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These Dog Halloween Treats Are Perfect for Celebrating Spooky Season

Your sweet furry friend may look longingly at your stash of candy corn and bags of snack-sized candy bars, but human Halloween treats, especially chocolate, are not good (dangerous even) for dogs. We would never, however, leave them out of the howling good time that is Halloween, so we came up with two super-simple DIY dog treats that you can whip up with just a few tricks.

Our first dog Halloween treats are supernaturally gobble-worthy Strawberry Ghosts. Stuffed with peanut butter, your dog won’t be able to resist (think of them as an all-edible KONG). Let doggo wash those down with our Witch’s Potion Punch, a lickable dog-safe smoothie that resembles a bubbling brew.

Ready to get into the seasonal spirit? Add coordinating costumes and on-theme games to these dog Halloween treats for a frighteningly fun way to celebrate!

Here’s how to mix up some Halloween magic in your kitchen:

Strawberry Ghosts DIY Dog Treat Recipe

What you'll need:

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Ingredients

  • 6 strawberries, washed well
  • 1/2 cup plain, low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons all-natural creamy peanut butter (you may need more or less depending on the size of your strawberries)*
    *Make sure your peanut butter does not contain xylitol, which is toxic to dogs.
  • Carob chips*
    *Do NOT substitute chocolate chips, as chocolate is toxic to dogs. Find carob chips at most health-food stores.

Supplies

  • Huller or corer
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoon
  • Bowl
  • Spoon

Yield:
6 treats

Serving size:
One treat per pup

Prep time:
15 minutes

Freeze time:
2 hours


Instructions


1

Slice the stems off the strawberries, creating a flat and even top.

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2

Core the strawberries.

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3

Gently stuff the strawberries with peanut butter (about a 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon for each—do not overstuff).

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4

Dip the strawberries carefully in a bowl of well-mixed yogurt to coat, tip first. Place each strawberry onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, cut side down.

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5

Freeze strawberries for one hour.

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6

Dip frozen strawberries into yogurt again, then place two carob chips for eyes onto each of the strawberries.

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7

Freeze for one additional hour and serve.

If left in the freezer for longer, let rest at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes before serving to soften slightly. Store leftovers in the freezer in an airtight container and serve within a week.
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Witch’s Potion Punch DIY Dog Treat

What you'll need:

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana, sliced
  • 1/2 of a fresh cucumber (about 3/4 cup), washed well and roughly chopped, but not peeled
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons all-natural creamy peanut butter*
    *Make sure your peanut butter does not contain xylitol, which is toxic to dogs.

Supplies

  • Blender
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoon
  • Optional: A cauldron-like bowl for serving

Yield:
About 3 cups

Serving size:
1 cup

Prep time:
10 minutes

Total time:
10 minutes


Instructions


1

Add all ingredients to blender.

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2

Cover with lid and blend until you have a smoothie consistency.

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3

Pour out about 1 cup’s worth for your pup into a bowl and serve.

You can store the rest in the fridge in an airtight container for up to three days. To really set the magical mood, pour into food-safe, cauldron-like bowl to serve.
diy dog treats - halloween smoothie for dogs

These recipes were reviewed by a veterinarian. They are intended as a treat or snack. Treats should only constitute a small percentage of your dog’s daily food. Feeding too many treats can lead to nutrient deficiencies. If your pet has health issues (including sensitivities to fats) or if you have any concerns, consult your pet’s veterinarian before offering these food items.

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