Halloween Dog Treat Recipe: These Strawberry Ghosts Are Almost Too Cute to Eat

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halloween dog treat recipe: strawberry ghosts
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Halloween Dog Treat Recipe: These Strawberry Ghosts Are Almost Too Cute to Eat

This four-ingredient recipe is a tasty Halloween dog treat that'll practically vanish off the plate once you've made your first batch. Here's how to make yogurt-covered strawberry ghosts for dogs. (And don't worry, the eyes aren't chocolate. Because chocolate is toxic for dogs, we used dog-safe carob chips, instead.)

As with any human food, pet parents looking to incorporate new foods in their dog’s diet should consult with their veterinarian beforehand.

Spooky Strawberry Ghosts

Yield:
6 treats

Serving size:
1 treat

Prep time:
15 minutes

Freeze time:
2 hours

Ingredients

6 strawberries, washed well

1/2 cup plain, low-fat Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons all-natural creamy peanut butter (you may need more or less depending on the size of your strawberries)*
*Make sure your peanut butter does not contain xylitol, which is toxic to dogs.

Carob chips*
*Do NOT substitute chocolate chips, as chocolate is toxic to dogs. Find carob chips at most health-food stores.

Supplies

Huller or corer

Parchment paper

Baking sheet

Measuring cup

Measuring spoon

Bowl

Spoon

Instructions

1Slice the stems off the strawberries, creating a flat and even top.

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2Core the strawberries.

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3Gently stuff the strawberries with peanut butter (about a 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon for each—do not overstuff).

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4Dip the strawberries carefully in a bowl of well-mixed yogurt to coat, tip first. Place each strawberry onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, cut side down.

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5Freeze strawberries for 1 hour.

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6Dip frozen strawberries into yogurt again, then place two carob chips for eyes onto each of the strawberries.

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7Freeze for one additional hour and serve.

If left in the freezer for longer, let rest at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes before serving to soften slightly.

Store leftovers in the freezer in an airtight container and serve within a week.

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How Much to Serve Your Dog

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 diet (and if your pet is overweight, even less than that).

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

Our Favorite Store-bought Halloween Dog Treats

Blue Buffalo Boo Bars Pumpkin & Cinnamon Crunchy Dog Treats
$4.48

Temporarily out of stock

Zuke's Mini Naturals Pumpkins Turkey & Pumpkin Recipe Dog Treats
$4.76
Milk-Bone Maro Snacks Halloween Dog Treats
$6.99

Temporarily out of stock

The Lazy Dog Cookie Co. Spooktacular Snacks Honeyed Apple & Cinnamon Dog Treats
$3.91
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This recipe was reviewed by a veterinarian. It is intended as a treat or snack. Treats should only constitute a small percentage of your dog’s daily food. Feeding too many treats can lead to nutrient deficiencies. If your pet has health issues (including sensitivities to fats) or if you have any concerns, consult your pet’s veterinarian before offering these food items.

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