October 20, 2010

Try making these delicious Halloween Treats at home, in place of commercial treats that may be loaded with sugars, by-products and all things not-so-nice. Make sure your pup does a Trick for her Treats!

Halloween Brownies


Ingredients
  • 2 cups of Honest Kitchen Thrive™ dehydrated dog food
  • 2 cups warm filtered water
  • ½ cup of canned, unsweetened pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • ¼ cup of dried cranberries
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup of diced ham
  • 4 tbsp applesauce
What to do

Hydrate the Thrive™ using two cups of warm water.

Mix the pumpkin into the hydrated Thrive, and then add the cranberries, applesauce and cheese.

Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk lightly.

Add the eggs to the Thrive mix and combine thoroughly.

Spread in a thin layer onto a well greased baking sheet.

Grate a little extra Parmesan on top if desired and cook at 300°F for about 60 minutes or until the top is firm to touch and slightly crispy.

Cool thoroughly and cut into squares sized appropriately for your dog. You can also dice these into tiny cubes for training.

Spooky Halloween Drops


Ingredients
  • 1 cup Verve™ dehydrated dog food
  • 1/4 cup ground beef, sauteed
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1/2 tsp ground dried cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 free range egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup warm filtered water
What to do

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Hydrate the Verve™ with the cup of warm water and stir. Thoroughly mix in all the remaining ingredients to form a batter.

Spoon the mixture in cherry-sized (or smaller) drops, onto a greased baking sheet and flatten slightly with a teaspoon.

Bake in a 350°F oven for 20 minutes. Serve after cooling completely.

Halloween Drops can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge and make an excellent, healthy treat for your pup and his friends on Halloween.

Consider stuffing the Drops into an interactive toy such as those from our friends at Planet Dog, during Halloween. Keeping him busy will help alleviate anxiety from frequent visitors ‘trick or treating’ at the door, or from being left alone if you’re planning to be out yourself.