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Easy DIY dog treats you can make in under 20 minutes

Kelly Dixon is the blogger at SmartSchoolHouse.com and author of Crafts for Kids- Year Round Activities for Holidays, Parties, & More. Smart School House is a place for DIY crafts, activities for kids and families, easy recipe ideas, tra...

Organic peanut butter dog treats are so much easier (and healthier) to make at home

It's finally time to pull the trigger and do that Pinterest project you've had pinned for a rainy day. DIY dog treats are ridiculously easy to make at home, and while we haven't personally taste-tested them, we've seen firsthand that the dogs are going crazy for them. Because store-bought dog treats get stale and are also made with added ingredients, these fresh-baked treats are the perfect way to show your pooch how much you care.

And did we mention they're super-easy? If you've got some organic peanut butter and whole-wheat flour in your pantry, then you're halfway there:

DIY dog treats
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I'm Kelly Dixon from Smart School House, and I'm here to share a quick-and-easy recipe for DIY dog treats. They are so fun to make that my kids did all of the cookie cutting. So, get the family together and celebrate your dog with these fantastic homemade dog treats.

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DIY dog treats
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DIY dog treats

Ingredients:

  • Dog bone cookie cutters
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Organic peanut butter
  • Baking powder
  • Skim milk
  • Parchment paper
  • Electric mixer
DIY dog treats
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Directions:

In your mixing bowl add:

  • 1 cup of peanut butter to 1 cup of milk.

In a separate bowl, combine

  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder with 2 cups of wheat flour. Slowly add these powder ingredients to the peanut butter and milk mixture.

Combine all of the ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Using parchment paper, sprinkle a tiny bit of wheat flour on the surface and roll out the dough to reach your desired dog treat thickness. Using your dog bone cookie cutters, cut out dog treats and place them onto a greased cookie sheet.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 -20 minutes.
DIY dog treats
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Before making these dog treats, be sure you take your dog's dietary needs into consideration. Some dogs don't do well with peanut butter while some dogs love it. As always, put your dog's best interest first. However, I've never met a dog that doesn't like homemade treats. They make wonderful gifts tied in baker's twine or delivered in small jars.

Originally published July 2014. Updated Oct. 2016.

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