Looking for an easy training treat to make? Or looking for a treat that’s bite sized for doggos of all size? Then these peanut butter & sweet potato nib-balls are right up your alley!☺️
I made these Nib-Balls for my sister, Peanuts the Chihuahua, she’s not as big as me and can’t eat every treat I make in one go like I can. I thought I’d treat her to something yummy and Peanuts sized because I’m suuuch a good brother! Did she eat them in one go? No. It turns out that they’re just easier for her to steal more and stash away in her bed for a midnight munch. This leaves poor ol’ me without any treats! major facepalm moment 😬
Whatever makes her happy I guess?! Right?
These Nib-Balls are super easy to make. This recipe uses four ingredients only; I think this has to be the most simple recipe I’ve ever posted! Mix everything together, roll the dough mixture into bite sized ball shapes using your paws – woops, I mean hands – and bake!
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Total cooking time: 35 minutes
Yields 54 nib-balls
1 cup (140g) sweet potato (peeled, chopped)
½ cup (145g) Organic, natural apple sauce
1 ½ cups (150g) Rolled oats
2 tbsp Peanut butter (natural, raw, unrefined)
1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C (356°F). Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
2. Place sweet potato in a microwaveable bowl, cover with a piece of damp kitchen paper and microwave for 5 minutes until cooked, it should be fork tender. Then, puree the sweet potato using a hand blender or a food processor.
3. Blitz rolled oats into a fine powder using a hand blender or a food processor.
4. In a large bowl, whisk together the apple sauce, peanut butter and sweet potato puree until combined well. Then mix in the oats until a dough has been formed. The dough should NOT be sticky!
5. Using half a teaspoon, scoop out the dough mixture and roll into a ball using your hands, then place onto the baking tray. Repeat this step until you have no dough left.
6. Bake at 180°C (356°F) for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wiring rack completely before serving to your pup!