9 Frostings For Special Dog Treats

I make dog treats year round. For special occasions I like to frost them. I'm sure Kirby appreciates the extra steps to take a simple dog treat to a barkworthy dog treat. A Pup Party, Barkday, or just a play date are perfect events to show off your pretty dog treats and share the bounty. A special meal screams for Mashed Potato Frosting!

I haven't listed the calories or fat from calories because it would depend on the number of dog treats involved. Remember these are for treats so feed sparingly. 

Yogurt Frosting

Yields: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: None

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch
  • 2 – 3 teaspoons low fat or 2% milk

Directions

  1. Place yogurt and tapioca starch in a small bowl and thoroughly combine.
  2. Mix in milk a teaspoon at a time until consistency of frosting.
  3. Decorate or simply dip the dog treats. Place on wax paper and let dry.

  4. This frosting will harden as it dries. Kirby doesn’t care for the bland flavor so I like to sweeten and color it with a very small amount of pureed fruit: strawberries, pineapple, or cherries.

Maple Frosting

Yields: 1 - 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: None

Ingredients

  • 1 cup tapioca starch
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions

  1. Place ingredients in a food processor and thoroughly combine.
  2. Chill slightly before frosting cooled treats.
  3. Decorate or simply dip the dog treats. Place on wax paper and let dry.

  4. This thick frosting will harden and be shiny like a glaze.

Carob, Peanut Butter, or Yogurt chips

Yields: 1/2 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: None

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chosen chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Directions

  1. Place chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 30 seconds. Stir.
  2. Microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir again until smooth.
  3. Decorate or simply dip the dog treats. Place on wax paper and let cool.

  4. These frostings will harden.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Yields: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: None

Ingredients

  • 1 (4 oz) package low fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup

Directions

  1. Let cream cheese come to room temperature.
  2. Whip with honey or maple syrup until fluffy.
  3. Decorate using a piping bag or spatula.

  4. Make it a pretty color using one drop natural food coloring or ¼ teaspoon dried powder.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Yields: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: None

Ingredients

  • 1 (4 oz) package low fat cream cheese
  • 3 teaspoons pure pumpkin

Directions

  1. Let cream cheese come to room temperature and blend in the pumpkin until smooth and creamy. You can microwave a few seconds if it’s difficult to mix.
  2. Decorate using a piping bag or spatula.

Bacon Cream Cheese Frosting

Yields: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: None

Ingredients

  • 1 (4 oz) package low fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits

Directions

  1. Let cream cheese come to room temperature and blend in the maple syrup. You can microwave a few seconds if it’s difficult to mix.
  2. Stir in the bacon bits.
  3. Decorate using a piping bag or spatula.

Banana Carob Frosting

Yields: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: None

Ingredients

  • 2 medium bananas
  • 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons carob powder
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Thoroughly mix together all the ingredients and chill in the refrigerator for about twenty minutes.
  2. Decorate using a piping bag or spatula.

Carob Avocado Frosting

Yields: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: None

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup carob powder
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Directions

  1. Mix together the ingredients to desired consistency.
  2. Refrigerate if it needs to firm up. Add a little water if it’s too thick.
  3. Decorate using a piping bag or spatula.

Mashed Potato Frosting

Yields: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: None

Ingredients

  • 3 peeled and cubed Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1/4 cup low fat or 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons real butter
  • 2 tablespoons parsley

Directions

  1. Boil the potatoes, drain and mash.
  2. Mix in the remaining ingredients.
  3. Decorate using a piping bag or spatula.

I often cheat using 100% real mashed potato flakes to make this. Make this using a sweet potato for a healthier, sweeter taste.

We have a working relationship with Entirely Pets so we were compensated for this recipe which was originally shared on their website.