Dog Easter Egg Treats Recipe
These eggs make an ideal Easter-themed treat for your dog, and they also work as an excellent gift for any dog-loving friends – just wrap them up in some clear plastic foil and tie with a ribbon and a bone shaped gift tag. They are easy and affordable to make, and set into lovely hand-made eggs full of tasty, canine-friendly ingredients that dogs love. This recipe is enough to make approximately two dozen eggs, depending on the size you make them. They are great for Easter egg hunts, and could also be used for reward-based training. These eggs will set fairly hard in the fridge, but you could also freeze them if you want the eggs to retain their shape for longer, or if it is a particularly warm day.
- 200g mashing potatoes (e.g. King Edwards)
- 25ml milk
- 150g carob
- 100g peanuts, chopped
- 75g carrots, grated
- Used, empty egg boxes
- Peel, wash and chop the potatoes, then bring to the boil and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes until cooked.
- While the potatoes are cooking, melt the carob in a bain-marie over a pot of simmering water. Constantly stir the carob – do not let it burn.
- When the potatoes are full cooked, drain them and mash them thoroughly with a dash of milk.
- When fully mashed, fold the grated carrots and the chopped peanuts into the potatoes until they are fully mixed together. Add the melted carob and mix until the mash turns a pleasant milk-chocolate brown colour.
- Wait for the mixture to partially cool for 10 – 15 minutes. While you are waiting, lightly grease the egg boxes.
- When the potato mixture is cool enough to touch, take a small amount and gently roll it into a ball or egg shape. Don’t worry if the mixture is a bit sloppy at this stage.
- Once each egg is complete, lay it to rest in your greased egg box. When you have finished rolling out your eggs, store them in the fridge for four hours to set, then serve them to your dog. Store any unused eggs in the fridge, and eat within two days.
If cooking is not your thing, remember, Groomers also stock a number of Easter themed treats for your dog.