Scooby Snack Dog Treats | Scooby-Doo

“Ruh-roh Raggy…”  joining my The Powerpuff Girls cupcakes and Teen Titans miso and seaweed bread is another throwback recipe and this time, the most famous cartoon pooch is the focus. My Scooby-Doo Scooby Snack dog treats are the perfect treat for any mystery-solving canine. Grab your ascot tie, friends.

About the TV show:

I mean, honestly, can you get any more iconic than Scooby-Doo? This wonderful cartoon series has had more reboots and more adaptations than David Bowie had artist personas (no dig, I’m a Bowie fan). 

Scooby-Doo has been around for as long as I can remember, which is no surprise considering the first ever Scooby product was Scooby-Doo: Where Are You? – the original series that ran from 1969 to 1978! Pretty impressive for a cartoon to have such an impact on audiences. Even more so when you understand the true scale of the Scooby-Doo works. 

You only have to search “Scooby-Doo” on IMDb to see the extent of the popular match list…

I stopped counting once I’d hit over one hundred results, and that’s just projects relevant to film and TV. There are numerous video games available on varying consoles. I definitely had at least one Scooby-Doo GameBoy game!

Plus, the toy industry jumped (and have stayed) on the Scooby-Doo bandwagon for decades.

I grew up watching a mix of Scooby-Doo stories, including the two live action films that were released in the early 2000s. Say what you want about them, but they will always remind me of my childhood so I treasure them in the same way I treasure the Spy Kids films: as guilty pleasures. They aren’t masterpieces of cinema, but they are a great deal of fun.

The core premise of Scooby-Doo never changes.

A group of teenagers/young adults drive around in a colourful van with their great dane, named Scooby Doo, solving mysteries. More often than not, these mysteries involve ghosts, supernatural entities and masked villains who have their plans thwarted and are eventually unmasked. 

The Mystery Inc. team is made up of Scooby (the core of the show); Shaggy (Scooby’s best friend), Velma (the brains of the operation), Daphne (the feminine force) and Fred (the self-proclaimed muscle).

First created by Joe Ruby, Ken Spears and Joseph Barbera in the 60s, Scooby-Doo has been reimagined more times that I can count and thus, has had more writers, directors, casts and production teams that I can name. Because of this, it’s worth celebrating all of the great stories and versions that Scooby-Doo has had so far! I wouldn’t be surprised to see more stories added to the list in the near future.

What I love about Scooby-Doo is the humour and the sense of adventure.

Growing up watching teenagers play detective with their dog – and actually make a difference – was pretty epic. Each member of Mystery Inc. brings a different aspect and personality to the mix. Plus, the fact that Scooby can sort of talk just makes it even more fun to watch. 

Scooby-Doo is a feel-good cartoon. It makes you feel young and reconnects you to that kid inside that never wanted to grow up. It’s an easy watch, especially when you know the team will always solve the mystery in the end. Sometimes we need TV that is reliable in bringing us reassuring endings, even if it makes them predictable.

There is joy in simplicity, after all.

About the bake:

One of the running themes in the show is the reappearance of Scooby’s favourite treat: the Scooby Snack. If you’ve ever seen the original series, you’ll know that Scooby Snacks are round and golden in colour. They do change in the various adaptations, so I decided that I wanted to create Scooby Snacks that are recognisable and connectable to the cartoon. 

My version of Scooby Snacks are in the shape of Scooby’s dog collar tag: a diamond shape with S and D printed in a 60’s looking design on it. This, in my opinion, is the most recognisable imagery from the cartoon series, aside from the Mystery Inc. van and Scooby himself.

They are soft biscuits and are peanut butter flavoured. My dogs absolutely ADORE them and I had made enough to share with my friend’s dogs too!

All of the ingredients are completely safe for dogs to consume.

You just have to make sure they aren’t woofed down in one go. They are dog treats, after all.

These biscuits are also edible for humans too, so if you’re a peanut butter fan and fancy a suitable snack for Scooby-Doo viewings, you’ve come to the right place!

The most important element of the recipe is the peanut butter. It is CRUCIAL to buy dog friendly peanut butter.

This is peanut butter in its pure form, with no added flavourings, additives or sweeteners. In particular, avoid peanut butter that contains Xylitol as this particular sweetener can be highly toxic to dogs.

We’ve got to protect our furry babies!

My recipe was inspired by Battersea’s dog treats recipe – I changed a couple of ingredients and adapted the measurements to cater for the design of my dog treats. Battersea is a wonderful charity and I trust their advice on taking care of our furry babies so it felt right to look to them for inspiration.

Top Tips:

  • Make sure to use peanut butter that does NOT contain the sweetner known as Xylitol. I cannot stress this enough! It can be highly toxic to dogs.
  • Have fun shaping these treats – they can take a while to do but they are so much fun. Don’t get too hung up on making them look uniform. Your dogs – or peanut butter loving friends – will love them no matter what.

This recipe will set you up for at least fifty treats, depending on the size you choose for your tag-shaped goodies. They’re great for your dogs or for yourself so I hope you have fun with this recipe! They are super easy to make. I hope you either enjoy them yourselves or get joy out of seeing your dogs happily devour them. I like to think Scooby would think they are absolutely delicious!

Happy baking, happy eating (or feeding!)

Ingredients:

  • 200g [1¼ cup + 1 tbsp] wholemeal flour (bread flour is fine)
  • 60g [¼ cup + 2 tbsp] rolled oats (unflavoured)
  • 1 large egg
  • 140g [5 oz.] dog-friendly peanut butter (no Xylitol)
  • 160ml [5.75 oz.] water
  • 1 tbsp natural honey

Makes: 50

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Chilling time: 15 minutes (optional)

Baking time: 15 – 20 minutes

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C [350°F] or 160°C fan. Line 2 or 3 baking trays with baking parchment/greaseproof paper and set aside.
  2. Beat the peanut butter in a large bowl with a splash of the water to loosen it. Add the egg and honey and beat in well.
  3. Add the flour and rolled oats and mix in. Gradually add the water until fully incorporated and a dough has formed. If the dough feels wet and sticky, sprinkle more flour and knead in by hand until the dough is closer to a regular biscuit dough.
  4. Tip the dough out onto a clean and floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll out until about 1 inch in thickness.
  5. Using a sharp knife, cut out as many diamonds as you can. If needed, you can make a paper template and use this to help create the shape. Each time you cut out a diamond, gently fold over the edges and pinch to create a border.
  6. Place the diamonds in rows: 5 or 6 across, 3 down on your baking trays.
  7. Gather the remaining dough and roll it out to 1 inch in thickness again. It is easier to pull a piece of dough and roll it into an S shape than to try and cut it out with the knife, so begin doing this. Press an S gently on the left of each diamond. 
  8. Using the knife, cut out a small D shaped triangle and make a small hole in the centre. Using a finger, stretch the hole out until the dough resembles the letter D. Press each one gently to the right of your diamonds.
  9. Repeat this for each biscuit.
  10. If you have dough left over, either create more tag-shaped biscuits or press them into small discs to resemble the original Scooby Snacks!
  11. If it is a particularly warm or humid day, chill the biscuits in the fridge for 15 or so minutes before putting them in the oven. They shouldn’t spread during baking, but it will help to keep the shape.
  12. Bake the biscuits for 15 – 20 minutes until golden and crisp. They will be slightly soft in the centre, depending on the size, but they will be delicious nonetheless.
  13. Allow to cool for 10 minutes on the trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  14. Always leave the biscuits to cool completely before feeding to your dogs!

These reimagined Scooby Snacks will last for a few weeks in an airtight container and should be fed only as a treat to your dogs. They also make great human snacks. Enjoy!

Recipe card:

Scooby Snack Dog Treats | Scooby-Doo

Laura – Flavour of the Film
Tasty peanut butter dog treats shaped like Scooby's iconic dog collar tag, celebrating Scooby-Doo.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chilling time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 50

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g [1¼ cup + 1 tbsp] wholemeal flour bread flour is fine
  • 60 g [¼ cup + 2 tbsp] rolled oats unflavoured
  • 1 large egg
  • 140 g [5 oz.] dog-friendly peanut butter no Xylitol
  • 160 ml [5.75 oz.] water
  • 1 tbsp natural honey

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C [350°F] or 160°C fan. Line 2 or 3 baking trays with baking parchment/greaseproof paper and set aside.
  • Beat the peanut butter in a large bowl with a splash of the water to loosen it. Add the egg and honey and beat in well.
  • Add the flour and rolled oats and mix in. Gradually add the water until fully incorporated and a dough has formed. If the dough feels wet and sticky, sprinkle more flour and knead in by hand until the dough is closer to a regular biscuit dough.
  • Tip the dough out onto a clean and floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll out until about 1 inch in thickness.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut out as many diamonds as you can. If needed, you can make a paper template and use this to help create the shape. Each time you cut out a diamond, gently fold over the edges and pinch to create a border.
  • Place the diamonds in rows: 5 or 6 across, 3 down on your baking trays.
  • Gather the remaining dough and roll it out to 1 inch in thickness again. It is easier to pull a piece of dough and roll it into an S shape than to try and cut it out with the knife, so begin doing this. Press an S gently on the left of each diamond.
  • Using the knife, cut out a small D shaped triangle and make a small hole in the centre. Using a finger, stretch the hole out until the dough resembles the letter D. Press each one gently to the right of your diamonds.
  • Repeat this for each biscuit.
  • If you have dough left over, either create more tag-shaped biscuits or press them into small discs to resemble the original Scooby Snacks!
  • If it is a particularly warm or humid day, chill the biscuits in the fridge for 15 or so minutes before putting them in the oven. They shouldn’t spread during baking, but it will help to keep the shape.
  • Bake the biscuits for 15 – 20 minutes until golden and crisp. They will be slightly soft in the centre, depending on the size, but they will be delicious nonetheless.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes on the trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Always leave the biscuits to cool completely before feeding to your dogs!

Notes

These reimagined Scooby Snacks will last for a few weeks in an airtight container and should be fed only as a treat to your dogs. They also make great human snacks. Enjoy!
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