The recipes: My dog's favorite cookie recipe, All Natural Dog Treats. Plus, just in time for Halloween, "Black Cat Bites" for kids, they masquerade as "Reindeer Rations" at Christmas, "Bunny Pellets" at Easter. Plus, Homemade Fudgesicles, so easy!
Let’s be clear: The first recipe is for dogs, not people. Repeat: Dogs. But are they good cookies for dogs? Or are they cookies for good dogs? Both, I’d say, since the good dogs I know chew ‘em up and beg for more.
Make up a batch for your favorite canines. Woof! Yummy-woof! Woof!
In contrast, Dog Chow for Kids is definitely people food, well, kid food anyway. With just a tad of imagination, it’s amazingly versatile. At Halloween, Dog Chow transforms magically into Black-Cat Bites. At Christmas, surprise, out comes Reindeer Rations. At Easter, whip up a batch of Bunny Pellets.
The recipe remains the same. Only the name is changed to entertain the innocent.
HOMEMADE FUDGESICLES are delicious for kids and grown-ups alike. Just whisk a a small box of chocolate pudding mix with 2-1/2 cups cold whole milk and 1/2 cup sugar until creamy. Pour into popsicle molds or Dixie cups, add wooden sticks and freeze.
ALANNA's TIPS I love Hershey's Special Dark unsweetened cocoa powder but the Special Dark pudding mix is just a little bit too dark for these fudgicles.
ALL NATURAL DOG TREATS
Baking: 2 hours
Makes 2 dozen large and 2 dozen small cookies
- 1-3/4 cups flour
- 1-1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/1/2 tablespoons corn or vegetable oil
- 1 cup warm water
Stir together flour and oats with a wooden spoon in a mixing bowl. Stir in oil and warm water until well blended. The dough should have the consistency of playdough so if needed, add a bit of flour or water. On a floured surface, pat or roll the dough until about the thickness of a pencil. With a bone-shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies and transfer to greased baking sheet. Bake at 300F for one hour or until crisp.
aka BUNNY PELLETS,
BLACK-CAT BITES &
DOG CHOW for KIDS
Makes about 5 cups
- 12 ounces chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup butter
- 12 ounces Rice Chex
- 16 ounces powdered sugar
Melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a Dutch oven or large kettle. Add Rice Chex and stir slightly. Place mixture in a large bowl, add powdered sugar and shake to cover. Pour onto a baking sheet, separate the cereal pieces.
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Who else has completely given up on popsicle molds? I just can't get them to work, no matter how highly recommended. So I've switched to the very low-tech but totally effective and ultra-inexpensive Dixie cups plus popsicle sticks. I fill the Dixie cups and put them in the freezer. After about 30 minutes, the mixture is frozen enough to insert the popsicle sticks and finish freezing. Time to eat, the paper Dixie cups tear right off and the small portion size is "just right" for kids and grown-ups alike. The recipe for Homemade Fudgicles is above!
Kids love this stuff! And we all know that kids, especially boys, love "gross" stuff so they giggle with the thought of eating "Reindeer Rations" or "Bunny Pellets" or "Dog Chow" or "Black-Cat Bites". Make up your own name! The recipe for Reindeer Rations is above!
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