Showing posts with label molasses. Show all posts
Showing posts with label molasses. Show all posts
Monday, 17 December 2018
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{RECIPE} Strawberry Carob Christmas Spice Dog Treats

Christmas dog treats shaped like bones, trees, gingerbread men, and snowmen

In confession, I simply couldn't resist pulling out the plunger cookie cutters to make a few final holiday treats.  My go-to carob powder smells a lot like cocoa powder to my underpowdered human nose, but in flavour  it's subtly sweet, a little nutty, and sort of reminds me of gingerbread. (I've tried it in human baking....not taste-testing dog treats, although I've been tempted! Hehe...) With spice and all things nice on the brain, I adapted our strawberry carob recipe to make a treat spiced up with a hint of cinnamon, ginger, and the rich scent of blackstrap molasses. Cue the drool! 

Monday, 15 October 2018
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{RECIPE} Marinated Blackstrap Beef Jerky Dog Treats

Dalmatian dog begging for a strip of dehydrated beef jerky dog treat

Jerky is doggone irresistible to our boys, no matter what the flavour.  It's also one of the very few homemade goodies that our cranky old senior cat, Tiger, is interested in sampling. The dogs will very grudgingly share...hehehe.  Homemade dog jerky is very easy to make it is a great healthy treat option. There is absolutely no need to marinate at all - plain delicious jerky is our go-to meaty dog treat - but as we noted in last week's jerky post, by reader request we've created two quick and easy marinade ideas. Last week we shared our rosemary and ginger marinade and now here are the delicious details on our barbecue inspired blackstrap marinade.

Monday, 28 May 2018
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{RECIPE} Blackstrap Barbecue Meatball Dog Treats

Meatballs on a stone table with red bowls of spices and polka dot napkins.

Mmmmmmeatball treats! These treats aren't actually barbecued (although you could use your grill or pop one briefly to defrost while your making human snacks) but the meatballs are seasoned with BBQ sauce inspired blackstrap and herb/spice mixture to be extra doggone irresistible... although let's face it, my dogs would never turn down a meatball no matter how plain or how fancy it may be. Hehehe.

Friday, 23 March 2018
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{RECIPE} Bacon Bunny and Bones Easter Dog Treats

Dalmatian dog eating a bunny shaped dog treat

Mmmm...bacon bunnies! These treats combine the doggone irresistible scent/taste of bacon with yummy peanut butter and blackstrap molasses to make a naturally brown treat.  The Easter treat tags and labels you see in the pictures will be shared here on Monday as our final pre-Easter post this year. Woofs!

Monday, 19 March 2018
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{RECIPE} "Hot Cross Gummy" Easter Dog Treats

Gelatin gummy dog treats shaped like Easter eggs, paws, and bones

These Easter dog treats were inspired by the aroma of beloved hot cross buns. Drool...  Hot cross gummies...hot cross gummies...smelling oh so yummy we would like them in our tummies! Hot cross paws...hot cross paws... tasting so delicious when we get them in our jaws!  

Thursday, 21 December 2017
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{RECIPE} Molasses "Kiss" Carob Drop Dog Treats

Dog treats with carob chips on a colourful chevron table with red treat bag and ribbons

Delicious peanut butter with a hint of blackstrap molasses and a droolworthy carob drop "kiss" make these downright irresistible to my boys. Meet me under the mistletoe! Puppy kisses for kisses accepted.

Thursday, 7 December 2017
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{RECIPE} Peanut Butter and Molasses Christmas Dog Treats

Homemade Christmas dog treats shaped like gingerbread men and dog houses

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas, and these treats smell almost good enough to temp a few human taste-testers. A little splash of blackstrap molasses and sprinkle of spice jazzes up our smooth roll-and-cut peanut butter dog treat recipe with a gingerbread-inspired holiday boost of scent and flavour. That dough works so well for simulating a cookie-dough texture that I wanted to play with it for my new Christmas plunger-cutters (I couldn't resist buying them...) and it worked very nicely! Since we were making gingerbread treats, I used only the gingerbread person plunger from the set and creating some matching gingerbread houses.  Here's how they were made. 

Monday, 8 May 2017
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{RECIPE} Cookie Cups for Puppy Pie Dog Treats Any Time!

Cookie cups for dogs? Oh yes we did!  Edible dog-friendly cookie cups are a pawesome way to make a special little treat for your dog and a batch can be frozen for use in any number of tasty mini treats.  My favourite way to use them is like mini pie shells, and I'll share some easy filling ideas.

Homemade bite-sized cookie cups for making dog treats

Monday, 27 March 2017
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{RECIPE} Dog Cross Bun Easter Treats

Dog cross buns...dog cross buns...one ha'penny, two ha'penny, dog cross buns... In our local supermarkets and bakeries, hot cross buns seem to sneak onto the shelves ridiculously early, sometimes even replacing Christmas treats at the start of the year! In honour of the beloved bun, these Easter treats are made with a deliciously spiced dough and topped with a cross; however, instead of yeasty bread buns these are snappy biscuits without the doggy no-nos often found in human buns, like nutmeg, raisins, dried currants, and other unhealthy ingredients.

Homemade Easter dog treats shaped like small (flat) hot crossed buns and bones

Since these treats are really all about the simple shape and embellishment, to make your own Dog Cross Buns, you can use any dog-friendly roll-and-cut treat dough; however, for an authentic spiced sweet bread inspired scent we opted for a dough that includes Ceylon cinnamon and blackstrap molasses. You can easily tweak your favourite rollable treat dough, where flavours/scents are compatible, by altering the wets to include some blackstrap and/or adding a sprinkle of Ceylon cinnamon (if suitable for your dog). Easy peasy!  Here is how we made our treats:

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.

Monday, 14 November 2016
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{RECIPE} Coconut Molasses Bites | Dog Treats

Homemade dog treats spilling out of a drawstring bag onto a plain table cloth with a tag that says "THANKS so very much"

I love the rich sweet smell of molasses and coconut in these treats, and my dogs do too!  These flavours would be great for Thanksgiving (or for Christmas) and the firm cookie-style treats could also travel well in doggy bags for furry friends.  On the subject of giving thanks, since this is our last blog post before we start Christmas content (stay tuned for tons of fun!), I'd like to say THANKS so very much to all of our awesome readers, commenters, followers, and friends. You make this whole blogging madness worthwhile, and I am grateful to have you with us.


Monday, 24 October 2016
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{RECIPE} Autumn Apple Puppy Pie Dog Treats

Homemade apple pie dog treats on a plaid table with drawstring treat bags
 
These quick and fruity dog treats smell great! Our fruit-fan dogs thought they were pretty tasty, too. For those of you enjoying the cool days of autumn and freshly harvested apples, you can swap pureed fresh apple for sauce and adjust your liquid/flour quantities if needed to get a nice workable dough. Our apple trees are in blossom at the moment, but there is never a wrong time of year for pie, is there? 


Monday, 10 October 2016
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{RECIPE} Black Cat Cookies | Halloween Dog Treats

Homemade Halloween dog treats shaped like black cats and bones

Meow!  These black cat cookies are a fun little Halloween treat for doggies who happen to cross their paths.  Bad luck?  Perhaps for the cats...hehe...  We've shared an easy biscuit dog option below, but these can easily be made using your favourite roll/cut favourite dog treat recipe or adapted as human cookies.

Monday, 20 June 2016
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{RECIPE} Molasses & Peanut Butter "Gingerbread" Dog Treats

Homemade gingerbread dog treats stacked next to gingerbread person cookie cutter

Blackstrap molasses gives these treats a rick brown colour and fabulous smell, reminiscent of real gingerbread. Quality blackstrap molasses is rich in nutrition (for humans and animals) and some folks believe it can help dogs with arthritis and mobility, immune system strength, and heart health. Our dogs love the smell, so I set out to bake a tasty treat with a boost of molasses.