Your dogs will love these easy Peanut Butter Dog Treats. Made with four simple ingredients, these quick homemade peanut butter dog treats are a great way to show your pooch a little extra love.
Dogs and I get each other. They love food. I love food. I love sharing food. They love it when I share food with them.
Really, it’s a match made in heaven. While doggies may not be able to enjoy the treats I feed my human family members, they never feel left out around here. Instead of store bought treats, which are often full of additives and fillers, I love feeding my pup Homemade Dog Treats.
My dog Loki, who you see above, gives these DIY dog treats two, or maybe more like four, paws up!
I feel great knowing exactly what’s in the treats my dog’s enjoying. AND every dog I’ve ever fed these treats has gone absolutely nuts for them! We all know there’s nothing better than a happy dog!
These Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats have been a big hit with the dogs in my life. They’re easy enough for kids to help with and take almost no time in the oven. Made with real peanut butter and eggs, they’re every dogs favorite snack.
Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats
All you need to make easy DIY dog treats is peanut butter, eggs, flour and water! Mix everything together in a big bowl to form a dough, roll it out and use your favorite cookie cutters to cut the “cookies” into shapes.
Bake the treats for a few minutes and let them cool before giving your dog a taste! You can make these treats from start to finish in less time than it would take for you to run to the store and buy a box of dog bones.
Homemade Dog Treat Tips
Peanut Butter Dog Treat Ingredients
Whole wheat flour or white whole wheat flour are the healthiest options for your dog for this recipe. If you don’t have any, all purpose flour will do–just make sure to feed these to your dog in moderation (as with any treat).
Make sure to use natural peanut butter here! Peanut butters without any added sugar or stabilizers are best. Some brands of peanut butter contain xylitol which is dangerous for dogs. Read ingredients labels carefully!
I used creamy peanut butter here which makes the treats look a smoother and easier to cut into shapes. If you only have chunky peanut butter, feel free to use it! It’ll just affect the appearance a little bit, but your dog isn’t going to mind.
How To Make Dog Treats
When making these peanut butter dog bones, the ingredients are simply added to a bowl and mixed. The dough is very dry. You add water, a little at a time, just until it comes together. I find it works best to really work it together with your hands, to get all the ingredients incorporated prior to rolling out the dough.
Instead of cookie cutters, you could also use a knife to cut the dough into cute shapes. Or just use a floured rimmed glass to cut your dog treats into simple circles. That said, if you have some cookie cutters, it’s fun to make these treats in different shapes.
Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats can be stored at room temperature in a tight container or bag. You can also freeze them for longer storage–and even feed them to your dog while they’re still frozen for a longer-lasting treat!
Easy Dog Treat Recipes
You’re doing to love how easy it is to make dog friendly treats at home! After you make these doggy cookies, you might be in the mood for something a little fancier. Spoiled Dog Cake is the way to go. Make it to celebrate your furry friend’s birthday or adoption day. . . or just because! I’ve had hundreds of readers share with me how much they love this dog cake recipe!
Soon, I’ll be making a batch of Pumpkin Dog Treats to share with all of you and your pups as well.
I hope your doggy loves these tasty easy peanut butter treats as much as mine does. Don’t forget to give that canine companion an extra ear scratch from me!
Peanut Butter Dog Treats
- 2 cups flour preferably whole wheat flour or white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup water
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Combine flour, eggs, and peanut butter in a large bowl to make a thick crumbly dough. Add water, one tablespoon at a time, until you can form the dough into a large ball.
- On a clean floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters or a knife to cut into individual treats. Place the treats on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Let cool before feeding!
Before we wrap up, I wanted to share that my friend Lynne over at 365 Days Of Baking has a great recipe for Homemade Dog Pill Pockets. Bookmark it in case you need it. Definitely makes it easier to give our furry friends their meds when needed.