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DIY No Bake Dog Treats: Healthy Treats for You & Your Pooch!

Copy: Serena Faber Nelson

Photography: Serena Faber Nelson

Do you know what every dog and their owner loves? No bake dog treats.

Because. Treats. Because. No bake.

So I’ve got two fabulous recipes to share – one for you and one for your pooch!

Now, for me, when I start looking at healthy food options all too often I get demotivated by a) the effort it takes to make complicated recipes and b) the amount of ingredients I have to purchase for one dish.

Well today I’m here to put those problems aside by sharing two recipes that are not only NO BAKE and can be made in UNDER 15 MINUTES; they each have UNDER 5 INGREDIENTS and ONLY 5 STEPS to follow!

So whip on your chef’s hat and prepare to enjoy some yummy treats – for you and your dog.

First up, some No Bake Peanut Butter Balls for Pups! These are perfect for your pooch as a healthy treat or end of session training reward.

No Bake Dog Treat Recipe: Easy Peanut Butter Balls For Dogs



1/2 Cup Plain Organic Yoghurt
1 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
3 Cups Rolled Oats


1. Whisk the yoghurt and peanut butter until it forms a paste.
2. Add the oats 1/4 to 1/2 cup at a time ensuring they are fully coated and no dry spots form. You will be left with a heavy mixture.
3. Scoop out bite sized pieces with a spoon and roll into little balls.
4. Place on a flat tray lined with baking paper.
5. Pop them in the fridge for one hour to chill, then serve.



* Makes 25-30 treats.
* Treats can last up to 7-10 days stored in the fridge.
* Use a gentle pressure when rolling the balls. The mixture can be sticky and heavy handedness can cause it to crumble.

Next, are some yummy bite sized pieces of sweetness for yourself! This recipe for APRICOT BLISS BALLS calls for muesli, which means you can easily make your own using your rolled oats from recipe one (here’s a handy tutorial) or you can use store bought. Both will be equally yummy and healthy!

No Bake Dog Treat Recipe: Easy Peanut Butter Balls For Dogs



2 Cups Toasted Muesli
60g Unsalted Butter
1/4 Cup Honey
1 Cup Dried Apricots
1 Cup Desiccated Coconut


1. Melt butter over a low heat.
2. Combine muesli, melted butter, apricots and honey in a food processor. Mix for approximately 3 minutes until well combined, with a consistent texture.
3. Fill a shallow dish or plate with coconut.
4. Scoop out bite sized pieces of apricot mix with a spoon and roll into little balls. Coat them in coconut and place on a flat tray lined with baking paper.
5. Pop them in the fridge for 15-30 minutes.



* Makes 20 treats.
* Keep treats stored in the fridge for up to one week.
* Apply the coconut liberally to ensure an even coating.
* When making your own muesli consider adding almonds, sunflower seeds, dried apple or other variations to spice up this recipe!

No Bake Dog Treat Recipe: Apricot Bliss Balls for Dogs

** The above recipe is for treats only and should not replace your dog’s regular meal plans. Always check with your vet about any major changes to your dog’s diet.


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Copy: Serena Faber Nelson

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50 responses to “DIY No Bake Dog Treats: Healthy Treats for You & Your Pooch!”

  1. Ammo is drooling over here! Love it! We’re so going to make some of these, thanks for the recipe!

  2. Rachael S says:

    I LOVE your puppy he is so beautiful! My pups Oreo isnt nearly as fluffy as your dog but I love him all the same 🙂 I just found your blog from IHeart Organizing and am already in love!

    • Thanks so much Rachael. Oreo is the sweetest name ever! And don’t worry I love fluffy and non-fluffy dogs just the same 🙂 You’ll have to send a pic of Oreo in so he can be a Daily Fluffy. Welcome and great to have you here on Pretty Fluffy x

  3. Great post! I am going to make these very soon! love it {especially since it is Soda approved!}

  4. YUM! These look so tasty – and love your photos. Every time I come to your blog Serena it’s like I let out a big breath… the colours, your writing, the whole vibe = beautiful. xx

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    • Liz says:

      My weekend was busy, but I had a few mins where I was able to make the pup treats. I made them allergy friendly for myself as to not receive contaminated kisses of thanks and shaped them into bones using a cookie cutter. I do wish I had a teeny tiny bone cutter to make them small enough for my Yorkie. My Lola loved them, thanks so much for sharing the recipe. 🙂

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  8. haley says:

    what a life saver this is going to be my kids have been asking me to make something for our puppy ellas upcoming birthday. definatly going to give this one a try 🙂

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  13. amy says:

    wow these look delicious and I can’t wait to try them. I may use them as training treats for agility with my dog as they are easy to make and should hold up pretty well. I know my dog will be one happy camper

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  19. Hannapiggy says:

    Thank you soooo muck for that recipe! My dogs loved them and then they loved me after I gave it to them hahaha lol!

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    Thanks for a wonderful receipt!!!!
    My dog just loved it! Actually i am planning on stealaing some from her 🙂

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  30. Manik says:

    Is it a good idea to add a tinge of honey in the yogurt recipe?

  31. Matthew says:

    Will try to incorporate Greek yogurt into your recipes!

  32. Alex says:

    Will implement this =)

  33. Edita says:

    I was so excited to make peanut butter treats for my two little dogs. Result: both turned their noses away. The boy later somehow changed his mind but it isn’t his favorite treat. 🙁 I decided to bake them in the oven to make it crispy. The same result: dogs are not impressed. Sorry. Maybe they are too fussy.

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    Wow these make me want to eat them for my self lol. Do you allow these recipes to be posted on other blogs with references and links to your pages? People in the UK would love these

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