For all those lucky puppies (and their owners) who came along to last weekend’s workshop in the park, you’ll already know how deliciously easy these doggy treats can be. For everyone else, you’re about to find out!
Organic raw bliss balls have been all the rage because they’re an easy to make tasty treat, and my fur babies keep asking me why they’re not allowed any. Unfortunately, I couldn’t give them any, because they were full of chocolate, macadamias and raisins (all of which are big no-nos for dogs!). Instead, George, Fenway and I put our heads together and came up with these. (I have found there are 3 main ingredients that help make the “bliss ball” then the rest you can play with to see what your fur baby likes best -George and fenny’s favorites are banana and carob bliss balls and pear bliss balls!
1/2 cup of Coconut Flour
1/3 cup of Desiccated Coconut
1/3 cup of Rice Bubbles
For Banana Bliss Balls:
1 Ripe Banana
1 tbsp of Carob Powder
1/3 cup of Smooth Peanut Butter
For Pear Bliss Balls:
1/2 cup of Pureed Pear (I do stew my own and then pureethem but you can get them from the store just make sure that they are in water not syrup.)
1/8 cup of Coconut Oil – check that you are getting pure coconut oil!
Combine all of your wet ingredients (banana, carob and peanut butter OR pear and coconut oil) together in a bowl.
Add the Coconut Flour and Desiccated Coconut to the wet mixture and mix it together well.
Lightly crush the Rice Bubbles and add them to the bowl. Mix it all together.
Roll your mixture into bite-sized balls then coat them with a little more of the Desiccated Coconut to hold the whole lot together.
Stick your Fur Baby’s Bliss Balls in the fridge and wait for them to get nice and firm. usually takes around 30 mins for them to firm up on a cool day but in summer it takes at least an hour.
voila the perfect little holiday treat!
I have also been packaging up a few in a little bag with a Christmas bow for all of George and Fenny’s furry friends as they make an awesome and easy X-Mas gift for all your furry friends too!
*These Bliss Balls make a great treat for your baby, but once they’re made they should be eaten straight away, kept in the fridge, or frozen for up to 1 month and then defrosted in the fridge (so they stay nice and firm).*
XX The almost pawfect parent!