On Valentine’s Day, two of my favorite things come to mind: desserts and sharing them with those I love. For humans, I do a lot of chocolate dipping as the perfect — and sweet — touch. Because chocolate is a no-no for furry companions, I set out to find the best way to dip a dog bone.
A perfect treat for any holiday, these dipped dog bones are pretty in pink and perfect for serving up to your favorite pup. I love these because you can bake or buy your dog treats, making this an easy and fast way to impress your pup and all of his admirers at the dog park.
Keep in mind that even though these dipping suggestions are safe for your dog, they are higher in fat and sugar than our usual recipes, so feed sparingly and check with your vet if you have any concerns.
What you’ll need:
- Your favorite dog treats. Go for a classic-shaped dog bone to achieve the look pictured.
- Candy melts, yogurt coating or carob chips. **Do not buy them in brown or anything that lists “cocoa flavored.” White and pink candy melts are safe options, but make sure they don’t include xylitol.
- A microwave or double boiler.
- Melt the candy melts, yogurt coating or carob chips according to the package directions.
- Transfer them to a tall glass for easy dipping (you can also just melt them in a tall glass).
- Dip your dog treats into the melted candy. I dip about a quarter to halfway up the bone to limit the amount of sugar.
- Allow to cool and dry.
- If you want to add a design, dip a fork into a different color and drizzle over the dried treats.
Thumbnail: Photography by Samantha Meyers.
About the author
Sam is a dog lover, writer, baker, crafter and Instagrammer. When she’s not writing, she’s decorating cookies at her blog SugaredAndIced.com or Instagramming her dogs @FrenchHuggs_ and @Quinnstadoodle.
Editor’s note: This article appeared in Dogster magazine. Have you seen the new Dogster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? Subscribe now to get Dogster magazine delivered straight to you!