Beauty and the Beast Cogsworth Treats

Do you have kids? Are you planning a party? This #recipe for Cogsworth Treats from #BeautyandtheBeast is the perfect #party recipe! And it's easy to do too!

I was just thinking – remember in college when Thursday night was a bona fide party night?

Does that still exist? Please tell me it still exists. Of course I never partied, because I had first period classes on Fridays of my senior year – when Senioritis usually sets in. Since I didn’t drink at all then (or still), there were no hangovers at least. Besides that, I didn’t declare my major until the summer before my senior year, and you don’t call six journalism classes in one week “Senioritis”! As if Senioritis also entails Dean’s List, Phi Beta Kappa, studying on weekends, and choosing boys over drinking.

Hey, we all have vices. These days, I stick to treats.

Do you have kids? Are you planning a party? This #recipe for Cogsworth Treats from #BeautyandtheBeast is the perfect #party recipe! And it's easy to do too!

Des started the school year with three days of preschool and one day at his beloved daycare. Over time, the distance from Wednesday preschool until the next day he had it – Monday – stretched too far and too wide. He had Preschool Angst. So we added Fridays to his schedule, but then his other things suffered. He was too burnt out to do four days of preschool AND a day of daycare, and he was also growing weary of going to his grandparents’ house every other Thursday. So Thursdays are now our free-for-alls. We go on adventures together. I figure I’ll only get to do this so much until full-time kindergarten begins.

I’m in denial that he no longer looks like this:

So that’s what brings me to party Thursdays. When you’re a blogger like me, somehow, generally you have the bulk of your work between Monday – Wednesday. I do sponsored posts on Fridays, brand-willing, or that’s a day I write for myself. Lately, I’ve needed to write for myself more than once a week. I’m up to 1-4 times a week! I hope you like it. I needed to mix it up, quite like Des did too. Thursdays are party days, I hereby decree, and party days need party treats, I also hereby decree.

Do you have kids? Are you planning a party? This #recipe for Cogsworth Treats from #BeautyandtheBeast is the perfect #party recipe! And it's easy to do too!

My Beauty and the Beast movie tickets have been purchased for tomorrow night with Scarlet and her best friend’s family, and I’m pretty psyched to sit down and let the visuals dance in front of me. I always did love Cogsworth, which is why I love this treat. I know it looks pretty intense, but I assure you that you can make them too! So hereby declare your party day, and go make some treats! Or see a movie! Or dance with your underwear on your head, like Des does. Mix things up, party style!

Do you have kids? Are you planning a party? This #recipe for Cogsworth Treats from #BeautyandtheBeast is the perfect #party recipe! And it's easy to do too!

Beauty and the Beast Cogsworth Treats

Beauty and the Beast Cogsworth Treats

Ingredients

  • Banana Marshmallow Pies
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Yellow Jelly Beans
  • Wilton Drizzle Pouches, Bright White and Lite Cocoa
  • Edible Decorating Pens

Instructions

  1. Lay 6 tootsie rolls in a row and microwave for about 12 seconds and press together and flatten out on a parchment lined baking sheet
  2. Cut two strips to fit around the marshmallow pie
  3. Lightly press them on
  4. Heat 2 more tootsie rolls for about 3-5 seconds and mold each into a little wave like shape. (This will become the “mantle”)
  5. Take the 2 pieces of mantle and place them on the top of the pie
  6. Add a drop of water to the tootsie roll so it’ll stick
  7. Then, take 3 yellow jelly beans and place one in-between the middle of the mantle pieces and the other 2 inside each mantle
  8. Using white drizzle pouch, attach a yellow jelly bean to the center of pie
  9. Cut a few thin slivers from the rolled out tootsie rolls and shape into clock hands and press onto pie
  10. Make 2 little white eyes with the white drizzle and a smiley mouth with the brown drizzle (Could also draw an open mouth and color in a tongue with a red edible marker)
  11. With the edible marker, color little black dots on the white eyes for his eyeballs (Can use a blue edible marker as well)
  12. Super cute and easy to make!
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And for those of you who are visually inclined, like me, I have some photos to help with that! I hope they’re in order:

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One thing I’ve learned in all my years of kid and dog parenting, is that kids and dogs like treats.

Purina Beyond (That’s her begging for treats face)

And that although dogs like treats, they should NOT have the treats your kids have, especially this time of year. I’m looking at YOU, Halloween candy, cupcakes, cookies and more. Luckily, there’s something just for them and built just for them.

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Athena is the most interesting dog I’ve ever had, and by interesting – I mean she’s polite, dainty, picky, loyal, aiming to please and wonderful in nearly every way. I’m not going to say every other dog I’ve ever had has been a slobbering monster, but it’s interesting to have a dog who doesn’t just gulp down food or treats. Instead, she analyzes its worth. I like to pretend that she only wants healthy and natural snacks and will settle for nothing less. That’s why I go to the Target pet care section (well there are a million reasons I go to Target) and I buy her Purina Beyond White Meat Chicken Cutlets Natural Dog Snacks

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Purina Beyond White Meat Chicken Cutlets Natural Dog Snacks are perfect for our healthy, active, family, rescue, weirdly polite little girl. They even pass her rigorous standards, and they pass mine too because they’re crafted in small batches and grain free. Not only that, chicken is the #1 ingredient, there’s no corn, wheat or soy, there’s no poultry or by-product meal, no artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, and the company doesn’t make any false claims about the product. The treats are crafted in Arkansas, which is not horribly far from where our Alabama girl was born and rescued before she was ours.

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Purina Beyond White Meat Chicken Cutlets Natural Dog Snacks are a year-round snack to fit into Athena’s normal and healthy routine. That said, with it being Halloween, here are some safety tips to follow for your pets:

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1. Keep that treat bowl out of reach! There are many treats that can sicken or kill your dog, including chocolate (especially dark chocolate), hard candy, raisins and grapes, macadamia nuts, xylitol and more.

2. Educate your children about keeping treats from dogs. I never let down my guard, but there are conversations we have about what can hurt Athena with both kids and Scarlet (age 6) knows how important it is to protect the dog.

3. Keep your dog away from the front door! My lovely, polite and wonderful dog is also a top-notch escape artist. Many a times, we have chased her around and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go.

4. Don’t take your dog trick-or-treating. You never really know how your dog will react to strangers in costumes. Just like your kids! Also, there are ample opportunities to steal candy and/or run away when trick-or-treating.

5. Make sure your dog’s ID is current. Athena has a microchip, and we have to make sure the contact information is current, and that she’s wearing her ID tag on her collar. If she does escape, we want people to know she’s ours.

6. Beware of electrical wires and chords. In this house, we do put out Halloween lights and decorations, but Athena goes on little chewing binges if we’re not careful. An electrical shock is very dangerous to dogs.

7. Give them their own treats, of course. Why would Athena feel left out out about the candy bars, when she has her own special bag of goodness?

Right now: Target Cartwheel URL offer: 10% off Purina Beyond Dog Snacks at Target, available from 10/4-10/31.

So how would Purina Beyond Snacks found at Target fit into your dog’s snacking routine?