Trick or treat? More like treat and treat. Halloween is creepin’ around the corner (see what we did there?), and what better way to ring in the spookiest season of them all than with some special DIY snacks to share with your costumed dog and all his neighborhood friends?
Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats
Peanut butter and pumpkin are basically our two favorite food groups, so it’s no surprise that when the two come together, magic (dare we say dark magic?) happens. And chances are, you probably have everything you need to make these dog treats in your cupboard right now—all they call for are flour, eggs, peanut butter, salt and cinnamon. YUM.
Fall usually makes us thinking of sugary, apple-y, cinnamon-y donuts, but when it comes to sneaking one to our dogs, these savory donuts are a much better choice. Egg + beef or chicken broth + whole wheat flour + quick cooking oats + microwave = one treat so easy to make, it’s actually kind of scary?
Smell ya later, rawhide bones — there’s a fancy new treat in town, and it tastes like chicken. You’ll need a skeleton bone pan to really make this treat come to, er, life, but otherwise, the ingredients are simple: flour, egg, chicken bouillon, water and yogurt if you’re feeling fancy enough to make frosting. Freeze ’em and voila! Skeleton bones.
Cranberry Pumpkin Treats
Whoever decided to put cranberries in cookies was a genius, so it’s no surprise that putting them in dog treats—with pumpkin, of course—is equally brilliant.
We suggest cutting these cookies (which only call for six ingredients!) into cute little pumpkin shapes for optimum spirit, and maybe even sneaking one or two for yourself.
Sweet Potato Flour Dog Biscuits
Some like it sweet, some like it savory. Sweet potatoes can go either way, but in this case, sweet potato flour is being paired with beef liver (or baby food in an alternate meat variety of your choice) and eggs. These biscuits are chops-lickin’ good.
Have your own howl-o-ween (sorry, we had to) recipe to share? Send ’em our way! Made these five and want even more? Check out last year’s roundup. Happy baking!
Top image via Flickr CC/Jesse Draper