Saturday, May 26, 2012

Peanut Butter and Honey Dog Treats

I've been meaning to make my pups some dog treats for quite some time now. The recipes never seem too hard, I just kept putting it off until today. I chose one with peanut butter and honey, I figured no dog could refuse that combination! The recipe itself was really easy and didn't take much time at all. The cooking process was more time consuming.

1/4 cup honey
1 cup crunchy peanut butter (try to find an all-natural kind with minimal sodium and mostly all from peanuts)
2 cups chicken broth or water
1/3 cup peanut oil
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup oat bran
3-4 cups oat flour

1. In a large sauce pan, combine the honey, peanut butter, chicken broth, and peanut oil. Heat and stir often. Remove from heat once the mixture begins to simmer.
2. Stir in rolled oats and oat bran. Let mixture cool until it is cool enough to work with.
3. Gradually blend in oat flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough.
4. Transfer to a floured (oat flour or rye flour) surface and knead until smooth. The kneading process will take between 3 and 5 minutes.
5. Roll the dough until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Use a mini cookie cutter or cut into small squares. I happened to find a dog-shaped cookie cutter!! I also found that we have the whole alphabet in cookie cutters - I made a B (for Buttons), a G (for Goose), and a D (for Denny)!
Continue rolling and cutting the dough -- if the dough starts to crumble, sprinkle some water and knead the dough then start again.
6. Bake for 30 minutes on a non-greased surface. Remove from oven and turn over. Bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides. 
I think the treats turned out pretty well! The dogs ate them so quickly... so I guess that means I was successful! The original recipe advised allowing the treats to cool while in the oven for a few hours (the oven being turned off) to make them crispier. Mine turned out pretty crispy, so I didn't put them back into the oven to cool.
Patiently waiting for more!
They smelled so good my mom asked if she could try them! I told her they had chicken broth in them, after that she wasn't so interested. :)


  1. Hi Claris! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. You are a sweetie! Your dogs are sooo cute!! I love the dog treats you made for them. We have a black lab and something tells me he will love me if I make these for him! :) Have a fabulous day!

  2. Hey! Thought I'd give your blog a run by since you stopped by mine the other day! I'm going to have to give these a try next. But I do have to say that the Peanut Butter Coconut Woofies that I just made for my furbaby seems to be going over REALLY well with him. He does prefer the homemade mommy treats as I call them over the store bought ones. I think I have ruined him! lol

    Have a great day!


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