Good Morning! Do you have a canine companion or any friends who have doggies? Do you ever share your food with your pooch? My sweet girl Shelly loves all kinds of vegetables and fruits (everything from banana, carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, to blueberries). She would like just about anything that I eat, but unfortunately there are certain things she cannot eat due to allergies. Also, some foods are toxic or dangerous for dogs. One of those things is chocolate. If I could, I would share my Go Max Go candy bars with Shelly, but chocolate is very bad for dogs. Since I love candy bars and love spoiling my little girl, I decided to create a doggie friendly Go Max Go Mahalo and Jokerz bars treats. These are beautiful, easy to make (no bake), and delicious (yes, you can enjoy them with your doggie). They will keep in the fridge for about a week, but you can freeze them to extend their freshness. If you freeze them, defrost them at a room temperature before serving. You can add some oats, mashed chickpeas, shredded carrots, or pureed pumpkin, or other ingredients that you like. I made these for dogs with allergies and sensitivities to grains, but they will make any dog happy. Let’s make some truffles!
Doggie Mahalo Truffles (Carob, Almond and Coconut)
1 cup almonds (no salt or oil added)
1 Tbs carob powder
4-5 dates (pitted)
1 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
2-3 Tbs water or almond milk (or more if desired)
extra 1/2 cup shredded coconut for decoration
Place almonds, dates, and carob powder into a food processor and blend until they form a thick paste. Add water or almond milk if the batter is too thick. Remove mixture from food processor and place into a medium size bowl. Stir in 1 cup shredded coconut and blend until well incorporated. You can add more water or milk if the mixture is too thick. Refrigerate the dough for about 20-30 minutes. Form small truffles (balls) between your hands. Place 1/2 cup shredded coconut into a small bowl. Roll each truffle in the coconut and set aside.
Doggie Jokerz Truffles (Peanut Butter, Peanuts and Carob)
1 cup roasted or boiled peanuts (no salt or oil added)
1 Tbs carob powder
4-5 dates (pitted)
2 Tbs peanut butter
1-2 Tbs water if desired
extra 1/3 cup finely shredded peanuts for decoration
Place peanuts, dates, peanut butter and carob powder into a food processor and blend until they form a thick paste. Add water or almond milk if the batter is too thick. Remove mixture from food processor and place into a medium size bowl. Refrigerate the dough for about 20-30 minutes. Form small truffles (balls) between your hands. Place 1/3 cup finely chopped peanuts into a small bowl. Roll each truffle in the chopped peanuts and set aside.
See you dog wag his tail and smack his lips 🙂
If you dog does not want to share these yummy truffles with you, try your luck in our giveaway, and maybe you can win 7 Go Max Go chocolate candy bars for yourself. This giveaway is open to everyone and we will pick 2 lucky winners. We are giving you multiple entry options so you have more chances to win. We will pick two random comments on Monday night. On Tuesday we will announce the winners here on the blog, so stay tuned and check back here to see if you won. To enter this giveaway, comment bellow what candy bar would you like to see veganized, or what is your favorite Go Max Go candy bar? For additional entries, post a link to this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, your blog or Instagram, then comment bellow with a link to your post. You can do up to 1 extra entry per social media post per day. You can tag @GoMaxGoFoods and @CzechVegan in your tweets.
You can follow Go Max Go Foods on Twitter https://twitter.com/GoMaxGoFoods , me-Elisabeth aka Czech Vegan on Twitter www.twitter.com/CzechVegan or Instagram www.instagram.com/czechvegan . Then come back here and comment bellow that you follow us for extra entries. Please, post pictures of your doggies enjoying these truffles on Twitter or Instagram and tag @GoMaxGoFoods and @CzechVegan . We want to see your doggies 🙂