Decorate chocolate-dipped nutter butter cookies to look like adorable puppies. They are so doggone cute! These Chocolate Dogs are fun to make and are perfect for Valentine's Day, puppy adoptions, and birthday parties.
If you are looking for a super cute dessert to make for a dog-themed event, you've got to make these adorable chocolate puppies.
Each of these lollipops is dipped in milk chocolate and decorated with modeling chocolate/candy clay so the flavor of these treats is wonderful. The combination of the crunchy peanut butter cookie topped with decadent milk chocolate and soft, chewy, modeling chocolate makes for a delectable dessert.
Follow the step-by-step instructions or watch the video tutorial to see how to make these cute dog-shaped cookie pops.
Nutter Butter Cookies
Milk Chocolate or Light Cocoa Candy Melts - I used melted and tempered pure milk chocolate to make my puppy pops but you can use melted confectionery coating (Candy Melts, CandiQuik, or Almond Bark) instead. If you aren't experienced with working with chocolate, check out my Chocolate Making Tips page for detailed melting instructions.
Brown, Black, and Red Modeling Chocolate - This 2-ingredient candy clay tastes great and is easy to make. Find my Modeling Chocolate Recipe, here. Find even more detailed information in my book, Candy Clay Creations.
Candy Eyes - Use large ½-inch candy eyes to make the cutest chocolate dogs.
mason jar or coffee mug
parchment paper-lined baking sheets
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Roll out the brown modeling chocolate and cut out a round snout and two teardrop ears. Pinch off a small piece of black modeling chocolate and shape it into a nose.
Use a wooden skewer to create dimples on either side of the light brown snout.
Pinch off a small piece of red modeling chocolate and shape it into a tongue. Attach it under the snout using a tiny bit of water.
Make enough sets of dog features to decorate all of your chocolate-dipped Nutter Butter lollipops.
Run a sharp knife along the inside of a Nutter Butter Cookie and pop it apart.
Brush melted and tempered pure milk chocolate or melted light cocoa candy melts over one half of the cookie and set a lollipop stick on top.
Place the other half of the cookie over the chocolate. Let them sit until the chocolate hardens.
Dip a Nutter Butter pop into a jar of melted and tempered milk chocolate or melted light cocoa candy melts.
Remove the cookie and allow the excess chocolate to drip off.
Set the wet chocolate-dipped cookie over two modeling chocolate ears then attach a snout.
Add two candy eyes above the snout.
Place the cookie pops in the refrigerator if you use pure milk chocolate and in the freezer if you used candy melts. Chill until hardened.
Do not leave the chocolate cookies in the freezer or refrigerator for too long or the modeling chocolate (candy clay) will become sticky. if you do, the beads of condensation will not go away but they will dry.
If you’d like to have the ultimate guide to working with Candy Clay (modeling chocolate) be sure to get your printed or e-book copy of Candy Clay Creations. This 102 page book is filled with tips and tricks for making and working with candy clay along with 17 step-by-step tutorials for decorating cupcakes, cookies, and more using candy clay. It’s a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to make festively decorated treats.
- You will have extra chocolate left over, but it's difficult to dip the pops if you don't have enough chocolate to do so. You can use the extra chocolate to make some chocolate bark. Break up some Nutter Butter Cookies, stir them into the chocolate, then pour it out onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, chill until hardened, then break it up into pieces and enjoy a very tasty snack.
- You'll use a small amount of water to attach the modeling chocolate/candy clay pieces together. I love using a Wilton Water Brush but any small food-use-only paintbrush will work well. Just don't add too much water. You just need enough to make the pieces stick together.
As much as I love the chocolate Nutter Butter dogs, I have another easier version of these cuties. You can skip dipping the cookies in chocolate and simply add eyes, nose, and ears.
Check out the tutorial to make these cute Cookie Dogs.
If you are looking for more dog or puppy-themed treats, see links to more recipes tutorials below the recipe card.
- 12 ounces melted and tempered pure milk chocolate
- OR 12 ounces melted light cocoa confectionery coating/Candy Melts
- 6 Nutter Butter Cookies
- 2 ounces light brown modeling chocolate/Candy Clay
- ½ ounce black candy clay
- ½ ounce red candy clay
- 12 (½ inch) candy eyes
Pour the chocolate into a 3-4 inch tall glass, mason jar or mug.
Use a thin knife to crack open the Nutter Butter Cookies leaving the filling on one cookie half.
Brush the other cookie half with a thin layer of the chocolate.
Lay the top ⅓ rd of a craft stick over the chocolate then flip it over so that both sides are covered in chocolate.
Set the other cookie half on top recreating the sandwich cookie.
Repeat with all the cookies then allow the chocolate to harden.
Roll out the light brown modeling chocolate/candy clay to about 3/16th inch thickness.
Cut out six 1 ½ inch circles for the snouts and twelve 1 ⅞ inch tear drops for the ears.
Pinch off small pieces of the black candy clay and shape them into noses.
Make tiny tongues using the red candy clay.
Reshape the chocolate snout so that it's more oval.
Attach the nose to the snout using a dab of water.
Use the blunt end of a wood skewer to create 3 dimples on either side of the nose.
Attach the tongue to the bottom edge of the snout using water.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper or wax paper.
Arrange the candy clay ears with just enough room in between the two so that the Nutter Butter Pops can be set on top.
Dip a Nutter Butter Pop into the chocolate.
Lift it out of the glass and allow the excess to drip off.
Set on the candy clay ears.
Immediately attach the snout and two candy eyes.
Repeat creating 5 more puppy pops.
If using pure chocolate place the pops in the refrigerator to chill until the chocolate hardens for 5-10 minutes.
If using Candy Melts place them in the freezer instead.
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