Halloween Dog Treats Recipes

Halloween Dog Treats Recipes: Spook-tacular Delights!

Halloween isn’t just for humans—it’s a paw-some opportunity to treat your furry friend to some special delights too! With a little creativity and care, you can whip up or find Halloween-themed treats that will have your pup howling with delight. Let’s delve into some spook-tacular ideas for Halloween dog treats that will leave tails wagging.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Bites

halloween dog treat bone peanut butter cookies

Pumpkin is a Halloween staple, and it’s also great for dogs! Combine pureed pumpkin with natural peanut butter and a bit of whole wheat flour to create delicious, bone-shaped bites. These treats should be baked until golden brown and cooled before serving. Avoid using peanut butter with xylitol, which is toxic to dogs. The treats can be stored in an airtight container. Pumpkin is an excellent dietary addition for dogs, primarily due to its high fiber content. This helps regulate bowel movements and is particularly useful for dogs with sensitive stomachs.


How To Make It?

  1. Preheat the Oven:
    Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix Pumpkin and Peanut Butter:
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the pureed pumpkin and natural peanut butter. Mix well until smooth and well incorporated.
  3. Add Whole Wheat Flour:
    Gradually add the whole wheat flour, about 1/2 cup at a time, while continuing to mix. Continue until the dough is thick and can be formed into a ball.
  4. Roll and Cut:
    Lightly flour a clean surface. Roll out the dough to about 1/4-inch thickness. Use a bone-shaped cookie cutter (or any shape you prefer) to cut out the treats.
  5. Optional Egg Wash:
    In a small bowl, beat the egg. This step is optional but can give the treats a nice golden color. Brush a thin layer of egg wash on each treat.
  6. Bake:
    Place the treats on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the treats turn golden brown.
  7. Cool and Store:
    Allow the treats to cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.

Potential Health Benefits

Pumpkin’s rich nutrient profile includes essential vitamins like A and C, along with minerals like potassium and beta-carotene, supporting overall health and a robust immune system. Peanut butter is a nutritious addition to a dog’s diet due to its protein content, supporting muscle development and repair. It’s also rich in healthy fats like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which contribute to skin and coat health. Vitamins and minerals found in peanut butter, such as Vitamin E and magnesium,

Although pumpkin and peanuts can be a beneficial addition to your dog’s diet, it’s crucial to bear in mind that even good things can be overdone. Excessive consumption of pumpkin in your dog’s diet can lead to adverse effects. And for peanut butter, Opt for natural peanut butter without added sugars, salt, or artificial additives. Some commercial brands may contain xylitol, an artificial sweetener that can be extremely toxic to dogs.

Witch's Brew Pup-sicles

Witch’s Brew Pup-sicles are a tasty and healthy treat for your furry friend. These pup-sicles are made using simple ingredients that are good for your dog. First, we use chicken or beef broth, making sure it’s free from any harmful stuff like onions or garlic. It’s the base that gives these treats a delicious flavor. We also throw in dog-friendly fruits or veggies like carrots and apples. These are not only safe but also add a dash of nutrition to the mix. And for a little extra fun, you can even include a tiny dog treat at the center for a spooky surprise.

broth popsicle for dog halloween treats



  1. Prepare the Broth:
    Pour the chicken, beef, bone broth or vegetable broth into a saucepan. Warm it slightly over low heat. Ensure it’s at a safe temperature for dogs.
  2. Add Carrots:
    Stir in the finely grated carrots. This not only adds a crunch but also provides additional nutrition.
  3. Incorporate Apples:
    Add the finely chopped apples to the mixture. Apples offer a natural sweetness and are safe for dogs in moderation.
  4. Pour into Ice Cube Tray:
    Carefully pour the mixture into an ice cube tray or silicone mold. Leave a little space at the top for expansion as the mixture freezes.
  5. Freeze:
    Place the tray in the freezer and allow it to freeze completely. This typically takes about 2-3 hours.
  6. Serve and Enjoy:
    Once frozen, pop the pup-sicles out of the tray and serve to your furry friend. These treats can be enjoyed indoors or in a shaded area outdoors.

Potential Health Benefits

These Witch’s Brew Pup-sicles offer some great health benefits for your dog. The broth provides hydration, which is important, especially on hot days. Carrots and apples are not only tasty but packed with vitamins and minerals that are good for your dog’s health. They can help support your dog’s immune system and promote a shiny coat. Plus, the small treat in the middle can make treat time even more exciting. Just remember to serve these pup-sicles in moderation, keeping in mind your dog’s size and dietary needs.

Mummy Meatballs

halloween cat treats mummy meatballs

Protein-rich treats like Mummy meatballs are especially beneficial for active dogs or those with high energy needs. Mummy Meatballs for dogs typically consist of ground meat, such as beef, chicken, turkey, or pork, which should be lean and thoroughly cooked to avoid any harmful bacteria. To hold the meatballs together, a binder like breadcrumbs or oats is often used. Some recipes may include vegetables like carrots or peas for added nutrition, and an egg can serve as a binding agent to prevent the meatballs from falling apart. 


How To Make it?

  1. Preheat the Oven:
    Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the Meatball Mixture:
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground meat, breadcrumbs or oats, and egg. If using, add in the grated carrots and chopped parsley. Mix thoroughly until well combined.
  3. Form the Meatballs:
    Take small portions of the mixture and roll them into bite-sized meatballs. Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake the Meatballs:
    Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through and lightly browned.
  5. Cool and Decorate:
    Allow the meatballs to cool slightly. Use the finely grated carrots to wrap around the meatballs, creating the mummy bandages. Place two peas on each meatball as eyes.
  6. Serve and Enjoy:
    Offer these mummy-inspired treats to your furry friend, and watch them have a blast unraveling and enjoying these tasty morsels.

Potential Health Benefits

This mummy meatballs can offer several health benefits to your furry friend, including essential protein for muscle and tissue maintenance, a source of energy to keep them active, and important nutrients like iron, zinc, and B vitamins that support their overall health. Nevertheless, it’s crucial to feed meatballs in moderation to prevent weight gain and digestive issues.

Remember to always use ingredients that are safe for dogs and to check for any allergies or dietary restrictions your pup may have. Additionally, consult your veterinarian or a holistic pet health coach if you have any concerns about specific ingredients.

With these Halloween dog treats, you’ll not only be celebrating the spooky season with your pup, but you’ll also be providing them with tasty, homemade goodies that are both fun and nutritious. Happy Halloween, and may your furry friend enjoy every delicious bite!

Dr. Ruth Roberts DVM, CVA

Dr. Ruth Roberts Holistiv Vet

Dr. Ruth Roberts is The Original Pet Health Coach, and has supported thousands of dogs and cats to overcome health hurdles like kidney disease, GI Illness, allergies and cancer. Her natural approach to healing creates a gentle yet effective path for your pet to take on their journey to wellbeing. Dr. Ruth created The Original CrockPet Diet, a balanced home cooked diet for pets, as the foundation of health. Dr. Ruth is now training passionate pet parents, and pet professionals to be Certified Holistic Pet Health Coaches so that more pets can be helped holistically.