These Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits are 100% pet approved. Loaded with peanut butter and covered in sprinkles, these homemade dog treats are a great way to show your pup a little extra love.
Easy Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
I have 5 animals: 1 dog that thinks he’s a cat and 4 cats that think they’re people. I know, I know — this sounds absolutely excessive. It probably is, but each one of them has shown up needing a home, and we were helpless to turn them away.
While everyone on instagram (@thenovicechef) gets to enjoy their cuteness on a sometimes daily basis, I rarely share their darling little faces here on the blog. So this week, when I made Brody a new batch of puppy treats for the 500th time, I decided it was time to share his favorite.
Brody is a HUGE peanut butter fan and, like his mama, loves everything more if it’s coated in sprinkles.
These DIY dog treats are really easy to make, and it’s nice knowing everything that goes into them is something I would eat myself. Plus, they are super fun to decorate for Christmas and give to his puppy friends… Yes, I am that person that gives homemade puppy treats to friends who have dogs. ;)
Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter?
Yes, it’s perfectly safe to feed your dog peanut butter if it’s done in moderation AND does not contain xylitol. If you’ve never heard of xylitol, it’s a sugar substitute found in certain human foods like baked goods, barbeque sauce, ketchup, pancake syrup, and – of course – peanut butter. Please pay attention to this ingredient because it’s very poisonous to your dog.
According to the FDA, dogs quickly absorb xylitol in the bloodstream, which can result in a dangerously high insulin release. That rapid release can decrease blood sugar within 10-60 minutes and can be life-threatening if untreated.
What You’ll Need
If you do any baking for your people family, you likely have all these ingredients on hand. The whole-food ingredients in these homemade dog biscuits give your favorite pet a whole lot of love! Scroll down to the recipe card for specific amounts of each ingredient.
- Peanut Butter – I like using chunky peanut butter for these. Any brand will be fine as long as it doesn’t contain xylitol.
- Old Fashioned Oats
- Whole Wheat Flour – Whole wheat flour makes these homemade dog treats a little healthier, but it’s okay to sub all-purpose flour if that’s all you have.
- Vegetable Oil
- White Almond Bark – This is an optional add-on if you want to add a fun bit of extra sweetness for your pooch.
- Sprinkles – Optional but fun!
How to Make Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
These Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits come together really quickly and are 100% fun. There’s something whimsical about making a white chocolate-coated dog treat for my favorite furry friend. It makes me happy, which always makes him happy! Here’s how to make the recipe.
- Prepare for Baking. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Combine the Ingredients. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the peanut butter, egg, honey, oats, flour, oil, and water. Mix with a paddle attachment until the ingredients form a cohesive dough. The dough will be a little stiff, which you want. We’ll be rolling this dough out to cut into shapes.
- Cut into Shapes. Pat the dough into a rectangle about 1 inch deep. Cut the dough into shapes using a bone-shaped cookie cutter (or any other fun form you have). When you’ve cut as many cookies as possible, gather the remaining dough, roll it into a ball, and repeat the process. You should end up with 24 medium-sized bone cookies.
- Bake. Bake the homemade dog treats for 30 minutes, flipping them halfway through. The biscuits should be nicely browned.
- Cool. Once you pull them out of the oven, put the peanut butter dog biscuits on a wire rack to cool completely.
- Decorate. While this step is 100% optional, it’s really fun. Melt the almond bark and oil in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds to avoid scorching. Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, dip half of each bone biscuit and lay them on parchment paper. Decorate with sprinkles or chopped peanuts and allow them to cool completely. You’ll know they’re ready when the chocolate is completely set.
How to Store
Store leftover peanut butter dog biscuits in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. In my house, we have to keep the container in the pantry; otherwise, Brody sniffs them out! If you have too many homemade dog treats for your pup to get through in 2 weeks, go ahead and throw them in the freezer. They’ll stay fresh for up to 3 months if you keep them in an airtight container or freezer bag. When you’re ready to use, pull out the bag and let them come back to room temperature before serving them to your dog. We don’t want to chip any teeth!
Gift Idea: Homemade Dog Biscuits
If you smiled earlier when I mentioned I like to give these as gifts to my friends with dogs, then this section is for you. These easy homemade dog treats make great (and super cheap) presents to the other dog lovers in your life.
I love to get sealable plastic gift bags at the local craft store and wrap them up with a pretty bow. Or, if you don’t want to mess with a heat sealer, these fit great in a pint-sized mason jar. Just top with a well-fitting lid and wrap with a pretty bow!
More Homemade Dog Treats
Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
- In a stand mixer, combine all ingredients (peanut butter, egg, honey, oats, flour, oil and water), beating until a stiff dough forms.
- Pat out dough into a rectangle, about 1 inch in depth. Using a bone shaped cookie cutter, cut into bones. Use all dough.
- Bake for 30 minutes, flipping half way through. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
- To Dip/Decorate: Melt almond bark and oil in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Once melted/smooth, dip half of bone into almond bark and lay on parchment paper. Decorate with sprinkles or chopped peanuts and let cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
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