How to Make Molasses Horse (and Goat) Treats

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

They were both members of our county's horse club, and wanted to demonstrate something in their project area.

How to make molasses horse treats

After much brainstorming they decided to make horse treats as their "dish". They demonstrated the recipe at both our county and district speech contests, as well as for our horse club.

Make these molasses horse treats and you will have happy horses!

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

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. 

These horse treats are all-natural and contain no preservatives.

Molasses Horse Treats


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

The ingredients for these easy molasses horse treats: oats, molasses, flour and carrots.

Our carrots were small so they used two.


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

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

How to make simple molasses horse treats using just 4 ingredients.

Drop teaspoon-sized balls on cookie sheet about an inch apart. 

Bake about 10 minutes, until hardened. They won't change color and their appearance doesn't change when done (below), but they will be hard when touched.

Easy-to-make four-ingredient horse treats.

Store in an airtight container. Makes approximately 18-24 treats, depending on the size you make the dough balls.

Your horses will love these easy-to-make molasses treats, made with just 4 ingredients.

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These simple molasses horse treats would be easy to make with children.