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Healthy, No Sugar Easter Egg Recipe For Your Top Dog

Thursday, 26 March 2015  |  Kate

I think if you want to get an Easter egg for the dog, or hold an Easter egg hunt with your dog and their mates, then you should be able to. Sadly, the commercially available eggs are full of sugar. You can buy one from Pets at Home for the princely sum of £6 but the primary ingredient is sugar! Completely unnecessary and utterly cynical. Here are two great Easter Egg dog treat recipes for you to try out.

Carob Mini Easter Eggs and Liver & Green Bean Easter Treats

You can have fun decorating them too.

Carob Easter Egg Recipe

Makes approximately 24 mini eggs

You will need:

  • A mini Easter egg mould – Ebay, Amazon and Lakeland do them as do good cook shops. Or borrow one if you can then it’s gratis!
  • A 300g bag of carob drops.  I like carob drops from Healthy Supplies as they only contain carob and soya flour

Method:
Melt the carob drops in a bowl over a very low heat using a makeshift bain marie.

Choose a saucepan and a mixing bowl. The saucepan should have a diameter a bit smaller than the mixing bowl. Fill the saucepan about a third full with water, sit the bowl on top of the saucepan and heat the water.

Put the carob drops into the mixing bowl and wait. When the water in the saucepan is boiling turn the heat off and let the carob melt. Stir until it’s all melted then it’s ready to pour into the Easter egg moulds.

Fill each egg mould with melted carob a teaspoon will do the job. When all moulds are filled gently tap the mould on the worktop to level out their melted contents. Put them in the fridge for 30 minutes or so until they’re set.

Now have a cuppa then set about melting the second batch of carob drops. Once melted, take the set eggs out of the fridge and slide them out of their moulds. Fill the moulds once again with your new batch of melted carob, these are the other half of your egg.

While the second batch of carob eggs are still melty put a set egg half on top of it. Put in the fridge to set once again, for about an hour this time. Take them out of the fridge and slide them out of their moulds. You should now have a batch of whole carob mini eggs.

Icing
If you fancy piping ‘icing’ onto them, though it’s going to be very fiddly, try cream cheese or peanut butter. Choose full fat cream cheese as low fat contains sugars, make the peanut butter Whole Earth or something similar which doesn't have added sugar. 

 

Wheat Free Chicken Liver and Green Bean Easter Egg Treats

Ingredients:

350g Oat flour
225g Chicken livers
Small tin green beans
1 Egg

Method:

Preheat your oven to 160C

Grease a baking tray and line it with greaseproof paper. In a food processor or blender mix the chicken livers then add the green beans and mix again. Put the flour in a mixing bowl, beat the egg, set a little aside for glazing and add the rest to the flour and mix. Pour in the liver and bean mixture and mix with a wooden spoon. You want to end up with a nice, pliable dough. Adjust accordingly; a little too dry add a drop of water, or more flour if it’s too sticky.

Flour your board then roll the dough out to 1cm thickness and cut with your favourite pastry cutter, or roll into small balls then flatten slightly. Use the rest of the beaten egg to glaze.

Bake in the middle of the oven for 30 minutes. Then remove from the oven and transfer the treats onto a wire cooling rack.

Refrigerate and consume within seven days.

Cheap as chips and healthy.

Remember, these are occasional, annual treats and the dog is only getting one or two, the rest are for sharing about with their doggie mates.