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My dog, like all dogs, loves peanut butter. My dog also, like all German dogs, gets hot quickly in warm weather. These factors mean that he is a big fan of Purina’s Frosty Paws frozen dog treats. He gleeked out over them but my wallet wasn’t as excited; those things aren’t cheap. And because dachshunds are prone to back troubles with weight gain the large serving size means he can only have them as an occasional treat. Plus, Webster is not a one-note dog, he likes cheese too!
Since I love the dog almost as much as he loves peanut butter, I set out to make a treat that works for both us.
These Pupsicles are full of protein from his favorites – cheese and peanut butter – and made with low-fat yogurt that is good for his tummy. They are cheap and easy to make and the smaller size means I can treat him more often, which makes us both happy.
Peanut Butter Cheddar Pupsicles; yields 20 frozen treats
- 4 oz sharp white cheddar
- 2 cups plain low-fat yogurt
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- Cut the cheese into fourths and use a food processor to crumble it. (You can probably make these in the blender, just shred your cheese first.)
- Add yogurt and peanut butter to the bowl and process until well-combined.
- Spoon the mixture into clean ice-cube trays and freeze until solid.