With Howl-oween just around the corner, this is a fun time of year to enjoy some cute, creepy treats. If you cruise Pinterest, you’re likely to find Halloween themed gingerbread houses, pizza and hotdogs made into mummies, cheese cut into ghost shapes… there’s just no end to the spooky snacks. But how can your dog join in on the festivities?
We snuck into the vault and found a Dog Chef recipe perfect for Halloween – Devil Spider’s Eggs! It’s a super simple recipe, only requiring three ingredients. Now you have a quick and easy way to make your pup their own special creepy-cute snack, and you know it’s dog-safe.
You’ll start by hard boiling 6 eggs. You can do this the old fashioned way on the stovetop, or you can try the Instant Pot method, or even use one of these fun gadgets specifically for cooking eggs. I’ve tried nearly every method imaginable, and the Dash cooker is my favorite. But you do you.
Once your eggs are cooked and cooled, peel them and slice in half. Pop the yolks out into a bowl, and add in some Greek yogurt. Mix it up, and add the mixture back into the hollow of the egg whites.
Now is when it starts to get spooky! Take one olive and slice it in half lengthwise. Place that on top of the yolk mixture – that’s the spider’s body. Now thinly slice the other half to make the legs, and place 4 legs on either side of the body. I used Kalamata olives because that’s what I had on hand, but next time I will use regular black olives. The Kalamata’s texture made them a little tricky to get the thin slices.
The spider eggs will keep in the fridge for a few days if you cover them with plastic wrap. Pro tip: don’t freeze them – I tried that with a few and the texture of the egg white changed dramatically, and not in a good way.
Now it’s time to admire your handiwork before you hand it over for taste testing. We can’t guarantee that your dog will notice all the thought that you put into making them a festive holiday snack. But we can promise you that they’ll enjoy it. My dog gives this recipe 4 paws up.
Want to make a batch of your own? Download the printable recipe for step by step instructions.
If you make some for your pup, let us know in our Facebook group, The DOGTV Pack! We’d love to hear your thoughts.