When your dog’s crushing on peanuts, these easy recipes for homemade peanut butter dog treats will keep them licking their chops. To start, 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 don’t have time for DIY, never fear. Your dog will love a dab of peanut butter on a favorite toy. Or, for a fun splurge, these peanut butter and carob sandwich cookies are popular among the dogs we know.
That said, many of these recipes are pretty darn easy—and you might even be tempted to try some yourself.
Let’s get baking!
1. 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.
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.
2. Peanut Butter, Meet Oatmeal
3. 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. Tails will wag.
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.
5. 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.
6. Frozen Peanut Butter
All the options above are great for biscuit-style treats, but what about something special for a hot 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 use silicone molds to make the perfect frozen bones.
7. Gluten and Dairy-Free PB Treats
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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