Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween! DIY Doggie Treats

Happy Howl-oween everyone! I know many of you like to take your dogs on Halloween and have a nice trick-or-treat, but if you're staying at home, why not whip up a few goodies for the odd canine trick-or-treater? Here are some nice, dog-friendly recipes I found on

Peanut Butter Puppy Pops

2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 375'F. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk, then add to dry ingredients and mix well. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Bake for 20 minutes on a greased baking sheet until lightly brown. Cool on a rack, then store in an airtight container. --- This is the original recipe, but I have found the cookies burn easily.

Beef and Rice Moochies

1 jar babyfood, dinner, vegetables and beef, strained
2 1/2 cups flour, all-purpose
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup rice
1 package unflavored gelatin
1 whole egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup powdered milk
1 package yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 beef bouillon cube

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Add yeast, egg, oil, baby food and dissolved beef bouillon. Mix well. Mixture will be very dry, knead with hands until it forms a ball. Roll out on floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness, cut in 1 or 2 inch circles. Bake on un-greased cookie sheet 30 minutes at 300 degrees.

Boo Biscuits

3 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 cup Quaker oats
1 cup milk
1/2 cup hot water
2 beef or chicken bouillon cubes
1/2 cup meat drippings

Dissolve bouillon cubes in hot water. Add milk and drippings and beat. In a separate bowl, mix flour and oatmeal. Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well. Press onto an ungreased cookie sheet and cut into shapes desired. Bake at 300 for 1 hour. Turn off heat and leave in the oven to harden. Refrigerate after baking.

Also: if you are dressing your pooch up for Halloween, show us some pictures! Because we all know there's nothing cuter than a pug in a pumpkin suit or a devilish Golden.

Be safe out tonight! My reccommendation is to put your dog on a harness rather than a collar to avoid them slipping a collar. There are many scary things out there, especially on Halloween. Happy Howlidays, everyone!


muttpuppiesontrial said...

Hah! Love the picture of that dressed-up Yorkie, he looks so pissed, bless. :)

I'll be staying in to shell out and my poor dog will be kept in the bedroom so he doesn't get overwhelmed by all the people coming to the door... If he were a little less neurotic around people I'd love nothing more than to dress him up for Halloween! Silly Border collies. :)

LegendsLiveOn said...

Lol, I'd be pretty pissed too. But good on you for keeping your dog away from all the stress! I might be taking my GSD mutt puppy trick-or-treating, but maybe not. He is a handful :-)