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3 Easy Halloween-Inspired Dog Treat Recipes

Written by: Elise Remp

October 19, 2022

Halloween traditions can be fun for the whole family—including those with four legs. If your pup is the type to fling, spin, and chew their way out of a costume before you can get those IG pics, whipping up some treats with these Halloween dog treat recipes is a great alternative to include them in the holiday fun.

These recipes might even inspire you to bulldoze the neighborhood competition this year and establish your house as the one who shells out for the 4-legged trick-or-treaters. Beat that, “King-Size-Candy-Bar Barb”! Check out these tips to make sure your treats come out looking great enough to make your neighbors jealous:

1. Make Your Treats Extra Spooky With Halloween-Themed Molds

You can, of course, make any of the following recipes in a regular silicone ice cube tray, but are they really Halloween treats if they’re not in the shape of ghosts and skulls? Those would just be treats for a regular Tuesday. These silicone treat molds molds from BARK feature Halloween-themed shapes like pumpkins, ghosts, bats, and skulls.

halloween dog treat molds

2. Use A Blender For Extra-Smooth Mixtures

If you don’t have a blender or food processor, your dog will love hand-mixed treats just as much. Blending can help the mixture set smoothly in the molds.

3. Place Halloween Molds On Cutting Board Or Cookie Sheet For Easier Transfer To Freezer

Sometimes it can be tricky to wiggle a silicone mold onto a freezer shelf. To help yourself out—and before you spill it all inside of your freezer—place the silicone Halloween shapes mold on top of a cutting board or cookie sheet so you can slide them into your freezer without a mess.

4. Prepare Your Treats At Least A Day In Advance

These treats need to freeze overnight, so make sure to prepare them at least a day before Halloween, or whenever you intend to use them.

Halloween Dog Treat Recipes

1. Fruit And BOO-Berry Recipe

Oh-so-sweet and berry delicious, these treats are for the fruit and berry-loving pups. Grab whatever berries you have on hand, or whichever dog-friendly fruits your pup likes best!

Ingredients

This recipe fills 2 individual silicone molds so you can mix n’ match flavors. Triple the recipe to fill the entire mold tray.

  • 1 tbsp BARK “Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life” broth powder 
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbsp xylitol-free plain yogurt
  • 5–10 blueberries (or as many as your pup likes!). If they prefer, you can substitute for diced up banana, strawberries, or apples.

Instructions

Pro Tip: Before starting, place the molds on a small cutting board or cookie sheet, so it’s easier to slide into the freezer!

  1. Combine BARK “Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life” broth powder and water. Whisk until the powder is dissolved.
  2. Stir in yogurt and blueberries.
  3. Pour mixture into molds and freeze overnight.
  4. Serve alone or on top of your pup’s kibble.

2. Peanut Butter Recipe

These Halloween peanut butter treats will be sure to get your pup snoot-lickingly excited! Add a little extra chewiness or crunch to your recipe with your dog’s favorite jerky or treats.

Ingredients

This recipe fills 2 individual silicone molds, so that you can mix n’ match flavors. Triple the recipe to fill the entire mold tray.

  • 1 Tbsp BARK “Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life” broth powder 
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 Tbsp xylitol-free peanut butter
  • A few jerky dog treats, broken up into pieces. (You can also use BARK’s Bada Bing Bada Beef sprinkles, or whatever treat came in this month’s BarkBox! )

Instructions

Pro Tip: Before starting, place the molds on a small cutting board or cookie sheet, so it’s easier to slide into the freezer!

  1. Combine BARK “Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life” broth powder and water. Whisk until the powder is dissolved.
  2. Whisk in peanut butter and jerky bits (Mix in a blender or food processor to make it extra smooth!).
  3. Pour into molds and freeze overnight.
  4. Serve alone or on top of your pup’s kibble.

3. Spooky Pumpkin Spice Recipe

Ingredients

This recipe fills 2 individual silicone molds, so that you can mix n’ match flavors. Triple the recipe to fill the entire mold tray.

  • 1 tbsp BARK “Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life” broth powder 
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbsp xylitol-free plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp canned plain pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling!)

Instructions

Pro Tip: Before starting, place the molds on a small cutting board or cookie sheet, so it’s easier to slide into the freezer!

  1. Combine BARK “Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life” broth powder and water. Whisk until the powder is dissolved.
  2. Whisk in yogurt and pumpkin (Mix in a blender or food processor to make it extra smooth!).
  3. Pour some of the plain pumpkin into the bat’s wings to make them orange.
  4. Fill the rest of the mold with your mixture of ingredients.
  5. Freeze overnight.
  6. Serve alone or on top of your pup’s kibble.
Written by: Elise Remp

October 19, 2022

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