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Trick-or-Treat Dog Treat Recipes for Halloween 2021

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Overview

You’ve decorated your yard, picked out a costume, and bought more candy than you can shake a bone at — what else could be missing from your Halloween to-do list? With more and more pet families bringing their hounds along for Halloween, you might be forgetting treats for an essential pack member.

But choosing safe treats for furry ghouls and goblins can be challenging, especially since many dogs have food allergies. Common allergens like corn, soy, gluten, and chicken can turn a pet’s fright night into a nightmare, so it’s best to avoid them.

Sure, pet stores carry hypoallergenic treats, but there’s something magical about creating your own spooky snacks. We’ll show you just how easy it is to whip up scary-good (and allergen-free!) goodies for your neighborhood fur-babies. Let’s get started!


Frozen yogurt skulls

These frozen yogurt skulls are sure to thrill and chill your furry trick-or-treaters. With the addition of apples and yogurt, these treats are as nutritious as they are delicious! Plus, the probiotics in the yogurt make them great for gut health too!

Ingredients

  • ​​2 apples
  • 1 cup Greek nonfat plain yogurt (make sure it doesn’t contain xylitol)
  • 1–2 tablespoons of water

Tools

  • silicone skull chocolate mold
  • knife
  • food processor

Directions

  1. Peel, core, and remove the seeds from your apples.
  2. Thinly slice the apples and place them into the blender with a cup of Greek yogurt and 1 to 2 tablespoons of water. 
  3. Blend the ingredients well and pour the mixture into the silicone chocolate molds. 
  4. Freeze for 2 to 3 hours or until completely hardened.
  5. Store your frozen treats in an air-tight container or zip-top bag.


Spooky sweet potato Jack o’ lanterns

Give the neighborhood dogs "pumpkin" to talk about with these sweet potato Jack o’ lantern cookies. The best part? These treats are low-fat and packed with vitamins and fiber! Not only are these treats great for Halloween, but you can freeze the leftovers and serve them to your pack for Thanksgiving.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of sweet potatoes (about 2 to 3, depending on size)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil 
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric

Tools

  • roasting pan
  • paring knife

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Remove the skin from your potatoes, cut them in quarter-inch circles.
  3. With a small knife, cut two triangles in each potato slice for the eyes and a smiley face for the mouth. 
  4. Coat the bottom of a roasting pan with coconut oil and place the treats inside.
  5. Dust the tops of the treats with cinnamon and turmeric.
  6. Bake on the middle rack for 30 minutes or until slightly browned.


Peanut butter ghosts

With canned pumpkin and creamy peanut butter, these treats are bursting with flavor, fiber, and protein. These ghoulish treats are sure to win kisses of approval from your four-footed neighbors.

Ingredients 

  • 2 ½  cups of coconut flour
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • ½  cup of canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter
  • ½  teaspoon of salt
  • ½ –1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of water (if needed)

Tools

  • ghost-shaped cookie cutters (or another Halloween-inspired cutter)
  • rolling pin
  • 2 cookie sheets
  • cooling rack

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F.
  2. Prepare 2 cookie sheets by coating them with nonstick spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients. You may need to add 1 tablespoon of water if the dough isn’t coming together. 
  4. Knead the dough with floured hands and form it into a ball.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and using a floured rolling pin, flatten your dough to ½ inch.
  6. Place the treats on the prepared cookie sheets and into the oven for 40 minutes.
  7. After removing the cookie sheet from the oven, let the cookies harden on the pan before transferring them to a cooling rack. 
  8. Once the cookies cool completely, place them in an air-tight container for storage.


Gummy pup-kins

These gummy gourd-shaped treats will have your furry trick-or-treaters howling for more. Plus, since these are soft and chewy, they’re a great option for senior dogs.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of bone broth
  • ¼ cup of canned pumpkin 
  • 3 tablespoons of unflavored gelatin
  • ¼ cup of water

Tools

  • silicone pumpkin chocolate mold
  • small pot

Directions

  1. Heat water in a pot over medium heat just until warm, not boiling.
  2. Mix your gelatin into the water and whisk until completely dissolved.
  3. Mix the bone broth and pumpkin into your gelatin-water mixture.
  4. Pour your mixture into your silicone mold and place it into the fridge for 3 hours or until set.


Creepy skeleton bones

These festive frozen treats are sure to be a hit at any Halloween "pawty". These treats require minimal effort and only have 3 ingredients, so they’re inexpensive to boot!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of coconut oil
  • 1 mashed banana
  • ¼  teaspoon of ground ginger

Tools

  • microwave-safe bowl
  • bone-shaped silicone molds

Directions

  1. Place your coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it for 30-second intervals until completely melted.
  2. After mashing your banana, combine the banana, coconut oil, and ground ginger. 
  3. Transfer the mixture into your silicone mold and place in the freezer for at least 1 hour or until hardened.
  4. Pop your treats out of the mold and store them in a zip-top bag in the freezer. 


Are you bringing your furbaby along for "Howloween"? We’d love to see them in their costumes! Share your pup pics with us on Instagram by using #wagwalking or tagging @wag! 


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