So yes I am becoming one of those crazed dog people. How can you not love this face, now 6 months old and a whopping 50 pounds.
For Valentine’s Day this year we skipped the heart shaped cookies for the kids and made homemade dog treats for the Chloe.
I was a little tired of searching and paying for wholesome treats for the dog, and she likes her treats. You might say she is completely motivated by food.
I did not know where to start so of course I went straight for the internet. There are many different dog treat recipes out there, some more complicated than others. I found the most simple and few ingredients possible for my first attempt.
Peanut butter was an obvious choice for Chloe who people have witnessed she comes out of a total dead sleep when a tub is opened in a far room.
|Ingredients most of us have at home|
The kids helped me cut out heart, bone, star and even cat shapes!! (we have a cat and she would probably rather eat the dog!)
To make them more decorative, add eyes or adornments with a toothpick.
|No real cats where harmed in making this post!!|
My husband came home while they were baking and thought they were peanut butter cookies. I did check on them early and they were pretty brown, I would check on them at 10-12 minutes just in case. Make sure to check the post for other helpful comments, ie they don’t form well when using natural peanut butter.
These recipe makes a lot you can probably freeze them, as I am not sure of their shelf life. We packaged up a few baggies and brought them to Chloe’s neighbor friends for Valentine’s Day.
She is so well behaved for food!!
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 TBSP baking powder
- 1 cup peanut butter (smooth only, please)
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
Once cool, let your favorite pup enjoy before storing them in an airtight jar (or resealable freezer bag).
Have you ever made homemade cat or dog treats before?