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Recipe: Witchy Finger Snacks

It’s my favorite time of the year, and that means my house is covered in Halloween décor. For a month, I can justify using pumpkin in every meal. If things look a little spider web covered or the food comes out looking a little creepier than usual, no one can judge me, at least not without a “rules of fall” discussion. So it should be no surprise that my dogs get in on the action as well.

Samantha Meyers  |  Oct 24th 2019


What you’ll need:

✔  1/2 cup of canned pumpkin (not pumpkin-pie mix)

✔  ¼ cup peanut butter (with no Xylitol in ingredients)

✔  1 egg

✔  2 to 21/2 cups whole wheat flour

✔  Strawberry or raspberry jam/jelly
(with no sugar or artificial sweeteners added)     

✔  Unsalted peanuts

These spooky treats are a favorite at our annual Halloween party, and with a dog-friendly base, the dogs can now howl in Halloween delight, too.

Directions:

1 In a mixer or with a hand blender, blend pumpkin, peanut butter and egg.

2 Add in flour slowly. You want your mixture to be smooth and well-mixed. Add more or less flour to get your desired consistency.

3 Take out a piece of dough and roll into a small ½-inch ball.

4 Stretch into a long finger shape, adding dents to mimic the shape of a human finger.

5 Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

6 When cookies are cool, dab on a little jelly to one end, and top it with half a peanut.

About the author:

Sam is a dog lover, writer, baker, crafter and Instagrammer. When she’s not writing, she’s decorating cookies at her blog SugaredAndIced.com or Instagramming her dogs @FrenchHuggs_ and @Quinnstadoodle.

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