Peanut Butter & Bacon Dog Treats

Our dog Sitka has been with us for about 2 1/2 years. We adopted him from a local shelter the day after he was brought in. He is such a wonderful guy, so full of love and snuggles. Sitka is a Husky/Shepherd/Lab mix and we wouldn’t change a single thing about him! πŸ™‚ He is addicted to treats…he will shake, high five, double shake, walk on 2 feet, spin 360 degrees and lay down for treats. We don’t like to give him store-bought treats because they aren’t good for him, so I try to keep the cookie jar full and Sitka happy.

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This recipe is so easy, it’s not really a recipe. Hehe. You just place all ingredients in the bowl and mix it up. No fancy schmancy wet ingredients into the dry ingredients nonsense. πŸ™‚dt2

Your dough will look like this when it’s ready. Don’t look for a perfect dough like pie crust or human cookie dough. This has so much peanut butter in it, that all will be perfect. Trust me.Β dt3

See! Told you! You also don’t need to flour underneath. It’s not a sticky dough.

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I cut the shapes pretty uniform in size for easy fitting into his cookie jar.

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Super cute!

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These bake up so fast! Just 10 mins in the oven and 10 minutes to cool and your pup will be in heaven. (And healthy-ish!)

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They fit perfectly in the cookie jar. This recipe makes about 3 dozen treats. Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (255g) natural creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) nonfat milk
  • 1 large eggΒ (or 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce)
  • 2 cups (244g) whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup (30g) quick oats
  • 1 tbsp reserved bacon grease, kept in fridge until use

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325Β°F (163Β°C). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix everything together. The dough is extremely thick and heavy
  3. Using a floured rolling pin, cut into shapes using cookie cutters or a knife. Arrange on the baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until very lightly browned on the bottom.
  4. Allow to cool completely before serving to your pup. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  5. Make ahead/freezing:Β Since the pups can’t eat the whole batch in a week, I usually freeze them. Sitka loves them right out of the freezer too! The treats freeze well up to 2 months.

I hope your dog enjoys them as much as this guy does!

Happy baking!

-Mia

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