Carob Crunchies Recipe for Pet Food

Carob Crunchies (pet food)

Carob Crunchies Recipe for Pet Food
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Servings: 12


Carob Crunchies
Carob Crunchies

Carob Crunchies are a delicious and healthy treat that can be enjoyed by both humans and pets. These crunchy biscuits are made with whole wheat flour, egg, vegetable oil, applesauce, honey, and molasses. They are then topped with a sweet carob icing that adds a rich and decadent flavor to the cookies.


Carob Crunchies have been a popular treat for pets for many years. Carob is a safe and healthy alternative to chocolate, making it a great ingredient for pet-friendly recipes. These crunchy biscuits are easy to make and can be enjoyed by dogs and cats alike.




How to prepare


  1. Mix all of the ingredients for the crunchies together until well blended.
  2. Knead the dough for two minutes on a lightly floured surface.
  3. Roll the dough to a thickness of 0.25 inches.
  4. Cut out the dough and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 30 minutes in a 300°F (149°C) oven.
  5. Allow the crunchies to cool.


  1. Melt the carob chips in the microwave or a saucepan.
  2. Dip the cooled crunchies in carob, or lay them on a flat surface and brush melted carob over the biscuits with a pastry brush.
  3. Let the crunchies cool.


  • Add peanut butter or pumpkin puree to the dough for added flavor.
  • Use carob powder instead of carob chips for the icing.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to knead the dough well to ensure that all the ingredients are fully incorporated.

- Roll the dough out to an even thickness to ensure that the crunchies bake evenly.

- Allow the crunchies to cool completely before icing them to prevent the icing from melting.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Carob Crunchies as a special treat for your pet or as a homemade gift for a pet-loving friend.

Cooking Techniques

Bake the crunchies in a preheated oven to ensure that they cook evenly and have a crispy texture.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use coconut oil instead of vegetable oil for a different flavor.

- Substitute maple syrup for honey for a vegan option.

Make Ahead Tips

Store the crunchies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the Carob Crunchies on a decorative plate or package them in a cute tin for gift-giving.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve Carob Crunchies with a glass of milk or a cup of herbal tea for a delicious snack.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store the Carob Crunchies in an airtight container at room temperature. Reheat in the microwave for a few seconds to soften the icing before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Carob Crunchies contains approximately 180 calories.


Each serving of Carob Crunchies contains approximately 20 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Carob Crunchies contains approximately 8 grams of fat.


Each serving of Carob Crunchies contains approximately 3 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Carob is a good source of calcium, magnesium, and potassium, which are essential minerals for overall health.


Carob Crunchies contain wheat and egg, which may be allergens for some individuals.


Carob Crunchies are a nutritious treat that is low in calories and high in essential minerals. They are a great option for pets with allergies or sensitivities to traditional treats.


Carob Crunchies are a tasty and healthy treat that can be enjoyed by pets and humans alike. These crunchy biscuits are easy to make and can be customized with different flavors and toppings. Serve them as a special treat for your furry friend or enjoy them as a guilt-free snack for yourself.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the sense of anticipation I felt when I first discovered this recipe for Carob Crunchies. It was many years ago, when I was just starting out on my journey of creating delicious and nutritious meals for our beloved pets. I had always been passionate about cooking, and when I found out that I could extend that passion to our furry friends, I was overjoyed.

I learned this recipe from an old friend of mine, Mrs. Jenkins, who was known in our neighborhood as the go-to person for pet recipes. She had a wealth of knowledge when it came to cooking for animals, and I was lucky enough to have her share some of her secrets with me.

It was a warm summer day when Mrs. Jenkins invited me over to her house to learn how to make her famous Carob Crunchies. As soon as I walked into her kitchen, I was hit with the sweet aroma of carob and oats. Mrs. Jenkins had all the ingredients laid out on the counter, ready for us to start cooking.

She began by explaining the benefits of carob for dogs – how it was a safe and healthy alternative to chocolate, and how it provided a natural sweetness to the treats. I was fascinated by her knowledge and soaked up every word she said.

We started by mixing together whole wheat flour, carob powder, oats, and a touch of honey in a large mixing bowl. Mrs. Jenkins showed me how to knead the dough until it formed a smooth and pliable consistency. She then rolled out the dough and cut it into small, bite-sized pieces, placing them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

As the Carob Crunchies baked in the oven, the kitchen filled with the mouthwatering scent of chocolate and oats. Mrs. Jenkins and I chatted about our love for animals and the joy we found in cooking for them. I knew then that I had found a kindred spirit in Mrs. Jenkins, and I was grateful for the opportunity to learn from her.

When the Carob Crunchies were finally done baking, Mrs. Jenkins let me taste one before she offered it to her own dogs. The treat was crunchy and flavorful, with the perfect balance of sweetness from the carob and honey. I knew right away that this recipe would be a hit with our pets.

I left Mrs. Jenkins' house that day feeling inspired and eager to share my newfound knowledge with my own community. I started making batches of Carob Crunchies for my friends and neighbors, who were thrilled to have a homemade, healthy treat for their furry companions.

Over the years, I have continued to refine and perfect the recipe for Carob Crunchies, adding my own personal touches and twists along the way. I have shared the recipe with countless pet owners, who have all raved about how much their pets enjoy the treats.

Making Carob Crunchies has become a beloved tradition in our household, and I take great pride in knowing that I am providing our pets with a nutritious and delicious snack. I am grateful to Mrs. Jenkins for passing down her wisdom to me, and I will always cherish the memories of that sunny day in her kitchen, learning how to make these special treats.


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