These homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats are easy to make with three simple ingredients that your dogs will love! They are perfect as an everyday treat, or bake a batch for a special occasion.
Tuesday was a very special day! Not only was it Cinco de Mayo, but it was also this furry one’s birthday!
Kaiser turned 6 this week. I can’t believe he’s getting to be such an old man. Seems like just yesterday we were celebrating his 3rd (21st in dog years) birthday, complete with his first beer!
Kaiser has been a little jealous that his feline sister has been getting so much exposure on the blog lately (check her out here and here), so his birthday was the perfect time to give him a chance in the spotlight.
Nick got Kaiser just a week or two before I met him. Not knowing that I am not at all a dog person, part of his strategy to pick me up was luring me over to his house to see his new puppy. What girl wouldn’t want to come play with a new puppy?! Uhm, this girl. But since I thought Nick was kinda cute, I gritted my teeth, put on the best fake smile I could, and said, “Yes! I’d love to come see your new puppy.”
And that night, Kaiser ate my favorite pair of shoes.
Luckily Nick made a better impression on me, and the rest is history. I’m still not a dog person, but Kaiser and I have settled our differences. And since he’s seriously the most well-behaved dog in the world, I kinda like him. Ok, I really like him.
For Kaiser’s special day, I decided to make him a batch of his favorite homemade dog treats. I have made these on the blog before, but it was over 4 years ago and one of my very first recipes– so I decided they could use a little refresh. It’s fun to bake for Kaiser because it doesn’t leave me with a huge batch of sweets just tempting me to dive in.
Here is a really cute set of dog themed cookie cutters if you need some! The bones and paws are my favorites for baking treats.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Knead all ingredients into a ball of dough.
- On a floured surface, roll the dough out to about ¼-inch. Use cookie cutters to cut the dough into shapes.
- Place cut dough onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Roll dough scraps into a new ball and repeat until all the dough is cut into shapes.
- Bake treats 15-20 minutes until slightly browned.
- Store in an airtight container.
Happy birthday to my favorite furry mutt!
Check out these other homemade pup treats!
Have you ever baked for your furry friends? What are your favorite things to make?
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Happy birthday to Kaiser! He’s so cute! And I’m sure he loved his special treat! What a great idea to make these, Jess!
Thanks, Gayle! He definitely loved them. I just can’t believe he’s getting so old!! LOL!
Debra Moore says
What are the crunchy looking things in the treat ? did you use crunchy PB ?
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen says
Hey – that puppy dog has my name! 🙂 In other news, my mom’s dogs would totally love these, Jess! I love spoiling her dogs, so I need to make a batch and send them to her. And your Kaiser? What a doll face! He needs more face time on your blog. I’m a huge cat lover, but that pup can visit these pages ANY time!
Lol I know kristi!! I always think of him when I see you on Facebook! It’s a great name! 🙂
Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says
I would have two very happy doggies if I made these up! Hudson’s birthday is coming up so that will be a great excuse to make them!
Definitely!! Gotta spoil the fur- children!
Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness says
This is so sweet! For some reason, making your own dog treats has never occurred to me!
I love it… It’s kinda nice to know they aren’t eating a bunch of junky ingredients!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
Aaw Happy Birthday to Kaiser! What a cutie! These are such fun treats!
Thanks, kelly! 🙂
Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says
What a handsome birthday dude you’ve got there! I’ll bet he absolutely loved his birthday treats!
Lol, thanks Sarah!!
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Happy Birthday to Kaiser! Such a pretty dog!
I have never made homemade treats for my dog. I know she would love these!
Amy @ Army Amy says
Happy birthday to your gorgeous pup! I’m going to file this one away. I think Gmo would love these!
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks says
Happy Birthday, Kaiser! He is adorable! I have 4 rescue dogs and I do make them treats. I have a waffle iron type baker that I can make bones in without having to roll out dough. I’ve made them with spent grains too! The pupcakes are cool! I’m definitely going to make some of those.
I love making treats with spent grains! Such a great use for something we usually just throw out!
Thanks for sharing! Do they keep long?
They’ll stay fresh in an airtight container for about a week. But you could also throw them in the freezer and defrost at room temp when needed!
How long does it take to make and do you have to use wheat flour?
Many dogs are lactose intolerant. Can I swap Chicken Broth for milk?
Don’t forget to read the labels on your peanut butter. Some brands contain xylitol which is toxic to dogs