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Carob Valentine Conversation Hearts

Grab some letters and a few heart cookie cutters in a variety of sizes to make these fun and healthy Valentine dog treats.

valentine dog treat recipe

Ah, chocolate! Dogs don’t know what they’re missing, do they? Luckily, Nature has an alternative: carob.

Carob is made from the seed pods of the carob tree, an eastern Mediterranean evergreen. The dried seeds are ground into a powder or made into carob chips, like the chocolate chips we use in cookies. Carob is full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and smells so close to chocolate you might not be able to tell the difference.

Carob is safe for dogs because it doesn’t contain the highly toxic compound theobromine. Nor does it have other dangerous substances chocolate does: caffeine, fromamide, or phenylthlamine.

Carob Valentine Conversation Hearts

Grab some letters and a few heart cookie cutters in a variety of sizes to make these fun and healthy Valentine dog treats.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting time5 mins
Course: Special Occasions
Cuisine: Dog Treats
Keyword: Crunchy, Gluten-free

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup sweet brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup applesauce unsweetened
  • 3 tbsp carob powder
  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot starch

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or non-stick baking mat.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and rest for 5 minutes.
  • Roll dough out into ¼” thickness.
  • Using cookie cutter, cut shapes and place on lined cookie sheet.
  • Press letters/words into shapes.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until they look dry. For softer treats, bake for less time.
  • Transfer onto a wire rack and let cool completely.

Notes

PRO TIP

Sometimes rolling pins pull at dough, causing small tears and marks. To keep the surface smooth, roll the dough out under plastic wrap.

Shelf-life & Storage

Crunchy – Keep stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. These treats will last 4-6 weeks. Refrigerate for longer shelf-life.
Soft – Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. These can also be frozen for up to 3 months. If your pooch doesn’t have teeth issues, there’s no reason you can’t give her a frozen treat.

Recipe published 02/08/2021 on Vitacost.com

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100% Human-grade

Treats you wouldn't be afraid to eat.

Pet Allergy Friendly

No wheat, soy, or corn. Only grain & gluten-free flours.

Small Batches

Baked to order ensuring you the freshest treats.

No Scary Stuff

No animal by-products, fillers, or artificial anything.