This is a fun and inexpensive activity for kids to make, and horses love them! We made these at our barn summer camp based on a recipe from camp counselor Zoey. The kids came home from camp excited about the treats and loved feeding them to the horses! It’s a quick and easy recipe with no baking required. All the horses and ponies enjoyed the treats and the girls were delighted with the result.


Zoey’s No-Bake Horse Treats Recipe

Servings: 6 treats
Time: 15 mins
Difficulty: Easy



  • 6 peppermints
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 cup rolled oats


  1. Mix the rolled oats and water together until everything is damp. You can add more oats or water depending on the consistency.
  2. Add the molasses to the mixture and stir. The mixture should be sticky. Add more molasses if the mixture is not clumping together.
  3. Roll a small handful into a ball. The smaller the ball, the more treats you will have.
  4. Press one peppermint into the middle of each ball to make a cookie. You can also crush the peppermints and add them to the mixture.
  5. Place the treats on wax paper and place them in the fridge until they harden.

Thanks Zoey for sharing your recipe!