Party time! Add a kick of color and flavour to a special event treat with faux-funfetti made from coloured coconut as a doggy alternative to sugary sprinkles. Whether for a St. Patrick's Day rainbow snack, a pastel Easter treat, or a birthday paw-ty feast, a small batch of celebratory funfetti sharables will hit the spot.
Rainbow Funfetti Dog Treats
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup almond meal
- 1/2 cup rice flour
- Additional water and/or flour if/as needed for consistency
- Desiccated coconut
- Food colouring
Preheat oven to 180C. Mix small quantities of coconut with a drop of food colouring in separate dishes and set aside - we used red, blue, and yellow an a total of around 2-3 tbsp of coconut in these cookies. Set aside. Combine wet ingredients with almond meal, then incrementally mix in rice flour to form a nice workable dough. You can add a little bit of water or additional flour to adjust consistency if needed. Mix in your dyed coconut until just barely combined - not too much as you want to retain that individual funfetti sprinkle-like effect in the dough. Hand roll dough into bite-sized balls, place on a prepared baking sheet, and flatten gently with a fork. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes. Cool before serving and storage.
Tips and Tricks:
- You can use this faux funfetti trick with any compatible-flavored treat recipe that your pup enjoys. See all of our recipes ideas here.
- These treats can be frozen if you would like to freeze extras or make a larger batch for later.
- The treats can be broken for smaller dogs, or made bigger/smaller - just keep an eye on your cooking time - the smaller the cookie, the shorter the baking time.
- Rice flour is a starchy gluten-free baker's option that works nicely to create a smooth rolling dough for cookies, and it is gluten-free if you have a sensitive pup. You can substitute another flour, if you wish, but may need to adjust quantities for consistency.