Puppy Love: These Homemade Assorted Chocolates Are The Ultimate Valentine’s Treats For Dogs

If you ever wished you could gift your pup a box of chocolates on the day of love, here’s your chance! This Valentine’s treats for dogs recipe mimics white and milk chocolates while using just three natural, completely pup-safe ingredients.

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Easy and Unique Valentine’s Treats for Dogs

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and love fills the air. And I have the perfect recipe that lets you share an affectionate gesture with your pup…without getting caught up in the commercial hustle.

This recipe is a super simple way to mimic a classic box of chocolates but without actual chocolate! Only dog-safe ingredients here, folks!

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So join me in whipping up some dog-friendly treats that could easily pass for white and milk chocolates, only these are healthy for your pup. Plus, all this magic happens with just three ingredients.

Ingredients for Love

Here’s what you’ll need to create enchanting treats – 4 different kinds to be exact! And each offers health perks for your pup.

  • 1/2 tsp carob powder
  • 3/4 strawberries, chopped & pureed
  • 1 1/2 cup yogurt
ingredients for chocolate strawberry dog valentine's day treats

Xtra Health Tip: Always check with your veterinarian before introducing new foods. Like people, all dogs are different, and their tolerance for these ingredients depends on numerous factors including age, allergies, health conditions, and more.

Carob Powder

Unlike chocolate, which is toxic to dogs, carob powder is non-toxic. It’s full of nutrients like vitamin B2, calcium, and iron.

Thanks to this simple substitute, your pup gets the indulgence of a chocolatey flavor without the risk! And it’s super easy to find, including this 100% natural option on Amazon.

Strawberries

These juicy fruits are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. They bring a natural sweetness to the treats and can help support your dog’s immune system.

Strawberries are also high in fiber, which aids in digestive health. But the best part? They’re low in calories, so they add flavor without the weight gain concerns.

Yogurt

Yogurt is rich in calcium and probiotics, promoting strong bones and healthy gut flora. Always opt for plain or Greek yogurt to avoid added sugars.

If your dog happens to be lactose intolerant, you’ll need to make a substitution. Look for a lactose-free yogurt or a dairy-free yogurt made for dogs like YowUp!

Xtra Health Tip: Check your yogurt to ensure xylitol isn’t listed as an ingredient. Xylitol is highly poisonous to dogs; even a small amount can be dangerous. Learn about other common food dangers here.

Preparing Your Kitchen

For this recipe, you’ll just need some basic kitchen supplies plus some silicon treat molds in your shape of preference.

I went with a mixture of shapes to emulate a box of chocolates, including these bone and paw-shaped molds plus this multi-shape pack that includes super cute hearts.

  • Kitchen knife
  • Cutting board
  • 3 small mixing bowls
  • 3 mixing spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Blender
  • Toothpick or similar
  • Silicon treat molds

Crafting the Assorted Chocolates

Step 1: Chop and Puree

Chop 1/2 cup of strawberries into small chunks. Puree the remaining 1/4 cup using your blender.

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Step 2: Mix

Grab your 3 small bowls, as it’s time to mix together the first 3 treats.

Flavor 1: Chocolate Delight

Measure 1/2 cup of yogurt and add 1/2 tablespoon of pure carob powder. Mix until well combined.

Next stir in 1/4 cup of the chopped strawberries.

Flavor 2: White Chocolate Chunk

Add the remaining 1/4 cup of chopped strawberries into a second mixing bowl and gently combine with 1/2 cup yogurt.

Flavor 3: Pink Passion

To the third mixing bowl, add 1/4 cup yogurt and 1/4 cup strawberry puree (minus 1/2 tbsp that you’ll save for the fourth treat). Mix until you have an even and delightful pink color.

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Step 3: Swirl

No mixing bowl needed for the fourth treat. It is made directly in the molds!

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Flavor 4: Strawberry Swirl

Measure out an additional 1/4 cup yogurt (of course, you can always use more), and carefully spoon it into several molds.

Once you’ve used up all the yogurt, grab the remaining strawberry puree that you reserved from the third treat.

Place a few drops of the puree into the molds filled with the yogurt. Then, with a toothpick or something similar, gently swirl the puree into the yogurt. But don’t overmix or you will lose the fancy effect.

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Step 4: Pour

Now carefully spoon the mixtures from treats 1-3 into the remaining silicone molds.

Step 5: Freeze

Place the silicon molds in the freezer for 3-4 hours. When ready, the treats should be firm, not sticky.

Gently remove treats from the molds, place them in an airtight container, and return the treats to the freezer for storage.

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Step 6: Time to Taste!

Of course, don’t return ALL the treats to the freezer. Your (im)patient pup has been waiting for this moment!

Xtra Health Tip: Whenever serving treats, remember the 90/10 rule. At least 90% of your pup’s daily calories should come from balanced meals, leaving no more than 10% for the fun stuff.

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Love at First Sight

I love making treats with my pups by my side…especially on special days like this as it’s a moment to reinforce our bond. With their excited and anxious faces, it’s easy to find joy in the simple act of pouring, mixing, and swirling.

Every dog has its preferences as any pet owner knows. So, feel free to tweak the recipe. Double up on the strawberry swirls if that’s what gets your pup’s tail thumping. Consider trying new ingredient combinations if they’ve grown fond of a particular flavor.

This recipe is meant to be an assortment of treats after all. So let your creativity shine through in the kitchen.

As you share love, create joy, and make memories—this year, let those moments be sprinkled with a dash of dog-safe chocolatey goodness.

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Assorted Chocolates for Dogs

chocolate strawberry dog valentine's day treats

Assorted Chocolates For Dogs

Yield: 48
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Show your dog some love with this healthy, safe, and fun mix of chocolates.

Ingredients

  • ½ tbsp carob powder
  • ¾ cup strawberries, chopped & pureed (divided)
  • 1 ½ cup yogurt (divided)

Instructions

    1. Chop ½ cup of strawberries into small chunks.

    2. Puree the remaining ¼ cup using your blender.

    3. For flavor 1, combine ½ cup of yogurt and ½ tbsp of pure carob powder. Then stir in ¼ cup of chopped strawberries

    4. For flavor 2, gently mix the remaining ¼ cup of chopped strawberries with ¼ cup yogurt.

    5. For flavor 3, thoroughly combine ¼ cup yogurt with ¼ cup strawberry puree. But first reserve ½ tbsp of the strawberry puree, as you will need this for treat 4.

    6. For flavor 4, fill a silicone mold with the remaining ¼ cup yogurt. Place a few drops of the strawberry puree into the molds filled with the yogurt. Then, with a toothpick or similar, gently swirl the puree into the yogurt.

    7. Now carefully spoon the mixtures from treats 1-3 into the remaining silicone molds.

    8. Place the silicon molds in the freezer for 3-4 hours until the treats are firm, not sticky.

    9. Gently remove the treats from the molds, and place them in an airtight container. Store the treats in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Notes

Ensure the yogurt doesn't contain xylitol, as this is highly toxic to dogs.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 48 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 6Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information is an approximation.

FAQs: Valentine’s Treats For Dogs

Can my dog have these treats if they have a sensitive stomach?

These treats are made with simple, dog-friendly ingredients. But, introduce them slowly to your dog’s diet. Monitor for any adverse reaction.

However, if your dog is lactose-intolerant, you will need to use an alternative to yogurt.

How long can I store these Valentine’s treats in the freezer?

When stored in an airtight container, these treats should last for up to three months. Always check for freshness before serving.

Are these treats suitable for puppies?

Yes, but moderation is key. Puppies have delicate digestive systems. Give them smaller portions to avoid upsetting their stomachs.

Could I use a different fruit besides strawberries?

Absolutely. Opt for dog-safe fruits like bananas, blueberries, or raspberries. Just make sure to avoid foods that are toxic to dogs, like grapes.

Is carob really safe for dogs, and is it similar to chocolate?

Carob powder is a dog-safe alternative to chocolate. It contains no theobromine, which is the ingredient in chocolate that is harmful to dogs. Still, it should be given in moderation.

My dog is lactose intolerant. Can I use a yogurt alternative?

Yes, non-dairy alternatives like coconut yogurt can be used. Make sure it’s unsweetened and free from artificial additives.

How do I know if my dog likes the treats?

Observation is key. Watch for signs of enjoyment like tail wagging or eagerness for more. However, don’t overfeed, even with positive signs.

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