Monday, 22 October 2018
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Frankenbone Homemade Halloween Dog Treat Decorations

Halloween isn't really a done thing down here in New Zealand, but we'll take any excuse for a treat of two! Last year's mummy bone dog treats were one of my favourite treats to create and decorate (definitely something I would do again). These Frankenbones simplify monster treat decorating for a fast way to make a fun batch of treats and it's easy enough for the kids to help with making special Howl-oween dog treats for their furry friends.

Dalmatian dog begging for dog treat that is shaped like a bone with stamped monster eyes

My Frankenbones were tinted with spirulina - one of my ongoing experimental ingredients (read more about Spirulina and dogs here).   It makes a sensational looking gummy add-in, which I will share in a future post, but thus far I have been a little disappointed with it in baked treats. It makes a gorgeous green dough (see below), but like many natural colourings and tints, it looses some of it's uuumph when baked. So, I don't (yet!) have an awesome spirulina dough recipe to share but wanted to share the Frankenbone instructions all the same. :)

Counter top with ball of green dog treat dough on a red rolling mat, cookie cutters, and baking supplies



You can use any roll-and-cut dough in any colour you'd like to make your own monster treats. For a green like my treats, there are lots of tint options including veggies, spirulina, kale powder, wheatgrass powder, etc. Prepare the dough and preheat the oven according to your chosen  recipe.

To decorate the bone shaped treats, roll the dough and cut with a bone cookie cutter. Place on a prepared baking tray. Use a small hollow round food-safe object to create an indentation outline for the eyes. I used my mini circle plunger cutter. Press with a round tip to add a round indentation for pupils. I used the end of a chopstick.

To decorate the monster face treats,  roll the dough and cut with a round cookie cutter. Place on a prepared baking tray. Use a small hollow round food-safe object to create an indentation outline for the eyes. I used my mini circle plunger cutters, and two sizes for more monstrous Frankenstein face. Press with a round tip to add a round indentation for pupils. I used the end of a chopstick. Add angry eyebrows with the tip of a knife and an angry mouth with a knife or the curve of a spoon.  As you can see, my monster treats and squeaky Frankenstein dog toy share a similar grizzle! It's my go-to grumpy face. Hehe.

Bake according to your chosen recipe. Cool before serving and storage. Share with your monster-protection squad in moderation. Yum yum!

Step-by-step instructions for decorating dog treats to look like monster faces for Halloween

🦴 Hungry for more tasty treats?  You can explore from our treat navigation page, hop straight into our homemade dog treat ideas in the blog archives, search the blog from our sidebar, or use the labels below this post to find other recipes that might be of interest. Remember, treats (bought or homemade) are for spoiling your pup in moderation. We share ideas here from treats that we make ourselves for our pets, but different animals will have different preferences (likes/dislikes) and dietary needs. Some pets may have special dietary requirements and/or food allergies/intolerances. If you are ever in doubt or have questions about what's suitable for your pet, have a chat with your trusted vet.

Dalmatian dogs eating monster shaped Halloween dog treats

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