Why should humans have all the Christmassy fun? This Candy Cane Christmas Dog Treat recipe is simple, plus they’re gluten-free and healthy! Perfect for the festive season when most of us are tempted to overindulge.
Watch the video to get a Greyhound-speed overview of this simple recipe, or keep reading for a step by step breakdown.
This recipe makes approximately 3 – 5 Christmas Dog Treat pieces, dependent on size.
- 375g wheat free and gluten free flour (plus extra for dusting)
- 240ml hot water
- 1 tsp low sodium beef stock like Bovril
- 1 egg
- Natural red food colouring
- Extra water if needed
- Preheat the oven to 180˚C.
- Dissolve 1tsp Bovril in 240ml hot water.
- Sift half the flour into a large bowl.
- Add the egg and Bovril water.
- Stir with a spoon until mixed and smooth.
- Sift in the remaining flour and stir with a spoon until a dough forms.
- Knead the dough with your hands for 3 minutes.
- Split your dough ball into two equal halves.
- Place one half to the side.
- Add the red food colouring and knead until evenly mixed.
- Dust your clean worktop with the flour and roll a small ball from each of the two different coloured balls into two equal size worms.
- Pinching the top of the dough worms, gently twist them together and shape into a candy cane.
- Place on a non-stick, floured baking tray in the centre of the oven for 35 – 40 minutes.
- Let them cool completely on the tray before removing.
If your dog won’t pull down the tree, they look great hung up amongst the foliage and twinkling lights.Stuck for ideas for gifts this Christmas? Check out our ultimate gift guides for dogs and their humans. If you attempt this super-simple Christmas dog treat recipe let us know in the comments how got on! Send us a picture on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter tagging @DogBuddyCo.