Leftover jack-o-lantern got the last laugh?  Not anymore!

Reduce your carbon footprint and reuse your leftover pumpkin with these easy recipes–one for Fido and one for you:

For Fido

Jack-o-Lantern Dog Biscuits (courtesy of food.com)

Serving Size: 20 treats


2 eggs
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons dry milk
2 1/2 cups wheat flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Blend eggs and pumpkin together; add salt, dry milk, and flour.
  3. Add water as needed to make the dough somewhat workable.
  4. The dough should be dry and stiff, don’t be concerned with crumbs being left in the bowl.
  5. You will need to mix this with your hands because it is too stiff for an electric mixer.
  6. Roll to 1/2-inch thick.
  7. Cut into shapes (dog bones and hydrants are crowd favorites).
  8. Place 1″ apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes on one side, then turn over and bake another 20 minutes.
  10. “Sit” then enjoy!

For You

Great Pumpkin Energy Bars (courtesy of OregonAdventurist.com)

Dry Ingredients:
¼ cup roasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
¼ cup walnuts, finely chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
3 cups quick oats
½ cup whole wheat flour
¾ cup wheat germ
2-3 teaspoon protein powder
½ teaspoon  sea salt
1teaspoon each: cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg

Wet Ingredients:
1 cup honey
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup peanut butter


  1. Mix together dry ingredients.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir.
  4. Use a melon baller or greased spoon to scoop mixture into balls on cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
  6. Cool on rack and store in fridge.
  7. Take these delicious treats on a fall hike.

2 thoughts

  1. Wow, thank you for this post. Trick or treat recipes. For sure many people would love this recipe- dogs would love it too with its bone shape biscuits. If you have cute puppies at home, checkout Pet Sitter and House Sitters and give them extra treat.

    Keep going.

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