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Pretty Dog Friendly Chocolate Bark for Christmas

The original & best dog-friendly 'chocolate' bark - the perfect holiday treat!

If you’re looking for the prettiest Christmas dog treats to make for your pup, you can’t go past the original – and best – homemade ‘chocolate’ bark for dogs.

And being no-bake DIY dog treats, they are the easiest kind to make. Just whip them up, pop them in the fridge and voilà – you’re done!

But that’s not the only reason we’re totally in love with this healthy 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 as the main star of the show – an ingredient we’re obsessed with (if our other homemade carob dog treats are anything to go by!)

And boy oh boy, does the resulting deliciousness just look so beautiful and festive. Place this dog-friendly chocolate bark on your Christmas table and we bet NO ONE would guess these 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 furry best friend (oops!)

We hope you love this delightful dog treats recipe that’s perfect for Christmas, because we know your pup will.

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Christmas Dog Treat Recipe: Christmas Bark for Dogs


Christmas Dog Treat Recipe: Christmas Bark for Dogs

Dog-friendly chocolate bark - Homemade Christmas dog treat recipes


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.

1. Melt the carob drops in a small heat safe bowl over boiling water, stirring constantly.
2. 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.
3. Melt the yogurt drops in a small heat safe bowl over boiling water, stirring constantly.
4. Pour 1/2 melted yogurt into pan on top of the carob layer.
5. Scatter raspberries and coconut throughout pan mixture and pour remaining melted yogurt on top, spreading evenly.
6. Place in the refrigerator to set. Chill for approximately 45 minutes or until firm.
7. Break into pieces and serve.

The original & best christmas dog treats recipe for dog friendly 'chocolate' bark


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 all many Christmas dog treat recipes!

Handy hints!

This tray makes a full serving of Christmas Bark which is best served and shared amongst friends.

Try presenting the pieces in cellophane gift bags for their dogs as a 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.

Christmas Dog Treat Recipe: Christmas Bark for Dogs made from carob

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2 responses to “Pretty Dog Friendly Chocolate Bark for Christmas”

  1. This recipe is heaven like! I enjoyed it and my dog loved it!

    I was looking for dog treats recipe which had some extra dietary fiber and I found this recipe on your site just in time.

    Made this yesterday and had to come back here to brag a little he he.

    My doggie loved it so much that he was jumping around me the whole time while I was in the kitchen preparing it and when it was finally done after a long dog hours we both started eating it.

    He got a smaller piece but the rest of the tray is reserved for him and him alone. But like you wrote this is for treats and no matter how much my dog gives me puppy eyes he cant get a big piece at once.

    Anyway this is an awesome recipe and my dog says Whof! Keep posting things like this please 🙂

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