Making Your Dog Friendly Easter Egg
Now you know about the dangers of chocolate for dogs (if you haven’t read about it in our blog check it out here), we’re going to show you how you can make your very own dog friendly Easter egg especially for your pampered pooch.
You Will Need:
- Five – seven packets of dog chocolate drops or carob drops (dependent on the size of egg)
- Light vegetable oil spray
- Easter egg mould or plastic casing from an Easter egg
- Pyrex bowl
- Plastic spatula or Wooden Spoon
- Cup of water
- Pastry brush (paint brush will do)
- Your dog’s favourite meaty treats
Step 1: Dog Chocolate vs. Carob
You can use either doggy chocolate treats (available from all good pet stores) or carob drops.
Carob is used as an alternative to chocolate, is 100% safe for dogs to eat and available from health food shops.
Step 2: Melt Away!
Pour your cup of water into your saucepan and bring to a boil on a medium heat.
Place your drops of choice in your pyrex bowl and lower this onto your saucepan. Make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the boiling water. Turn the heat down immediately and slowly stir your melting drops with your spatula or spoon.
Step 3: Spread the Love!
Once all of your drops are melted, lightly spray a layer of vegetable oil over the insides of your moulds.
Pour half of your mixture into one half of your egg mould and the other half into the remaining half of your egg mould (reserve a teaspoon’s worth of the melted goodness in the bowl). Spread the mixture evenly using your spatula or wooden spoon and put aside to set.
If you can’t get your paws on an Easter egg mould or are on a budget, you can use the plastic casing of an old chocolate Easter egg (it’s a shame you’ll have to eat the egg!)
Step 4: Fill Her Up!
Once your egg halves have set, pour your doggie’s favourite treats into one half of your egg only.
Melt your drops again in your pyrex bowl and gently pop out the empty half of your egg to rest on a worktop.
Using the pastry brush, gently brush the melted drops around the edge. You will need to work fairly quickly so it doesn’t set. Place the empty egg half on top of the melted edge to seal in the doggy treats. Hold the egg gently for 30 seconds for the seal to set.
Step 5: Enjoy!
You can now decorate your creation! get creative and try wrapping in foil or a ribbon!
Enjoy watching your four-legged friend enjoy all in the comfort of knowing he’ll be free from the dangers of chocolate poisoning.
Of course, even with doggy drops and carob, your dog friendly Easter egg should be consumed in moderation.
Let us know if you’ve attempted this recipe and how it turned out for you in the comments below. Check out our Baking for Doggies Pinterest board here for more inspiration!