Homemade Dog Treats

The easiest Homemade Dog Treats ever! Simply mix, roll, cut, and bake! Dogs go crazy for these peanut butter dog treats! Homemade Dog Treats are the best way to show your pet that you love them like family! Easy peasy, and so much healthier than store-bought! These are the Easiest Dog Treats Ever and pretty darn cute if I do say so myself. 

The easiest Homemade Dog Treats ever! Simply mix, roll, cut, and bake! Dogs go crazy for these peanut butter dog treats!

Homemade Dog Treats

Recipes like this are the perfect activity for the family. Have bored kids at home? Try making Ice Cream in a Bag, Dish Soap Silly Putty, and Homemade Paint! These Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats are an easy dog biscuit recipe that your fur baby would request every week if they could. If you’ve wondered How To Make Dog Treats, it’s much easier than you think.

Heart Shaped Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

I always recommend letting your dog sample a small amount before giving them lots of treats, because dogs can be allergic to anything, just like people! Nothing beats homemade recipes and I know exactly what’s going into our dog’s treats instead of all those suspicious ingredients.

And bone-shaped cookie cutters are just so much fun to work with (here are the ones I use). But you can really use any kind of cookie-cutter you want: hearts, stars, dog houses, paws, etc. I think heart-shaped dog treats are SO CUTE for Valentine’s Day!

Organic Peanut Butter

Ingredients

  • Organic Peanut Butter – Peanut butter is actually a healthy food for dogs, containing vitamins and healthy fats. Quite a few peanut butter contain xylitol as a sugar substitute. It’s perfectly fine for human consumption, but it can be harmful to dogs!

  • Skim Milk

  • Whole Wheat Flour – Some dogs are allergic to gluten in regular flour. Whole wheat flour can have some more nutrients which are always great.  If you don’t have whole wheat flour you can substitute all-purpose flour instead.

  • Baking Powder

Whole wheat flour

Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

In one bowl, mix the “dry ingredients” (baking powder and flour). In a separate bowl, mix the “wet ingredients” (peanut butter and milk). Mix the peanut butter and milk together until it is creamy and smooth. Next, add the bowl of dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture.

It helps to do this in small amounts. Because these dog biscuits come out a bit crunchy, the dough will be drier than, let’s say, your favorite cookie dough. It doesn’t contain butter, egg, or anything else that a softer dough contains.

Mixing dog biscuit ingredients

Next roll the dough out onto wax paper, parchment paper, or a hard surface. It helps to add a little extra flour to the rolling pin. If the dough feels a bit dry, press it down with your fingertips for a little bit. This helps warm up the peanut butter and allows the dog treat dough to move more easily:)

These Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats are an easy dog biscuit recipe that your fur baby would request every week if they could. And believe me when I tell you that your pup is going to LOVE these so much!

Heart-Shaped Dog Treats

Place the dog treat dough on a baking sheet topped with parchment paper. The parchment paper prevents sticking, and I think it helps when baking anything on a cookie sheet! Much like your own favorite cookies, you’ll bake these for about 15 minutes. Just be sure to adjust baking time as needed – the longer they bake, the crunchier they are so it’s really up to your pups’ preferences.

How to Make Dog Treats

Storing Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade dog treats are free of all the preservatives you find in store-bought dog treats. That means their shelf-life is shorter than typical treats. By storing them in the refrigerator or freezer instead of at room temperature, you can extend their shelf life!

  • Room TemperatureStore in an airtight container or zipped bag at room temperature for up to 7 days.

  • FreezerWhen stored in a resealable freezer bag, your treats will last 3 months. Allow time for them to thaw

  • Refrigerator Your dog treats will keep in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. Store in an airtight container or freezer bag for best results

Heart Shaped Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

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Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

The easiest Homemade Dog Treats ever! Simply mix, roll, cut, and bake! Dogs go crazy for these peanut butter dog treats!
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Heart Shaped Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

You Will Need

  • 1 cup of organic peanut butter
  • 1 cup of skim milk
  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder

Other supplies needed:

  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutters
  • 2 mixing bowls

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. In one bowl, mix the “dry ingredients” (baking powder and flour).

  3. In a separate bowl, mix the “wet ingredients” (peanut butter and milk). Mix the peanut butter and milk together until it is creamy and smooth.

  4. Add the bowl of dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture. It helps to do this in small amounts.

  5. Roll the dough out onto wax paper, parchment paper, or a hard surface. It helps to add a little extra flour to the rolling pin. If the dough feels a bit dry, press it down with your fingertips for a little bit. This helps warm up the peanut butter and allows the dog treat dough to move more easily:)
  6. Bake for 15 minutes. Adjust baking time as needed – the longer they bake, the crunchier they are so it’s really up to your pups’ preferences

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