Quote:Originally posted by LuckyBeagle:
How did you do those? I would love to make some!
It was quite easy actually. I bought Valentine's day candy molds at a local bakery/candy shop here. They make them in every possible shape and size and for every occasion you can think of. You can also buy them online. I found carob, yogurt and peanut butter chips at my local specialty pet store. I know you can buy carob chips at health food stores as well, but I figured they would definitely be dog safe if I bought them from the pet shop. I just melted the chips down like you would if you were using melted chocolate in baking (double boiler over a low heat or in the microwave).
***SIDENOTE*** I added a small amount of plain Crisco shortening just to smooth out the melted chips a bit. They were a little too thick otherwise. You can see some of them look dull and have little air holes in them, those were the first batch without the Crisco. It was almost like the consistency of mud. I even commented to Mike that I felt like I was making mud pies. I couldn't pour it out, I really just pressed it into the molds. ***
Then, just pour the melted chips into the molds and let them set (I was in a hurry so I froze mine). Once they are set, just pop them out of the molds and into a nice looking box and voila'! Doggy safe candy. The chips have a lot of fat in them and I did add the shortening, so they are definitely to be fed in moderation.
I already bought molds for Easter and Fourth of July. :rolleye11: