Get a Hobby: Pamper Your Pooch

If you want to get creative and crafty in 2024, follow these simple steps to make Homemade Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Treats that are sure to please the pups! We will show you how to turn a few simple pet-friendly ingredients you’ll already have on hand into pet-approved bite-sized tasty treats.

This recipe has a prep time of just 10 minutes and will make about 15 four-inch treats. To start, gather your ingredients. You will need:

• 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
• 3/4 cup of nonfat milk
• 1 large egg or 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
• 2 cups of whole wheat flour
• 1 Tablespoon of baking powder
• 1/3 cup of oats
• 2-3 strips of cooked and chopped bacon

Step 1
To begin, line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside while you preheat your oven to 325°F.

Step 2
Good news: This is a one-bowl recipe! Yay for easy cleanup! Grab a large bowl and gently combine the peanut butter, milk and egg. We recommend using a wooden spoon or silicone spatula for best results. When all is mixed, go ahead and add in the flour and baking powder.

Step 3
Now for the fun part! It may help to empty the mixture onto a floured surface and mix the dough well. Then, mix in the oats and, of course, the bacon. The dough should reach a thick and heavy consistency by this point.

Step 4
Grab a rolling pin, flour it and start rolling out the dough. Use a cookie cutter of any shape or size to cut out your treats. Have fun here, and choose a shape and size that suits your pup! Then, arrange the treats on your baking sheets.

Step 5
Pop your treats in the oven for 18-20 minutes until lightly browned on the bottom. Then, pull them out and flip them over to cook for another 10-12 minutes.

Step 6
If they aren’t devoured right away, the leftovers will store great covered at room temperature for one week or in the fridge for about two weeks.