I decided to adapt the popular Irish Potato Candy recipe into a dog treat to help celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day at Street Tails Animal Rescue (STAR). Today was a junior volunteer day at STAR and the kids had a blast chasing down clues that would help lead them to the pot of gold that a leprechaun had hidden late last night.
Irish Puptato Dog Treats
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
- 1 cup plain not fat yogurt that was strained overnight
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 1/2 cups unsweetened flaked coconut
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
In a medium bowl, beat the coconut oil and yogurt together until smooth. Add the vanilla and honey; beat until smooth. Using your hands if necessary, mix in the coconut. Roll into balls or potato shapes. Mix the cinnamon and coconut flour together and roll the balls in the cinnamon flour mixture. Place onto a cookie sheet and chill to set.
Substitutions: Butter can be used instead of coconut oil, low fat cream cheese can be used instead or yogurt, any type of flour can be used instead of coconut flour.
Please consider making a donation to STAR, volunteering to help walk or foster the rescue dogs, or best of all – adopt
Peace, love, and plenty of tail wags~