3 Homemade Dog Treats Perfect For Halloween

No Trick, All Treat!

Halloween is upon us! It's time to decide on costumes, which neighborhood parties to hit, and what tasty treats to make for the occasion. But what happens to Spike during all the festivities? We've come up with three homemade and spooky dog bites to keep them company on this devilish night. Just make sure to stay away from the ingredients that could be unsafe for our pets. No ghosts are invited to this party!

Pumpkin + Peanut Butter Skeleton Bones

What You'll need: 
1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup canned pumpkin
½ cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 
2. Mix all ingredients together to form a dough
3. Roll out dough on a floured work surface
4. Use a bone shaped cookie cutter to cut shapes. 
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes

Recipe: Desserts with Benefits

Frozen Candy Corn Treats

What You'll Need: 
1-2 Small bananas
1 cup plain yogurt
½ cup canned pumpkin
Silicone ice cube tray

Directions: 
1. Fill ice cube 1/3 full with plain yogurt, then place molds in the freezer. Freeze for 1-2 hours, or until yogurt is set.
2. In a small bowl or glass, mix together 1/2 cup yogurt with canned pumpkin. Stir until combined, then pour over frozen yogurt in ice cube molds, making sure to leave space at the top for third layer.
3.Return to freezer for another 1-2 hours, or until set.
4.
Mash banana(s) in a small bowl and stir in any remaining yogurt, then pour over frozen pumpkin layer in mold.
5.
Freeze until set.
6.
Pop treats out and serve as needed.

Recipe: 12 Tomatoes

Ghoulish Chicken and Biscuits

What You'll Need:
2 cups chopped, cooked chicken (see note)
2 cups whole wheat flour or white whole wheat flour
1 5.3-ounce container nonfat plain Greek yogurt
3/4 cup water
1 egg, lightly beaten

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients, stirring until thoroughly incorporated. Batter will be very thick and sticky.
3. Drop batter by level tablespoons onto parchment-lined baking sheets. (Because these dog biscuits spread very little during baking, I crowd them together more than typical cookies, and get all of them onto 2 baking sheets.) Using the back of a spoon, flatten the dog treats slightly.
4. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
5. Cool completely on wire racks. Store in refrigerator or (for longer storage) in zippered freezer bags in freezer (thaw before serving).

Recipe: Two Healthy Kitchens

Just remember, no chocolate! Make sure this Halloween is all treats and no tricks for your furry friend. Make a few of these treats and we're sure Spike will thank you for being the most spooktacular owner on the block. And bonus points if you sign them up for a Goodboy supplement subscription too!


Happy Halloween! 🎃 🎃 🎃