Before you get all upset, there are no actual drugs in the making of this recipe. Even though Nate and I live in the Rocky Mountains we are drug free.
To give you the back story, I’ve always tried to be somewhat healthy. And by that I mean I thought if I just cut stuff out that was not good [fried foods, desserts, sugar, etc] I would be healthy. However, instead of not eating it what would happen was I would binge on it because it was ‘bad’ and all the while thinking ‘my diet will start tomorrow.’ Can anyone relate??
However, in the past few years I’ve really tried to change that mentality and I now have what I like every day in the most healthy form possible. I love dark chocolate every single night. I’ve switched out most refined sugar for maple syrup or coconut sugar. I eat vegetarian about 3/4 of the time [pretty much when I’m not with Nate]. Knowing that nothing is off limits helps me savor what I’m eating and helps me to limit it to a reasonable amount.
One thing I’ve been doing a lot of lately is instead of just eating a dark chocolate square, I’ve been trying to make healthier desserts. I’ve gotten into the ‘nice cream’ – if you don’t know what it is just Google it for now, I’ll be adding a recipe hopefully soon! I’ve tried these Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Blondies, I love to make some of these desserts from my Pinterest page.
Just like I’m not great at gluten free baking [see the aforementioned Vegan Banana Blondies], not all of my recipes are a success. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean they need to be thrown out.
And this Doggie Crack Recipe started out as a human recipe fail. I’ve been trying to make Nate peanut butter fudge since I’ve moved out here. Every Christmas I’ve tried and every Christmas I’ve failed. It never sets up for me. I’ve tried it probably 10 different ways. None of which have worked.
Then on Pinterest I found a recipe for healthier peanut butter fudge. So I attempted that. It actually set up for me. However Nate didn’t enjoy it. I tried adding some chocolate to it but even I didn’t like it. As I was thinking thru the ingredients, I thought, ‘this is safe for the dogs.’
So I gave a piece to Yancy. His eyes got HUGE. I wish I would have taken a picture of him that day but the one here is probably close enough. He was like, ‘where has this been all my life.’ I laughed so hard I cried and then called Nate over and showed him his dog. He said, ‘what did you do to him, feed him some crack?!?!’ and then he started laughing as well as I told him what I had given him. We now had a new dog treat and a great name for it. LOL!
Also, I had been giving Evan straight coconut oil after I brought him home because he had such dry skin he was losing all of the hair on his ears. Poor boy!! Evan much prefers this fun recipe to straight coconut oil [though he wouldn’t complain about either] and I’m happy to report all of his hair has grown back!!! Winning!
Its super easy, super cheap, and the dogs LOVE IT!
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup peanut butter
- Add parchment paper to whatever container you want to use. I like this bread tin since this will be put in the freezer and its easy to clean up when its cold.
- In a microwave safe bowl, add your coconut oil and peanut butter.
- Microwave one minute on high.
- Remove and stir. If it needs more time to fully melt, microwave and stir in 15-30 second increments until its fully melted.
- Pour into the tin.
- Freeze 30 minutes or until fully frozen.
- Remove from freezer, use the parchment paper to pull it out of the tin.
- Cut it into small squares.
- Freeze the small squares in a ziplock baggie or any container with a lid.
- Keep them frozen until you hand them to your dog. They stay soft enough that it doesn't hurt our dogs. If you remove them from the freezer and leave them out they will probably melt.