Jelly Baby recipe for dogs

by | Jan 14, 2017 | 31 comments

Are these the healthiest dog treats in the world?

For this recipe all you need is gelatin, bone broth, a little garlic paste and a mould to set it in – how could it be any easier than that?  Not just super tasty but super healthy too.  Gelatin is great for the skin, nails, coat and joints. Bone broth is anti inflammatory, great for the blood, the immune system and aids digestion.  Garlic keep fleas, ticks and worms away, cleans the blood and is anti fungal, anti bacterial and antiviral.  But isn’t garlic bad for dogs?

No sugar, no gluten, no preservatives, just pure goodness in a tasty treat that your dog will love.  Just 3 ingredients needed to make this simple dog treat recipe that makes your dog even healthier!

Previously I told you how to make your own bone broth recipe since it’s so good for dogs and making it is a lot cheaper than buying it.  I use this pressure cooker and it means I can make bone broth for the price of some bones which any decent butcher will give you for free! Bone broth is a real super food that helps boost your dogs immune system and overall health but if you don’t want to make it you can buy it pre-made here.

You can get pet shaped Jelly Baby moulds from here or you can use a Gummy bear mould instead.  I’ll be using a a gelatin you can get online as it’s perfect for dogs as it’s suger free and natural but any gelatin will do!


2 ½ tablespoons of gelatin, 140ml (1/2 cup) of bone broth, ¼ teaspoon of garlic paste.


jelly bean dog treat ingredients
Everything we need is here
adding gelatin to bone broth
Pour in the bone broth
adding garlic to a pot
Add a 1/4 teaspoon of garlic paste to pot
stirring gummy bear mix
Add 2 1/2 tablespoons of gelatin
jug filled with bone broth gummy mix
Heat gently on a low heat for about 10 mins until all the gelatin has dissolved. Stirring regularly.
filling gummy bear mould
Once it’s all ready, pour into a jug and then pour into the mould before it cools
filled gummy bear mould
Leave for 15 mins till they begin to set then place in fridge. They should set like soft rubber
jelly baby for dogs
All done and they look and taste doggylicious!
dogs sitting for a treat
Duffy’s had one and now she wants more!
gummy bear dog treats
Use a different mould and you can make Gummy bear dog treats instead!

How to store

As a general guide if meat protein is present in recipe then it will last around 3 to 5 days stored in a cool place.  If it has second class protein in it eg. cheese, lentils, eggs, etc, then they will store for about 10 days in a cool place. You can use cake tins lined with baking paper – greaseproof. If there is no meat or second class proteins present then it will last around 3 weeks before they go soft like human biscuits.

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By Jamie Shanks

BDWS is owned and run by me, Jamie Shanks. I’ve been a professional dog walker since 2010. When I’m not walking dogs, I’m usually at home entertaining my three dogs and attending to five hens and my vegetable garden. 


  1. Excellent, will give these a try!

  2. How do you store these? In the fridge? How long do they keep?

  3. Hi Jamie

    I was under the impression dogs shouldn’t have garlic ?

  4. have you tried making these using golden paste or turmeric gravy?

  5. How long do these keep for? should they be refrigerated?

  6. How many treats does this recipe make? Looking forward to making this!

    • In the recipe I only use 140 ml of broth and I think that was about enough to fill one tray of jelly babies (12 in total).

  7. Jamie you are a genius! I make dehydrated treats as a fundraiser for Wolfdog Rescue U.K and have just spotted your Gel Broth treats, I have trotters and duck feet in my freezer…now I know what to do with them!!

    • Thanks Sally and good luck with the fundraising!

  8. Dog won’t choke on these? They’re sort and chewy not hard? Thanks!

    • Hey Viv. If you are concerned, break them up or use the much smaller gummybear mould.

  9. Hi thank you, but I can’t get the bone broth, where do I get it from

    • Hi John. You can use this broth here >
      But if you plan to give use broth a lot to either make jelly babies or to give the dog a bowl to supplement it’s diet you might be better off buying a pressure cooker if you don’t have one and making it yourself as most butchers will give you the bones for free. This is the pressure cooker I use >

  10. Hi, i have just seen your recipe, and just brought all the stuff to make them, do i give my dog one everyday, or 1 every few days? Thankyou

    • Daily is fine.

  11. How long do they keep on the shelf? In the refrigerator? In the freezer? Where do you suggest storing them?

    • Fridge short term, or freezer long term. I dont really every worry about storing any food, nothing lasts long enough for me to ever worry about storing.

  12. How long do these keep, and where do I store them?

  13. I have leaf gelatin in the cupboard. How much should I use to get the right end result texture ?

    • you want 18-20 grams for this recipe, so find out how much a leaf weighs and work it out.

  14. Hi Jamie, is the garlic ok to give to dogs?

    • Is it possible to make the above recipe without the garlic? Just to be safe?

    • Of course. I just add it to make it tastier

    • The only garlic you need to worry about is raw cloves, and a dog would need to eat a lot of them to get sick.
      Once garlic is cut the chemical properties change and becoming anemic is no longer a worry.

  15. Amazon sold out don’t know if they will be getting anymore beef broth can I substitute.

  16. Amazon sold out don’t know if they will be getting anymore beef broth

  17. For the jelly babies can I use beef stock cubes

    • There’s a lot of salt in stock cubes, I think about 5g per cube. Dogs have a hard time processing salt so I’d try something else. Let me have a think….

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