Easter is coming and it is time to keep those chocolate eggs away from paws’ reach! Chocolate contains cocoa and cocoa contains the compound theobromine, which is toxic to dogs and other pets at certain doses. Chocolate poisoning is a problem that occurs mainly in dogs but also occurs occasionally in cats or other animals.
Have you heard of Carob? Carob is a safe alternative to chocolate and full of vitamins, including vitamin A – for awesome vision as well as rich in calcium, iron & magnesium. This recipe below is from Mutt Munchies, they are super simple, healthy and your pups could still enjoy their Easter treats without the danger of chocolates.
150g carob chips, broken into small pieces
1 tbsp vanilla extract
250g naturally dried apricots or apple sliced rings-shape
50g chopped, blanched almonds
MAKES: 20-30 rings
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
1. Place the carob in a heatproof glass bowl. Set the bowl over a saucepan of lightly simmering water and heat until the carob has melted. Stir in the vanilla extract.
2. Use a fork to dip half of each piece of the dried fruit into the melted carob, then the chopped nuts and place on greaseproof paper.
3. Leave to set for 20 minutes, transfer to an airtight container and chill until hard.
NOM for reals! Um… yeah, if you used human-grade ingredients for your pups, you could have a ‘taste’ too. I did and it was yum! #pleasedontjudge
Have a safe & lovely Easter, guys!
ps. This recipe is for treats only and should not replace your dog’s regular meal plans. Check with your vet about your dog’s diet.