Monday, 24 April 2017

Homemade "Unicorn Bone" Rainbow Marbled Dog Treats

How to Make Homemade "Unicorn Bone" Rainbow Marbled Dog Treats

These pretty rainbow marbled "Unicorn Bone" treats were made for Oli's 11th Barkday Pawty last week. They are deceptively simple to make (and doggone delicious, too!). I promise that no actual unicorns were harmed in the course of our festivities...heheh... Don't let the colours deceive you - these are almost all natural thanks to some tasty healthy add-ins with just a teensy bit of blue food colouring. Here's how they were made:

Starting with your choice of  any (yep!) roll-and-cut pale neutral dog treat dough that you'd like to bake with (for these, I used the same dough as my valentine puzzle heart treats):

Tip: Marbling is easy, but you need to take care not to over mix which will muddy the colours together. If this is your first attempt at marbling and looks are important to you (the dogs won't care!), you might find it easy to experiment with a simple two colour mix first in tints that will blend together well if you overmix.  

How to Make Homemade "Unicorn Bone" Rainbow Marbled Dog Treats

  • Separate the dough into small pieces.  You can rip and scatter by hand (I did for the treats shown, and do for most marbled treats) or by separately rolling each colour of dough flat (like these) which is a good way to make a finer marble blend. Whatever method you choose, ensure a good distribution for variety and don't make the pieces too tiny, else your marbling will be muddy when rolled. 
  • Gather the pieces together and squeeze into a loose ball.
Tip: Since repeat reforming and rolling will muddy the marbling, you can keep some of your starting pieces aside to add back in on a later re-roll to extend the marble-life.  
Tip: Since repeat reforming and rolling will muddy the marbling, cut your larger shapes first and the smaller-pieces from the gaps and any re-rolled dough. Confetti bites work perfectly for this!  
  • Chill if needed for your recipe, and then bake according to recipe. Cool before serving and storage.
Tip: If you want to maximise the impact of your marbled colours, try not to brown your treats during baking. This may require lowering your temperature and/or adjusting the baking time. Cooling in the oven can help make things crisper, if you'd like, or you can pop baked treats into a dehydrator to dry them into a crispy cracker-like treat. 


How to Make Homemade "Unicorn Bone" Rainbow Marbled Dog Treats
How to Make Homemade "Unicorn Bone" Rainbow Marbled Dog Treats

Hungry for more tasty treats?  See all of our recipes here. Remember, treats are for spoiling your pup in moderation. Some dogs have special dietary requirements and/or food allergies/intolerances. If you are ever in doubt, have a chat with your vet.

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    1. :) And so doggone delicious too! They're much easier to make than you might think - don't let their pretty looks deceive you. Thanks for the comment. Woofs!

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