Dogs seem to love foods that they can’t have. My sister’s dog can hunt down hidden Easter candy and polish off a dozen cupcakes with the help of her canine roommates. My friend’s dog once ate a pound of butter. When Tigger was a puppy, she literally would eat my homework. I wanted to make a treat that the pups would think was people food and forbidden to them but actually was made especially for them and what better thing to mimic than brownies?
A few months ago I attempted to make a chewy carob brownie treat but the experiment resulted in treats that were a fluffy, cakey, carob disaster. A few weeks ago while I was dog sitting with Tig I decided to try once again to make a carob brownie dog treat. This time I did my research and compared a bunch of human chewy brownie recipes and created a pup recipe that came out wonderfully. The treats are a chewy, gooey, human-like concoction that are sure to please your pup.
Carob Dog Brownies
¾ cup rice flour
¼ carob powder
1 cup carob chips
½ cup natural peanut butter
½ cup hot water
2 T olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Line a 9 by 9 inch baking dish with aluminum foil like we did in the strawberry pistachio bar post.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the rice flour and the carob powder.
- Melt a ½ cup of the carob chips either over a double boiler or in the microwave. If you’re melting them in the microwave, zap for 30 seconds, stir then zap at 15 second intervals stirring in between, you don’t want to burn the carob, right?!
- Stir the melted carob chips into the dry mixture, it’s going to be rrreeeaaalllyy thick so now is the time to add in the ½ cup of hot water and whisk it all together.
- Once that is combined whisk in the peanut butter, eggs, and the olive oil.
- Stir in the remaining ½ cup of carob chips, pour into prepped baking dish and bake away!
- The brownies should take between 30 and 40 minutes but make sure you check them with a toothpick and cool them COMPLETELY before you treat your pup to one.