DIY Horse Treats
I have not done a DIY horse treat recipe for a while now. And it was incredibly windy at our house today, so I couldn’t ride or film the video I had planned on filming. So I thought I would make a video on how to DIY pony pop tarts. I have bought my horses Snaks 5th Avenchew pony pop tarts and they loved them. But at $13.50 for 6 treats, well that is a little expensive. So I thought I would attempt to make my own.
This was the first time I have ever tried to make pony pop tarts. And I am actually happy with how they turned out. They were really easy to make! And this idea isn’t new, there are a lot of recipes you can find, or videos you can watch showing you how to do it. But I put my own spin on the recipe, and I thought I would share it with you.
DIY Pony Pop Tarts Recipe
To make these treats is so easy. I had everything to make them, so the treats were basically free. I already had everything, and didn’t need to run to the store for any of the ingredients. This is what you will need to make your own diy pony pop tarts:
What You Will Need
- 2 cups of ground flax seed
- 1 cup of flour
- 2 spoonfuls of cinnamon
- Ground pink Himalayan rock salt
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 2 shredded apples
- 3/4 cup of water
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1/4 cup of water
What You Will Do
First, preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Then you will mix all of your dry ingredients (flax, flour, cinnamon, salt) in a big mixing bowl.
Once all of your dry ingredients are blended together, shred the apples. I went down to before the core was present. And then add them to your mixing bowl.
Now add the peanut butter and about 3/4 cup of water. I find that everything blends together better if the water is warm. It will get a little bit tough, but once everything is blended together mostly, you can use your hands.
And when your dough is done it will form a ball. If it is too sticky, add some more flax seed. If it is too clumpy and falling apart, add a little more water until it forms an easily mold-able ball. It should be like a sticky cookie dough.
Now, cut a piece of parchment paper to the size of your cookies sheet and put some of the dough onto it. Then spread out the dough. I used a rolling pin, but you can flatten out the dough with your hands if you don’t have a rolling pin. I like to have mine be about 1/4″ thick, they seem to bake the best.
Once you have the dough rolled out, cut off the edges with a pizza cutter. And then cut the dough to the size you want it to be. Put the pieces on your cookie sheet.
Now take a fork and press down all edges of the pop tarts.
Then bake the cookies, or pop tarts for about 25 minutes. Once they are cooled, you can frost them. To make the frosting, I used about 1 cup of powdered (confectioner’s) sugar and 1/4 cup of water and blended it smooth. Then pour the frosting into a sandwich bag and cut off the corner. And then drizzle the frosting over the pop tarts.
You don’t have to frost them. I was just trying to duplicate what I had purchased. The frosting is more for me than my horses, I think. But if you are worried about your horse getting too much sugar, skip the frosting. I’m sure your horses won’t mind.
The End Results
And once the treats were all done, I had to see what my horses thought of them. They aren’t really picky. The love almost all horse treats. And these went over well, they happily ate them, and then were searching for more. I would call this a successful recipe.
They didn’t turn out to look like Snaks 5th Avenchew, but I don’t think my horses really cared. They got a treat, so they were happy. I don’t think I will be in mass production mode anytime soon, but I do like knowing I can make my own horse treats for my boys.
This recipe made a plateful of treats. I think they will be good for about a week, longer if you were to freeze them. It made enough for my horses, and I was able to give a little bag of treats to my horse friend Lynda. I hope her horses like the treats too.