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5 Dog Treat Recipes That Kids Can Make

Carob Cookies

If you're the proud owner of a canine with a sweet tooth, you need this recipe for carob-coated cookies. Note that the choice of carob instead of chocolate is important. Chocolate contains theobromine, a chemical that's toxic to dogs.

To make these incredibly yummy canine cookies, you'll need the following:

  • 2-1/4 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of hot water
  • 1/4 cup of oil
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of molasses
  • 1 cup of carob chips

Start by mixing all of these ingredients -- except for the carob chips -- together, kneading them into dough on a lightly floured surface. Then, form them into whatever shapes your hound hankers for and bake them at 300 degrees (150 degrees Celsius) for 30 minutes.

For kids, the best part of this recipe is the process of coating the cookies in carob. Melt the carob chips either in the microwave or in a pan on the stove. Then, have your little ones dip the treats into the gooey goodness or paint it on with a pastry brush. You can feed the cookies to your pet still warm, or pop them into the fridge until he's ready for them. Your kids will love creating their carob-coated goodies, and your hound will be more than happy to devour them.