What do our furry friends love more than wearing Halloween costumes? Getting to eat good treats in their costumes! Baking cookies is an essential part of the holidays and most likely your pup wants to get in on the fun. Halloween dog treats are a great way to include our four-legged friends in the season’s festivities.
Candy Corn Dog Treats
Candy corn. You may like them, you may strongly dislike them, but your dog is bound to LOVE these candy corn treats.
- 1-2 small bananas
- 1 cup plain non-fat yogurt, divided
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- Bone shaped ice cube tray
- Fill your ice cube tray 1/3 full with plain yogurt, then place molds in the freezer. Freeze for 1-2 hours, or until yogurt is set.
- In a small bowl, mix together the 1/2 cup yogurt with canned pumpkin. Stir until combined, then pour over frozen yogurt in ice cube molds. Make sure to leave space at the top for the third layer.
- Return the freezer tray for another 1-2 hours, or until set.
- Mash bananas in a small bowl and stir in any remaining yogurt. Pour over the frozen pumpkin layer in the mold.
- Freeze until set.
- Pop treats out and serve!
Apple Crunch Pupcakes
You can never go wrong with some good pupcakes. They’re warm, they’re delicious, and most of all, they’ll have your dog sitting on command.
- 2 cups water
- ¼ cup apple sauce
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 4 Tbsp honey
- 4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 cup chopped apple
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, mix together the water, apple sauce, vanilla, egg, and honey.
- Combine whole wheat flour and baking powder and stir into wet ingredients.
- Fold in chopped apples.
- Spoon mixture into greased muffin tins.
- Bake for 35 minutes.
- Let cool and serve!
Pumpkin Oat Dog Biscuits
A good dog biscuit can really change the mood of your dog for the day. Doesn’t matter if they couldn’t outrun the squirrel or couldn’t find the ball, dog biscuits are a quick way to a happy dog.
- 3 cups whole wheat flour or whole-grain flour of choice
- 1 cup whole oats
- 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
- 2-4 tbsp water
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 1 or 2 baking sheets (depends on size of biscuit cut) with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, mix all ingredients, except water. Add only enough water to make a workable and rollable dough.
- Roll out to 1/8-1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes. We recommend pumpkin or bone shapes.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes. Turn off the oven and let biscuits sit in the oven until the oven is completely cool. This helps to dehydrate the biscuits for better storage.
- And you’re ready to serve!
We hope this blog got you, and your dog, in a Halloween mood. Make sure you bookmark this page and keep it handy for your October weekends. At The Ranch, we also provide fun and healthy homemade treats for all dogs that lodge with us! You can find out more about our lodging amenities today.