It’s New Years Eve! Tomorrow will already be 2014! Since it is Bailie’s first New Years, my sisters and I are planning to party til the dogs come home! You know we like to have fun, and tonight is no exception! We have Bowser Beer and Confetti Balls to get the party started! We recommend starting the new year off with some loud howling too!
I’m sure you all are wondering how to make the confetti balls. If it is still early enough in the day, you certainly have time to make a batch. They are real easy and fast, no bake, just refrigerate. They have everything dogs love, coconut, peanut butter, honey, oatmeal, and banana.
I got all my ingredients together as usual and then used Mom’s handy dandy Tupperware thingy to mash up the banana. My assistant was complaining because she couldn’t see over the milk box…it’s always something with an assistant!
Next you need to check the consistency of the dough as it needs to form a nice ball. A little tasting is always a good thing too, I mean if your tongue happens to land on the dough. Bailie just rolls her eyes, no respect!
The tricky thing with these balls is rolling them into a ball and covering them with coconut without getting all that dough stuck to your paw pads and nose. I had mom put some no stick on my paws and nose to keep that from happening. I roll them with my front paws and then push them through the coconut with my nose…occasionally nibbling on a bit of coconut. We colored our coconut to be festive, but you can just use it plain as well. I know, many readers don’t think food coloring is good for dogs, but I’ll tell you a secret…don’t tell anyone…my mom sometimes eats a whole bag of potato chips in one sitting and that is not healthy either. We figure a splurge here and there is perfectly fine as long as you don’t have an allergy or something.
Once they are all coated and on a no stick surface in a pan, just put them in the refrigerator to set for 2-3 hours. I like to keep them next to our Bowser Beer so all my stuff is together on one shelf.
There you have it, Confetti Balls for your doggy New Years Eve party! It couldn’t be easier or tastier! Click here to download your own copy of the recipe in PDF format, as usual with a photo of me at work in my kitchen.
Now, crack open a Bowser Beer and get to the good part – the party! Happy New Year! See you in 2014!