Festive Dog-Friendly Chocolate Bark
The original & best dog-friendly 'chocolate' bark - the perfect holiday treat!
Pet lifestyle expert Serena Faber-Nelson is the founder of Pretty Fluffy. A contributor to Everyday with Rachael Ray, Modern Dog Magazine, Cesars Way and more; her modern, stylized take on DIY dog treats has seen her recipes viewed millions of times over.
Serena is the author of the go-to dog mom bible, Dog Mama, and the popular dog treat recipe book, Healthy Homemade Dog Treats.
Looking for the prettiest Christmas dog treats to spoil your pup with? You can’t go past the original – and best – homemade ‘chocolate’ bark for dogs!
If you’re already a fan of our DIY dog treat recipes, you’ll know no-bake dog treats are our favorite – because they are so easy to make. Just whip them up, pop them in the fridge and voilà – you’re done.
But that’s not the only reason we love this simple yet oh-so creative Christmas dog treat recipe.
Made with all dog-friendly ingredients (not a candy cane or spot of sugar in sight) it features dog-safe chocolate carob – an ingredient we’re obsessed with (if our other homemade carob dog treats are anything to go by!)
Plus, this dog-friendly chocolate bark will look SO good on your Christmas table that no one will guess they are actually dog treats.
But lucky for us dog mums and pet parents, this delicious Christmas bark for dogs is perfectly fine to steal a few bites too. The hardest part is remembering to share with your fur baby (oops!)
We hope you and your pup love this pawfectly pretty Christmas dog treat recipe!
Christmas Dog Treat Recipe: Chocolate Bark for Dogs
- 2 1/2 Cups Plain Yogurt Drops
- 2 1/2 Cups Natural Carob Drops
- 75g Fresh Raspberries
- 1/2 Cup Desiccated Coconut
How to make dog-friendly chocolate bark:
- Line an 11 x 7 x 2 inch pan with baking paper.
- Melt the carob drops in a small heat safe bowl over boiling water, stirring constantly.
- Pour melted carob evenly into pan ensuring the bottom surface is full covered. Place in the refrigerator to set. Chill for approximately 30 minutes or until firm.
- Melt the yogurt drops in a small heat safe bowl over boiling water, stirring constantly.
- Pour 1/2 melted yogurt into pan on top of the carob layer.
- Scatter raspberries and coconut throughout pan mixture and pour remaining melted yogurt on top, spreading evenly.
- Place in the refrigerator to set. Chill for approximately 45 minutes or until firm.
- Break into pieces and serve.
DID YOU KNOW?
Raspberries provide a good source of dietary fibre and have a low energy density, allowing your pup to enjoy a sweet treat while leaving them fuller for longer.
They are the perfect festive fruit for the holiday season, and a wonderful addition to many Christmas dog treat recipes!
This tray makes a full serving of dog-friendly chocolate bark which is best served and shared amongst friends.
Try presenting the pieces in cellophane gift bags, or our DIY dog treat gift bags as an extra special treat!
If you’d love more tasty ideas and inspiration for the holidays, find more recipes at our dog treat recipes section.
** The above Christmas dog treat recipe is for treats only and should not replace your dog’s regular meal plans. Always check with your vet about any major changes to your dog’s diet.
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