We love including our pups in our Halloween fun. After you've picked out the "pawfect" costume for your canine, reward him with a homemade dog treat that's worth playing dead for. After all, Fido does plenty of tricks all year long ... it's time for a treat!
Posted by Erin Ballinger
Fur-eaky Fro-Yo Eyeballs
Have some fun in the kitchen and whip up a batch of our Fur-eaky Fro-Yo Eyeballs, which are easy to make, inexpensive, delicious for canines and safe for humans! Let your good boy have a taste test before he takes them to the dog park to share with his friends.
- 32 oz. plain or vanilla yogurt (made with cow’s milk or vegan milk)
- 1 package blueberries
- Strawberry jam
- Ice tray (round sphere ice trays like this one are preferred)
- Place blueberries in the center of each section of the ice cube tray.
- Slowly whisk the water into your favorite full-fat yogurt in batches until it is a pourable consistency. Don’t use low-fat yogurt because it contains artificial sweeteners that are toxic to pups.
- Pour the yogurt on top of each blueberry in the ice tray until full.
- Place in the freezer for five hours or until frozen.
- Dip a toothpick into the strawberry jam and draw veins on the eyeball treat before serving.
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oat Monster Dog Cookies
If your dog could read, she'd tell you that these cookies are the perfect Halloween snack. Made with a few simple ingredients, they can even be sampled by humans.
- 1¾ cups rolled oats
- 15 oz. canned pumpkin
- ½ cup peanut butter
- Optional: whipped cream and carob chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grind oats to fine dust in a blender or food processor.
- Add the canned pumpkin, peanut butter and ground rolled oats and mix until combined.
- Roll the dough into balls and arrange about 1 inch apart on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Then, use a fork to make a crosshatch pattern on the top of each cookie. For a bone-shaped treat instead, use a Messy Mutts Silicone Bake & Freeze Treat Maker.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack or plate. If desired, adorn the cooled dog cookies with creepy decorations using whipped cream or melted carob.
Baked Goodies for Your Good Boy
Halloween has its own menu, with the flavors of the season transformed into ghoulish treats for pooches and people. Dog bakeries across the country have conjured up something special this fall, with confections like pup-kin pies and candy corn cakes, sure to get Fido's tail wagging.
Have you made a Halloween-themed dog treat for your hound? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!
Banner photo by Erin/BringFido.