Canine Candy Canes

Christmas is this week and your canine companions can have their very own Christmas cookies with this easy recipe for Canine Candy Canes.

Canine Candy Canes

  • Prep time:  1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Cook time:  15 minutes
  • Makes 6 – 12 


  • 1 ¼ cups rice flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbs oil (NatrixOne brand recommended)
  • 1 Tbs all-natural red food coloring  (India Tree brand recommended)

You will need:  baking sheet, parchment paper, wax paper or plastic baggies.


  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all ingredients and  form into two even balls.
  3. In a small bowl, add red food coloring to one ball and blend thoroughly.
  4. Wrap each ball separately into wax paper and refrigerate for one hour.
  5. Remove the “red” ball, Using a Tablespoon, scoop out six individual balls
  6. Using your hands, roll out each ball into 6-8” tubes (think gummy worms.)
  7. Wash hands thoroughly (making sure to get off all the red coloring) and wipe down counter and  dry completely.
  8. Repeat steps 5 & 6 for the “white” ball of dough.
  9. Wash hands thoroughly and wipe down counter,  drying completely.
  10. Take one strand of each color side by side and roll to twist the two colors together.
  11. Place on baking sheet and curve the end to create a candy cane form.
  12. Once all six candy canes are complete, place into oven and bake.

HINT:  For small dogs cut the candy canes in half before placing onto baking sheet.  This will double the amount.  

Refrigerate for a week or freeze and store for up to three weeks.

While peppermint may be soothing to humans, it can be toxic for dogs, so make sure to share only these canine candy canes with your furry best friend and not candy canes intended for human consumption.

Neither Melinda nor CincyPet Magazine are veterinary experts and as such you should always consult your vet before introducing anything new into your pet’s diet.

MELINDA KIRK STENGER is CEO of Lucky Paws, LLC and creator of the award-winning PetCakes & YumYum Bones, healthy cake and ice cream for dogs and cats. Melinda has been cooking for over 20 years for her fur babies and sells thousands of dog and cat birthday kits a month on Amazon.com and Chewy.com. She is the author of the canine culinary cookbook Brunch & Bitches.

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