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How to Make Frosting That's Safe for Dogs

Decorating cookies is half the fun of the holiday season. Now you can frost your dog’s favorite crunchy biscuits like BLUE Santa Snacks™ and BLUE Health Bars™  with this tasty, safe icing for dog treats.

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There are actually quite a few frosting recipes that are safe for dogs. We chose a simple one with plain Greek yogurt as the main ingredient because it contains healthy probiotics, plus tapioca starch, which helps the icing harden.

Safe Frosting Recipe for Dogs      

Recipe Yields: 1 cup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons water

Note: This recipe makes white frosting. To add color, we recommend pureeing dog-safe fruits or veggies like cranberries, strawberries or parsley for natural red or green holiday colors. You can also buy natural food coloring from a health food store. Always check with your veterinarian to be sure it’s safe for your dog to have these ingredients.

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Directions:

        1. Place tapioca starch and yogurt in a small bowl and combine thoroughly.
        2. Mix in water a tablespoon at a time until you get the consistency of frosting.
        3. Get creative with your icing: Make a holiday decoration, write your dog’s name or just dip BLUE Santa Snacks or BLUE Health Bars into the safe frosting.
        4. Place on wax paper to let the frosting harden, then serve immediately after. If preparing ahead of time, refrigerate treats before serving for birthdays, holidays and other celebrations throughout the year. You may even want to leave a few for Santa’s reindeer.

Most of all, enjoy celebrating with your best pal!

 

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