Spring time is fully in bloom and to celebrate we compiled a list of our favorite spring themed pet friendly treats. These recipes are easy, simple, and pet approved. And even better is that all of them can be made with pet friendly CBD so your pups can be happy and calm. But if you do not have any CBD on hand or want to omit, these recipes will still be just as tasty! If you are looking for the perfect CBD to include in these treats we recommend you check out our Zen Drops and CBD Infused Peanut Butter. If you order before Sunday (April 24th, 2022) then you can use code “SPRING20” for 20% off your cart!
Rainbow Frosted Treats*
- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
- 1-1/4 cups cornmeal
- 1-1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1 tablespoon pieces
- 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
- 1 large egg
- 12 ounces nonfat cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 3 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 3-5 Droppers of Zen Frenz 500mg Zen Drops
Put oven racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 2 large baking sheets.
Pulse flours, cornmeal, oats, wheat germ, brown sugar, baking powder and salt in a food processor until combined. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal with pea-size butter lumps. Add 1 cup water and pulse until a coarse, dense dough forms.
Turn dough onto a lightly-floured surface and knead in parsley and mint until well distributed. Gather, then halve dough with a scraper. Form into 2 balls and flatten each into a 6-inch disk.
Roll out 1 disk of dough into a round (1/3 inch thick) on a well-floured surface with a well-floured rolling pin. (If dough becomes too soft to roll out, wrap in plastic and chill until firm.) Cut out as many biscuits as possible and arrange about 1/4 inch apart on a baking sheet.
Gather scraps and reroll, then cut out more biscuits. Repeat with remaining dough. Whisk together egg and 1 tablespoon water. Brush biscuits with egg wash and bake. Turn sheets after about 15 minutes. Bake until tops are golden brown, about 35 minutes total. Turn off oven and dry biscuits in oven overnight.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until fluffy. Frost cookies with a spatula or fill a pastry bag fitted with a fine tip and pipe onto cookies. Add food coloring, if desired.
Yogurt Peanut Butter Banana Bites**
- 32 oz Plain Yogurt
- 3 Tablespoons Zen Frenz CBD Peanut Butter
- 1 Large Banana, sliced
- 1 Tablespoon Honey (optional)
- Put all ingredients into a food processor or blender. Blend until creamy.
- Fill a silicone mold or an ice cube tray.
- Freeze for at least 2 hours.
- Pop out of molds and serve to your furry best friend. Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer.
DIY Peeps For Dogs***
- 3 Tbls Plain, Unflavored Gelatin
- 1 cup Honey
- 1 cup water (split in two)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- Coconut flour for dusting
- 3-5 Droppers of Zen Frenz 500mg Zen Drops
You can use a stand mixer or a hand mixer (It will just take a bit longer). First, take your Gelatin, and 1/2 cup of water and put it into your mixing bowl. Stir it slightly with a spoon. While that sits, take a saucepan and put your honey, 1/2 cup of water, vanilla extract and salt into the pan. Heat on a medium to high heat, mixing constantly, until you bring the temperature of the mixture to 240 degrees Fahrenheit. This will take around 6 – 10 minutes.
Once your mixture reaches the right temperature, remove the pan, slowly and carefully pour it into you mixer while on the low setting (I used the whisk attachment for my mixer) Once it’s all poured in, slowly increase the speed of your mixer being careful not to splash the hot mix all over. Once your mixer is on high, let it mix for around 10 minutes, or until you have a nice fluffy consistency.
While the fluff is mixing spray your pans lightly with Bakers Joy. I am using a Peeps silicon mold pan, and an 8×8 cake pan. This will stop the marshmallow peeps from sticking once they are set. After the mix is fluffy, you can spoon it into a pastry bag to make filling your mold easier. Whatever is left, you can pour into an 8×8 pan and cut into cubed marshmallows later.
After you have filled your pans, let them sit for at least 4 – 5 hours so that the mixture can properly set. Now you can remove the Marshmallow Peeps from the mold. They will still be sticky, so take a cutting board, and dust it with coconut flour. Lightly tap the Marshmallow Peeps in the flour to help coat the sticky parts, and that’s it!
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Pinney, Jessica, et al. “Yogurt Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats Recipe.” (**)
Cooking With Janica, 27 Jan. 2021, cookingwithjanica.com/yogurt-peanut-butter-banana-dog-treats-recipe/.
“Rainbow-Frosted Dog Biscuits Recipe.” HGTV, (*) www.hgtv.com/lifestyle/entertaining/dog-biscuits-with-cream-cheese-frosting-recipe.