Homemade Baked Carrot Truffle Treats for Rabbits

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Everybody knows that rabbits love carrots, so let’s learn how to make some yummy carrot flavored truffle balls for our little friends. They’ll be sure to thank you and ask for more!


  • 1 cup of rabbit pellet dry food
  • 2 carrots (or 1 cup of baby carrots)
  • 1 banana


Yield: 24-30

Time: 24-30

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. Grind the pellets. Puree the carrots and banana together.
  3. Combine all ingredients.
  4. Roll the mixture into balls.
  5. Place a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Then turn the oven off and leave the carrot truffles inside the oven for another hour.

carrot truffles

How to make carrot truffles

Prepare your ingredients by grinding the pellets and pureeing the banana and carrots together. Then combine all the ingredients to form a thick dough with the consistency of cookie dough. You may need to add a few drops of water to make it a moldable and non-crumbling consistency.

Once you have your dough, use your hands to roll it into little balls and place on a prepared baking sheet. Make sure the balls are only about ½ an inch to 1 inch in diameter so that you won’t be giving too much to your rabbit at once.

Once you have your carrot truffles arranged on a baking sheet, put them in the oven for 30 minutes and then keep them in for another hour after the oven has been turned off. This will allow the truffle balls to continue drying out without browning too much or burning.

After the carrot truffles have dried out, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool off completely. You should avoid giving your rabbit more than one of thes

How many treats should a rabbit have in a day?

Even these healthier treats should be kept to a minimum. We want our rabbit’s main food to be grass-based hay, such as timothy hay. So try to keep the amount of treats you give your rabbit to 1-2 per day, unless you make them into smaller sizes.

Other considerations for these recipes

  • Wash vegetables and appliances before using them for rabbit treats. Make sure to rinse off the fruits and vegetables to avoid adding any residual dirt or pesticides into your rabbit treats. You also don’t want to contaminate the rabbit treats with people food, so make sure to wash any tools and appliances thoroughly before using them.
  • Other fruits and vegetables can be added and replaced in these recipes. You don’t have to use the fruits and vegetables that I use. If your rabbit prefers different foods, simply add them in or make the substitution.
  • Store homemade treats in the refrigerator or the freezer. You can leave the treats in an airtight container on the counter for about a week, but if you expect them to last longer than that, you’ll want to keep them in the refrigerator. If you are making them in bulk, you’ll want to keep extras in the freezer.

Amy Pratt

Amy Pratt is a lifelong rabbit owner who has been specializing with rabbits at the Humane Rescue Alliance. She helps to socialize the rabbits and educate volunteers on the care and behavior of these small mammals.

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