There are some flavours that just scream Christmas to me.
Molasses. Butterscotch. Toasted sugar. Egg nog. And Peppermint. Especially peppermint. Even though I eat mint year round, for some reason I find it so much more satisfying at Christmas. Maybe it’s because that’s when I call it Candy Cane? I don’t know, but to me, Christmas tastes like mint.
I don’t know if it’s because they love to eat what I’m eating or the flavour, but my dogs love peppermint too.
I have to be careful not to leave gum out or Kol will steal it. (I don’t even buy gum with Xylitol in it due to it’s toxicity to dogs.) He will absolutely lick a candy cane if you have one in your hand. He loves the stuff and I can’t blame him.
I don’t know why it never occurred to me to make peppermint dog treats.
Duh? What a no-brainer. They make the house smell crazy festive, Kol loves them and I have a new and delicious dog treat recipe to share with you guys. I decided to make these DIY dog treat extra special by combining two of Kolchak’s favourite flavours: Peppermint and carob. For the unfamiliar, carob is a rich flavoured bean with a flavour reminiscent of chocolate, but without any theobromine, which makes it 100% safe for dogs to eat. It drives Kol wild. So, it’s safe to say that he is a huge fan of our new homemade peppermint carob dog treats.