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Simple Pumpkin Gummy Dog Treats

I’ve been wanting to make gelatin gummy dog treats for the boys for so long and I finally remembered to buy the gelatin!

Since it’s October and time to pumpkin everything, I thought that pumpkin gummy dog treats would be perfect and my taste testers were definitely on board. 

These gelatin dog treats were super simple to make and every dog in this house has given them 2 paws up. 

pumpkin gummy dog treats

I used canned pumpkin puree (not pie filling) and Knox unflavored gelatin for these but you can use homemade pumpkin puree and your favorite dog-safe gelatin-like Great Lakes Beef Gelatin if you have that.

Keep in mind that the measurements might need to be adjusted though!

Also, I used 3 Tbsp of unflavored gelatin to make these gummy dog treats because I wanted firmer treats.

If you want treats that are more giggly like jello, you can bump that down to 2 Tbsp and it will still work well.

Pumpkin for Dogs

Pumpkin puree is a yummy and nutritious food for most dogs when given in moderation.

It’s high in fiber and easy for dogs to ingest. It’s often used to help with diarrhea and constipation but too much pumpkin can have the opposite effect. 

pumpkin and gelatin dog treats

Gelatin for Dogs

Dogs can have unflavored and unsweetened gelatin.

Gelatin is made from hydrolyzed collagen from animal by-products such as skin, tendons, tissues and bone marrow.

While it’s colorless and tasteless, it can be beneficial for our dog’s joints, bones and digestion.

Regular flavored jello should not be given to dogs because it contains a lot of sugar and other ingredients that are not safe for dogs.

Knox unflavored gelatin powder is a popular and convenient choice but there are better options such as Great Lakes Gelatin if you want a healthier option. 

You can mix unflavored gelatin with a lot of different things such as fruit vegetables, proteins and yep-even peanut butter!

pumpkin jello for dogs

Ingredients For Pumpkin Gummy Dog Treats

  • 1/2 cup cool water
  • 2-3 Tbsp of unflavored powdered Knox Gelatin (3 pouches) more gelatin = firmer treats.
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup of water (to be mixed with the pumpkin)

Supplies Needed

  • Measuring cup
  • Silicone molds
  • Spoon
  • Mixing bowl
  • Pan
  • Coconut oil (optional)

Directions For Pumpkin Gelatin

  • Pour 1/2 cup cool water in a bowl
  • Add unflavored gelatin powder
  • Add 1/4 pumpkin and 1/4 cup of water to pan.
  • Mix
  • Heat pumpkin and water on low heat
  • When heated thoroughly (just a few minutes) pour into bowl with gelatin and cold water
  • Mix well
  • *optional-coat silicone molds with a small amount of coconut oil to prevent sticking
  • Pour mixture into molds
  • Chill in the fridge for 2-4 hours
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

A Few Tips

To avoid a big mess, place your silicone trays on a cookie sheet to make it easier to transport to the fridge.

I rubbed a little bit of coconut oil on our silicone molds to avoid the gelatin sticking but you don’t have to do this. I didn’t get fancy, I just used my fingers!

This recipe made a total of 31 pumpkin gummy dog treats for us but the amount will vary based on what size molds you use. 

Gelatin treats usually last in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can try to freeze them but in my experience, gelatin doesn’t thaw well. 

The mouse ones I used were bigger than the paws and bones. 

Don’t use flavored Jell-O, it has to be unflavored and unsweetened!

pumpkin gelatin dog treats
Yield: 21

Simple Pumpkin Gummy Dog Treats

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 7 minutes

These pumpkin gelatin dog treats are super easy to make, low-calorie and your dog will love them!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cool water
  • 2-3 Tbsp of unflavored powdered Knox Gelatin (3 pouches) more gelatin = firmer treats.
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup of water (to be mixed with the pumpkin)

Instructions

Pour 1/2 cup cool water in a bowl

Add unflavored gelatin powder

Add 1/4 pumpkin and 1/4 cup of water to the pan.

Mix

Heat pumpkin and water on low heat

When heated thoroughly (just a few minutes) pour into bowl with gelatin and cold water

Mix well

*optional-coat silicone molds with a small amount of coconut oil to prevent sticking

Pour mixture into molds

Chill in the fridge for 2-4 hours

Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Notes

This recipe calls for 3 Tbsp of powdered gelatin because I wanted the mouse molds to be firm. You can use 2 Tbsp of powder for softer treats.

Don't use regular Jell-O. It needs to be unflavored/unsweetened powder gelatin.

Nutrition Information

Yield

31

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 5Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 3mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 1g

This calculation is based on an equal serving size of treats. Depending on the size of the molds that you use the calories per treat will vary. Other varying factors include different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. Always speak to your veterinarian before adding new food to your dog's diet. These dog treats are meant to be fed in moderation.

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