Our last blog post focused on Project 1: growing your own real grass for your dog’s Easter basket. Project 2 is making your dog a safe alternative to the traditional chocolate bunny. Let’s make some delicious Carob-Peanut Butter Bunnies.
Now that you’ve got your grass filled Easter basket, you’re going to need some treats to put inside. These treats need to be yummy yet safe for your dog to enjoy. So get ready for your next project…
If you’ve never tried carob before, you should! Some people call it a close taste to chocolate – but carob comes from the pod of the carob tree. The inside pulp of the pod is scooped out, dried, roasted and made into powder or into chocolate-like chips. It’s low in sugar, high in fiber and has no caffeine. And perfectly safe for your dog to consume.
These little treats are made in silicone candy or baking molds – so you can choose whatever shape you’d like.
Carob-Peanut Butter Bunnies
You will need:
- Carob Chips, unsweetened
- Creamy peanut butter
- Silicone candy or baking mold
NOTE: Make sure you check ingredients in your peanut butter. Some brands are manufactured with Xylitol – a sweetener which is TOXIC to dogs! Even a small amount can cause death. We chose to use a natural peanut butter – just peanuts.
This recipe calls for a 1:1 ratio of carob to peanut butter. The amount will depend on your molds. A good starting point is 1/3 cup carob chips to 1/3 cup peanut butter.
Carob chips tend to be dry and not as easy to melt as chocolate. But the peanut butter helps add some needed oils to get a good consistency.
Place carob chips and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute on 50% power. Remove and stir until smooth. If your carob chips haven’t melted all the way then re-heat for another 20 seconds on 50% power and repeat until the mixture is smooth and fudgy.
Spoon mixture into silicone mold and place into freezer until solid.
These little goodies will harden but will melt if left at room temp. Store them in the fridge or freezer until ready to present.
These are an indulgent treat for your dog, so you’ll want to limit how many he devours at a time. It won’t be easy.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. We bought our silicone mold on Amazon. You can also find carob chips there, but we purchased ours at Whole Foods.
Onward to our final spring project…
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