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Easy yogurt peanut butter banana frozen dog treats

My dog is the biggest foodie I’ve ever met. I give her lots of hugs and belly rubs, but nothing compares to being given food. Eating is her number one passion in life. The difficulty is that she has food allergies, so I have to be careful about what I feed her. 

That’s why I started making these yogurt, peanut butter, and banana frozen dog treats at home. They’re easy to make and make a perfect snack for hot summer days or really any time of the year. 

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If you are concerned about your dog’s diet, please check with your dog’s vet before introducing new foods.

These treats are made with dog-edible items. When picking a peanut butter, check the ingredient list to ensure that peanut butter is the only ingredient.

Some peanut butters have xylitol, which is not safe for dogs to eat. Other peanut butters have other ingredients such as palm oil and salt. 

That’s why I buy Trader Joe’s unsalted peanut butter. There’s only one ingredient, the peanut butter.

You may have to mix the oil and the peanut butter if they’ve separated, which is a normal occurrence for one-ingredient peanut butter.

You can make these dog treats in a food processor or blender or by hand. I usually mix the ingredients by hand. 

My dog comes running when she hears the opening of the yogurt container or peanut butter jar. She knows the sound of the ingredients mixing and lays on the kitchen floor waiting for me to give her some.

When I mix by hand, the banana sometimes remains a bit solid. This gives a bit of texture to the treat. 

I put the mixture into silicone molds. My favorites are these dog-themed molds. I let them freeze for a few hours.

Some alternatives:

  • Omit the banana for less sugar. A treat of just yogurt and peanut butter is tasty too.
  • Add a bit of coconut oil or Trader Joe’s organic coconut smoothie to the mixture for their taste and coat. 
  • Put the frozen treat into a toy like a Kong. The treat I make in the smallest mold fits the opening of my dog’s Kong toy, but she hasn’t figured out that she can get it out that way too. She licks the treat inside the Kong until it’s gone. This slows her down and makes her work a bit for her treat. 
  • Use a Kong as a mold. Cover the smaller opening of the Kong with plastic wrap so that the mixture will not leak out. Pour the mixture into the Kong and place with the larger side up in the freezer.
  • Place the mixture in a deeper mold to make it more like a popsicle. Add a long dog biscuit partway through freezing to make it take the look of a handheld popsicle. 
  • Adjust the proportion of ingredients to change the calorie content and the texture of the treat. Less peanut butter and banana will result in fewer calories. More yogurt will make the mixture more runny. More peanut butter will make the mixture thicker and stickier. 

Easy yogurt peanut butter banana frozen dog treats

These dog treats are easy to make with only 3 ingredients. Your dog will love them!
Prep Time10 minutes
Freeze time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 10 minutes
Course: Treat
Keyword: dog treats, frozen, pupsicles
Servings: 36 treats

Ingredients

  • 8 oz plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 oz unsalted creamy peanut butter  without xylitol
  • 1/2 banana

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor, blender, or mixing bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the mold of your choice.
  • Freeze for at least 3 hours or until hard.
  • Remove treats from the mold and serve them to your dog!

Notes

  • Use plain yogurt without any added sugar. 
  • Use peanut butter made of only peanuts. No added ingredients including xylitol.
  • Number of servings will depend on the size of your molds.
  • Serve immediately or the treats will melt. 
  • Store treats in the molds or in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.

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