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Tail Mix Dog Treat Recipe

Tail Mix Dog Treat Recipe

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So, this weekend, I took a couple days off from seeing that Job guy and we headed to the lake house for some R&R and some Christmas fun.

It ended up snowing and our trip was cut short. The lake house sits atop a mountain reachable only via the twistiest, windiest most poorly lit dangerous road EVER, so staying once the snow started to fall was ill advised unless we wanted to risk being snowed in for the foreseeable future.

The humans made Gingerbread houses and for the pups, we made these: the easiest, laziest cookies I’ve made since my Canned Food Cookies.

Confession Time: I might have forgotten to pack the stuff to make dog treats when we went to the lake and by “might have”, I mean I totally did. I didn’t want to disappoint the dog, the cousins and everyone, so I had to Macguyver up a solution on the quick. Good thing I’m crafty like that. Using only the dog food & treats I had in my bag, plus some eggs and flour, I managed to whip up some dog treats that the dogs loved.

tail mix dog treat recipe

Here’s what you need:

1/2 c. dehydrated dog food, we used the Honest Kitchen’s Embark

1/2 c. trail mix style dog treats, like the Purebites Trail Mix or the Whole Life Tail Mix Kibble Topper

1 c. Gluten-free all purpose baking mix (or plain garbanazo bean flour)

2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350F.

Use a rolling pin or hammer to smash up the trail mix treats. Mix the ingredients together. Seriously. That’s all the steps.

Allow dough to sit for 5 – 10 minutes (so all the egg can soak into the dehydrated stuff). Break dough into 1/2″ balls and flatten with a fork.

Bake for 10 – 15 minutes, until the bottoms are golden brown. Turn off oven and allow treats to completely cool inside.

Just be careful, manners seem to fly out the window when these cookies are around and you just might loose a finger.

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Pamela | Something Wagging

Tuesday 10th of December 2013

Yeah, I'm with Jessica. What were you thinking? :)


Tuesday 10th of December 2013

Getting snowed in at a mountain cabin sounds pretty good to me these days. I don't know what your rush was. LOL.

katherine dutcher

Tuesday 10th of December 2013

Yum I once made granola for dogs but never trail mix cookies you have such clever ideas

retro rover

Tori Mistick

Tuesday 10th of December 2013

Thanks for hosting the blog hop! I love seeing all these recipes and good ideas!

Oz theTerrier

Tuesday 10th of December 2013

Hmmm, now that seems so easy that even my Ma could do it! You are so crafty to MacGuyver some homemade treats without "proper" ingredients.

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