Thursday, 8 December 2016
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{RECIPE} Blackstrap Molasses and Coconut Carob Kisses

Homemade dog treats topped with small carob drops

Warning: the delicious smell of molasses treats baking in the oven may have have you drooling right along with your dogs. The carob drops make these cookies into little dog-sized versions of human kiss cookies and the treat dough is nice a sturdy, making these great for sharing with holiday furfriends in gifts and doggie bags.

Blackstrap Molasses and Coconut Carob Kisses

🥄 Treat Ingredients:

1 egg 
1/2 cup yogurt (see tips below)
2 tbsp blackstrap molasses
2 tbsp ground flax or LSA (optional) 
1/2 cup fine desiccated coconut
Approximately 1 cup brown rice flour 
Miniature carob drops 

🥄 Making the Treats: 

Preheat your oven to 180C (or local equivalent) and gather together your baking ingredients and materials.

Combine egg, yogurt, and molasses in a mixing bowl.  Stir through the desiccated coconut and flax/LSA, then incrementally add rice flour to reach a workable consistency. Flour quantity will depend on the yogurt and your add-ins, so work incrementally. If it isn't firm enough, add a touch more flour. If your mixture is looking a bit dry, you can add a little bit of additional water/yogurt to adjust.  Rest dough (optional).

Shape into small bite-sized balls, place on a prepared baking sheet, and press a mini carob drop into the top of each treat as the "kiss". Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes.  You can let them sit a while in the cooling oven before removing if you would like a slightly crunchier cookie. Cool before serving and storage. 

Dalmatians dogs begging for homemade dog treats topped with small carob drops

Tips and Tricks:
  • Variations in measurements, individual ingredient types, and options/substitutions as well as variations in ingredient/ambient temperatures, etc. are all  part of why we work incrementally when mixing. 
  • Fine coconut is best for creating a nice tight dough for shaping and baking into a sturdy treat.
  • No carob drops?  You can add a little carob powder to the dough mix (along with the wet ingredients is easiest, and you may need less flour) or just skip it all together since the molasses and coconut makes these doggone delectable as is. You can bake as balls or flatten gently with a fork before baking.
  • Go natural or take care when when shopping to avoid artificial sweeteners in ingredients like yogurt when used for your dogs - xylitol (also identified as sweetener E967) is particularly dangerous for dogs. 
  • The treats can be broken for smaller dogs, or made bigger/smaller - just keep an eye on your cooking time - the smaller the cookie, the shorter the baking time. 
  • Homemade dog treats are best consumed within a few days of baking and can be frozen for longer storage.

Dalmatians dogs eating homemade dog treats topped with small carob drop

🦴 Hungry for more tasty treats?  You can explore from our treat navigation page, hop straight into our homemade dog treat ideas in the blog archives, search the blog from our sidebar, or use the labels below this post to find other recipes that might be of interest. Remember, treats (bought or homemade) are for spoiling your pup in moderation. We share ideas here from treats that we make ourselves for our pets, but different animals will have different preferences (likes/dislikes) and dietary needs. Some pets may have special dietary requirements and/or food allergies/intolerances. If you are ever in doubt or have questions about what's suitable for your pet, have a chat with your trusted vet.

We have a Christmas post for you every weekday between now and the start of our offline holidays, with toys, decorations, treats, and more so stay tuned! We'll see you again tomorrow for our final pre-holiday post, furfriends!

Homemade dog treats topped with small carob drops

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