How to Make Easter Egg Treats for Dogs (Easy Steps & Complete Guide)

Easter is a beautiful holiday that rings in the spring season. Chocolates and sweets are fantastic at this time of year and we always love decorating Easter eggs. But, when it comes to your beloved four-legged furry friend, sugar and chocolate are not on the menu.

This article will show you how to make an Easter egg for dogs. These are not only delicious treats but they’re also nutritious, healthy and packed with vitamins. So, while you and your family are enjoying actual Easter eggs, your dog can enjoy its own treats.

The Classic Easter Egg

This baked treat for your dog is full of good stuff but it is somewhat time consuming. Of course, you can adjust the recipe to suit your dog’s diet and nutrition requirements. For instance, you can replace the rice flour for gluten-free flour.

Items You’ll Need

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Medium-Sized Bowl
  • Measuring Cups & Spoons
  • 2 Spoons
  • Rolling Pin
  • Butter Knife or Easter Egg Cookie Cutters
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Small Bowl
  • Food Brush
  • Double Boiler (or at least a small pan that fits inside a larger one)

Ingredients

  • 1¼ Cup White Rice Flour
  • 1 Large Egg
  • ¼ Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • ¼ Cup Dog-Friendly Chicken Bone Broth
  • 2 Tbsp Dry Coconut Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Dog-Friendly & Sugar Free Yogurt Chips (for decorating)

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, blend the rice flour with the dry coconut milk. Leave a well in the center.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the chicken bone broth, applesauce, egg and coconut oil. Pour it into the center of the well in the flour.
  4. Mix with a spoon and then use your clean, dry hands to ensure the dough fully incorporates. If it’s too wet, add more flour. You can add water if the consistency is too dry.
  5. Use the rolling pin to roll out the dough to a thickness of about ¼ inch.
  6. Cut out the egg shapes from the dough and place on a baking sheet covered with parchment.
  7. Bake in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes. For crunchier treats, turn the oven off while the sheet is still in the oven and let them sit there for about an hour.
  8. While you wait, melt the yogurt chips in a double boiler. Fill the larger pot with water and place the chips in the smaller pot. Put it on the stove at a medium setting until melted.
  9. Use the food brush and decorate each egg. Allow it to set and serve some to your pup.

Fro-Yo Easter Eggs

If you’re not the Betty Crocker type, try this frozen yogurt recipe. It’s super easy to make, good for your dog’s digestive health and they’ll find it absolutely delicious!

Items You’ll Need

  • Measuring Cups
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Spoon
  • Egg-Shaped Silicone Candy Mold

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Full Fat & Plain Greek Yogurt
  • ½ Cup Strawberries, Blueberries, Cranberries and/or Blackberries (chopped)

Instructions

  1. Chop all the berries with the knife and cutting board into tiny bits and pieces.
  2. Put a spoonful on the bottom of each mold.
  3. Stir up the yogurt so the sitting water mixes in and spoon it into the molds, on top of the berries. Make sure you fill the mold to the top edge.
  4. Freeze the molds for at least one hour or until hardened.
  5. Take the yogurt eggs out of the molds and serve it to your pup cold.

Carob & Beetroot Easter Eggs for Dogs

This variation of an Easter egg for your dog incorporates carob and beetroot. Carob is delicious and nutritious for your dog and it’s a great alternative to chocolate. It takes 20 minutes and it will make about 20 eggs.

Items You’ll Need

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Measuring Cups
  • Egg-Shaped Silicone Molds

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Almond Flour
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Oil (melted)
  • ¼ Cup Carob Powder
  • ¼ Cup Beetroot Juice or Powder

Instructions

  1. Blend the almond flour and coconut oil. Add the oil little by little until you reach the desired consistency. Use more for a more chocolate-like texture or less for more of a cookie.
  2. Add the carob powder and beetroot until there’s enough color. If the mixture becomes too watery, add a little more flour.
  3. Pour the mixture into each egg mold and allow it to set in the freezer.
  4. Take the eggs out of the molds. Use your finger to gently melt the flat side enough so that you can attach two halves together.
  5. Put them back into the freezer to setup. Serve them cold.

Why Aren’t There Any Recipes with Chocolate or Peanut Butter?

You may notice that none of the recipes listed here contain peanut butter or chocolate. There are several reasons for this. The obvious one of these two ingredients is that chocolate is toxic to dogs. They can get incredibly ill if they eat it. So, it’s best to keep it away from them at all costs.

In regards to peanut butter, far too many people feed it to their dog. Even if you serve the dog-friendly type, you are giving your dog genetically-modified peanut butter. This can lead to several health issues such as heart disease, obesity and food intolerances.

Some peanut butters have xylitol in them. This is a sweetening substance that’s okay for people, but it’s even more toxic to dogs than chocolate. Plus, it contains sugar, salt, hydrogenated oils and other unhealthy components. Therefore, don’t give your dog peanut butter.

Can You Give an Actual Easter Egg to Your Dog?

Your dog can eat a hardboiled egg. As a matter of fact, it’s the safest way for your dog to consume eggs. It kills potential parasites and bacteria that can harm your precious pooch. But, you will have to remove the shell and albumen layer. This is the thin sheet of material that lines the egg.

However, don’t give dyed eggs to your dog. Unless you know the ingredients are safe and natural, simply give the dog a plain boiled egg.