Fall is here and that means all things pumpkin!!! Now I don’t know about you but I love candy corn and thought Sahara could have her own candy corn too. Here in Florida we don’t exactly know what Fall is like, its still above 80 degrees most days so frozen dog treats are acceptable year round. These candy corn frosty paws are frozen dog treats made from only 3 ingredients! Coconut oil, pumpkin, and bananas are all very good for digestive health and a great source of different vitamins, so they make for a great treat.
Not only are they adorable and healthy but festive as well! You can keep them in the freezer for 4 legged Halloween party guests. Or keep them a secret because you know what they say, what they don’t know won’t hurt them, more for us! Either way you will be the talk of the dog block with these treats!
What you’ll need
- Coconut Oil (I use this kind)
- Canned Pure Pumpkin (I use this one but you can use any that say 100% pure, don’t use the ones that say pie filling or pie mix) and a can opener to open it with
- A Banana
- A fork
- A spoon
- A small spatula (a spoon will work fine too but I love using this spatula for filling molds evenly)
- A small bowl (my go to is this little Pyrex bowl)
- Silicone ice cube tray (these are the ones I have)
Grab your silicone ice cube trays and lets get started! If you have more than one tray feel free to use more than one. Depending on how many bananas you have and their size you could fill up a few trays, my one banana filled the top of my pink tray will a little extra left over for more treats!
Using a spoon pour coconut oil into the ice cube tray, making sure to cover the bottom and until about 1/3 of each mold is full.
Pop it into the freezer to chill and hardened, this should only take about 2 minutes
Using a can opener, open the can of pumpkin and give it a quick stir to smoothen it out.
Once the coconut oil is hard, take it out and layer on the pumpkin with your spatula. Fill about another 1/3 full leaving enough room for the bananas on top.
Pop it in the freezer. The pumpkin takes a little bit longer to harden than the coconut oil, so you can leave it in about 5 minutes or until its a little bit harder but it doesn’t have to be completely frozen.
After the 5 minutes is up, use the fork and lightly mash the banana in a small bowl. If you mash the banana too early then it will turn brown before you freeze it. You can add a little bit of coconut oil to the bandanas if you’d like to make them a little more firm while frozen.
Take the tray out of the freezer and top off with the mashed banana.
Then its time to pop back into the freezer one last time. I let them sit for a few hours to freeze completely while I was off doing other things but you could check back in an hour to see if they are ready. Now, it’s time to eat all the candy corn! You can transfer the treats to an airtight freezer safe container and keep frozen will your pup eats them in moderation!