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Throw a Cinco de Mayo Party for your Pup

This weekend, many of us will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo! Want to make sure your dog doesn’t feel left out? We have the perfect plan for throwing a fiesta for our furry friends.

Here at PetSafe® Brand we threw a Cinco de Mayo party for our pups and THEY LOVED IT! Presentation is everything! While your dog may not fully appreciate the streamers, balloons, mini piñatas and especially little hats, pet parents at your party are sure to enjoy them.

Our party included a peanut butter ice block with treats hidden inside, peanut butter and raspberry cupcakes, and frozen treats especially made for the party!

I’m here to share the recipe for those treat- I’ve never seen dogs eat a frozen treat so quick!

Benefits of these ingredients:

  • Whole Wheat Flour – High in protein and provides energy
  • Black Beans – Great source of plant-based protein

You’ll mix these in a food processor until they make a dough that will hold its shape when compressed in your hand.  It might seem dry but as long as the dough doesn’t fall apart, you’re good to go!  If it seems a little more crumbly than you want, add a ½ teaspoon of water at a time until it comes together.

Take about a tablespoon of the dough and press it into a mini cupcake pan.  If you don’t have a mini cupcake pan, just fill a regular cupcake pan half way with the dough and press it up the sides to make shells!

Bake these in the oven and boom-Shells!

Now time for the filling!  You’ll have extra left after you fill the shells so pour into ice cube trays or molds and freeze.

Benefits of these ingredients:

  • Peanut Butter – Dogs love it and it’s great protein
  • Honey – Helps control allergies and is a little treat in the treat
  • Yogurt – Healthy digestive track
  • Corn – Provides protein, energy, and provides an essential fatty acid

Mix all this together in your food processor and pour into the shells.  Freeze for at least 4 hours before letting your puppers devour these goodies!

Complete Recipe – Olé Treats

Ingredients

For the Shells

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup black beans

For the Filling

  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup cooked corn
  • 16 oz. yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions

For the Shells:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mix the flour and black beans in a food processors until a dough forms.  The dough should hold together once clumped together.  If not, add ½ teaspoon of water and mix until the dough it comes together.
  2. Loosely fill mini cupcake pan with dough and press along bottom and sides to form shell.
  3. Bake for 12- 15 minutes until shells are dry.  Allow to cool before filling with yogurt mixture.

For the Filling:

  1. Mix peanut butter, corn, yogurt, and honey in food processor until mixture is smooth.
  2. Pour into shells and freeze for at least 4 hours.
  3. Before serving, leave treats out for about 10 minutes to soften.  Watch your pups eyes light up!
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