When your dog’s crushing on peanuts, these easy recipes for homemade peanut butter dog treats will keep them licking their chops. As with anything you feed your dog, be sure and read the ingredients on the peanut butter you purchase to share with your dog.
Xylitol, a low calorie sweetener, can be deadly for dogs. Authentic natural peanut butter should only have 2 ingredients: roasted peanuts and salt. And your dog won’t mind if you skip the salt. If you’re feeling extra crafty, you can even make your own peanut butter using your own food processor or blender.
Cookies are great for giving! Homemade goodies in an airtight container are a great way to say thanks to your dog’s best friends. A great gift for Christmas too.
Start Simple: 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Homemade Dog Treats
Pet Guide’s Easy Peasy Peanut Butter Dog Treats is a simple recipe to get you started using whole wheat flour, peanut butter, and egg.
Take it up a notch with Cookie Rookie’s Peanut Butter and Honey Dog Cookies. Worth a click for more adorable photos.
This recipe for homemade treats is a great one to try out different sizes of your favorite cookie cutters. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking and broken cookies. Cool on a wire rack so you can keep baking without paws between batches. Once the cookies reach room temperature, you can pack them up or take it to the next level and ice them. We’re fans of this easy dog icing mix from Amazon.
No time to bake? These peanut butter and carob sandwich cookies are popular among the dogs we know.
Doggie Oreos, basically.
Peanut Butter, Meet Oatmeal
No time to bake? These Peanut Butter Dog Treats feature rye flour, oatmeal, and peanut butter.
Everything’s Better with Bacon
Most of us agree everything is better with bacon, from breakfast plates to maple bars. Sally’s Baking Addiction’s Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Treats have it all. Your dog will appreciate the addictive meaty addition. Tails will wag.
No time to bake? These Sizzlers by Blue Buffalo take Beggin’ Strips to the next level.
If your dog loves fruity snacks, Whole Food’s Peanut Butter and Banana Treats might be their new favorite. This recipe also includes dried parsley for breath freshening, but it’s completely optional.
No time to cook? Skinny Bakes Peanut Butter and Banana cookies have just 10 calories each.
Pump(kin) it up
You don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving or Halloween to break out the pumpkin. This peanut butter and pumpkin recipe from Damn Delicious adds a pumpkin twist to our recipe list. Cant find pumpkin on your grocery store shelves? You can order it online year round. Pick up a bone cookie cutter while you’re at it.
No time to bake? Peanut Butter Pumpkin Crunchers are a crunchy homestyle option.
Frozen Peanut Butter
All the options above are great for biscuit-style treats, but what about something special for a hot summer’s day? The Humane Society has a simple recipe for Peanut Butter Pupsicles that are perfect to beat the heat. Mold in ice cube trays, paper cups, pour into a KONG for a frozen puzzle treat, or splurge on silicone molds to make the perfect frozen bones.
No time to mix and measure? Puppy Scoops ice cream mix is a “just add water” freeze-and-go kit. Want to get extra? Make ice cream sandwiches! Take your dog’s favorite homemade dog treats and serve them with Puppy Scoops slathered in between.
Just In Case: Gluten and Dairy Free
Even if your dog doesn’t find dairy or gluten problematic, this adorable video is worth the watch to see these eager canine cooks interfering (or are they helping?) with the preparation of these peanut butter doggy cookies. Since some of our buddies can’t digest the ingredients in some recipes above, this selection serves up a stomach-sensitive solution for dogs with dairy and gluten digestive problems.
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