Halloween recipes for dogs and kids


We attempted some kids spooky cupcakes last week (see recipe below) now it’s time for the pooches! We are both careful about what we feed the dogs for treats as they have sensitive tummy’s so love making our own (when / if we ever have the time πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ). Here is a really easy recipe that you can shape into different fun designs depending on the season. We used pumpkins and bats this time!

πŸŽƒPreheat oven to 190c
πŸŽƒMix together 1 grated carrot, 125g rolled oats, 250g of wholemeal flour. Add a tablespoon of peanut butter (make sure safe for dogs)

πŸŽƒAdd enough warm water to form a dough
πŸŽƒKnead for few minutes
πŸŽƒTurn out onto floured work surface and roll out to around 1cm thick
πŸŽƒCut out biscuits using cookie cutter of your choice

πŸŽƒBrush with a beaten egg white. Place on lined baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown


Voila! Really easy homemade dog treats and lovely knowing exactly what’s gone into them.


And of course for the kids we did some cupcakes! We followed this recipe and they really enjoyed making them with us.

140g/5oz butter, softened
250g/9oz caster sugar
2 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
150g/5Β½oz plain flour
75g/2Β½oz self-raising flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
50g/2oz cocoa powder
200ml/7fl oz buttermilk or plain yoghurt.

πŸŽƒPreheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

πŸŽƒLine twelve muffin tins with muffin cases.

πŸŽƒBeat together the butter and sugar with a hand-held mixer until very light and fluffy.

πŸŽƒAdd the eggs a little at a time beating well after each addition.

πŸŽƒAdd the vanilla extract with the last of the egg.

πŸŽƒSift together the flours, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa into a large mixing bowl.

πŸŽƒGently fold the flour mix into the butter mixture along with the buttermilk until completely combined and smooth.

πŸŽƒPlace a dessertspoonful of the batter into each muffin case then bake in the oven for 20 minutes until firm to the touch.

πŸŽƒPlace on a wire rack to cool.

πŸŽƒWe cheated and used ready made icing, so pipe that on and then add chocolate sugar strands for eyes.


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