Want to impress your pup? Whip up one of these 5 yummy peanut butter treat recipes for your dog on January 24: Peanut Butter Day! With ingredients like blueberries, parmesan, and bacon, you can be sure that these unique recipes will tantalize your woofer’s taste buds. The best part? These recipes are a breeze to make and only require a few basic ingredients!
Everyone knows carrots are good for the eyes thanks to their high levels of beta-carotene, but they’re also a "furrific" source of fiber for Fido. Carrots don’t have to be bland, though — this recipe is proof! These chewy carrot peanut butter bites are super soft and are an excellent option for dogs with bad teeth.
1 cup natural creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup skim milk
1 large egg (or 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce)
2/3 cup shredded carrots
2 and 1/4 cups (290g) whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup oats
Set the oven to 325° F. Combine the carrots, peanut butter, and other wet ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. In a separate bowl, sift the flour and baking powder together. Knead together both mixtures with your hands and gradually add in the oats.
Thoroughly dust your surface and rolling pin with flour. Flatten the dough with the rolling pin to a quarter-inch in thickness and use a knife or cookie cutter to create your biscuits. Place your biscuits on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place on the middle rack. After 15 minutes, turn your cookies over and cook for another 10 minutes. Once cooled, store in an airlock container for up to a week on the counter. These cookies can be frozen, too. Just make sure your pup eats them within 2 months.
Blueberries are one of the best (and yummiest!) treats you can give your dog. At under 100 calories per cup, you can even give them to overweight or diabetic doggos. This blueberry and peanut butter treat is sure to get you lots of kisses from the fussiest of pooches. Our favorite part? A pinch of parsley in these will freshen your woofer’s breath!
6 cups rolled oats (regular or quick-cooking)
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
2 large eggs
½ cup applesauce
6 heaping tablespoons peanut butter
1 teaspoon of fresh or dried parsley
Set your oven to 350° F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Dump your ingredients into a food processor and pulse until you get a chunky consistency, about 15 seconds. Form the dough into small logs with your hands. Slice the logs into coin-like shapes and flatten them down with your thumb. Cook your treats on the middle rack for 25 minutes or until golden brown and delicious.
“Pup-cicles” are a great treat that your pup can enjoy year-round. The best part of eating a “pup-cicle” in the winter? They don’t melt fast — but then again, your pup will gobble these down in seconds! These 3-ingredient pops are tasty enough for humans and healthy to boot.
4 tbsp peanut butter
12 oz vanilla yogurt
Using a blender or food processor, pulse all ingredients until you get a smooth consistency. Pour the mixture into silicone molds or a large plastic container with a lid. If you use a plastic container, you’ll need to scoop out the treats like ice cream. Freeze until solid (about 2 hours), then serve.
These no-bake treats are tough to mess up just dump, mix, and roll! Creamy pumpkin, nutty peanut butter, and oats combine to make a tasty recipe that's as easy as it is delicious. Your woofer will think you’re a real chef!
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup milk
3 cups old fashioned oats, divided
Using a paddle mixer, mix all your wet ingredients and gradually add in the 2.5 cups of oats a little at a time. Spoon out a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball shape. This recipe should make 20 balls. Roll the balls in the remaining oats and place them on a covered baking sheet. Refrigerate for an hour and serve.
Cheese and peanut butter may sound strange to humans, but we guarantee your pup will find these “pawsitively” scrumptious! The best part is, this recipe is super easy and requires no rolling pin!
Vegetable oil cooking spray
2 cups whole wheat flour, plus more for dusting
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 cup creamy peanut butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
Heat the oven to 375° F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Combine all your dry ingredients except the parmesan, then gradually add in your broth and nut butter. You should have a lumpy and somewhat crumbly mixture.
Ball up the dough with your hands and knead for 25 seconds. You may want to turn the dough out on a flour-dusted surface for more room. Flatten the dough with a floured rolling pin to about ½ inch thick. Use cookie cutters or a paring knife to create your desired shape. Dust the treats with the cheese and cook for 20 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wired rack, and enjoy! You can store these treats in a container at room temp for up to 7 days.