 Start by pulsing the peanut butter cookies in a food processor until crumbed. Add in a 1/4 cup of cream cheese frosting and continue to pulse.

Once a dough forms scoop out 1 tbs of dough at a time and form a ball on the end of a rawhide stick. (If you are having trouble forming the dough you can add in more frosting a tablespoon at a time to get the right consistency.)
Dip the dough ball in the cream cheese frosting and place in the refrigerator. Once the frosting has hardened repeat another 2 times. (If cream cheese frosting is too thick you can add in a tbs of water) The same dipping and refrigerating process can be done with the carob frosting if you prefer to use carob.
Decorate with a drizzle of frosting that has been colored with food coloring! Keep treats refrigerated until ready to serve.

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