Creating a healthy and pup-friendly version of our favorite seasonal treats. Updated March 2019.
I'll let you guys in on a little secret—I'm obsessed with Peeps.
For me, spring hasn't really started until I've had that first bite of fluffy, marshmallow-y goodness. I love Peeps so much that in college I even participated in a Peep-eating contest. (Never agree to do this—I was nauseous for a week.)
All of that to say, I wanted to give the pups a little Peep-magic this spring, so I came up with this healthy, pup-friendly Peep-sicles recipe. It's easy, healthy, and was a hit with both of our dogs.
Recipe: Healthy Easter Peeps for Dogs
Try these festive treats for a pup-friendly spin on an Easter classic. Makes two batches.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes. | Freeze Time: Two Hours.
1.5 cups of frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt nonfat
2/3 cup water
Blackberry jam (optional, for eyes)
1) Combine frozen strawberries, peanut butter, yogurt, and water in a blender. Blend until mix is smooth and a little runny—like a smoothie.
2) Pour mixture into molds and place in freezer for two to three hours, or until Peeps are hard.
3) Remove tray from freezer and flip upside-down to remove.
4) Optional, dip a pin in dark blackberry jam to create eyes and nose. It can help to freeze again after this step.
*Note: I used a hard polycarbonate tray, so if you used a silicone tray the removal process might be slightly different.