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DIY Dog Treat: Classic Easter Bunny Treats for Dogs

Don’t let your four-legged family members feel left out when the rest of the fam is ripping open their Easter baskets—they deserve a visit from the Easter bunny, too! Inspired by those classic bunny treats, this DIY dog treat is an adorable way to tell your pup “Happy Easter,” and is sure to have them hopping over for seconds.

We’ve swapped out the unhealthy ingredients you’d usually find the human version of the candy, like marshmallow and food coloring, for dog-friendly substitutes, such as Greek yogurt and strawberries. Yum! Plus, this DIY dog treat is frozen, making it a great way to help your dog stay cool this spring.

So, what are you waiting for? Tell your pup, “Some bunny loves you,” with these classic bunny DIY dog treats—they couldn’t be easier to whip up!

What you'll need:

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Ingredients

For yellow bunny treats:

  • 1 ½ teaspoons of turmeric
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 ½ tablespoons of natural peanut butter*

*Note: Make sure your peanut butter does not contain xylitol, which is toxic to dogs

For pink bunny treats:

  • ¼ cup of chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup of frozen strawberries

Supplies

  • Bunny mold
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Freezer
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoon
  • Saucepan
  • 2 bowls

Yield:
10 classic bunny treats

Serving size:
One treat per pup

Prep time:
15 minutes

Freeze time:
2-3 hours

Calories per yellow bunny treat:
32.5 kcal

Protein calories:
26.9%

Fat calories:
54.7%

Carbohydrate calories:
18.4%

Calories per pink bunny treat:
5.6 kcal

Protein calories:
36.9%

Fat calories:
6.1%

Carbohydrate calories:
57%

Instructions

1

In a small saucepan, boil the turmeric and a half cup of chicken broth for 3 to 5 minutes. Allow to cool.

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2

While the turmeric mixture is cooling, blend together the strawberries, 3 tablespoons of Greek yogurt, and ¼ cup of chicken broth until smooth.

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3

Transfer the strawberry mixture to a separate bowl.

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4

Blend together the peanut butter, a ½ cup of Greek yogurt, and the turmeric mixture until a smooth liquid.

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5

Spoon both mixtures into your bunny molds, alternating between the two for both pink and yellow bunnies.

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6

Freeze for two to three hours.

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7

Pop your bunny treats out of the mold and serve to your pup.

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You can store the treats in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Thaw before serving if frozen overnight.

This recipe was reviewed by a board-certified veterinary nutritionist. It is intended as a treat or snack. Treats should only constitute a small percentage of your pet’s daily food. If your pet is sensitive to fats, has any other health issues, or if you have any concerns, consult your pet’s veterinarian before offering this food item.

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By: Jamie Cuccinelli, Web Editor for Pet Central

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