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?