DIY Halloween Treats For Your Hound

Halloween is here, so bring on the spooky sweets. While you’re enjoying all the chocolates and gummy candies your stomach can handle, don’t forget to make something fun for your pooch, too. Here are some recipes for three different treats that will make sure your dog gets to enjoy Halloween with the rest of us.

Pumpkin Fro Yo Bites

Whip up some of these easy pumpkin treats for your pup with just a few simple ingredients. All it takes is a cute pumpkin mold to make it happen.

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  • 1 cup non-fat plain frozen yogurt
  • 1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Mix the yogurt, pumpkin, and water together in a bowl. Add more water if necessary to make it easier to pour.
  2. Pour the mixture into a pumpkin-shaped ice cube tray.
  3. Freeze for about 3-4 hours, or until fully hardened.
  4. Pop the cubes out of the tray and serve to your dog before they melt.

Zombie Cookies

Give your dog a deliciously scary snack with these cute zombie cookies. Plus, the green color comes from dog-safe veggies, so it’s Halloween-themed and healthy.

Credit: Dalmatian DIY


  • 1/2 cup pureed dog-safe green veggies (like peas, green beans, cucumbers, celery, and brussel sprouts)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup rice flour
  • Water as needed
  • Garnishes for faces (pepitas and unsalted pretzels work great)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Pour the veggie puree into a bowl and gradually add flour to form a dough. If it seems too dry, add some water to the dough. If it’s too sticky, add more flour. Mix together until it reaches a play dough-like consistency.
  3. Roll the dough into balls and flatten onto a lined baking sheet. Add pepitas for eyes, poke a hole for the nose, and a pretzel for the mouth.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes. Let them cool completely before feeding them to your dog.

Canine Candy Corn

Regular candy corn is way too sugary for your canine, but this version is a pup-safe way for them to enjoy this tricolor treat.

Credit: Beagles And Bargains


  • 1 cup plain, non-fat yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin


  1. Spoon a little bit of yogurt into the bottom of small paper cups or an ice cube tray (about 1/3 cup total).
  2. Freeze for 1 to 1 and a half hours.
  3. Mix 1/3 cup yogurt and 1/2 cup pumpkin together. Spoon this mixture on top of the already frozen yogurt.
  4. Freeze for 1 to 1 and a half hours.
  5. Mash the banana and mix it with the remainder of the yogurt. Spoon this mixture on top of the other frozen layers.
  6. Freeze for 1 to 1 and a half hours.
  7. Peel off the paper cup or pop out the cubes to serve to your pup.

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Sarah Cookson

Writer/Dog Enthusiast living in New York City. Only goes to parties in hopes there will be a dog there to hang out with. Her resolutions for 2017 were to eat healthier and pet more pups. Bet you can guess which one she stuck with.

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