Chicken? Don’t attempt these liver treats…

Seriously, these liver treats are NOT for the faint of heart or the weak of stomach.  However, the drool factor on these are off the charts!  As my daughter and I were making these we had a pool of drool to contend with from Blizzard who was going batty over these.

These are A+ grade treats that even the finickiest of dogs will eat; that is, if their human has the stomach to make them.  First, they just *look* wrong in the process  of baking… (you’ll see why below).  Second, they don’t smell bad as you’re making them but about 5-10 minutes into the cooking on these you’ll wish you had left the house and that’s AFTER you left all the windows open.

If you think you can stomach it, then here we go!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c. Oat Flour  
  • 1 1/2 c. Rice Flour
  • 1/2  c. Water
  • 1/2 c. Oat bran
  • 1 1/2 c. Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 lb. Chicken (or beef) livers
  • 3 Tbs applesauce
  • 1 egg

Important tip: To save on the smell of the livers while making these, use livers that are still slightly frozen.  If you use slightly frozen ones they work just as well and will not smell as bad initially.

 

 

 

Directions

1.  Preheat oven to 350.

2. Take your liver and blend it until it becomes like a pate substance.  Immediately remove from blender and put in mixing bowl.

3.  Add egg, applesauce and water to liver mixture and mix until well blended.

4.  Add in Oat Bran and Oats until well blended.

5.  Blend in rice flour and oat flour slowly until  well blended.  Dough will form and be extremely stiff.

6. You have two options for what to do with the dough depending on how you want to present it.  You can just roll out small – medium balls and flatten.  Place on parchment paper on your cookie sheet.  This is the easiest and quickest way to go.  If you want to be more creative you can roll this out and cut into shapes.  Be forewarned!  This dough is really one stiff dough and will take some hard work to roll it out.

7.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.

8.  At this point you have two options.  You can leave the treats in the oven over night until nice and crunchy (I recommend this).  OR you can remove right away and cool.

9.  These treats MUST be store in the fridge.

Put your livers in your processor. Slightly frozen help with the smell.

 

Nope, not a crime scene!This is what you want the liver consistency to be.

 

Super stiff dough.

 

Why did the chicken cross the road? To become tasty liver treats!

 

We also made *tiny* bones for the smaller dogs!

 

This week I had a very special helper in the kitchen!

My daughter Fiona is helping and learning tricks of baking!

 

Yummy liver treats! Variety of shapes and sizes for any tastes!

 

Bone Appetite!

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Chicken? Don’t attempt these liver treats…

  1. Amy McSwain

    I cannot wait to make these! My dog is a stubborn beagle mix who only works if there is something in it for her, I want to make them small, maybe about the size of a quarter for a quick reward. How long will these treats last? How long can they be out of the refrigerator for? Can the liver be substituted with any other kind of meat? Sorry so many questions.

    • Awesome! You’ll have to let me know how they turn out and what you thought. Pics of your dog enjoying them would be awesome as well!

      Making them small is totally an option! Just roll out the size you want and flatten prior to putting them in the oven. Watch the cooking time on them though so they don’t burn. They are naturally dark so you’ll have to go off of smell.

      These treats should last around 4 weeks in the fridge. You can also freeze them which will last about 6 months. Make sure you put them in a airtight or high quality storage container. They will probably last about a week outside the fridge in an airtight container. Hard to say though given your Michigan humility which we don’t get out here. If you do store them out, make sure they are out of direct sunlight and avoid moisture at all costs as this will make them mold really quickly. You can also add Vitamin E to the batter (just a really small amount) which will act as a natural preservative and help them stay out of the fridge longer. Given the climate though, I can’t really say so you’ll have to experiment. I would maybe take a handful to sacrifice and put in a container and leave out. Check daily and make sure they still smell like the ones in your fridge and check for molding. That will give you the most accurate idea of how long they’ll last.

      What type of meat do you want to use? I have some other recipes I haven’t posted yet that use all kinds; chicken, turkey, beef… What are you looking for and I’ll whip up a batch and instructions and get them posted for you. We can do fun things like chicken and cheese, or a plain cheesy one or even bacon and cheese! Just let me know what you think your dog will like best and I’ll get those instructions posted this weekend 🙂 I love a challenge and requests!

      And keep your questions coming! No worries at all.

      -Erica

      • Amy McSwain

        Thanks Erica, and I know Dizzy would love chicken and cheese, or even the bacon and cheese. Whatever you post I am going to give it a try and will definitely give you full testimonial and pics too!!

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