Doggie “Mahalo” and “Jokerz” Truffles & Giveaway

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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 , me-Elisabeth aka Czech Vegan on Twitter or Instagram  . 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 🙂 

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103 Responses to “Doggie “Mahalo” and “Jokerz” Truffles & Giveaway”

  1. Sierra

    Love Go Max Go and I have faith that someday they’ll tackle Twix for me. Oh, or Cadbury creme eggs.

    • laurie rudock

      I have 7 beautiful rescue 4 legged children who will be eating these delicious treats very soon!

  2. Alison F.

    So many I would wish they would veganize! Twix, Kit-Kat, and Rollos!!

  3. Carly

    Can’t wait to make these for my perfect Puggle friend Louie!!!

  4. Jaclyn K

    Remember Whatchamacalits? I want a vegan version of that!

  5. JN

    Jokerz is my favorite. And I would love to see vegan malted milk balls!

  6. Christina

    Twix! And something involving chocolate and cherry/raspberry.

  7. Lizzie

    Butterfinger was my holy grail, but now that that’s taken care of, put me down for another vote for Rollos!

  8. Mickey

    I gotta go with a vegan Twix! Easily my favorite candy bar, next to a Milky Way, which is why I love those Twilight bars so much :O

  9. Kate

    I would definitely like to see Kit Kats veganised!!
    I miss those delicious crispy treats, big time!!
    Have a great day

  10. Tayler

    I LOVE me a joker because it is the perfect balance of nuts and caramel, all wrapped up in the yumminess of chocolate 🙂

  11. Jessie Collin

    Hmmm I think if someone could make something that tastes like a Wispa, I would fall in love with it! I know there are other bubbly chocolates around but even in the dairy chocolate world, nothing tastes quite like a Wispa!

  12. Maryann D.

    I love Cleo’s Peanut Butter Cups and I would love to see Almond Joy dark chocolate bars veganized.

  13. Debra

    I adore all Go Max Go candy bars, and I would LOVE a vegan version of York Peppermint Patties and Twix!

  14. Amelia S

    Cookies and cream candy bar. My favorite go max go is mahalo!

  15. Amber G.

    I would like to see a vegan 5th Avenue. I love the crunchy/soft texture and the peanut buttery taste. I have not had the Thumbs Up yet, but I wonder if the texture is more like a Butterfinger as opposed to a 5th Avenue?

  16. Ashley Alexander

    Twix, Kit Kat, M&M’s plain and peanut, and Caramello. These are the ideas from the kids and husband! It’s hard to pick a favorite from the Go Max Go collection, so I pick all of them.

  17. Patti

    My favorite go max go candy bar is the thumbs up! Amazing! Would love to see a vegan watchamacallit!

  18. Caitlin

    Would love to see a veganized version of cookies and cream! My favorite go max go is the Buccaneer, though all are delicious!

  19. Chrissy PB

    Twix and Hershey’s Cookies & Cream. I miss the cookie crunch and vegan white chocolate is hard to come by.

  20. Jaclyn K

    I also just started following you on Instagram! My username is chronofholo (like my Twitter!). Thanks. : )

  21. Tewwy

    All your candy bars rock and your love for animals is awesome! Rock on,Go Max Go 4 ever!!!

  22. Esmeralda P

    I can see my dog loving this. Can’t wait to try to make these delicious treats!

  23. Jia Hui Lee

    I love kit Kat and twix, so the go max go jokerz is a great candy bar!

  24. Victoria Readings

    I’ve never tried any of these candy bars before unfortunately. Canada is pretty limited, especially in my little city. I’m going on vacation for the first time overseas EVER at the end of April, and I would love to take these with me to share on the plane!! <3

    • Victoria Readings

      Posted in wrong thread, LOL! Want the candy barsss!

  25. courtney

    puppies and candy bars…….my two favorite things!! oh, my little puppy will be excited we have a new treat recipe to try!!

  26. Sherri W

    Looks yummy, any vegan chocolate treat done right is what I am all about.

  27. Lori Peters

    I am going to have to try these I think my fur baby will love them 🙂

  28. Kelly Z

    i would like to see cadbury creme eggs veganized. I love them, can’t get enough cadbury eggs. Those doggy truffles look good, I bet my chihuahua Bambi would love them.

  29. skott daltonic

    my favorite candy bars that i’d love to see veganized would be Rolo’s and 100,000 bars!

  30. Hannah M

    I want to see vegan Cadbury creme eggs. I might try to make them myself!

  31. Robert Samus

    Oooh move over big rubber bouncy ball! We’ve got raw vegan balls, woof! And my vote for a veganized bar would be a caramilk, though I’m content with the current lineup! That said, my favorite is the Cleo bar 🙂

  32. julie G.

    We have a house full of Vegans who love your candy bars…. just stocked up for our Easter egg hunt with our kids…..

  33. Jessica M

    I’ve never had a Go Max bar, so I’m not sure which one would be my fav. I would LOVE to see Mini Eggs veganized. I crave them every Easter! 🙁

  34. Todd N

    Twix was the first to come to mind..but I’d have to say, something with an espresso twist, would certainly be nice! & if i had to pick just one..I’d have to say Jokerz would be my personal #1.. =)

  35. Kim

    Just found out about you! Can’t wait to do some tasting 🙂 YAY

  36. Anonymous

    I love Go Max Go and would be SOOOOO happy to win!!!! 🙂 🙂

  37. Leann

    I would LOVE to see Whatchamacallit bars or Caramellos veganized! The caramel might be tough…but they would be delicious!

  38. virginie falquerho

    I was so happy when I discovered these a year ago !!!! Thanks for making vegan treats 😉

  39. Jean Danielle

    I don’t have a favourite Go Max Go candy bar because this is my first introduction to the brand!

    I would love a veganized Kit Kat or Twix. 🙂

  40. Kathy Boots

    Mutt is going to love these!! He has grain allergies and I have concocted a treat for him, but these are probably tastier!! lol I love anything with dark chocolate! Anything added to it is just a bonus! Yum

  41. Danny H

    The Go Max Go version of a Butterfinger is incredible! I love them all, but Thumbs up and Joker are the best!

  42. linda

    Oh my anything with caramel but i will take a veg milky way please

  43. Laura

    I have only had the opportunity to enjoy Go Max Go candy bars on a few special occasions. They are the best tasting candy bars that I have eaten! Thanks for making them!

  44. Annalise Winter

    I want a vegan 3 muskiteers those were my favorite.

  45. Erin Zamzow

    I will be making these truffles for my next bring your dog event at my holistic vet clinic. I am sure my pig will love them too!

  46. Pattie Gilmour

    Please make Maltesers vegan!!!! A Twix would be nice too!!!! PLEASE MAKE THEM!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  47. Pattie Gilmour

    @sparklypattie on Twitter. Malttesers and Rolo’s!!!! I would buy ALL of them and would probably get very fat!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  48. Maggie Muggins

    Coffee Crisp! For the love of god, please veganize a Coffee Crisp, and mail all your testers to me. As for current favourites, definitely Twilight, the bar not the movie 😛

  49. Jessica

    I’ve only been able to find Go Max Go Bars at one place and they have now closed, but I was able to have the chance to try the vegan version of my favorite candy bar Muskateers. I would love to have a vegan version of Take 5

  50. Nicole

    A vegan Twix bar would be great!

    My favorite Go Max Go candy bar would have to be their Twilight bar. Best candy bar I’ve EVER had. I kept trying to get some from Whole Foods at Christmas time but they kept saying they had run out, so I guess I’m not the only one who loves them. 😛

  51. Anonymous

    GoMaxGoFoods knows how to do the Vegan thing right. All the candy bars are Awesome!