|Cute Instagram-worthy horse treats|
2 cups flour
2 dashes cinnamon
1 whole apple (any kind)
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup water
1 cup powdered sugar
Crushed peppermint candies
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
|Oven at 325 degrees|
3. Grate the apple (I didn't use the core). Then put the apple bits in a paper towel and squeeze to remove juices.
4. Add the grated apple, peanut butter, and water to the bowl. Start with 1/2 cup of water and if the dough is too dry add more. You want the dough to not be sticky, but it also has to be able to hold together. If you accidentally make it too sticky, just add more flour.
|Horse treat dough|
Pop-tarts - Roll out dough flat, then cut out rectangles/squares. For each rectangle, use a fork to make divets on each side so that it will look like a real Pop-tart.
|Horse pop-tart step 1|
|Horse pop-tart step 2|
|Pre-baking horse pop-tart|
|Horse croissant cut-out shape|
|Pre-baking horse croissant|
6. Bake for 20-30 minutes (check at 20 minutes to determine how much more time is needed). Treats should be firm to the touch and golden brown in coloration.
1. Put about a cup of powdered sugar into a bowl. Slowly add water (a very tiny amount at a time). If the mixture is too runny, add more powdered sugar. If it is too thick, add more water.
2. Stir powdered sugar and water together until desired consistency is met. It should be able to run off the spoon, but slowly.
3. Spoon the icing into a ziplock baggie.
|Icing in ziplock bag|
1. Let the treats cool until they are no longer hot to the touch.
2. Cut the tip of the ziplock baggie that contains the icing. Squeeze the icing unto the treats in the design that you desire.
3. After adding the icing, you can add sprinkles or crushed peppermint candies to the top of the treat.
|Crushed peppermint candy and rainbow sprinkles|
Storage directions: Store these treats in a ziplock bag or in a Tupperware container. Keep out of extreme temperatures. Use within a week (although you could freeze them to make them last longer).
|Pre-baking horse treats|
Note: This recipe can be adapted based on your and your horse's needs and likes. For instance, my horse hates peppermint, so I really only used it to show you that it could be done (plus my dog LOVES peppermints). You could sub carrots instead of apples, or get rid of the fresh fruits and vegetables altogether. If you have peanut butter allergies, you could use molasses. If you don't want to feed your horse sugar, skip the icing and sprinkles. You could also add in oats! Feel free to mess with the recipe and let me know how it goes in the comments below!
|These treats are also dog-safe!|