Since DeeDee’s 5th birthday snuck up on us this year, we found ourselves needing a birthday treat, and fast! My husband had to work, and I’m still down with a cold, so buying something was out. I decided to revisit an old favorite of DeeDee’s - Peanut Butter Oatmeal Kongsicles - and add a few “birthday” touches. I’m writing out the recipe in case anyone is interested.
Please note: This is a very high fat recipe, and should only be given on occasion (I would say no more than one Kongsicle every other week). Be sure to cut down on the dog’s regular food amounts on the day that you give this. Also, this recipe is for 3 Kongsicles, because it’s hard to make just enough filling for one. If you want to try cutting the recipe by 2/3, be my guest, and good luck, lol!
1/2 Cup Oatmeal (Plain, 1 minute instant)
1 Cup Water
4 Tbsp Peanut Butter
One small “spray” of Cheez Whiz (optional)
1/2 cup regular kibble
3 Kongs (or other similar toy)
Three strips of Saran wrap, wide enough to place under each Kong
Instructions for making the filling:
Mix oatmeal and water and microwave according to instructions on container.
While still hot, add in 1 Tbsp peanut butter and Cheez Whiz (I spray one circle around the bowl), allowing to melt.
Add in kibble.
Stir, making sure to coat kibble well.
Instructions for filling Kongs:
Smear a dab of peanut butter in the small hole on top of the Kongs.
Spoon 1/3 of the filling into each Kong.
Cover the large hole on the bottom of the Kong with peanut butter (approximately 1 Tbsp each). This should form an effective “cap” to keep the contents in.
Place Kongs upright on Saran wrap and place in freezer.
That’s it! Once they’re frozen, these make extra yummy treats for your dog, and require quite a bit of extra work for the dog to clean out (they may need some help at the end).
In our case, DeeDee always stands by eagerly while I make these, like a little kid waiting to lick the beaters when Mom makes chocolate chip cookies. I always let her lick the dishes clean when I’m done making her Kongsicles. It may sound gross, but hey, that’s what dishwashers are for! ;-)