Halloween dog treats for creepy canines

If your dog is more of a homebody than a social butterfly leaving them behind while you go trick or treating is probably best. But that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy the festivities and enjoy their own tricky treats.

Baking healthy Halloween dog treats doesn’t need to be complicated. What’s more, if you get a doggy trick or treater come knocking, you can offer them a healthy alternative to candy. We’ve rounded up the creepiest cookies and most terrifying treat recipes, especially for your Howl-o-ween hound.

Peanut butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

These biscuits from all recipes.com are a spooktacularly healthy treat for your creepy canine.

Makes 25


  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (pure, not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  3. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff.
  4. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces or use Halloween cookie cutter of your choice
  5. Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.

Banana and Pumpkin dog treats

Why not create some ghouly ghosts by Sweetpaulmag.com and tempt your dog with these sweet Pumpkin and banana treats, perfect for Halloween.

Makes  40


  • 1 very ripe banana
  • ½ can pumpkin purée
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix banana, pumpkin, and honey.
  3. Add flour and baking powder and work in into the mixture. It should be a dry dough.
  4. Roll it out in a little flour and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter.
  5. Place on a baking tray covered with parchment paper and bake for 10–12 minutes. They should be lightly golden.
  6. Cool on a wire rack

Jen’s Microwave Doggie Donuts 

Doggie doughnuts? Yes, please. These dastardly doggie doughnuts from allrecipes.com are simple to make and healthy but opt for low sodium broth.

Makes 12


  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup beef broth or chicken broth
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking oats


  1. Grease a shallow, microwave-safe plate or baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the egg and broth in a large bowl. Gradually stir in the flour and oats.
  3. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll out to 1/2 inch thickness.
  4. Cut out cookies using a round cookie cutter. Use a smaller round cookie cutter to cut out the center hole—place on a prepared plate, arranging the cookies on the dish without crowding them.
  5. Cover with a paper towel, and cook in the microwave on high until firm, about 10 minutes. Repeat steps to use up the remaining dough. Cool on a wire rack.

Howl-O-Ween {DIY Skeleton Bones Dog Treats} 

Dogs love bones, and this recipe from www.irresistiblepets.net is no exception. With a tasty yogurt topping that’s bound to please your pooch, why not give these a try.


For the Bones

  • 2 ½ cups of non-bleached flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube

For the Icing

  • 1 cup non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup water


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray the cookie pan lightly to prevent the bones from sticking.

  1. Mix all of the ingredients and knead the dough until it forms a ball.
  2. Take a small piece of dough and roll it into a sausage shape
  3. Place the dough in the bone-shaped cookie pan and press it into the shape of the bone
  4. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Take out of the oven and allow the bones to cool.
  6. Mix 1 cup of non-fat plain yogurt with about ½ cup water. Mix well so that there are no lumps.
  7. Place the cooled bones into the bowl with the yogurt “dip” and cover the entire bone.
  8. Place the “dipped” bone onto wax paper.
  9. Place bones in the freezer until the yogurt dip is frozen, about an hour.

Sweet Potato Puffs

Why not make your dog their own creepy candy?  Healthy ingredients from www.thecaninechefcookbook.com combined into a candy-shaped treat is just the thing for doggy treat or treaters or your stay-at-home hound.


  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 cups brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup flax meal
  • 1 egg


  1. Cook sweet potato in the microwave for roughly 3 to 4 minutes to soften.
  2. Cut in half and scoop out the sweet potato.
  3. Mash together sweet potato and banana.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  5. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on greased baking sheet.
  6. Then flatten each ball with your finger.  (If you want to cut out cookie shapes, add more flour to make the dough less sticky and easier to work with).
  7. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes.  Let cool.

Halloween Dog Treats

As you stock up on candy for your human trick and treaters, why not prepare a few Halloween dog treat bags for those well-behaved dogs that come to call? Easy to make and guaranteed to keep both your dog and dog visitors happy. Homemade Halloween treats are a perfect way to get into the ‘spirit’ of the holiday.

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