Spooktacular DIY Dog Treats for Halloween
It’s that time of year again! Time to break out the costumes, decorate the house, and eat all the candy. But what about our furry friends? They deserve to get in on the Halloween fun too! Here are three easy DIY dog treats that are sure to put a smile on your pup’s face this Halloween season.
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1. Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Treats
These yummy treats are perfect for pups with allergies or sensitivities, as they are made with just two ingredients—peanut butter and oatmeal. Simply mix equal parts peanut butter and oatmeal together in a bowl, then use a spoon or your hands to form the mixture into small balls. Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and press them down slightly, then bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes. Let cool completely before giving to your pup.
2. Sweet Potato Delights
These next treats are not only delicious but good for your dog too! Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. While that’s heating up, wash one large sweet potato and slice it into thin rounds. Spread the rounds out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 25 minutes. Once they’re done, let them cool completely before moving on to the next step.
Now it’s time to get creative! You can use melted peanut butter, yogurt, or even cream cheese as a “glue” to attach whatever toppings you like. Some ideas include crumbled dog biscuits, dried fruit, or even just more sweet potato slices. Let your imagination run wild! Once you’ve got your toppings attached, pop the tray back in the oven for 5-10 minutes to let everything set. Then it’s time to enjoy!
3. Pumpkin Pie Pupcakes
What would Halloween be without pumpkin everything? These tasty pupcakes are perfect for getting your dog into the holiday spirit. Start by mixing together 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin puree, 1/4 cup of peanut butter, 1/4 cup of honey, and 1 egg in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until everything is well combined.
Line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners and divide the batter evenly among them. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting. For the frosting, simply mix together 1/4 cup of creamy peanut butter and 1/4 cup of plain yogurt until smooth. Spread or pipe onto cooled pupcakes and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Bon appetit!
Halloween is a great time to have some fun in the kitchen and whip up something special for your four-legged friend! Whether you go with something simple like Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Dog Treats or something more elaborate like Pumpkin Pie Pupcakes, your dog is sure to love whatever you make! And who knows—you might even end up with a new family tradition in the process!
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