Dog-friendly 'Chocolate' Truffles

Jul 1, 2024

On Sunday 8th July, it's World's Chocolate Day!

Usually, our dogs wouldn't be part of the celebrations, on account that chocolate is toxic to them. But you know Doggy Grub can never leave your dogs behind when it comes to gourmet festivities.

These little truffles look just like chocolate candies. They even taste quite similar; in fact, you can give them a try, they're just as delicious for human taste buds.

The twist? They contain zero chocolate, but a 100% dog-friendly alternative: carob powder!


Ingredients for the Dog Friendly Chocolate Truffles

For 8 to 10 truffles:

  • 60 g of peanut butter
  • 25 g of carob powder
  • 2 tablespoons of rolled oats or oat flour


  1. If you're using rolled oats, grind them into a fine powder using a blender.
  2. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients until you get a homogeneous mixture.
  3. Using your hands (slightly dampened if needed), form small balls.
  4. Roll each ball in carob powder to coat them.

These little carob truffles keep for 5 days in the fridge, in an airtight container. Serve 1 to 3, or cut them into smaller pieces, depending on the size of your dog. Then enjoy some yourself! If there are any leftovers (which we doubt), you can store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.


Ingredient spotlight

Carob, the fruit of the carob tree, comes in pods that contain carob seeds. It belongs to the legume family. Naturally sweet, its taste is surprisingly close to chocolate! It's an excellent alternative since it also contains vitamins A, B2, B3, B6, and D, as well as calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, and a small amount of protein. You can find carob powder at health food stores.

Peanut butter: Choose it without added oils, sugars, sweeteners, or salt. With this 100% peanut composition (usually found in the organic section), it is rich in protein... but also in fats. Very calorie-dense, it should always be given in moderation.

Oats: They provide slow-releasing carbs, are very nutritious, and easy to digest. Rich in fibre, B vitamins, zinc, iron, manganese, phosphorus, and selenium, oats add a bit of texture to the truffles, which will help you form small balls by hand.

Don't forget to tag us on social media @doggy_grub if you and your dog try this recipe!


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