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Crafting Homemade Dog Treats in Silicone Molds: A Fun Experience with Lily

As an avid home cook living in Phoenix, Arizona, and a dedicated dog mom to my mini schnauzer, Lily, I've turned our kitchen into a little workshop for creating healthy, homemade dog treats. One of my favorite methods is using silicone molds, which allow for crafting fun and diverse treat shapes that keep Lily interested and excited. Today, I want to share how you too can use these versatile tools to enhance your dog's treat time.

Why Use Silicone Molds for Dog Treats?

Silicone molds are not just for fancy kitchen crafts; they're perfect for making dog treats because:

  1. Versatility in Shapes and Sizes: From bones and hearts to paws and funny faces, silicone molds let you create treats that look fun and are the perfect size for your dog.
  2. Ease of Use: Silicone molds are non-stick, flexible, and easy to clean, making the treat-making process simpler and more enjoyable.
  3. Safety: Silicone is non-toxic and can withstand high temperatures, making it safe for oven use.

Step-by-Step Guide to Making Dog Treats Using Silicone Molds

Here’s how you can make a batch of healthy homemade treats for your furry friend:


  • 2 cups of chosen flour (whole wheat, coconut, or oat)
  • 1 cup of pureed pumpkin or unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter (xylitol-free)
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat Your Oven: Set it to 350°F (175°C) to ensure it's ready by the time you're done mixing your ingredients.
  2. Mix Ingredients: In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the flour, pureed pumpkin or applesauce, peanut butter, and eggs until you achieve a smooth, consistent dough.
  3. Fill the Molds: Spoon the dough into your silicone molds. Be sure to press down to fill each shape completely and eliminate any air pockets.
  4. Bake: Place the molds on a baking sheet for stability and bake for 20-25 minutes. The time might vary slightly depending on the size of the molds.
  5. Cool and Release: Let the treats cool completely before popping them out of the molds. Silicone’s flexibility makes this step satisfyingly easy!

Lily’s Review: Tail Wags of Approval

Whenever I pop out a new batch of these treats, Lily is right there, waiting with anticipation. Her excitement when she finally gets to try a new shape or flavor never gets old. It’s a testament to how changing up routine treats can keep your dog engaged and happy.

A Few Tips for Success

  • Experiment with Ingredients: Depending on your dog's dietary needs and preferences, you can swap out ingredients. For instance, use sweet potato instead of pumpkin, or add a bit of cooked meat for extra protein.
  • Storage: Store your homemade treats in an airtight container in the fridge. They’ll last for about a week, or you can freeze them for longer storage.
  • Keep It Fun: The great part about using silicone molds is the ability to create themed treats for holidays or special occasions.

Conclusion: Engaging Treat Time with Homemade Creativity

Using silicone molds to make dog treats at home is a delightful way to spend time that benefits both you and your dog. It’s a simple, enjoyable way to cater to your dog’s taste and health needs while indulging your creative side. For Lily and me, it’s our special bonding activity that we look forward to each week. Give it a try, and your pup might just find a new favorite!

Happy treat making!

This post was last updated at July 20, 2024 20:14

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