Decorating homemade dog treats can be fun for the entire family. My children love making tasty snack for our dog and my dog thinks it’s great too! One our dog’s favorite snacks are homemade peanut butter treats. I mean really now, what dog doesn’t like peanut butter?
How To Make Easy Peanut Butter Dog Treats
This is an easy dog recipe that will make some healthy homemade dog treats that your dog will really enjoy. The first thing that you need to do before you make your dog anything with peanut butter is to make sure that they do not have any peanut allergies. Peanut allergies are common in canines and they can be fatal so it’s extremely important that you check this out first. If you are unsure if your dog has any allergies, just take them to the vet and they can administer an allergy test to rule out any possible allergies.
What’s great thing about this recipe is that it really only calls for three ingredients , other than water. After trying a variety of dog recipes for peanut butter dog treats, this is the one that our dog likes the best. The treats are very crunchy and they are great for decorating. This recipe will make approximately 3 dozen treats.
Peanut Butter Dog Treats
2 cups oat flour
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup baking powder
1 cup water (add more if dough is too dry)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until dough form. Roll the dough out into 1 1/4″ thickness and cut into bone shapes. Place treats on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool.
Decorating Peanut Butter Dog Treats Homemade
Not all homemade dog treats can be decorated. This particular dog recipe uses baking powder which actually acts as a drying agent while the treats are baking. The end result is a very crunchy dog treat.
There are a few things that you can use to decorate these dog treats.
- yogurt chips
- carob chips (in place of chocolate)
Simply melt the yogurt chips and the carob chips. Dip each dog bone into the melted chips and lay it flat on a piece of wax paper. Fill a pastry bag with the opposite colored chips and squeeze the melted chips across the dog treats. Let cool before serving. Store in the refrigerator.