October 28, 2012

Try making one (or all three!) of 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

Halloween Brownies Dog Treats

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

Spooky Halloween Drops Dog Treats

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.

Halloween Vampire Nibbles

Halloween Vampire Nibbles Dog Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Love™ dehydrated dog food
  • 1 cup lean ground turkey
  • ½ cup mashed, cooked pumpkin
  • ½ cup apple sauce
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 egg

What to do

Preheat the oven to 375°F

Hydrate the Love™ with 1 cup of warm water. Stir thoroughly.

Mix in the turkey. Add the pumpkin, apple sauce and cinnamon.

Beat the egg in a cup, and add that to the rest of the ingredients.Stir well.

Using your hands, scoop out small (marble to golf ball size, depending on the size of your dog) quantities of the mixture and shape into slightly flattened balls. Place directly onto a greased baking sheet.

Bake for 40 minutes for the smaller sized treats and up to 55 minutes for the larger treats). Cook thoroughly before serving.

Halloween Vampire Nibbles can be stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week, or frozen if preferred. For a crispier version, try making tiny treats and leave them in the oven for several hours after switching it off, for the treats to dry out more.