After reading several recipes, and looking through my cabinets, I decided to create my own. I was interested in making a No Cook recipe but included rice as I usually have some on already cooked on hand. If you don’t, you can leave the rice out.
- 3 Cup oats
- 1 Cup (already cooked) rice
- 1/2 Cup peanut butter (the natural low/no sugar is best)
- 1/4 Cup parmasean cheese
- 1/4 Cup warm water
Start with a glass bowl (this mixture will stick too much to plastic bowls). Add oats and peanut butter and mix with fork by pushing oats into peanut butter.
Once it’s mostly combined, add parmesan cheese and 1/2 of the water. Use warm to hot water so that it mixes well with the oats. Mix with your hand squeezing mixture together. After a few minutes add the rest of the water and once again squeeze mixture together.
Add already cooked rice to mixture and again squeeze and mix together. Put a dinner plate out and sprinkle a tablespoon of Parmesan cheese on plate.
Take a tablespoon and scoop out and squeeze and roll into a ball. And roll in cheeses onto dinner plate. Once done put plate into freezer for 1-3 hours to harden.
This way the dogs (if they are anything like mine) won’t inhale them but actually take a few minutes longer by chewing on them. Makes 16-20 balls and they will keep well in a ziplock bag in the fridge for 2 weeks or freezer up to 2 months.