When I went grocery shopping last week I picked up a jar of unsweetened applesauce. I thought it might be a nice change for the dogs in their nightly treats.
I decided to use white bones, just for a change of pace.
I frosted one end with pumpkin in the morning before I left for work and let is sit in the freezer all day long.
Canned pumpkin is perfect for this purpose, because it is really thick and won’t run out of the bone into your freezer.
When I got home I filled the rest of the bone with applesauce and stood it up in a bowl for about 2 1/2 hours. It was just long enough for the applesauce to freeze.
At snack time I handed them off to Sampson and Delilah.
Sampson began working happily on his.
Delilah wasn’t quite sure what to do.
Hubby and I heard her in the living room barking at it. Apparently she thought if she barked at it, she could turn it into her Kong.
Hubby said, get a video of it.
Of course, as soon as I turned the video on, she figured out how to attack it.
Here’s what you need:
One empty bone
About a tablespoon of canned pumpkin and about 1/4 cup of applesauce (depending upon the size of the bone.)
Smear the pumpkin on one end of the bone and place in the freezer for a couple of hours. Remove from freezer and fill the remainder of the bone with applesauce.
Place the bone pumpkin side down in a glass and place back in the freezer for a couple of hours.
When the applesauce is frozen, remove and serve.
The whole treat is probably less than 75 calories and it should last your dog (depending on how aggressively they lick it) a good 15 to 20 minutes.