Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats

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Well, this one is for the dogs.

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These dogs, to be exact.  These are our pups, Buddy and Holly.  They are both Boxers who were rescues from our local Humane Society.  I couldn’t imagine my life with out their sweet faces and hilarious personalities.

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But don’t let those sweet faces fool you.  These two get into everything that is food related.  We have learned to lock the pantry, or anything on the bottom shelves get eaten.

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We have learned to leave NOTHING on the counters when we are gone.  I mean nothing.   They have eaten:

  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • Jam thumbprint cookies
  • These blueberry muffins
  • An apple pie
  • Chocolate Calcium chews
  • an entire bag of Reese’s cups
  • a raw turkey neck
  • a giant container of grape tomatoes (?)

and I’m sure many other things that I can’t even remember right now.

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Don’t worry.  Several of those indulgences have landed them in the vet’s office ASAP.  And luckily, they have always ended up OK.

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And even as bad as they are sometimes…every dog deserves a treat.

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I wasn’t expecting them to like these that much, but I wanted to give it a go.  They prefer “meaty” treats to crunchy biscuits, but surprisingly, they seem to love them!  They smelled great when I was making them-just like peanut butter cookies.  And I tasted them.  They’re a little plan for my taste, but if you have a 4-legged furry friend, be sure to make them these treats!  And if you don’t have a bone shaped cookie cutter, I’m sure your pup won’t mind what shape they are!

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Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats

adapted from this book

makes about 45 2-inch treats

Print this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Using an electric mixer (or whisk), combine peanut butter and milk until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
  4. Add flour to peanut butter mixture and mix until a soft dough forms.
  5. Divide dough in half and work with half at a time.
  6. Roll out dough using a rolling pin on a flour surfaced until it is about 1/2 inch thick.
  7. Cut out treats using a cookie cutter (bone shaped, if you have it!).
  8. Place treats on a foil lined baking sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes, until bottoms are lightly golden brown.
  9. Remove and cool completely before giving them to your dog or storing.

 

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Hey, Buddy!

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Do you want a treat?

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I think he does!

Do you have a dog to makes these treats for? 

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