Our sweet pup turned six this month and we threw a little doggie birthday party! These doggie bone treat candles make me just giddy. They were really fun to light and sing around. Once we cut off the charred end they became an eatable present for our family’s loyalest friend.

To make the dog bone candles break apart a thick rope toy into smaller rope sections and wrap them individually in the dog pretzel dough. Leave about an inch of rope sticking out of the top and cover the rope with tin foil while baking.

To make the pretzel dough combine 1 tsp brown sugar, 2 tsp active dry yeast, 3/4 cups whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup dry milk, 1/2 tbsp salt. Add in 1/2 a beaten egg, 2 tbsp oil and 2/3 cup water. Mix well and kneed on a hard surface until your dough becomes a bit more firm.

Place ropes in the dough and bake 350 for 15 minutes, or until golden brown and firm.