Thriller– Chiller– Pup-Pop Bites

Banish Werewolf Breath From Your Favorite Hell Hound’s Furry Little Face

Sometimes I wonder if Vincent Price’s lines at the end of “Thriller” aren’t actually describing the nightmare that is dog’s breath:

“The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years…

…And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere [pupperino] can resist
The evil of the Thriller” [–Chiller– Pup-Pop Bites]!

As much as I try, my dog, Barley, makes brushing his teeth REALLY, REALLY difficult. And, at 16 years old, sedation for professional teeth cleaning isn’t an option, either.

So when our little old man puppers got all up in our mugs, we…“must stand and face the hounds of hell, and rot inside a corpse’s shell”.

But, not any more! These frosty cubes of wholesome ingredients are the answer to freeing our family’s fur-baby from dreaded doggy breath!

While, it’s certainly fun to use spooky skull and brain silicone molds, there’s no need to deprive your pup if you all you have on hand is plain, old-school ice cube trays.

I’ve made less festive versions. And –honestly– he loved them just as much as he loves the festive ones!

All you need to tame the “funk of 40 thousand years” is a blender, ice cube trays, coconut oil, organic Greek yogurt, unsweetened apple sauce, fresh parsley, fresh mint, and frozen blueberries.

I’ve found a few tricks that make these treats even easier to make. First, slightly warm the applesauce, and add it to the blender, right before the coconut oil. This will help liquefy the coconut oil, and make the parsley and mint blend more smoothly, before adding the Greek yogurt, last.

To fill the mold in the most mess-less way possible, place half of the mixture into a bag, with a snipped corner. Then, to make a new flavor and color variation, add the frozen blueberries to the other half that’s still in the blender.

We like to keep a few mason jars of these ghoulish goodies in our freezer for Barley’s after-meal palette-cleanser.

Because they’re made with only quality, natural ingredients, I tried one of each flavor. The green one sort of reminds me of a type of earthy mojito. And the other one is like a blueberry mojito. It’s no wonder our little werewolf gobbles them up!

Night creatures call…
There’s no escaping the jaws…this time
They’re open wide…ooh ’cause it’s Thriller
[– Chiller– Pup-Pop Bites]!

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