Cut carrots into 3-inch pieces. Cut carrot greens off but don’t throw them away. Set all aside.
Pour molasses onto a plate with a lip. Mix in enough brown sugar, about 1 to 3 tablespoons, to thicken the molasses. Onto another plate, spread feed or cracked corn.
Roll carrots in the molasses mixture until they are completely covered. Then, roll carrots in the feed or cracked corn. Place rolled carrots in feed bucket. Wrap the carrot greens around carrots. If you have extra sauce, dribble over the top of the treat.
Super cleanup suggestion: Make this recipe directly in the feed bucket. Mix the molasses and brown sugar on the right-hand side of the feed bucket; place the grain on the left. Do your mixing and rolling directly in the bucket. It saves on cleanup, and your horse will lick his bucket clean.
The Original Book of Horse Treats by June V. Evers.
3 to 5 cups bran
1 tablespoon salt
1 carrot, diced
1/2 cup molasses
2 cups sweet feed
Dissolve crushed candy canes in 2 to 3 cups of boiling water and let water cool to warm. Then, mix all ingredients together except sweet feed in a feed bucket. Add more warm water to make it soupy, rather than crumbly. Cover with towel and let stand until cool. Right before serving, spread a thin layer of sweet feed over the top and sprinkle on a crushed candy cane to garnish.
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