Spooktacular Homemade Halloween Treats for Your Pup

Written by: Lindsay Giguiere



Time to read 4 min

Halloween, with its pumpkin-spiced ambiance and eerie charm, isn't just for humans. Our furry companions deserve a taste of the spooky fun too! From howlingly good snacks to delightful DIY treats, we've gathered a bewitching assortment of Halloween treats for your pup. These treats are not only delicious but also safe for your dog to enjoy during the spookiest season of the year. Let's dive into the cauldron of creativity and whip up some Halloween magic for your four-legged friend..


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1. Pumpkin Paw-fect Treats

Pumpkin is the unofficial mascot of fall, and it's also a pup-approved ingredient. Whip up some homemade pumpkin dog treats that capture the essence of the season. Pumpkin is not only delicious but also packed with fiber and vitamins, making it a healthy choice.


2 ½ cups whole wheat flour

2 eggs

½ cup canned pumpkin (unsweetened)

2 tablespoons peanut butter (unsalted)

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

In a bowl, mix the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon until the dough forms.

Roll the dough into a ½-inch thickness and use cookie cutters to create fun shapes.

Place the treats on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until they turn golden brown.

Allow them to cool, and watch your pup enjoy the taste of fall. If you are in a hurry you can try these pumpkin spice treats or these delicious sweet potato ones!

2. Spooky Sweet Potato Chews

Sweet potatoes are a dog's delight and an excellent source of vitamins. Transform them into chewy treats that will keep your pup entertained while you indulge in your Halloween festivities.


2 sweet potatoes


Preheat your oven to 250°F (120°C).

Wash and peel the sweet potatoes, then slice them into thin strips, like french fries.

Place the sweet potato strips on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for about 3 hours, turning them halfway through, until they become chewy.

Let them cool before offering them to your dog for a satisfying chew.

3. Apple Mummies

These apple mummies are a spooktacular way to incorporate fruit into your pup's Halloween treats. Apples are a crunchy and healthy snack for dogs.


2 apples

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon honey (optional)


Core and slice the apples into thin rounds.

Spread a small amount of yogurt on each apple slice. You can add a touch of honey for sweetness, but it's optional.

Place another apple slice on top to create a "mummy" effect, leaving a small gap for the eyes.

Freeze the apple mummies for a cool and refreshing treat. No time for cooking? then try these all-natural apple treats!

4. Peanut Butter and Banana Popsicles

For a chilly delight, whip up peanut butter and banana popsicles. They are incredibly easy to make and perfect for soothing your pup on a warm Halloween day.


2 ripe bananas

1 cup plain yogurt (unsweetened)

2 tablespoons peanut butter (unsalted)


In a blender, combine the bananas, yogurt, and peanut butter until smooth.

Pour the mixture into ice cube trays or silicone molds.

Insert small dog treats or kibble into each compartment as a surprise.

Freeze until solid, and then pop these cool treats out for your pup to enjoy.

As an alternative, you can offer these yummy PB treats, that your do will love.

5. Monster Mash-Up

Create a monster mash-up by combining your dog's favorite ingredients into a spooky medley. Use small, dog-friendly ingredients like baby carrots, blueberries, and cheese to build mini monsters. Assemble them creatively on a plate and watch your pup devour them in a playful frenzy.

Safety Comes First

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As you embark on this culinary adventure to pamper your furry friend with delicious Halloween treats, it's vital to remember that not all treats are created equal when it comes to dogs. Safety should always be a top priority in the kitchen, and this applies even more so when preparing treats for your pup.

While the treats we've conjured up are generally safe and scrumptious for most dogs, it's essential to be aware that every dog is unique. Just like humans, our canine companions can have allergies or dietary restrictions that require special attention.

Allergies: Unmasking the Unknown

Allergies in dogs can be as mysterious as a ghostly apparition, lurking unseen until they manifest. Common food allergies in dogs include beef, chicken, dairy, and grains. However, some dogs might have more unusual sensitivities, such as allergies to certain fruits and peanut butter. (To learn the truth about this everyday snack, click here). When choosing a peanut butter, it's essential to ensure it's formulated for dogs -if you're not sure where to start, try Buddy Butter's Banging Bacon treats - your pup will love you even more!

To ensure your dog's safety, be vigilant about their reaction to new treats. Start with a small portion and watch for any signs of discomfort, such as itching, hives, digestive issues, or changes in behavior. If you notice any adverse reactions, discontinue the treat immediately and consult your veterinarian. They can help identify the culprit and guide you toward safe alternatives such as Smart Cookies grain-free Trout and Apple Treats , or Sweet Potato Bites  by Wholesome Pride for dogs with allergies or sensitive stomachs

Dogs, like humans, can have dietary restrictions based on their age, weight, and health condition. For example, treats high in calories might not be suitable for a pup on a weight management plan. Likewise, a senior dog with dental issues might struggle with crunchy snacks, so choose a softer alternative, such as Bocce's Pumpkin Spice Treats, which my dog adores!

If you're unsure whether a treat aligns with your dog's dietary needs, consult your veterinarian. They can provide guidance on portion sizes, ingredient choices, and the best treats for your pup's specific circumstances.

In Conclusion

Halloween is a time for treats and tricks, and your pup can join in the fun with these homemade delights. Remember to capture the moment when your dog sinks their teeth into these spooktacular snacks; it's a memory worth preserving. With these Halloween treat ideas, your pup can be both spooky and satisfied.