The recipe for these treats is super simple and one that you can use to stamp out treats with a cookie-cutter, too. I chose this recipe for the severed finger treats because it’s a soft treat instead of a crunchy treat. It’s the perfect consistency to use with a silicone mold!
Spooky Severed Finger Dog Treat Recipe
I wouldn’t have made these treats if I didn’t stop into Michael’s this weekend. I stopped in for some other Halloween supplies, but I always fall for their silicone molds. I love to have fun shaped to use for gelatin dog treats, frozen pupsicles or biscuits like these. The severed fingers are sold out online, but you can get a whole skeleton hand which is cool! I also found a similar severed finger mold on Etsy.
When you shop for silicone molds, make sure they’re oven and freezer safe so you can use them for any kind of dog treat recipe.
Like I mentioned before, I wanted to find a soft dog treat recipe to make these severed finger Halloween dog treats. I thought a crunchy treat might break when I take them out of the mold. My first place to look for dog treat recipes is the cookbook Proud Dog Chef: Tail-Wagging Good Treat Recipes. It’s so handy to have a hardcopy book of dog treat recipes so I don’t have to always use my phone.
The recipe I used is Pumpkin Apple Pooches. You can find other similar recipes on the Proud Dog Mom YouTube channel. I love this one for gluten free peanut butter dog biscuits. It’s very similar to the one I used for the fingers. Check it out to see how Melissa makes them!
Apple Pumpkin Severed Finger Dog Treats
Here’s how I adapted this recipe from Proud Dog Mom to make this creepy severed finger Halloween dog treat recipe for my dogs! I made these for our October Labrador Meet Up and they were a big hit with the dogs and the pawrents!
- 1 red apple (you’ll use the skin for finger nails)
- 3 cups brown rice flour
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup plain applesauce
- 1/2 cup water
Combine the flours together in a large bowl. Add the pumpkin, applesauce and water. Mix with a spoon until it’s incorporated, then use your hands to knead the dough and work it into a ball.
When the dough is well mixed, set aside. Next, create the fingernail for your silicone mold. I used a red apple and peeled off a strip of the skin. Use a pairing knife to slice it into a rough fingernail shape, using the silicone mold as a reference. Cut 8 apple peel “fingernails” and place in the mold with the skin side down.
Next, get your dough and break off small chunks. Work them between your hands to fold a finger shape and press it into the mold. Be careful that the fingernail stays in the right spot. Add dough until it’s level at the top of the mold.
Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for 5-10 mins then remove from the mold and let cool for additional time.
You can use the leftover dough to stamp out biscuits with a cookie-cutter. I made a bunch of bones!
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week.
The next two photos are from our October Labrador meet up with the Labradors of Pittsburgh! The Halloween treats disappeared SCARY FAST!
More Halloween Dog Treat Recipes
I’ve always loved Halloween and all things pumpkin! Making dog treats this time of year is one of my favorite things to do. I have a bunch of other Halloween dog treat recipes for you to make.
A no-bake recipe gives me a fun project to work on and something to look forward to as the days get shorter closer to Halloween. I was curious about gelatin dog treats for a while and finally got the ingredients I need to make this pumpkin gummy dog treat recipe last year. Since then, I make gelatin treats at least once a month.
Before I got into gelatin treats, I came up with several creative ways to treat the dogs with pumpkin! In this blog post, learn how to make 3 pumpkin dog treat recipes from super simple to more advanced. The first two are frozen, which is one of the easiest ways to make homemade treats. You don’t even need to turn on the oven!
In the Fall, there are lots of other foods in season besides pumpkin. Try making these Apple and Kale Frozen Dog Treats for a twist on fall flavors. My dogs love these and they’re so healthy!
Halloween Dog Treat Tips
A lot of Halloween dog treat recipes contain pumpkin. It’s a healthy food full of vitamins for your dog! When you buy canned pumpkin puree for your dog, make sure that it’s all-natural and doesn’t contain any other additives or spices. Do not buy pumpkin pie filling, you want plain 100% pumpkin!
The same advice goes for any other ingredients you buy to make dog treats or supplement your dog’s food. Always buy the purest form of the ingredient that you can. Avoid anything with added sugar, salt, onion, garlic, etc.
And as always, remember that treats should only make up a small portion of your dog’s daily diet. If you have a training session or pawty with more treats than usual, you might want to cut back on your dog’s dinner a little bit.
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