Doggy Candy Canes Recipe

Get into the Christmas spirit and bake your pup, owned or borrowed, some doggy candy canes. Here's an easy, healthy, and delicious recipe from our friends at Elmo’s Kitchen!


  • 60ml vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 225ml water
  • 350g wholemeal flour
  • 30g dry milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp beetroot powder


  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Whisk together vegetable oil, egg and water.
  • Add flour and dry milk.
  • Combine and knead the dough for a couple of minutes.
  • Divide the dough in half
  • Mix 1 tsp of vanilla extract in one half of the dough and 3 tsp of beetroot powder in the other half. The dough will still be somewhat sticky.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Break off a small piece of each dough color and roll together into a thin, snake-like shape.
  • ‘Weave’ each color together to create a Candy Cane.
  • Place your Candy Canes on a sheet of parchment paper and bake for 12-15 minutes at 180 C.
  • Cool completely before storing.

Make sure to always adjust your dog’s daily food allowance so they don’t gain weight while enjoying their delicious new snacks.

You can buy your ingredients now from Sainsburys, Tesco, or Marks & Spencer and get baking!

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