While chocolate isn’t safe for dogs, there are some Halloween treats our furry friends can enjoy. These Boneyard Halloween Dog Treats take only 3 simple ingredients and minutes to pull together!
As I sit eating my way through the bowl of candy I most definitely bought for trick-or-treaters and not for me, Rhubarb will not take her eyes off me. I keep telling her, just one more for me and no she still cannot have any because it’s bad for her. To which she always responds that it’s probably bad for me too then.
Needless to say, I always feel guilty when those big eyes look up at me with so much food around. So I set out to make her her own Halloween treats! These Milk-Bone Halloween treats are just that. They are simple to make and include all her favorite foods – a dog bone, pumpkin, and yogurt!
You can always add more flavors to these treats or switch up the pumpkin for a customized dog treat. But before we get too far with that, here is how to make the base Halloween dog treat recipe.
Ingredients for Halloween Dog Treats
These treats only require three ingredients that I am guessing you already have in the pantry! All you have to do is mix them up and freeze!
- Pure Pumpkin Puree: Fall and pumpkin are just a must. For dogs, just be sure the pumpkin is 100% pure and contains no other, potentially dangerous, ingredients, like sugars or added spices.
- Plain Yogurt: I recommend using low-fat plain yogurt to keep the fat content low. Too much fat is harder for dogs to digest than humans. Ensure the yogurt also contains no added artificial sweeteners – like xylitol – which are toxic to dogs.
- Milk-Bone Treats: To really make these treats enticing, Rhubarb thought we should top them with her favorite Milk-Bone treats. You could use whatever kind of Halloween dog cookies to top them that your dog likes.
Did you know pumpkin is high in fiber and can help with a dog’s digestion? Adding a small amount of pumpkin to their food or treats when they have an upset stomach, it can help their stomach get back to normal. This is super helpful if you are switching dog foods and your dog has a sensitive stomach. But, only add it for a few meals.
How to make Spooky Dog Treats
Only 4 steps stand between your dog and these awesome treats! It basically just involves mixing ingredients and freezing, how easy is that?!
Step 1: Mix
lIn a large bowl stir together the pumpkin puree and yogurt.
Step 2: Assemble
Spoon mixture evenly into a muffin tray (fill them more for big dogs, less for little dogs). Stick a few bone-shaped dog treats into each.
Step 3: Freeze
Freeze for at least 6 hours, or until hard.
Step 4: Serve
Let sit at room temperature to allow the treats to soften enough to remove them from the molds, then serve to your pup while supervised.
- Apple Pie: Switch out the pumpkin for pure apple sauce and a dash of cinnamon
- Smells Fishy: Add dried sprats or Green Lipped Mussel Powder to the top to make it even more creepy for Halloween (plus, your dog will love them!)
- So Berry Good: You can mix some blueberries into the frozen cup for a fruity take
Storage: Store these treats in the freezer in a sealed container for up to 3 months.
More Spooky Good Treats
Having a whole dog costume party and need more treats to serve? Try any of these!
- Candy Corn Pupsicles are an obvious choice for your howl-o-ween pawty.
- Chicken Dog Treats are always a hit around here and I’m sure they will be with your dog friends!
- Grain Free Dog Treats are great for picky eaters, plus they are very easy to make!
- Puppuccino’s are a must for fall. Everyone can make their own version of a Puppuccino with lots of topping options!
- Chicken Jerky is another clear winner at our parties!
Boneyard Halloween Dog Treats
- 1 15-oz can pumpkin puree 425 g
- 1 cup low fat plain yogurt 200 g
- 12 bone-shaped treats
- Mix: In a large bowl stir together the pumpkin puree and yogurt.
- Assemble: Spoon mixture evenly into a muffin tray (fill them more for big dogs, less for little dogs). Stick a few bone-shaped dog treats into each.
- Freeze: Freeze for at least 6 hours, or until hard.
- Serve: Let sit at room temperature to allow the treats to soften enough to remove them from the molds, then serve to your pup while supervised.