Homemade Dog Treats are the best way to show your pet that you love them like family! These Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats are an easy dog biscuit recipe that your fur baby would request every week if they could. If you’ve wondered How To Make Dog Treats, it’s much easier than you think. Your dog deserves these homemade treats and will be so excited!
Homemade Dog Treats
Your dog deserves Homemade Dog Treats! And they’re going to absolutely love these fun Peanut Butter Dog Treats.
Homemade Dog Treats are so simple and easy! I’ve been doing the blog for over a year now and Scout has been by my side for every recipe.
She gets to sample some, but for the most part, she only gets to enjoy the smells. But she always stays close, smiles for the camera, and cuddles with me while I write the posts.
She’s such a good girl, so I thought it was about time I made something just for her. I finally learned how to make dog treats!
And let me tell you, this dog biscuit recipe was a big hit. These Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats are a hit each and every time she smells them baking!
Show your pup how much you love them by baking up some fresh homemade dog treats!
This Homemade Dog Treats Recipe is so easy to make, and your pup will absolutely love them. Show some love with these tasty Peanut Butter Dog Treats!
Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipe
These Homemade Dog Treats bake up just like Scout likes them, crunchy and delicious!
Remember, we are making these dog biscuits for dogs, not humans. But the best part?? They smell good! The smell of peanut butter is so much better than the scent of milk bones! I don’t have to gag or make her eat these on the porch.
These dog biscuits are people-safe just in case your baby finds one and eats it (No? Just mine??). These homemade dog treats are cheap, easy, and your dog will love you even more once you’ve made them! :)
How to Make Dog Treats at Home
I made these Homemade Dog Treats with peanut butter, but you could substitute other pet-friendly flavors. Sweet potato or pumpkin would make great substitutions!
The dough for these dog biscuits is very firm and sticky, but don’t let that scare you! You’re making it right! I rolled my dough to about half an inch thick before cutting out the shapes, and they turned out great.
The dough only rises slightly, so you can cut out almost any shape and it will hold.
Customized Dog Cookie Cutter
I chose some small Christmas shapes as well as my adorable “Scout” cookie cutter from Etsy. You can find it here. Scout was so excited to eat her homemade peanut butter dog treats!
The same company on Etsy makes customized Dog Cookie Cutters with all sorts of breeds. You know you need one.
Having a cute cookie cutter for your homemade dog treats is fun but not necessary. You can always just make traditional “cookies” with any cutter you have at home or even the bottom of a cup to make round cookies.
Gift Idea: Homemade Dog Biscuits
These homemade dog treats make a great (and cheap and easy) gift for your favorite dog lover.
If Christmas is coming up or any need for a homemade gift, this Dog Biscuit Recipe is such a thoughtful and easy way to show love to those around you. Loving on someone’s pet is always the way to their heart. Pet’s are like children! They’re one of the family.
Wrap them in a cute ribbon or store them in an adorable (cheap) jar from Hobby Lobby. You’ll be the star for sure.
Is peanut butter safe for dogs?
There has been some discussion on whether or not peanut butter is safe for dogs. I always do research before even thinking about feeding Scout something that could be toxic…she’s my girl!!
Peanut butter is actually a healthy food for dogs, containing vitamins and healthy fats. As always, moderation is key. Dogs can be allergic to things just like people.
If you feel uncomfortable using peanut butter, other great alternatives would be pumpkin or sweet potato. Let me know if you have questions!
Can you use all purpose flour in peanut butter dog treat recipes?
Yes, you can. Just like the answer about peanut butter above, some dogs can be allergic to things like gluten found in regular flour.
Whole wheat flour can have some more nutrients which is always great, or you can use an alternative flour like coconut flour.
I always recommend letting your dog sample a small amount before giving them lots of treats, because dogs can be allergic to anything, just like people!
How long will Homemade Dog Treats keep?
It’s best to seal these Dog Treats in an airtight container and store in the fridge. They will stay good in the fridge for up to 2 months, or you can freeze them for up to 8 months!
This homemade dog treats recipe is awesome to make in bulk and reward your pup for great behavior or for just being themselves from time to time. They do a lot for us and they deserve it!
- Some dogs are allergic to flour/wheat. If you want to make these wheat free, you can use rice flour of coconut flour as a replacement. These alternate flours will work, but might change the consistency a bit. Thanks so much to the readers who wrote it about this!
- I have heard that some peanut butter brands are including xylitol to cut the sugar in their peanut butter. Do not use any peanut butter containing xylitol as it is toxic to dogs. Just check for natural peanut butter and check the ingredients. Muah!
Homemade Dog Treats Your Dog Will Love
I am quite aware that I’ve included too many pictures but how can I not when Scout was being such a good model. And how she was practicing this amount of self-control is beyond me.
She was richly rewarded in lots of Peanut Butter Dog Treats and lucky for her, I will be making these again and again and again.
Scout looks like she approves of herself in cookie form, don’t you agree? She’s pretty darn cute if I do say so myself. The best dog ever deserves the Best Homemade Dog Treats ever.
Scout loves Peanut Butter Dog Treats more than she loves me…I’m pretty sure.
I hope your fur baby loves these homemade dog treats as much as Scout does!
Watch the video for details! Find a Customized Cookie Cutter for your dog’s breed and see below for how to make Peanut Butter Dog Treats!
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WHAT??? Just realized that these cookies were meant for dogs. They were great though!!!
Hey, everything in them is human-grade, so enjoy them!
I found out that my 3 year old had been eating these for desert. These were going to be for my grandma but Timmy ate them.
My boy billy loves them. My human boy ate one too and said it was yum!! 😉
Those look great! I love how you did the frosting!
Pup loves homemade cookies and I love all the natural ingredients too!
I’m so happy to hear you loved them, Heidy!
They turned out perfect!!! My two frenchies were smacking their little lips!! 😊
Those look wonderful, Angela!
Are they a crunchy treat or a soft cookie type?
They should be on the crunchier side!
I’m not a baker, but this recipe was super easy! And my dog loved them :)
I’m so happy to hear that! Those look great!
Hi, can you tell me what the recipe would look like if I substitute whole wheat flour with coconut flour or would everything stay the same?
Everything should stay the same! You may need to add more or less flour to get the treats to stick together, though!
I started adding one lbs of beef liver to the recipe, but is will replace some of the water
This looks easy! I’m going to try it later :) Just a few question Ms. Becky:
– Can I store it in a vacuum sealed bag instead? Do I need to still put it in the refrigerator then?
– If I replace the peanut butter with sweet potato or pumpkin, do I need a puree one or boiled it and just mashed it? I’m afraid it will affect the consistency.
Hi Cee, vacuum sealed should help them last longer both on the countertop and in the fridge! Temperature still may play a role here, so keep an eye on them! I have a separate recipe for sweet potato dog treats (click here) that you can follow for info on using sweet potato and/or pumpkin in dog treats!