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!
First published in print in 2003, published online for the first time in 2008.
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.
FUDGESICLES are delicious for kids and grown-ups alike. Beat a small box of chocolate pudding mix, 2-1/2 cups cold milk and 1/2 cup sugar until creamy. Pour into popsicle molds, add wooden sticks and freeze.
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.
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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