Treat yo’ pup.
I constantly tell myself I’m going to make Prince more homemade treats.
For the holidays.
For his birthday.
But, the time seems to slip away so quickly and the special occasion passes before I get around to them.
Recently, though, Audrey and I have been leaving Prince at my parent’s house as we’ve been traveling back and forth between Pennsylvania and North Carolina, making arrangements for our upcoming move. I always feel bad about leaving him and spend my time away getting photos from my mother of Prince cuddling up with one of my pillows.
It makes my heart ache.
So, I made sure that I made some treats prior to our last trip before the big move.
And not just any treats. But treats that contain carrots. His absolute favorite treat. Aside from chicken. And bacon. But carrots are totally up there.
Cream Cheese Carrot Dog Bites
- 1/2 block Neufchatel cheese.. softened
- 2 tbsp. ground flax
- 1 tbsp. dried parsley
- 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
- 1 large carrot, grated
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, ground flax, and parsley.
Add the whole wheat flour and carrot and mix until fully combined (I found it was easiest to use my hands for this, but make sure to add a bit of flour so avoid tons of dough sticking to them).
Roll about a tbsp. of dough together in your hands to form little bite-sized balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 15 minutes.
Cool completely before serving.
Store remaining bites in the refrigerator or the freezer.
I’m totally going to try some frozen treats this year. Maybe. Hopefully.