Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats

These homemade peanut butter dog treats are so easy and you only need four ingredients. Pups will love the peanut butter flavor!

Did you know that homemade dog treats are crazy easy to make? Yup, they are!!

Bowl of bone-shaped homemade dog treats.

I actually just found out myself a few weeks ago. I got inspired after reading the ingredient list on a few natural treats that I bought for Olive (our 6 pound Yorkshire Terrier) and decided it couldn’t be that hard to make them myself.

And it’s not at all!

Jar of bone-shaped homemade dog treats.

I’m actually worried I might be quickly becoming a crazy dog lady because I’ve already made THREE batches!! Some are for Olive, but I’ll definitely be gifting some to Olive’s friends as well.

Cookie cutter, broth, wheat flour, peanut butter and applesauce measured out in bowls.

Ingredients Needed

The dough can be whipped up in a flash with everyday ingredients you probably have sitting in your pantry right now. Here’s what you need:

  • whole wheat flour – I like using whole wheat because it’s more nutrient dense, but all-purpose works too. You can also use a gluten-free option like sorghum, oat or garbanzo bean flour if your dog has allergies.
  • creamy peanut butter – this adds healthy fat and flavor. Make sure your peanut butter doesn’t have any added ingredients like artificial sweeteners as these can be toxic to dogs! Look for a brand with only two ingredients: peanuts and salt.
  • unsweetened applesauce or mashed banana – You can use homemade applesauce or store-bought. This adds a little sweetness and helps the dough form together with the added liquid.
  • vegetable, chicken or beef stock – this helps moisten the dough and add a savory flavor that dog’s love.
  • bone shaped cookie cutter – I used this mini bone cookie cutter since Olive is small, but am eyeing this set with a variety of sizes!

Rolled out dog treat dough with bone-shaped cut outs with a bone-shaped cookie cutter.

Pet Friendly Ingredients

The great part about this recipe is that you know exactly what’s in the treats and you can feel good about the fact that there’s no preservatives, additives or funky ingredients.

Peanut butter – Make sure your peanut butter doesn’t include the artificial sweetener xylitol as this is toxic to dogs. To be honest, most peanut butters do not include this ingredient, but always check the ingredient list.

Flour – Both all-purpose and whole wheat flour are safe for dogs! If your dog can’t tolerate wheat, you could try rice, sorghum, oat or garbanzo bean flour as well.

Bone-shaped dog treats on a cookie sheet.

How Many Dog Treats Can I Give My Dog?

As with everything in life, moderation is key! I recommend starting by giving your dog a small treat to see if they have any adverse reactions. After determining your dog tolerates the treat well, you can give as often as you see fit.

Hand picking up a homemade dog treat out of a jar.

How Long do Homemade Dog Treats Last?

After allowing these dog treats to cool completely, you can store them at room temp for 3-5 days, in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 months or freeze them for longer storage (up to 3 months).

The treats can be served straight from the fridge, but should be thawed for a bit if frozen.

Bowl of bone-shaped homemade dog treats.

The Perfect Gift!

Homemade dog treats are the perfect gift for dog-lovers. Your friends and family will love that you thought of their furry, four-legged friend and the treats will keep their pets happy for days!

Hand picking up a homemade dog treat out of a jar.

More Dog Treat Recipes to Try:

If you make these peanut butter dog treats be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting us know how they turned out for you and how your pup likes them! Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and our readers!

Bowl of bone-shaped homemade dog treats.

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Brittany Mullins
Making homemade snacks for your four-legged friend is a breeze with this simple peanut butter dog treats recipe. Pups will love the peanut butter flavor!
4.73 from 59 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Course Dog Treats
Cuisine Dog Treats
Servings 120 mini bones
Calories 10 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce or mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup vegetable chicken or beef stock or broth
  • bone shaped cookie cutter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven: Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix ingredients: Combine flour, peanut butter and applesauce in a large mixing bowl. Add stock and stir until well-combined. The dough will be thick. Once combined use your hands to press the dough into a ball.
    Side by side photos of mixing bowls with dog treat dough before and after being mixed.
  • Roll: Place dough ball on a flat service (with a sprinkle of flour if needed) and roll out evenly with a rolling pin. Dough should be about 1/4 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut the dough into desired shape and place on baking sheet.
    Rolled dough with dog bone cookies cut out.
  • Bake: Bake for 18 minutes or until golden brown and dry. Larger cookies may need to bake longer!
    Bone-shaped dog treats on a cookie sheet.
  • Store: Store in an airtight container.

Video

Notes

  • Peanut butter – Make sure your peanut butter doesn't include the artificial sweetener xylitol as this is toxic to dogs. To be honest, most peanut butters do not include this, but always check the ingredient list.
  • Flour – Both all-purpose and whole wheat flour are safe for dogs! If your dog doesn't tolerate wheat, you could try rice, sorghum, oat or garbanzo bean flour as well.

Nutrition

Serving: 1small treatCalories: 10kcalCarbohydrates: 1gFat: 1gSodium: 1mg
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    230 comments
    1. Andrea Kinsey
      May 16, 2021 AT 6:38 am

      are these meant to be soft or crunchy? I have a senior dog and soft is better for them. thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 16, 2021 AT 1:56 pm

        They are pretty crunchy, Andrea. Great question.

    2. Adriana
      April 24, 2021 AT 12:49 am

      Can I use all purpose flour or does it have to be wheat?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 24, 2021 AT 11:32 am

        All purpose works fine! 🙂

    3. Shavonna
      April 23, 2021 AT 8:31 pm

      1 star
      How many bananas do I need for this recipe?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 26, 2021 AT 3:31 pm

        Hey Shavonna – 1/4 cup mashed banana should be about 1/2 of a banana, give or take depending on the size.

    4. Carol Lynn Ivie
      April 23, 2021 AT 7:59 pm

      5 stars
      I have not tried it yet, but I plan on it as soon as I get all the ingredients at the store, thank you for the info ok, I will try it myself. My little jack russell mix is very picky when it comes to treats. I think she will like these course it’s a lot like human food, can you please send the whole recipe to my e-mail so I can keep it to make it later, I don’t have a printer or any other way to keep it except e-mail, my e-mail is syrusdog1959@gmail.com can you please help me do this, I would really appreciate it, thanks a lot ok, Carol Ivie

    5. Colleen Nykoluk
      April 20, 2021 AT 12:38 pm

      5 stars
      They were a hit…my dog’s don’t like bananas or applesauce so I just left them out and added a little quick oatmeal…😁😁♥️

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 20, 2021 AT 3:27 pm

        Glad this recipe was a hit, Colleen! Thanks for the review. I appreciate it!

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