Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
Total 40 mins
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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.
  • Egg
  • Honey
  • 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
  • Water
  • 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

Yield: 24 medium bones

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

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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.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 squares white almond bark
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer, combine all ingredients (peanut butter, egg, honey, oats, flour, oil and water), beating until a stiff dough forms.
  3. Pat out dough into a rectangle, about 1 inch in depth. Using a bone shaped cookie cutter, cut into bones. Use all dough.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping half way through. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
  5. 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.
  6. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

I have this set of bone cookie cutters and used the medium size for these biscuits.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g

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45 Responses
  1. Debbie

    does it have to be wheat flour? What about all purpose flour? I have a sick fur baby dying from Cushings Disease and I would like to make these for her

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.
      Jessica

      You can use all purpose, wheat flour is just healthier with the added benefits from the whole wheat (like fiber). I’m so sorry to hear about your pup, thank you for loving her so much and giving her a wonderful home!

  2. T

    Anyone making this recipe or others with peanut butter, please make sure your peanut butter doesn’t contain Xylitol!

    ‘Xylitol, a sweetener used in many foods, including peanut butter, yogurt, toothpaste and chewing gum, is safe for humans but potentially deadly for dogs. If ingested, it can cause seizures, liver failure and death, warned one animal hospital, which called xylitol “extremely toxic” to dogs’

  3. Valerie Ferrara-Ryan

    these look great but what can you use instead of wheat flour? Would almond flour or coconut flour work

  4. Susan

    Im concerned about the peanut butter?

    I know dogs are not supposed to eat nuts because they dont digest them so why using crunchy peanut butter. Wouldnt it be better to use creamy peanut butter and safer. Unless instead of using mixer i have to use my blender and blend the nuts down?

  5. Kim Ephlin

    Seriously love this recipe! I made this as Christmas gifts to all of the dogs in each family. I put them in Mason jars and put a tag with each dog’s name. It was a huge hit. My chocolate lab, Levi, loves them!

  6. Shelley

    I am excited to try this recipe. I am interested in giving as gifts and making ahead of time. The instructions said store for 2 weeks. Any helpful tips on baking, decorating and freezing? I always run into the problem of the icing cracking. Thanks in advance

  7. Debbie

    Just made theses but I just pressed into 9×13 pan and sliced when it came out of the oven. I only had self rising flour so hopefully that won’t matter. I can’t wait for them to cool to give to my doggies. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Elisabeth Blagg

    A friend made these & gave to my 5 rescues as a treat. They look & smell pleasing to humans as well as the puppettes!! My 5 love, love, loves them! She gave me this link to the recipe so I can make some myself & how wonderful is it that it contains normal everyday ingredients we already have on our pantry shelves! Thank you, Auntie Ashley & The Novice Chef!!!

  9. Angela

    I made these as Christmas gifts for all of the dog lovers in my family. All of my parents dogs love them, and I can’t wait to give them out. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!

  10. Taylor

    My pup was just diagnosed with Blastomycosis yesterday and I wanted to figure out a better diet for her. I took her off store bought treats and decided to start making my own. These were the first I tried and they turned out AMAZING! I did them without the icing this go around but that didn’t stop her from devouring them! Because she’s been ill, her appetite has been lacking, but she gobbled these right up. My husband also tried them and loved them lol! I’ve also decided to make several batches for the Holiday’s and give them as gifts. Great recipe, easy to follow, and so good! Thank you!

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.
      Jessica

      Oh I’m so glad to hear that Taylor. What a poor pup! I hope you can figure out a good diet for her soon and she starts feeling better!

  11. Rachel McLanahan

    Made these and substituted ground oatmeal (I did it myself in our Ninja blender) for the flour and used applesauce in place of the oil. Our Jack~Jacked LOVED them! I will def be making these for his 4~legged friends in the future!!!

    Thanks for the Great recipe!!!!
    Jack’s Mommy ;-)

  12. Keri B.

    Hello! I made these and unfortunately they turned out quite a bit darker than yours. I followed the recipe to a T and even only cooked them 20 minutes since when I went to flip them at 15 min the bottoms were almost burnt. I managed to save them by dipping the crisped bottoms rather than the halves & my dog still loves them but I thought I’d see if you have any advice so they come out better next time. Thanks!

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.
      Jessica

      Hi Kerri!

      I wonder if they were a little too thin? That is the only reason I can imagine them browning so fast. I made another bath just last month and had no issues.

      My best suggestion is just to watch them and flip them as soon as they are starting to brown. ;-)

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