Thursday, October 1, 2015

Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats #TreatThePups

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox.

It's officially October and that means Halloween is coming up soon! We're sharing a perfect Halloween treat for dogs that's both simple to make and tasty.


In case you didn't already know, candy, gum and chocolate are toxic to dogs. However, it's still easy to treat the pups too. These Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats are perfect for Halloween parties where dogs may be in attendance. After all, we wouldn't want to leave out our furry friends!

Even if you aren't hosting or attending a Halloween party, these homemade dog treats are still sure to be a hit.

Ingredients and Supplies

Pumpkin is everywhere you look this time of year and it's safe for dogs to eat. This dog treat recipe includes pumpkin, Milk-Bone®, and Pup-Peroni®. Here's what you'll need to make your Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats:
  • Canned pumpkin (make sure to buy a can that ONLY has pumpkin listed as an ingredient)
  • Milk-Bones®
  • Pup-Peroni®
  • Yarn (or other decorations like ribbon, stickers, etc)
  • Small plastic or paper cups

You can find Milk-Bone biscuits and Pup-Peroni at Walmart, along with the other supplies you'll need to make these frozen dog treats. 

How to Make Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats

It really doesn't get much easier than this. These treats are so super simple! 


First, you'll want to decorate your cups. I chose to tie a piece of orange yarn in a bow around my plastic cups. This is something you can totally get your kids involved with. Use stickers, yarn, markers, or anything you like to make the treats more festive. 

Next, fill your cups as full as you'd like with the canned pumpkin. I filled mine about half-way full to 3/4 full because Shiner is a fairly large dog. You can make some less full for smaller-sized dogs if you want to. 

Open a box of Milk-Bone biscuits and a bag of Pup-Peroni and stick them in the center of the pumpkin cups. These will serve as popsicle sticks for the Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats.


Place in the freezer for several hours until frozen. Waiting is the hardest part! 

When your furry house guests arrive and knock on your door dressed in their best costumes, grab one of the frozen dog treats from the freezer and treat the pups! You may need to defrost for a few minutes before the treats will easily come out of the cups. I waited about 5 minutes. 


Shiner enjoyed eating her tasty Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats with Milk-Bone and Pup-Peroni. She's ready for more! 

Milk-Bone are wholesome and delicious treats you can feel good about giving. Pup-Peroni has real meat as the #1 ingredient with a mouthwatering aroma that dogs simply can't resist. This is definitely the case with Shiner. Every time I open a bag of Pup-Peroni, she is all over it!

Click for more doggy Halloween DIY inspiration.

You can find both Milk-Bone and Pup-Peroni at Walmart. For more DIY inspiration, you can visit the Big Heart Pets page HERE. They have a lot of good Halloween DIY projects for dogs. Plus, some cute door knob hangers and yard signs you can download to let trick-or-treaters know that you have treats for their dogs too. CLICK HERE to download yours.

How do you include your pups in Halloween fun? 


12 comments:

  1. OK so for as much as I'm always freezing Kongs why the heck haven't I thought of using little cups? They're perfect - I know what I'm doing this weekend. And Shiner's looking awesome & pretty as usual :)

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    1. I like these little cups :) They are plastic Solo cups and they came in a really big package so I think we'll have some for quite a while. And Shiner says thank you!

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  2. Thank you for the idea! I am going to make these for my dogs, grand dogs, and friends with dogs for Halloween or just me I like dogs!

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  3. These are great! Would you mind if I share this post to my husky group? They are always looking for stuff like this!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  4. I love pumpkin. Super cute idea.

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  5. How cute and yummy do those look! Can't see my mom trying those anytime soon though. Love Dolly

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  6. shiner...well, frank lee we wish thiz time we wuz dawgs !!! theeze look grate !! ♥♥♥

    heerz two a frigate mackerull kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

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  7. That looks like a fun project. Not sure what we'll do in our new area this Halloween. Gotta hurry and figure that out!

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  8. Adorable! Such a cute idea, and I know Ace would love it.

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