Recipe for Not-For-Dogs Chocolate Squares

Not-For-Dogs Chocolate Squares

This delectable yet simple dessert comes from celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, as well as style-and-entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health-and-wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz, stars of ABC’s The Chew. Daphne Oz shared a healthy cookie recipe that is the perfect addition to any Fanniversary party. Just make sure your furry friends don’t get ahold of them!


12 oz. dark chocolate chips
4 cups puffed grain (for example: quinoa or millet)
2 cups red wine
1/4 cup sugar


Line a 9 x 9 baking dish with parchment or wax paper and spray with canola oil. Using a double boiler, heat chocolate just until melted, then remove from heat. Working in a large bowl, pour chocolate over the puffed quinoa, folding gently until well incorporated. Press mixture into the prepared baking dish creating an even layer. Cool in refrigerator until set. Cut into 16 equal pieces and serve. For adult cookies, heat wine and sugar in a heavy bottom saucepan over medium low heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Continue to cook over medium low heat until reduced to a third. Cool to room temperature in a bowl. Drizzle over cookies just before serving.

This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version.