Simple DIY Dog Treats Your Pups Are Sure To Love!
These peanut butter dog treats are so easy to make and are a favourite in our house. The ingredients are staples in most homes, so no shopping necessary. As an added bonus, they'll make your house smell delicious!
If your dog has an allergy or a sensitivity to a certain ingredient, it can make finding treats in store difficult to find. The good news is, making hypoallergenic dog treats is super easy, as long as you know what ingredients you need to avoid.

My dog Mortie has a severe allergy to chicken and unfortunately, chicken is one of the most common ingredients found in dog treats. This has made it extremely difficult for us to find treats that both of our pups can enjoy without causing an allergic reaction for Mortie.

By making our own dog treats at home, we're able to control not only what ingredients go into the treats, but also ensure that the quality of the ingredients is top-notch. I've heard too many horror stories about "treats gone bad" so with that being said, what better way to know EXACTLY what is going into your dogs food, than to make it yourself?

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup of smooth / creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of water

I recommend using an organic, unbleached flour that is GMO free. As you can see, we're big supporters of Farm Boy in our house. Their all natural, creamy peanut butter has one ingredient - roasted peanuts! No added preservatives and no added salt; great for the pups!
If you're using all natural peanut butter, make sure you stir the peanut butter well before adding it to your flour. Natural nut butters lack the stabilizer, so the peanut's own oils separate from the butter itself, especially at warmer temperatures.
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix together your flour, peanut butter & eggs in a large bowl until slightly combined.
  3. Add in a little bit of water (approximately one Tbsp at a time) until the mixture becomes wet enough to roll out as dough.
  4. Roll out your dough on a floured surface until it is about 1/4" thick & cut out your favourite shapes with some cookie cutters.
  5. Place your treats onto a greased baking sheet & cook for about 15 minutes. If your pup prefers crunchier treats, leave them in the oven until the bottoms start to brown.
If you don't have a cookie cutter at home - don't worry! We actually don't have one either, so I roll out the dough and use the top of a water bottle to cut out small circles. Other items that would work just as well are a shot glass, a jelly jar or a salad dressing cap. The possibilities are endless and all the different options can create different sized treats for pups of all sizes!

These treats can be stored in an airtight container and will last for 1 week, or you can freeze them for up to three months!

As an added bonus for my pups, I like to put a thin layer of peanut butter on the top of the treat after they've cooled, then stick them in the freezer for 45 minutes. Depending on how small you make your treats, these can be a great option to stuff inside a Kong for hours of play!
... and VIOLA! You have homemade dog treats that your pup will absolutely drool over! And, best of all, you didn't even break a sweat... or the bank!


MAY, 12 / 2020

Text author: Becky Nelson
Photography: Becky Nelson
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