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June 12, 2013

How to Make Molasses Horse Treats

Back when our youngest daughter was a 4-H member, she and a good friend wanted to participate in the cooking demonstration at our 4-H speech contests.

They both loved horses, and came up with the idea to make horse treats as their "dish". They demonstrated how to make these at both our county and district speech contests, as well as for our horse club.

I'm sorry, I just couldn't resist that photo! Make these and you'll have happy horses and goats.

This is an easy recipe and would be fun to make with children. Our goats like to eat them as much as the horses do, and even our steer Chuck liked them. They are all-natural and contain no preservatives. 

Horse Treats

1 cup flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup shredded carrot (about 1 medium carrot)
1/3 cup molasses

NOTE: my carrots were small so I used two. It just so happened they were Bunny Luv carrots, quite appropriate, I thought.

Preheat oven to 375ยบ. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl mix the ingredients together thoroughly. The mixture shouldn’t be too wet and should stick together. If necessary, add more flour.

Drop teaspoon-sized balls on cookie sheet about an inch apart. Bake about 10 minutes, until hardened. Their appearance doesn't change when done (below), but they are hard when touched.

Store in an airtight container. Makes approximately 18-24 treats.

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