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Recipe: Peanut Butter Dog Treats

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If there’s a better combo than peanut butter and jelly then it’s peanut butter and pooches. Dogs of all ages just love the taste of peanut butter. These easy peanut butter dog treats are quick to make, they’ll make your house smell great as they bake, and they’re easy on the budget.

Peanut Butter Dog Treats recipe

What You’ll Need to Make These Treats

This homemade dog treat recipe includes both all-purpose and whole wheat flour (although you can use only whole wheat, if you prefer), peanut butter, shredded carrots, bran cereal, baking powder, olive oil and blackstrap molasses.

You can use creamy or crunchy peanut butter (I would have selected crunchy if I’d had it in the pantry but I only had creamy.) If you have organic peanut butter, that’s tops!

NOTE: Be sure to check the ingredients list on the peanut butter. A few manufacturers now add Xylitol to their peanut butter; this is VERY toxic to dogs. Never use any peanut butter–or anything else–that includes Xylitol.

ingredients for peanut butter homemade dog treats

Let’s Make Some Peanut Butter Dog Treats!

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet and set it aside.

peanut butter for dog treats

Mix the dry ingredients then add the wet ingredients, adding the water a little at a time.

The amount of water you’ll need will vary based on the moisture in the peanut butter.

I started with a 1/2 cup of water then added a few more teaspoons to make the dough just the right consistency:

dough for PB dog treats

Work the dough on a lightly floured surface (if the dough’s too sticky, sprinkle with more flour…if it’s too dry, add just a little water.)

Roll out the dough to about a 1/4-inch thickness then it’s time to cut with a cookie cutter.

I like to use a small dog bone cutter (I like small dog treats) but any shape will do.

If you don’t have a cookie cutter on hand, just flip over a small glass and use that or use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into strips and squares.

dough for peanut butter homemade dog treats

Tip: if you’re having trouble getting the dough to pop out of the cookie cutter (and this is thick, sticky dough), just dip the cookie cutter in flour.

After you cut out all the bones you can squeeze out of the dough, bring together the scraps, knead the dough a little, roll it out again, and continue cutting until you’ve used up all the dough.

You’ll put the bones on a greased cookie sheet:

Baking homemade dog treats

Pop the cookie sheet in the preheated oven:

cooking PB treats for dogs

After baking the bones until browned on both sides, remove the dog bones from the oven, set them out and let them cool completely; this will make them crisper. You’re then ready to serve the treats!

Peanut Butter and Carrot Dog Treats
Yield: 24 treats

Peanut Butter and Carrot Dog Treats

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This recipe—which will fill your kitchen with the scent of fresh-baked cookies—is one of our dogs’ favorites. If you want to decorate the treats by icing for a special event, puree the carrots for a smoother texture.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup multigrain cereal or bran flakes, crushed (do NOT use cereals with raisins)
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Grease a cookie sheet and set it aside.
  3. Mix dry ingredients then add wet ingredients, adding the water a little at a time.
  4. Work the dough on a lightly floured surface.
  5. Roll dough to about a 1/4-inch thickness.
  6. Cut dough with cookie cutter.
  7. Add treats to cookie sheet; bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. After baking the bones until browned on both sides, remove the dog bones from the oven, set them out and let them cool completely; this will make them crisper.

Notes

Never include cereals with raisins in dog treat recipes. Raisins (and grapes) are toxic to most dogs and can result in acute renal failure. Raisin toxicity can develop within just hours of ingesting.

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Easy Peanut Butter Dog Treats

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Jeniffer

Monday 18th of March 2019

Thanks for sharing this dog treat recipe, it looks and sounds yummy. Our dog Jake will love this treat!!

Pintu

Tuesday 23rd of March 2010

Thanks for this recipe, I'm going to try this today!

Paris and John

Thursday 25th of March 2010

I really liked making this recipe because it made the whole house smell like peanut butter cookies (so much so that John wanted to eat the dog treats ;) --Paris

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