Prep 40 mins
Cook 25 mins
The perfect horse treat recipe made by me! My horse absolutely loves them and they will keep for about 2 - 3 weeks depending on hardness. To make the cookies harder use less molasses and for more stickiness and darkness use more molasses. Also, you may not think that you have added enough molasses BUT most likely don't add anymore, just keep mixing.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup oats
- 1⁄2 cup carrot
- 1⁄2 cup apple
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 4 peppermint candies
- 1⁄2 cup molasses
- Mix together VERY WELL in large bowl in order as listed.
- When you put the carrots and apples in, chop them up in a food processor until pieces are as small as possible.
- Wet hands with vegetable oil or Pam.
- Roll into medium sized balls about an inch to and inch and a half wide, then pat down.
- Put in oven at 310-330°F for 20-30 minutes depending on how hard you want them. I like to put it at 325°F for 20 minutes.
Just made my second batch of these as the first batch lasted 20 minutes between mt 2 horses!! I did not add the peppermints as I saw some premade treats and they had a peppermint pushed down in the center so I tryed to replicate that look. I baked mine 25 minutes and as soon as they came out of the oven, I push a peppermint candy down in the middle of each one. They looked great. I tryed baking some with the peppermint on them but the candy melted. It didn't melt down the side but each candy looked like swiss cheese where the candy had bubbled. Horses ate those anyway, they just weren't pretty. Just made another batch and placed in a large ziplock top bag after they had cooled and left the bag open so they could breath but it wasn't enough because the candies were stickey the next day. I think these are best if left on the counter to dry for 24 hours...or maybe I could just follow directions and put the crushed candy in the mix. The mints on top are pretty, though. I think they just need to sit on the counter. I certainly wouldn't seal them up in a bag. My horses thank you for this great recipe!!
Absolutely the most popular snack at our horse show last Saturday! Every horse enjoyed them, all three of mine are crazy about them. Thank you so much for sharing!
So far so good.....we made these yesterday, and they turned out perfectly! We didnt add the peppermint candies, since Eagle has never had them and we didnt want to put him off with New tastes! We have yet to introduce him to his treats tho...I'll let you know tomorrow!