No-Bake Dog Treats (Truth Serum Optional)

Today’s Blogging 101 assignment is to work from the WordPress Daily Prompt.  Today’s prompt is:

You’ve come into possession of one vial of truth serum. Who would you give it to (with the person’s consent, of course) — and what questions would you ask?

Hmmm…. that’s an interesting question.  I don’t want to take it myself and I assume that those who opinions matter to me are being truthful (a bit Pollyanna-ish, but that’s how I like it) so I don’t want to give it to them.

I know!  I’ll give it to Hobie the Wonder Dog!  I can never tell what that little brown beast is thinking.  Here’s my chance!

Hobie the Wonder Dog
A slightly fuzzy picture of a fuzzy brown dog

But how to get Truth Serum into a dog.  I’m not worried about the informed consent thing — he’s a dog.  He’s not really food motivated, but the occasional treat does seem to make his day, so I think I’ll make a batch of no-bake dog treats and get it in him that way.

Yeah, that’ll work….Dog Treats

Hobie is rather particular for a dog.  He chews everything very well but doesn’t like things that are overly crunchy.  No Milk Bones for him.  He’s OK with soft foods so a no-bake soft treat would be just the thing to hide a truth serum.  I also won’t have to worry that the serum was destroyed by the heat of baking.  The point of this is to get the truth serum in, right?

Dog Treats

I looked online for some likely recipes and I’ve come up with something that I think might work.  I’m basing it on the recipes that I found here and here.  The basic ingredients are oats, peanut butter and pumpkin.  One recipe adds cinnamon — I think I’ll add it because it will just make them that much tastier (and might help hide the taste of the truth serum.)

The Best No-Bake Dog Treats

1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats, Divided

2 Tbl Creamy Peanut Butter

2 Tbl Water (or Truth Serum)

1/2 Tsp Cinnamon

2 Tbl Pumpkin Puree

Add 1/2 cup of oats to the  mini food processor and grind to a coarse powder.  Put the ground oats in a bowl and set aside.

Add the other 1/2 cup oats to the mini food processor and grind as before.  Add the peanut butter, water (or truth serum), cinnamon and pumpkin to the ground oats and pulse until it is a nice paste.  Using a spatula, stir it a bit more to smooth it all out.  Roll into balls about 1 inch across — I used a mini scoop to make them even.  Roll the balls in the reserved ground oats.  Store refrigerated.

Dog Treats

Feed to the dog and wait to see what he says.

Still not talking.....
Still not talking…..





16 Comments Add yours

  1. Haha! This was such a clever take on the Daily Prompt! I chose to take the truth serum myself, which you can read about on my blog if you’d like. I’ve always wondered what dogs were thinking about, so I really enjoyed this unique take on the prompt. Thanks for the recipe, too.

  2. blackmutts says:

    What a clever way to turn that assignment… and what a cute dog! My dog to might even take a little truth serum with that recipe…

    1. Hobie is begging for more. So far he hasn’t divulged anything — LOL. Thanks for reading!

  3. Souzapalooza says:

    Very clever take on the daily prompt!

  4. lifelessons says:

    Ha. Clever. Now may I have a doggie treat???

  5. betzcee says:

    I loved your take on this prompt. I will always read a post with a recipe or one related to dogs, and you have combined them brilliantly with an assignment! I confess that I just could not come up with a way to address this prompt and did the picky eater one from the weekend instead.

    1. Food and Dogs are 2 of the things that make life great! I looked at the picky eater prompt, but I’ll eat just about anything — LOL. Thanks for the read and the comment!

      1. betzcee says:

        I also will eat almost anything. However, I managed to write about the one common food that sticks in my craw. You can read it on

  6. CJPardun says:

    Funny, funny, funny! It’s great how you took a prompt and ran with it. The use of all the pictures was great. It gave me a better sense of what your blog as a whole is about. And including the recipe was brilliant as a way to connect the content to your blog. Three barks for you1

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