Howling Good Halloween Dog Treats!
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Nothing says Halloween like yummy dog treats! This frighteningly fun holiday is quickly creeping up on us, but there is still time to scare up some terrifying treats for your favorite family canine. This simple recipe for carob and peanut butter dog treats is a huge hit with my tribe. They wouldn’t even leave me alone to take the photos for this post. Silly Chihuahuas. 🙂
- Carob chips
- Smooth peanut butter
- Halloween plastic candy mold
- Candy melts (optional)
- Decorating squeeze bottle
First, measure out equal parts carob chips and peanut butter. I used 2 cups of each for our batch of treats. Place both items in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on medium until ingredients are slightly melted. I heated the mixture for 2 minutes, but you don’t want your ingredients too runny, so you may have to play with the time. After heating, stir everything together until smooth.
If you decided to use the optional candy melts, this part is for you. Put a small amount of candy melts into a microwave safe bowl and warm until slightly melted, then stir until smooth. Pour a thin layer into your candy mold. Candy melts provide some great color for my spider web mold (see picture below). Put the mold in the freezer to harden the candy melt layer.
Place your candy mold on a cookie tray to give it stability after it is filled. Carefully spoon your chocolate peanut butter mixture into your candy mold. When the mold is full, gently tap your mold on a hard surface to remove any air bubbles, then place your dog treats in the freezer to let them set up. Once they are solid, remove from the mold. Your scary Halloween dog treats are ready for your pups enjoy!! Now wasn’t that easy?
In addition to the spider web molds, I also used a skeleton skull mold. This was a small mold, so I had to use a squeeze bottle to fill it instead of a spoon. When the skeleton heads were done, I placed a small amount of red gel frosting in the eyes – to add a bit of ghoulish to the ghoul!
There was some carob and peanut butter mixture left over after filling the spider webs and skeletons, so I also filled a silicone pumpkin mold to add to the collection. After cooling, I sprinkled them with a light dusting of orange sugar just for some Halloween color.
If you don’t have candy molds, the tasty dog treats can be made by spreading the recipe on a cookie sheet. Let it harden in the refrigerator or freezer and break it up, making a bark style treat.
Carob is a safe ingredient for dogs and mixing it with peanut butter makes it terrifyingly tasty! No matter how little your werewolf, they will be howling for more. I hope that you and your furry friends love this recipe. Please let me know if you try this recipe. Did you make any changes or additions? Leave your thought in the comments below.
Have A happy And Safe Halloween!