These Candy Corn Dog Popsicles are quick and easy four-ingredient treats that are perfect for giving to your doggo. Just assemble and freeze!
It’s that time of year again where the leaves are changing, we’re marking our calendars for our annual apple picking and corn maze Saturday, and football is on TV at every sports bar in America. But autumn also brings along something else — fall recipes!
And today, I’m teaching you how to let your furry pals partake in all of the great flavors of the season with these candy corn pupsicles.
These treats are made with four ingredients that your doggo will love. With three candy corn colored layers, they stay right on theme with the autumn festivities! They’re the cutest little Halloween dog treats.
Ingredients In These Dog Halloween Treats
Your dog is in for quite the treat with this ingredient lineup, no pun intended. The items will make about 8 pupsicles with average-sized popsicle molds.
- Yogurt: First, start with 1 cup of either low-fat or fat-free plain yogurt. See below for yogurt guidelines.
- Pumpkin Puree: Next, include 1 15-oz can of pumpkin puree. Be sure that you are not using pumpkin pie filling, which has a host of added ingredients. We just want pure pumpkin puree (here’s how to make your own!)
- Banana: Next, mash up 1 banana for using as the yellow part of the candy corn. Bananas are full of nutrients your dog can benefit from!
- Stick Ideas: Last but not least, choose your dog’s favorite stick shaped treat to use as the popsicle stick. Ideas include dog treats, bully sticks, carrot sticks, or celery!
Additional Ingredient Options
Some more options for halloween pupsicles include essentially anything safe for dogs like apples, bananas, blueberries, or strawberries! Of course, these won’t exactly fit into the candy corn color theme, but I have a hunch that your pup won’t mind.
A Note On Yogurt
When it comes to choosing the yogurt for these pupsicles, be mindful of two things.
- It should contain no artificial sweeteners (like xyitol), which are toxic to dogs.
- It should be low or non-fat to prevent a fat overload, which can be rough on their pancreas.
And of course, if your dog is intolerant to dairy, skip the yogurt altogether. Read more on best dog pupsicle ingredients here.
How To Make Pupsicles For Dogs
With these ingredients, the only prep work needed before assembling is mashing the banana. Then, everything can be easily added to the molds in layers.
- Layer the ingredients: Spoon the yogurt into the bottom ⅓ of each popsicle well. Wipe the insides of the mold as needed to prevent streaking between layers. Fill the mold another ⅓ of the way with pumpkin puree, and then finish with the mashed banana. Leave a little space at the top so they can expand. Insert an edible stick into each well.
- Freeze the molds: Freeze until hard, at least 4 hours.
- Unmold the pupsicles: Run the molds under warm water for a few seconds to loosen them up, and then remove the popsicles from the molds. Serve to your pup while supervised.
Looking to treat your pup even more? Try out this Barkuterie Board!
- 1 cup low-fat or fat-free plain yogurt (235 g)
- 1 15-oz can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling, 425 g)
- 1 banana (mashed until smooth)
- Edible stick ideas: dog treats, carrot sticks, celery
- Layer: Spoon yogurt into the bottom ⅓ of each popsicle well. Wipe the insides of mold as needed to prevent streaking between layers. Fill the old another ⅓ of the way up with pumpkin puree, then finish with mashed banana, leaving a little space at the top for them to expand. Insert an edible stick into each well.
- Freeze: Freeze until hard, at least 4 hours.
- Unmold: Run mold under warm water for a few seconds to loosen them up, them remove from mold. Serve to your pup while supervised.
This post was first published on our human food site, Live Eat Learn!