No Tricks, All Treats: 5 Scary-Good Halloween Dog Treat Recipes

Picture a typical Halloween night at your house. After a successful evening of candy collecting, your little trick-or-treaters, clad in their Halloween costumes, race in with their goodies, and the grown-ups snag a few pieces here and there, too. Meanwhile, your fur baby looks on wistfully as you gobble up your treats, wondering why you aren’t sharing the wealth. While this of course makes sense (chocolate and other Halloween candy are a huge no-no for doggies!), there are ways you can spread the Halloween spirit and include your four-legged friend in the tasty fun.

That’s when it’s time to conjure some DIY magic and whip up some spooktacularly scrumptious homemade Halloween dog treats just for your pupper.

Using drool-worthy and safe-for-dogs ingredients, like strawberries, dog-safe peanut butter (without the sweetener xylitol), carob chips and canned pumpkin, your pup will be getting into the spooky season spirit in no time.

Here are five Halloween dog treat recipes your pooch is sure to howl about.

Pet parents looking to incorporate new foods in their dog’s diet should consult with their veterinarian beforehand.

Strawberry Ghosts Dog Treat Recipe

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Stuffed with peanut butter and coated in plain, low-fat Greek yogurt, these strawberry ghosts are a boo-tiful way to celebrate Halloween with your best furry friend. Top them off with dog-safe carob chips (in place of toxic chocolate) for even more of a ghostly, spooky look.

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Witch’s Potion Punch Dog Treat Recipe

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A Halloween party isn’t complete without a bowl of punch, and you can make a version that your pup can enjoy as well.

This Halloween dog treat recipe calls for low-sodium chicken broth, a frozen banana, ½ of a fresh cucumber, frozen peas (thawed) and all-natural creamy peanut butter, creating a dog-approved, smoothie-like punch.

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Frozen Candy Corn Bones Dog Treat Recipe

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’Tis the season for candy corn—and lots of it! You can make your own candy corn–inspired Halloween treats for dogs, only these fall candies will look just like dog bones.

These pumpkin dog treats are also no-bake (yay!), which means that blending and layering together the banana, Greek yogurt and canned pumpkin will be a breeze.

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Peanut Butter Cups Dog Treat Recipe

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Peanut butter cups? For dogs? That’s right! Except these peanut butter dog treats are made with dog-safe carob chips instead of real-deal chocolate.

Add in the coconut oil and the natural peanut butter, and your doggie can munch on their own DIY dog treats while having a spooky Halloween movie marathon alongside the whole family.

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Boo Berry Bones Dog Treat Recipe

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Frights are nowhere in sight when it comes to this dog-friendly recipe, since it’s made up of all human-grade ingredients. These frozen dog treats are flavored with blueberries, pumpkin puree, peanut butter and goat’s milk. Your dog is sure to savor this scary berry treat all Halloween night.

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Pick Up These Halloween Treats for Dogs at the Store

While we’re betting you could make these homemade dog treats all throughout October (and even on days other than Halloween), maybe you’d like to take a break from all that DIY action and pick up some ready-made dog biscuits instead. Your doggie surely won’t mind!

You can also take these treats on walks around the neighborhood, while your pup wears an adorable fall ensemble and you look at Halloween decorations together.

How Many Treats Can I Serve My Dog This Halloween?

As you would with any other treat, serve your pooch a small amount. Treats should only constitute a small percentage of your pet’s daily dog food. We’re talking no more than 10 percent of your pet’s daily diet (and if your pet is overweight, even less than that).

For example, if your pet needs 600 calories per day, they should get no more than 60 calories from treats. Feeding too many treats can lead to nutrient deficiencies.

In addition to these Halloween dog treats, there are tons of ways you can celebrate Halloween with your doggo. You can host a dog Halloween party and invite your dog’s best friends from around the neighborhood. Stock up on Halloween-themed dog toys and switch them over for the season. Or, whip up a dog-friendly pumpkin spice latte for them.

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