Friday, 3 February 2017

Jar Dog Treat Mixes + Free Dog Treat Tags and Recipe Cards

Treats! They're doggone terrific no matter how you mix them up, and are a perfect pressie for your pawesome pals for any special occasion or just because you feel like sharing a surprise present. With Valentine's Day coming up, we've prepped some free treat printables that you can mix-and-match with our free printable dog Valentine cards and tags, which are available in the same style and colour combos.  The printables include tags/labels for treats, recipe cards, and special tags for ready-to-mix treat jars as well - a doggy version of jar cookie mixes like this cutie.

If you're using one of our recipes to bake treat for gifts, you can label them with our printable treat tags (or our general-purpose Valentine's tags or some of our other freebies).  If you have created your own special treat recipe and you're keen to share, we've created some recipe cards for you, too. Please, if you'd like to share one of our recipes with your friends, we'd really appreciate if you would tell them about our website and not copy out our recipes. As a free content site, your visits are what keep us posting and sharing.  Thanks ever so much for your support! :) If you're creating a jar mix instead of baking up finished treats, there's a fill-in jar mix tag where you can add information about ingredients and baking temperature/times. Simply click the links below to open the full-sized files and download from Dropbox to your computer for printing.

 Note: These freebies have been shared via Dropbox as high resolution jpegs (A4 300ppi). You can easily resize, crop, and/or print multiples of the items that you want in the program of your preference.  Only print what you want to use, and please remember to recycle any extra bits or offcuts.

Pastel  Printable Fill-In Treat Mix Tags {HERE} Recipe Cards {HERE} Treat Tags and Labels {HERE}

Pink Printable Fill-In Treat Mix Tags {HERE} Recipe Cards {HERE} Treat Tags and Labels {HERE}

Red and Black Printable Fill-In Treat Mix Tags {HERE} Recipe Cards {HERE} Treat Tags and Labels {HERE}

As with all of our freebies, these are free for your personal / non-commercial use as a little gift from us to you.  It's absolutely not required, but it would be awesome and greatly appreciated if you joined us on social media, if you're not already following the fun.  Our links are on the siderbar upper right - please join us!  We also welcome social media shares and linking with love, but please link to this post, not the download direct. Thanks! :)

You can turn the dry ingredients from any dog treat recipe into a ready to use jar of dog treat dough mix, but treat recipes with a variety of dry ingredients with different colours and textures in work best if you want a layered look, like the jar in my photos. Combining different flours/grains and/or using dry add-in ingredients like carob, coconut, flax, etc help to create interesting layers.  If your favourite treat recipe is a little on the plain side for layering, consider mixing the dry ingredients all together instead. Easy peasy! You can find all of our treat-related posts here, including shaped treats

It's helpful to pre-measure all of your ingredients before you start assembly so you can visualise what order you'd like to layer them in and it also makes it very simple to add them in parts if you wish to divide them to create extra layers.  It can be a bit messy trying to layer your ingredients into the jar, and if you're going for that "look" it's important that you have similar layer depth and keep the sides of your jar clean as you fill. Depending on the ingredients, a wide mouth funnel is a handy helper if you have one. You can use a small tamper (or your hands, like me!) to compress things as you go, and a clean cloth to wipe inside reside if needed. 

If you'd like to pretty things up for gifting, you can add a bow, tags, and/or include a cookie cutter (if your dough is suitable for roll and shape baking).  A little piece of scrap cloth cut into a circle slightly larger than your lid adds an extra special touch and is a great way to theme your present for a holiday or event.  If you're using a mason jar, it can be screwed under the ring but for standard jars you will need to tie it into place.  As a sneaky tip, secure your fabric in place with an elastic band first - it makes it easier to get things into position!  Tie the string/ribbon (remove the elastic if you wish or leave in place), add embellishments, and then finish with a pretty bow. Done!

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