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4 Healthy Homemade Dog Treats for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and it's a great excuse to throw a party! But don't let the humans have all the fun - why not go the extra mile to make sure your dog can join in the celebrations, too?

You can organize a dog-friendly Halloween party by sending invites that encourage friends to bring their dogs, holding a dog Halloween costume party (with prizes!), and planning some fido-friendly games that are sure to be real crowd-pleasers. And of course, any Halloween party needs some tasty treats!

Happy dog on Halloween

In today's blog post we'll be sharing 4 of our favorite healthy homemade dogs treats for Halloween. They're made with our therapeutic-grade CocoTherapy coconut oil, they taste great, and they contain only healthy, natural ingredients.

And as an added bonus, all our treats can be enjoyed by dogs AND humans! Sound good? Then let's get started ...

1) CocoTherapy Coconut Oil Roasted Sweet Potatoes

CocoTherapy Coconut Oil Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a healthy and nutritious snack for dogs. They're high in dietary fiber, great for digestive health, and contain vitamins C and B6. Sweet potatoes are also a rich source of vitamin A, which helps promote healthy skin, good vision, and muscle growth.

These delicious coconut oil roasted sweet potato treats are sure to go down a storm at your Halloween party. The smell of caramelized sweet potatoes and coconut oil really is amazing! Trust us, you and your furry family members will be coming back for seconds!

Ingredients

1 1/2 TBSP CocoTherapy Coconut Oil
1 3/4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 tsp coconut sugar* (optional)

Instructions

1) Heat oven to 350 F degrees.
2) Melt CocoTherapy coconut oil in small saucepan over low heat.
3) In large bowl, toss coconut oil and coconut sugar with sweet potatoes.
4) Spread potatoes in an even layer on large baking sheet.
5) Roast, tossing occasionally, until soft and caramelized (about 1 hour).

*Coconut sugar has a low Glycemic Index (GI) of 35. Honey is rated at GI 55, and cane sugar at GI 68. Unlike Agave sweetener, coconut sugar is also low in fructose.

2) CocoTherapy Crunchy Kale Chips

CocoTherapy Crunchy Kale Chips

Kale is part of the same family of vegetables as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. It's rich in vitamins and antioxidants, and helps detoxify your dog's body. These oven-baked kale chips are the perfect finger food for a fabulous Halloween party. Dog (and humans) will enjoy the healthy, crispy treats!

Ingredients

1 1/2 TBSP CocoTherapy Coconut Oil
Fresh Kale leaves, washed and dried
1/4 cup coconut flour

Instructions

1) Heat oven to 350 F degrees.
2) Melt CocoTherapy coconut oil in small saucepan over low heat.
3) Slice kale into smaller pieces.
4) In large bowl, toss melted coconut oil and kale leaves.
5) With sifter, sprinkle coconut flour on kale leaves and toss lightly.
6) Roast, tossing occasionally, until kale is dried and crunchy.
7) Let kale chips cool before serving!

3) Banana, Apple, Cranberry Coconut Biscuit

Banana, Apple, Cranberry Coconut Biscuit

These yummy biscuits will be a welcome addition to any party spread - and they're packed full of healthy ingredients! Bananas are rich in potassium, high in fiber, and a good source of vitamins C and B6. Apples are low in calories and contain antioxidants and vitamins A and C. Cranberries are also a healthy choice for dogs, they're rich in antioxidants which help support your dog's immune system, prevent allergies, and promote healthy skin. They're also high in fiber, which helps keep the digestive system healthy.

Ingredients

6 eggs (room temperature)
1/4 cup melted organic coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
2 TBPS unsweetened applesauce
2 ripe bananas – mashed
2/3 cup freeze-dried cranberries
1 cup organic coconut flour (sifted)

Instructions

1) Pre-heat oven 350 degrees F
2) Blend together eggs, vanilla, applesauce, melted oil.
3) Add coconut flour. Blend well.
4) Fold in mashed bananas and freeze-dried cranberries.
5) Roll dough to ¼” thickness. Cut with cookie cutter.
6) Place on un-greased cookie sheet.
7) Bake for around 20-25 minutes, until biscuits are golden brown. When done, turn off oven, and leave biscuits in oven for around 30 minutes for firmer biscuits.

4) CocoTherapy Coconut Pineapple Cake

CocoTherapy Coconut Pineapple Cake

Need a centerpiece for your Halloween feast? This cake not only looks great, it's a superb option for any dog who's allergic to foods that contain gluten - like wheat, grain, flour, and oats. It's great for humans too, because it's healthy, gluten-free, low fat, high in fiber, and incredibly delicious!

Ingredients

1 cup organic coconut flour (available in health food stores)
1 bag (3oz) of CocoTherapy Coconut Chips
1/2 cup coconut milk/cream
1/2 cup CocoTherapy coconut oil (melted)
12 eggs
1/2 cup organic coconut sugar (might be hard to find). You can use light brown sugar instead
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup finely chopped, ripe fresh pineapple (strain in a fine strainer to drain excess juice)

For the Frosting

Whipped cream cheese
Honey to lightly sweeten
Strained finely chopped pineapple

Instructions

1) Combine coconut chips, coconut oil (melted), coconut milk, eggs, vanilla, sugar, salt.
2) Combine/sift together coconut flour and baking powder.
3) Mix wet & dry ingredients into a batter, until there are no lumps.
4) Fold in strained pineapple.
5) Pour batter evenly into a 8" or 9" cake pan.
6) Bake at 350 F for around 45 minutes (or until knife comes out clean).
7) Cool and frost. Enjoy!

Why Choose CocoTherapy Coconut Oil?

CocoTherapy virgin coconut oil is a therapeutic-grade oil – sourced from our USDA-certified organic family farm in the Philippines and made in our own facility. Our oil is high in lauric acid and has low moisture levels, which makes it very effective for maintaining your dog's overall health. So, if you want a coconut oil that will keep your pet healthy, choose a therapeutic-grade oil such as CocoTherapy.

Do you have any healthy recipes that use coconut oil? We'd love to hear from you! Leave us a comment below.

By Richard Rowlands

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