Showing posts with label molds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label molds. Show all posts
Friday, 16 March 2018
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{RECIPE} Peanut Butter and Carob Coconut Oil Easter Treats

Homemade Easter dog treats made with Easter egg and paw print molds

Is anyone else a sucker for peanut butter and chocolate? It's one of my personal favourite (human) treat combos, so I couldn't resist combining them into a peanut butter chocolate egg inspired Easter treat.  The treats were created in layers, as shown, but can also be created as a homogeneous mix  if you prefer, or you can adapt to make without the carob and/or peanut butter to suit your dog's sensitivities, palette, and/or your own personal preferences. Easy peasy!  My dogs both enjoy coconut oil straight-up too!

Monday, 12 March 2018
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{RECIPE} Guilt-Free Healthy Carob Gummy Easter Dog Treats

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

Guilt-free "chocolate" Easter dog treats? Oh yeah! We're in! These easy DIY dog treats only take a few minutes to prepare (plus set-time) and the ingredients are simple, healthy, and doggone delicious!

Monday, 5 March 2018
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{RECIPE} Naturally Green Kale and Herb Gummy Dog Treats

Dalmatian dog begging for a green paw shaped dog treat

Gummies are some of the simplest treats we make, but they're also some of the healthiest. Pawesome! A batch of gummies takes only a few minutes to prepare, most of which is hands-off for blooming, and then they're off to set in the fridge. Easy peasy! In the spirit of our Year of the Dog pledge to always have gummies on hand in the fridge as "treats" we're playing with lots of flavour combos and mixtures, so you'll be seeing plenty of pawesome gummy ideas here on the blog. 

Wednesday, 31 January 2018
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{RECIPE} All Natural Hot Pink Valentine Gummy Dog Treats

Bright pink gelatin gummy dog treats shaped like bones and paws

These bright pink gelatin gummy dog treats get the pretty pink from combining our go-to simple stock base with plain yogurt and beetroot powder. They only take a few minutes to make (plus set time) and are something that I feel great about giving to our boys as a treat since they are jam packed with healthy goodness. 

Monday, 15 January 2018
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{RECIPE} Carob Peanut Butter Cinnamon Heart Dog Treats

Heart shaped Valentine's Day dog "chocolate" treats with pink gift tags and drawstring bag

Pucker up, valenpups!  These no-bake treats combine the irresistible flavours and scents of carob and peanut butter with breath freshening cinnamon and coconut oil. Smooches for pooches?  Count us in!

Monday, 30 October 2017
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{RECIPE} Turmeric Latte Golden Milk Gummy Dog Treats

Turmeric gelatin gummy dog treats shaped like bones

Both of our dogs have turmeric regularly, both in some of their homemade treats and sprinkled directly onto their food.  Sometimes this is sprinkle a coconut oil mixture (see this guest post for how to make golden powder dog food sprinkles) but often I just sprinkle a little powder straight-up onto their food.  We give a number of different healthy add-ins this way to keep things interesting with variety, but turmeric is a favourite of both dogs for smell/taste and us for its potential health benefits.  When Oli was heading into cataract surgery, I wasn't sure whether sprinkling quick-to-stain turmeric on his meals would be a good idea given we anticipated significantly impaired vision during healing. Oli is a very messy eater at the best of times (see our dog-friendly home cleaning tips) and I could imagine things getting rather nasty in a hurry: blind eating, stainy turmeric, white fur, tender face, Elizabethan collar...uh-oh... I decided to whip up a batch of extra potent turmeric gummies for his recovery. This an adaptation of our lightly seasoned and simpler turmeric gummy recipe, as shown in our golden gummy star dog treats,. Full of healthy ingredients, doggone delicious scents/flavours, and low-mess goodness. Yay!

Monday, 17 July 2017
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{RECIPE} Golden Milk Puppy Popsicle Frozen Dog Treats

Coconut milk and turmeric dog treats frozen in heart shapes

It is more winter blanket than ice pop weather in our part of the world right now, but I've had this post pre-prepped and waiting to share with our summer friends for a cool treat idea.  These frozen treats combine the key elements of golden milk (without the human sweeteners) into a frosty ice pop.  By layering the treats, the milky top/bottom buffers the turmeric middle layer for easier (less messy) handling and feeding; however, it's super simple to adapt and just combine all of the ingredients instead of a three-part layered process, if you prefer a quicker easier treat.

Monday, 22 May 2017
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{RECIPE} "Jelly Tip" Carob and Yogurt Gummy Dog Treats

These doggone delicious treats were inspired by the classic kiwi Jelly Tip ice cream treats. For our furfriends overseas, Jelly Tips are an ice cream cream stick treat of vanilla ice cream topped with raspberry jelly (the jelly tip) and coated in chocolate, and have been made by local manufacturers Tip Top since 1951. It's a kiwi icon!  I've been wanting to share a carob gummy recipe with you for a while and simply couldn't get my brain past the combination of chocolate and rosy red jelly. And really...can you blame me? So let's dogify it!

Homemade gelatin gummy dog treats shaped like bones layered with carob and berry (brown top, pink bottom)

Monday, 6 February 2017
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{RECIPE} Beetroot + Gelatin Red Gummy Heart Dog Treats

These simple gelatin gummy heart homemade dog treats are naturally red thanks to the addition of delicious nutritious beetroot powder and are full of gelatin goodness - yum! 

Homemade red gummy heart Valentine's Day dog treats


Monday, 23 January 2017
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{RECIPE} Yogurt Gelatin Healthy Heart Gummy Dog Treats

Homemade yogurt and gelatin dog treats, heat-shaped, on a red and black background

These little hearts are so easy and our dogs LOVE them.  Made in two steps to protect the probiotic content of the yogurt, these gummies are quick healthy treats that you can feel good about sharing with your dog... even literally if you'd like to sample! I'm not into eating gelatin myself, but it's great for humans as well as dogs. When made with plain yogurt, these gummies are naturally a creamy white. The mixture can also be tinted with compatibly flavoured natural colourings (or a dog-safe food colouring) before pouring the prepared gelatin mixture into your molds, if you wish.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016
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{RECIPE} Golden Gummy Stars + Coconut Oil Snowmen

DIY turmeric gummy Christmas dog treats shaped like golden stars

These golden gummy star treats are ridiculous easy to make, healthy, and our dogs are wild for them. What's not to love? We'll definitely be making these again!  This treat is a very simple twist on my chicken stock gummies, using turmeric to infuse the gummies with a lovely natural golden colour (and extra healthy goodness).  Flecks in the mixture naturally settle during setting to create golden topped stars on a jiggly translucent gold base. If you usually supplement with a turmeric and coconut oil combo, why not whip up an easy coconut oil treat to go with your gummies? All those lovely snowmen, snowflakes, and other festive wintry shapes are perfect for a bright white frozen coconut oil treat.  We gave our snowmen little carob top hats, just for fun and added flavour.

Monday, 7 November 2016
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{RECIPE} Healthy Gummies for Dogs: Scratch + Shortcut

If you don't know where gelatin comes from you may want to turn back now before it's too late...  If you're brave and love your dog, read on. :) As noted in our post on ingredients we use for homemade dog treats and why, bone broth is a healthy homemade treat for dogs (and humans, if you're keen) and quality gelatin has some of the same health benefits.  Here's how we use bone broth for our dogs as well as a (much quicker!) healthy gummy dog treat.

Heart shaped homemade gelatin gummy dog treats

Monday, 21 March 2016
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{RECIPE} Homemade Dog Easter Egg Carob Treats

DIY carob and peanut butter Easter egg dog treats

Today's recipe is ridiculously simple, but insanely dogliscious (and cute too!).  These DIY dog Easter egg "chocolates" were made using an Easter silicone candy mold, but you can use any mold including re-purposing a simple ice-cube tray (preferably flexible for ease of removal) or just make a "chocolate" bark and crack/cut into smaller pieces after hardening. Either way, expect to have very excited dogs circling around your kitchen. 

Monday, 8 February 2016
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{RECIPE} Strawberry & Carob Frozen Yogurt Treats

Homemade carob frozen yogurt heart shaped dog treats

It isn't our usual Wednesday recipe day, but with the recent hot weather here, we added a quick and easy extra to the post plan for any other hot dogs sizzling through summer (sorry to those of you freezing your fur off in the Northern Hemisphere!).  Made in the same style as our easy ice pop star dog treats, you (or the kids) can make these easy homemade frozen yogurt dog treats in just a minute or two, plus freezing time. Fresh and fruity or chocolatey carob? Choices choices!  Why not both?

Thursday, 2 July 2015
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{RECIPE} Fourth of July Ice Pop Dog Treats

Saturday will be the Fourth of July / Independence Day, so we thought that we would share an easy summer dog treat recipe for our American readers. These simple ice pops are a fun little summer time treat for your canine companions - perfect for cooling down during the dog days of summer!
 
Homemade fruit and frozen yogurt dog treats shaped like stars