Hogwarts-enrolled witch and wizard dog-lovers get the short end of the broomstick in one major way. Crups, corgis, and any other canine are not a Hogwarts-approved animal companion. They can’t stroll around the Hogwarts grounds with you and ogle at the giant squid. They can’t join you on your broomstick for laps around the Quidditch pitch. And, they can’t join you round your Common Room’s crackling fire eating bits of toasted Field Roast sausage. But that doesn’t mean they have to miss out on all the magic.
We’ve summoned up 5 enchantingly easy Wizarding World-inspired treats that you can make for your Crup when you’re home for your holidays. These 5 vegan Crup and dog treat recipes don’t require any specialized magic and with their pantry-friendly ingredients aren’t exactly ancient runes to figure out!
So roll up those sleeves, grab your wand, and get ready to conjure up some yummy snacks for your Crup!
Making Thyme For Health’s Dairy-Free Frozen Dog Treats
This no-churn “nice” cream would be right at home on the menu of Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour in Diagon Alley. Carrots, coconut milk, and peanut butter are blended together to make a magical medley of flavor your Crup or other canine companions will gobble up. All you need is a blender, a freezer, and a hungry doggo and you’re good as the golden snitch on a quidditch pitch!
Okonomi Kitchen’s Vegan Pumpkin Dog Treats
Pumpkin pasty lovers rejoice! Dogs aren’t allowed on the Hogwarts Express (or, well, at Hogwarts period) so they can’t enjoy the tasty treats the Trolley Witch peddles on every journey from Platform 9 and 3/4s to the castle in Scotland… until now! With this quick and easy recipe, you can bring some pumpkiny goodness to your pup’s snacktime with these crunchy cookies. Whisk together some pumpkin puree, flax meal, oat flour, and peanut butter and you’ve got the next best thing to a pumpkin pastie for pooches!
The Plant Philosophy 3-Ingredient Vegan Dog Treats
You don’t have to have Molly Weasley’s cooking prowess to bake up some tasty treats for your four-legged friends! This three-ingredient recipe comes together with a mere flick of your wand. Oats, bananas, and peanut butter collide in this pantry-friendly dog biscuit DIY! To get some points from Professor McGonagall add a pinch of ground ginger and cut these biscuits in newt shapes! Although she may be more of a cat person (in more than one way) the grand dame of Gryffindor house would look kindly upon anyone who could enjoy a good ginger biscuit.
Proud Dog Mom’s Carob Pup Cups
These statement-making heart-shaped carob pup cups resemble the love potion laced chocolates Romilda Vane sent to Harry in The Half-Blood Prince. Just as love potions are a dangerous draught for witches, wizards, and muggles alike to imbibe, chocolate is extremely toxic for dogs. Carob, though, is a canine-friendly candylike alternative. Accio a heart-shaped silicone mold, some peanut butter, carob chips, and coconut oil and you’ve got a charming Valentine’s day treat worth barking about!
Sweet Simple Vegan’s Birthday Pupcakes
Think of these pupcakes as a canine take on one of the most popular baked goods in the wizarding world: Cauldron Cakes! This recipe has a bit more ingredients and steps than some of the other dog treats we’ve accioed for you here. But that means baking up a batch of these is the perfect opportunity for a House party! Gather up the Hogwarts alumni you live with, or tap into some muggle technology and host a virtual House party with your witch and wizard pals while you get canine Cauldron Cake baking!
Before we wrap this up, we’d like to take a moment to share the Protego Foundation’s stance on Severing Charms. Unfortunately, it’s still a rather common practice for witches and wizards to take a Severing Charm to their young Cruppies distinctively forked-tails to make it easier for them to blend into muggle society. While this severing doesn't cause Crups a great deal of pain, it is as cruel and unnecessary an act as tail docking in muggle dogs like Rottweilers and ear cropping in Doberman Pinschers. The Protego Foundation is of the opinion that surgical modifications for cosmetic purposes are detrimental. Aesthetics do not warrant mutilation!
If you bake any of these enchantingly delicious (and easy!) wizarding world inspired treats for your Crup or muggle canine companion be sure to share it with us! Tag us on our Twitter @ProtegoFDN, Instagram @protegofoundation, or on our Facebook page.
Written by Victoria Tomis