Scarf'd: Dog-Friendly Holiday Bark
Don’t forget the pups! Make these no-bake and dog-friendly carob holiday bark treats for your next holiday get together.
‘Tis the season to treat yo’self and your pup. We know there are a million things left to do, gifts to buy, and parties to prep for, but this no-bake, dog-friendly carob holiday bark is easy to make and fun to share.
And FYI, while looks can be deceiving, this recipe does not include chocolate. Instead, it features carob!
Quick carob knowledge bomb drop: Similar to chocolate chips, carob chips are also derived from seedpods. Specifically, carob chips are made from the roasted and crushed seedpods that grow on the carob tree, Ceratonia siliqua. Carob is a great chocolate substitute (for humans and pets alike). It does not contain caffeine or theobromine—the chemical that makes chocolate deadly for dogs. Carob also contains a good amount of fiber, as well as vitamins A, B, and D as well as calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, and protein.
So, there you go—carob for all!
Dog-Friendly Holiday Bark:
2 1/2 cups natural carob chips
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 container fresh raspberries
1/2 cup desiccated, unsweetened shredded coconut
Line a smaller baking sheet with parchment paper, we used a 9 1/2” x 13 1/2” sized pan.
1. Using a double boiler setup, bring a small amount of water to a simmer in the saucepan. Set your heatproof bowl on top of the saucepan, but make sure it’s not touching the water below. Place carob chips in a heatproof bowl, stirring constantly, until all carob is melted.
2. Pour melted carob into a pan and spread evenly to cover the surface of the pan. Place in freezer for approximately 15 minutes or until carob is firm.
3. Using the same double boiler set up used for the carob chips, heat coconut oil until melted. Turn off burner, but keep the heatproof bowl above the heated water. Add Greek yogurt to coconut oil and mix. Add half of your raspberries to the yogurt/coconut oil mixture. Mix thoroughly.
4. Pour mixture on top of cooled carob and spread evenly to cover.
5. Decorate with remaining raspberries and sprinkle with shredded coconut.
6. Place in freezer to chill for 45 minutes or until firm.
7. Once firm, break into pieces and enjoy!
Recipe inspired by PrettyFluffy.com.
_Disclaimer:_We recommend consulting with a veterinarian before serving your pup human food.
Scarf’d DIY simple pet recipes: easy-to-make and dog-approved. Crafted in our office test kitchen with the help (and appetites) of our beloved Figo dogs. Go ahead and share these tasty treats with your pup!