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Make Bacon Yule Logs for Your Dog! #Recipe

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Today we’re excited to take part in Rover.com’s 12 Days of DIY campaign! The holidays are a time for family, inspiration, and creativity. If you’re anything like the Dog People at Rover.com, involving the family pet in festivities is a given. Rover has worked with 12 DIY bloggers to bring you a different daily craft for 12 days, for you to try at home. So deck the paws and count down to a furry Christmas with us!

On the First Day of DIY, your fur love did receive {FREE} Printable Bag Toppers, Gift Labels and Treat Bags for Dogs & Dog Lovers.

On the Second Day of DIY, your fur love will receive:

Bacon Yule Log Dog Treats

Holidays and baking go hand in paw in our home. Irie and Tiki love homemade treats, created with their favorite flavors, and I love to make extra as gifts for other dogs as well. Through the years, Irie and Tiki have happily tested so many holiday dog treats, but we wanted to create a special treat recipe that would feature one of their top tastes: BACON!

Our Bacon Yule Log Dog Treats are super easy to make using just a handful of ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour *
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 strips uncooked bacon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Using a sharp knife, slice each strip of bacon into three long strips. Set aside. (If you are using thin bacon, it helps to slightly freeze the bacon before slicing.)

In a large bowl, mix everything but the bacon, adjusting the amount of oil depending on the creaminess of your peanut butter. (My peanut butter was an organic no-stir creamy mix and so I added a second tablespoon of olive oil.) *If your dog has a sensitivity to wheat, you may substitute other flours. The texture of the treats may vary with other flours–but your dog won’t mind!

Mix the dough well; this is a thick, sticky dough. Lightly flour your baking surface then knead the dough. Break off small balls of dough and roll each of these into a log similar to a breadstick. Set aside.

When all the dough has been formed into logs, wrap each one with a thin strip of bacon you have pre-sliced.

Place the logs on a baking rack over a drip pan. The logs will not rise but don’t allow them to touch one another. Bacon grease will drip into the pan.

Bake for 30 minutes then allow the logs to cool completely before refrigerating. Give to your dog as a special treat (remember: treats should be no more than 10% of your dog’s daily diet.) Break treats into smaller bits for small dogs or to use as training treats.

About the Authors: Paris Permenter and John Bigley are founders of the DogTipper.com blog and PawZaar.com gift store. The husband-wife team have authored 35 travel and pet books including The Healthy Hound Cookbook (Simon & Schuster)More of their holiday recipes are available in their free Holiday Treat Cookbook. Their rescue dogs Irie and Tiki are dedicated treat testers and have given their feedback on every recipe!

Looking for more recipes? Download one of our free dog treat cookbooks!

Cooks: Don’t miss our My Dog Says I’m a Great Cook™ cookbook with over 100 dog treat recipes from the publishers, readers and fans of DogTipper! This paperback book is available in our PawZaar gift store!

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sandy weinstein

Thursday 14th of December 2017

i used to make dog treats for my girls, but i used turkey bacon, less fattening and healthier than bacon.

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