If you already make cookies, cakes and other treats for your dog, take your dog delicacies to the next level. Molded candy makes treats look extra-special and give your pooch a bonus for his taste buds. Just watch your pup's eyes light up when you give him a homemade treat adorned with a colorful candy wafer.
Pour the chips into the glass bowl and put it in the microwave.
Turn the microwave's power to medium or 50 percent.
Set the microwave's timer for three minutes and turn it on.
Stir the chips with the spoon every 45 to 60 seconds, just until they're melted and smooth.
Remove the melted chips from the microwave and add the food coloring gel if you want colored candy pieces, stirring it around to distribute the color evenly.
Fill the plastic candy molds with the melted chips. Use a spoon to do this so you don't overfill the molds.
Knock the mold gently against the countertop to even the candy out and to free any air bubbles that might be trapped.
Place the filled molds in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Remove the molds from the freezer and turn them upside down over the countertop. The candy pieces should easily fall out of the molds. If some don't come out of the molds, put them back in the freezer for two to three minutes and try again.
Never give a dog milk or dark chocolate. White chocolate contains only trace amounts of theobromine, the substance that makes other types of chocolate toxic for dogs.
Keep an eye on the chips while they're in the microwave. They should be heated just until they're melted. Overheating them will affect the texture and you may not be able to work with them easily.
Affix molded candy pieces to dog treats by applying a dab of melted white chocolate or yogurt to the back of the candy and to the treat like glue. Then just place the candy on the treat and allow the "glue" to harden.
Items You Will Need
- 1 cup white chocolate or yogurt chips
- Glass bowl
- Food coloring gel, if desired
- Shallow plastic candy molds
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