Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats



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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!!

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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!

4.31 from 249 votes

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats

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!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 120 mini bones


  • 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


  • 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.



  • 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.


Serving: 1small treat | Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dog Treats
Cuisine: Dog Treats
Keyword: peanut butter dog treats
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  1. Such a cute idea!! One of my dogs has bad allergies (literally, his test said he was allergic to people), so it’s great when I can control what ingredients are in his treat! I know my fur babies will love these.

    1. 5 stars
      Just made these for my baby, easy recipe, I didn’t have banana so I grated cheese through it instead.jim loves them.

    1. They’re dry so I think they should last about a week when stored at room temperature in a sealed container. Since a week is a short time to eat a large amount of treats you could also freeze any extras. They should last for a few months in the freezer. If your dog likes cold stuff (like ice) he/she might be fine eating them straight from the freezer. If not, you can take them a few minutes early.

  2. We make our dog treats too! I actually just use a pizza cutter to cut the rolled out dough into little squares.

    1. Go to tractor supply online. They sell a complete set of dog cookie cutters shaped like little bones from 1 “ up to 3 inch. If you go through work like this your may as well look professional. I am make several sizes and bring a bag of treats to my friends for their dog. The friends get nothing. The dog feels special.Also try chicken bouillon soaked up by quick oaks as a thickener

  3. I’m so excited to make these! I’m going to order my cookie cutter now and I plan to make some for family and friends over the holidays. And my dog’s gift was the first gift I bought this year.. I had to put it away so I wouldn’t be tempted to give it to her early!

  4. This is such a great idea! I’m hoping to find the time to make a batch to give as gifts, but if not, I know I’ll make some for my own dogs after the holidays. Thanks for the idea! 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    I doubled the recipe and baked them today. They came out perfec – dry and very firm. I baked these as Xmas gifts for 4 dogs. Thankyou for sharing this very simple recipe.

    1. Thanks for the tip Lauren — I didn’t even realize that some peanut butter brands include Xylitol!

  6. I just made these for the first time. Mine are larger than the ones shown. I used a hydrant, dog and bone cookie cutter. Mine are still a bit soft out of the oven, will they harden up like a dog biscuit as they cool? Or do I need to bake them longer?
    I made these for my oldest son’s newly adopted dog and can’t wait to ship them off.
    Thank you for the recipe!

    1. They should harden a tiny bit as they cool, but I’d probably bake them a bit longer if they’re still pretty soft.

      1. I’ve been making dog cookies for years. I was told long time ago when done baking turn oven off, open door a bit and just let the cookies stay there til oven is cold. They finish drying out without over baking. They are nice and crispy even tge ones I put the veggie pulp in.

  7. Hey Brittany,

    Just found your blog through this recipe. I just did the dough and I felt that it is a bit too soft. I feel that I need to use a bit of flour to be able to roll it. Is that normal? If not, should I add more flour? I used oat flour instead of wheat flour if that makes a difference..

    1. Hi Myriam. Yes, if the dough seems soft I would definitely add a bit more flour. It was probably because you used oat flour instead of whole wheat. I realize you wrote this comment earlier today. I hope the treats turned out well and your pup(s) are enjoying them!

  8. My pups love these treats. Super easy to make. I added a heaping tablespoon of organic coconut oil, only had banana and needed a little more moisture and did not want to use more broth. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Yay!! I’m so glad that your doggies like the treats!! I love the addition of coconut oil too. It’s awesome for their coat! 🙂

    1. Hi Gerry. Are you talking about the peanut butter dog treats? If so, the measurements are listed here.

  9. 5 stars
    My two pups love these treat! I did make one change to mine, I added a Tablespoon of coconut oil. I have made them three batches, Bentley actually goes to the cabinet and “asks” for them. ????❤️

      1. Hi Janice. I think most folks are just adding an additional tablespoon of coconut oil to the mixture, but you could probably cut back on the peanut butter by a tablespoon if you wanted. 🙂

  10. My pup has some dental issues so I took them out a bit sooner. They are firm but not real crunchy. She loves them! Great recipe. I have also substituted pumpkin purée for the peanut butter. They came out great too.

    1. Hi Deb! I’m so glad that you were able to make the treats a little softer for your pup! I’m going to try making them with pumpkin next time. Great idea.

  11. 5 stars
    I have baked peanut butter cookies, never thought to put in applesauce and bananas. I have 3 Border Collies and they loved them. Thanks for the recipe!

  12. 5 stars
    I LOVE this recipe! I have 5 pups – 2 labs, a Weimie mix, an American Bulldog/Lab mix, and a Beagle – so we go through A LOT is treats! This is less expensive, and more healthy, than the treats I get at the store. My question is this: I have to have surgery on a ruptured tendon on my right hand this week and wanted to make up dough in advance. Can I make the dough and freeze it for later use? Also, have you ever made the treats by just dropping them by the spoonful on a cookie sheet (like cookie dough)? I won’t be able to use my hand for 4-8 weeks, so rolling and cutting might be difficult.

  13. I AM SO HAPPY HOW THESE TURNED OUT! i even gave some to my neighbors dog! they loved them! I love these! Thank You Brittany!

  14. I don’t have any unsweetened appkesauce on hand. Is is safe for the pups to have sweetened applesauce?

  15. I followed this recipe to the exact. But for some reason when I cut the mixture with the cookie cutter, It crumbles and falls apart. Any idea what I’m doing wrong?

    1. There aren’t any preservatives in the treats so they won’t last the way store-bought treats will. To be safe, I’d say 2-3 days in an air-tight container at room temp, 2-3 weeks in the fridge or a few months in the freezer. Hope this helps!

      1. Do you think that if I made a large batch, I would be able to vacuum seal the extra and they would last as long as they would in the freezer?

        1. Hi there! I haven’t tried this so I’m honestly not sure how long they would last, but I bet it would be a couple months!

  16. I followed the recipe to the letter, using whole wheat flour, and it’s really sticky. I’m having to add flour to stiffen it up. Hope it turns out ok! I’m really excited to try this and will also be trying it with bananas in the next batch, then steamed carrots in the next one We’re having a baking day since it’s cold. 🙂

    1. hmm… I’m wondering if your peanut butter was a bit looser than mine? I hope adding the extra flour helps! Let me know how they turn out!! And please let me know how the carrot and bananas work too!! Enjoy your baking day.

  17. Hi! I have never made dog treats before.. I’m a new dog owner! Is it okay to use regular flour in them or is that terrible for dogs? Just wondering because that’s what I have at home already..

  18. I’m getting a collie puppy next week and I’m going a bit crazy with dog stuff! Can’t wait to make these, hoping my current 13yo collie likes them too (he’s picky)!! I’m gonna use banana, fingers crossed it goes well because I suck at baking!!!!!

  19. Hello,

    I just tried your recipe and my dough came out super greasy and would stick and split when I tried to roll it out. I did try more flour but it did nothing.

    The only thing I can think of is that I used rice flour and that my Kraft peanut butter was soft and slightly liquidy. I could use some pointers 🙁

    1. Yes, it’s the rice flour. We have people with celiac in our family, so we know a lot about how different flours bake up. Rice flour doesn’t contain any gluten, which is what holds things together when baking. When we use rice flour for my sister, we have to add other ingredients to compensate. If you don’t want to use wheat flour for your dog, you may have a hard time finding a baked recipe. Also, my dough got softer the more I handled it, so I popped it into the fridge to firm up before finishing the last few cut outs.

  20. These treats look so cute. I know my pup is going to love them. I feel guilty if I give him store bought treats with all those nasty ingredients. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  21. I just made a batch of these for my border collie. She loves peanut butter and bananas, so these went over great! I was afraid they would spread as they cooked, but they held their shape fine. I used a 1-inch heart shaped cookie cutter, they ended up the perfect size for a snack! Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Hi Kelly. Sunflower seed butter should work well and is fine for dogs! Let me know how they turn out.

  22. What could I use instead of applesauce or banana? I want to make these TODAY and I don’t have either of those on hand!

    1. I know this is over a year later, but in traditional cooking, I was told that in order to cut fats, like oil, out of the diet, you can substitute applesauce or mashed banana to make it healthier. The opposite is true, though I would stick with coconut oil if that’s the case.

  23. sugar free peanut butter is a little different and not so creamy. Will it still work? I brought sugar free once and it was really stiff. Not sure any thing with sugar is good for dogs.

    1. Hi Diane. Are you meaning natural peanut butter with no sugar added? That’s what I use and it’s perfectly fine. Just make sure it’s not a sugar-free peanut butter that has artificial sweeteners. Xylitol is one artificial sweetener (sugar alcohol) that can be deadly for dogs.

    1. Hi Stephanie. I haven’t tried it with almond flour so I’m not totally sure. If you try it, be sure to let me know how they turn out. I’d love to have a grain-free version for those who need it for their pups.

  24. I want to make these and give them for Christmas to my family with dogs. How long to they last? Do I have to keep them in the refrigerator or is a air tight container enough?

    1. They will definitely last longer in the fridge, but I’ve stored them an air-tight container (a mason jar) for about 2 weeks without any issues. Have fun making these!

  25. I just made these today, super easy! Used banana instead of the applesauce. I had to pull them early because Tank has dental issues. It smells like peanut butter cookies in my kitchen right now. First time making dog treats. I will send some home with my son since Tank is his dog, and I’ll freeze some so I have them when Tank comes over. Thanks for a great recipe.

  26. 3 pups and works GREAT!! Little dog that always runs off and she now comes because she knows she’s gonna get a treat.

  27. I am only a 12 year old and I wanted t make something for my dog but not have her get sick or nead to go to the vets again so I looked up dog treats and this had came up and I do nead to say that I do not regret that I had gone onto this website. and my german shepard loves these treats.

  28. I think it’s great that y’all have found the way to make these at home, but I just wanted to bring awareness to all dog lovers: Brewhaus Bakery employs many special needs children who make these dog bones at school including my 19 year old daughter Lexi. They then sell them at various locations. They really take pride in what they do & enjoy making the dog treats. Just wanted to let you know

  29. I want to Thank You, I made these with a little bit of additions and my toy poodle loves them. I added fresh minced carrots, yogurt, pumpkin and a bit more flour and she just loves them.

  30. I tried making large bones with the recipe but they buckle in the middle and break has anyone had this problem. I used pumpkin instead of apple sauce and brown rice flour and oat flour.

  31. My dog has wheat allergies so would it be okay to sub the flour for oats? Please reply ASAP. Thanks.

    1. I think this would work well if you grind the oats into flour or use oat flour. Let me know how it goes.

    1. You can use water instead of the chicken/beef stock. You can also use broth. You should easily be able to find this at your local grocery store on the soup aisle.

  32. Can I make the dough a day or two ahead and Store in fridge until I’m ready to cut out the bones and bake them?

  33. 5 stars
    OMG! My 3 Shihtzus LOVE these. They are at this very moment literally crying for more. I made mine med sized and a tad bit softer…I baked them about 14 minutes but didn’t make them as thick due to one of my boys just had palate resection surgery and his throat is still a bit sore. If you could only see how they are acting to get me to give them more…lol! They are killing me ???

  34. I quadrupled the recipe for my 2 Saint Bernards. It made 60 biscuits. To make mixing a little easier I heated my crunchy peanut butter (Aussie Kraft brand) for 1 minute on high in the microwave. My fur babies love them. Thanks for the recipe:-)

  35. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for the recipe. Our new puppy love loves. A bit soft, but works great for me to insert her meds. Cheap and easy.

  36. 5 stars
    This recipe turned out perfectly! I did substitute a quarter of a cup of the flour with a quarter cup of organic oats (chopped to “quick size “). Used my own homemade applesauce, which includes cinnamon, and water instead of broth. Also I made flattened discs about an inch in diameter, because I didn’t have any cute cookie cutters! My old boy Lobo is 13 &1/2 year old pit bull/Lab mix and fussy and he LOVES these!! I made them a little softer for him – baked around 15 minutes – and they’re chewy but not crunchy. Perfect for an old boy (who still has all his teeth but makes it pretty obvious that he’d like to chew a little less .). Thank you so much for this recipe!! I’ll be making it constantly ?

  37. 5 stars
    Made these just yesterday! Four out of five of our dogs LOVED them! (Fifth one is super picky, so no surprise there haha). This is a great recipe, truly. Our dogs love banana so that’s what we used with it. My step-mother tried some of the dough, and she said they were actually pretty good, just a little salty. So if you know anyone that wouldn’t mind the amount of salt flavor, then I’d totally recommend this recipe for them! ?(And your dog(s) of course lol)

  38. I just made a batch. They did not turn out! They were to soft and still not done in the middle. Can you give details on how you measured the flour? My baby loves peanut butter I usually give her a teaspoon a few times a week.

    1. Oh no! I’m so sorry they didn’t turn out. What kind of flour did you use? I measure my flour with a dry measuring cup.

      1. I used all purpose. I did not have wheat. I’ll get some tomorrow and try it again. I normally use a spoon to add flour to my measuring cup then level it off and then sift. Is this how you measure flour? Thanks

  39. 5 stars
    I made them last yr and this year. Dogs love em as Christmas gifts. We make them for my daughters cliets she dog sits for!

  40. 5 stars
    This is a super easy recipe, and my two dogs love them. My bone cutter is kinda big so I think I need to bake them longer as they’re kind of soft. I’m heading into the kitchen to make a triple batch for my dogs and a gift for my son’s dog for Christmas. I’m using applesauce and banana for a nice taste treat.

  41. Made these with meridian peanut butter, (palm free and no sugar), applesauce and chicken stock. My ancient dog loves them, and so apparently does my 7 year old… but then who doesnt love peanut butter.

  42. 5 stars
    Great recipe, our dogs sit by the oven drooling in anticipation 🙂 even better knowing what is in the treats with an allergy dog. Thank you!!

    1. Awww yay! I’m so happy your pups are enjoying them, Karen. Thank you for leaving a comment and star rating. It means the world.

  43. Amazing recipe to make the dog food as in home as there are certain food items which you can add in the dog food but besides that you can add healthy food indigents which makes the dog food more healthier and fit your dog from diseases.

    1. 5 stars
      My dog loves this recipe!! She sits and looks at the oven, her mouth watering and waits for the treats to be done. I usually make little round treats, but one time I made a gingerbread shaped girl, she loved it!!!!! I did not use ginger, I just shaped it like a gingerbread girl, I’m going to make it again at Christmas.My dog loves peanut butter!!!! Great recipe!!!!

      1. Yayyy! So glad that you tried this recipe, Claire and I’m glad your dog loves them. 🙂 Thank you for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I really appreciate it. The ratings are super helpful!

  44. I just tried this recipe for the first time. I used a bone shaped silicone mold tray. Super cute and easy!!! They were taste tested by 4 dogs, and all of them loved them. They’re mainly for my little picky eating Chihuahua, who absolutely LOVED them! That makes me so happy!! I am planning on making them on a regular basis and send some to my Grandpuppies too. Thanks for the recipe.

  45. I use this recipe to use up the EXPENSIVE kibble my picky Cavaliers turn away from. I make a double recipe and put one cup of kibble in my cuisinart and process it to a mealy consistency. Then I proceed with the recipe written including the whole wheat flour. They love it.

  46. 1 star
    Cookies are so delicate they fall apart. More like a shortbread recipe than a dry dog biscuit. They smelled & tasted good but impossible to give as gifts

    1. Oh no!! I’m so sorry to hear that these cookies fell apart for you, Stevie. Did you change anything about the recipe? How thick was your dough when you rolled it out?

  47. 5 stars
    My dog (buddy) absolutely loves them 🥰 they’re unbelievably easy to make (I’m somewhat new to baking so that was a huge plus), and they take so little time compared to other recipes 😊 buddy goes nuts over them so next I’m gonna make a big batch and give them as Christmas’s gifts. Now whenever I say “cookie?” Buddy comes running 😂

    1. Awww I love it!!! I’m so glad Buddy likes these cookies and that they were easy for you to make. 🙂 Thank you so much for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. The reviews are super helpful to other readers, so I appreciate it.

    2. 5 stars
      Made these dog biscuits and my little guy loves them. I worked the dough a little bit with my hands and it was perfect. Recommend for anyone with fur babies ❤️❤️

      1. I’m so glad your pup loved these treats! Thanks for making this recipe and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  48. 5 stars
    Just made a double batch. When cool, will give to the dogs. Rolled out beautifully except I did not get the amount it said. And I bake pies, so I am aware of thickness of dough. But they sure smell good and I added the banana with the applesauce. Cut them out with mini Christmas cutters.

    1. I love that you made Christmas treats for the dogs! The amount of cookies depends on the size of the cookie cutter, so that could have been the reason why you didn’t get the same number of cookies. Thank you so much for trying this recipe and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    1. Yay! Thanks for trying this recipe, Shannon. I’m glad they turned out for you! And thank you so much for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

    1. YAY!! That makes me so happy to hear, Nina. Thank you so much for coming back to leave a comment + star review. I really appreciate it! <3

  49. 5 stars
    Hi Brittany, my name is Lily.I am 10 years old .I am making these treats for the holidays for my next door neighbors dog’s. Happy holidays.

  50. 5 stars
    I have used your receipe for the peanut butter dog treats many times. The dogs love them I can mot make them fast enough for them. I did experience a problem this last time I made them. I kept them in a air tight container, about 21/2 weeks the dogs eating them I had to throw the rest away. Dogs were not happy. I noticed like discolor and actual mold was all over the treats. YIKES! First time I have used bananas, do you think that is the cause for the mole to develop? Could you please get back to me with a ansewer, when you have the time. Thank You! Joyce

    1. Hey Joyce! Did you store them in the fridge? They will definitely last longer in the fridge. I’ve stored them for about 2 weeks without any issues. You can always store them in the freezer if you don’t think you’ll get through them all within two weeks.

  51. Would these last 2 weeks max in the cupboard in an airtight container? Or would fridge storage be better for a 2 week+ self life?

  52. 5 stars
    Super easy and the dogs love them! However, I had to take mine out before 18 min – my oven settings may be off – so keep an eye on them!

    1. Yes, everyone’s oven temps are different, so good call keeping your eye on them. 🙂 I’m so glad they turned out and that your dogs loved them!!

        1. I haven’t tried it, but feel free to experiment! I’d just look up the ratio for chickpea flour to whole wheat or AP.

  53. Careful: make sure there is no onion or garlic seasoning in the broth/stock. Dogs love it, but doesn’t love them!

    1. Yes! The treats won’t be as flavorful, but the recipe will still work and your pup will still enjoy!

  54. 5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe. My little pup turned 12 today and I wanted to do something special. She doesn’t have any teeth, so I made these in little bars and only cooked about 9 minutes so they remained really soft. I crumbled her up one and she went crazy over it. Used a little extra apple sauce and water, since I didn’t have broth.

    1. Ahh I’m so glad these treats were a hit!! And happy birthday to your pup. 🙂 Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I really appreciate it.

  55. 5 stars
    This was super easy and not messy. I did it with the apple sauce, next time to change it up I’ll use the smash banana! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    1. Yay!! Thanks for trying this recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating, I so appreciate it. 🙂

  56. hi, I want to make these treats but first, does anyone know the kcal? I want to use these for training so I don’t want it to have too many calories

  57. 5 stars
    We are making this for our dogs 49 birthday! I think she will love them because she loves dog treats and peanut butter!

  58. 5 stars
    My labs love these, and now turn their picky snouts whenever I try to give them store bought treats. I double the recipe, scoop out teaspoon portions (small walnut size) and roll into balls. They bake for about 22 minutes at 350º. It is much easier than rolling out and cutting. I get, on average, 90 treats per double recipe. The dogs don’t seem to care if they’re cute – they devour them without even admiring them!

    1. I’m so glad these treats were a hit with your pups!! Thanks so much for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it. 🙂

  59. Please make sure you buy peanut butter which doesn’t contain xylitol, as this is toxic to dogs

  60. 5 stars
    My 14 (almost 15) year old girl, loves these! She has been having trouble with crunchier snacks so these were amazing. My 4year old also grabbed one and says it tastes good 😂

    1. So glad these treats are a hit with your pup (and little girl haha!), Kristy Thanks for making my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

  61. I intend to make this today. It has the wholesome ingredients I’m looking for. My dogs Sarah and Heidi r addicted to store bought PB biscuits but I’ve been looking for better ingredients n refuge to pay the high prices for the removal of corn n other biproducts.
    I’m not the best Baker but I will let u know of the results.

  62. 4 stars
    They turned out smelly. I added 2 eggs and no broth because I don’t know it’s safe and rather not. Smelled terrible, but was a hit even with my picky one. Gaged alot but was worth it for the girls.

    1. Oh no! I have never made these with eggs, so I couldn’t speak to how they smell, but that’s probably the reasoning for them smelling.

  63. 5 stars
    Easy to make! Dogs loved it ♥️ thank you for this easy recipe! I ended up using gluten free flour and water just because it’s what I had on hand but they turned out perfect! Couldn’t decide on banana or apple sauce so banana next time!!

    1. So glad these treats turned out for you, Naomi! Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

  64. 5 stars
    My dogs absolutely love these!!! We used larger cookie cutters because they are big pups and doubled it and still got plenty of cookies. Thanks!

    1. Woo! This makes me so happy to hear. So glad these cookies were a hit with your pups. Thank you for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I really appreciate it!

  65. 5 stars
    This recipe is perfect!!! Super quick to make and my dog is crazy about them. Way cheaper than buying a bag of treats, and much healthier with no preservatives or anything. Thank you!!!!

    1. Ahh yay, that makes me so happy to hear! I’m so glad these treats were a hit with the pups. Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  66. my dogs love this and its fun to make especially during the holiday times!
    Its hard to find apple sauce where i’m at and bananas are sold only in bulk right now.. are there other substitutes for these?

      1. 5 stars
        I’m going to make these with canned pumpkin today, I have it and know my dog loves it (I often freeze tablespoons as treats in the summer). I’ll report back with how it works out!

  67. 5 stars
    I made this for my dogs, but I changed the recipe a bit. I used unsweetened applesauce and smashed banana (I added a bit extra to make the dough thinner. I didn’t add any veggie/meat stock, just a bit of water. They went crazy over just the smell and loved them, I will definitely be making them again! Thank you for the recipe, I highly recommend!

    1. So glad these treats were a hit with your pups!! Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

  68. 5 stars
    These treats are amazing! My puppy loves them just wondering how long do they last? Would totally make again just curious for next time.

    1. Ahh yay, I’m so glad your pup loved these treats, Emma. Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it.

  69. 5 stars
    I love this simple recipe and my dogs are so obedient when they receive these treats! We live in the countryside so they do a lot of running. When they are called inside they know they will get a treat. Now they all to go outside and want to come right back inside for a treat! Lol I added the full amount of applesauce and a whole banana. I bake it about 3-4 minutes longer. Thank you!!! My dogs thank you too! The recipe is so easy to follow my husband can make the treats! Win win for everyone!

    1. Ahh yay!! So glad your pups love these treats, Cami. Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  70. 5 stars
    I was shopping for bones for my bear this morning and hate the prices of healthy dog treats which you never really can pronounce all the ingredients… so are they really all natural and healthy… I found this recipe while shopping and came home and made them… super easy and he loves them! I think bear thinks there my cookies and I’m giving him them.. lol… these are his new treats from now on!

    1. Ahh yay!! So glad your pup loves these treats. 🙂 Thanks for giving my recipe a try and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  71. 5 stars
    My dog will do anything for these treats! I’ve been using them during training sessions and for when I want her to feel special. They are super easy and make a lot! I was too eager to wait to buy a cookie cutter or chicken broth, so I replaced it with water and cut them into small squares. My dog can’t tell the difference, she loves them just the same. I will be making these for friends and family as well. I feel so much better making her wholesome treats rather than buying treats with hidden ingredients. Thank you so much!!!

  72. 5 stars
    Both our lab and shih-tzu ababsolutely loved these treats! The lab will usually eat anything, but she seemed particularly crazy about these treats. Our smaller shih-tzu doesn’t typically like treats, but she finished all of hers tonight! She’s older and has weaker teeth and gums, so next time I want to bake them a little less to keep them softer for her.
    In case anyone is interested I used applesauce and substituted the broth for water cuz it was easier.
    Thanks for the great recipe! 🙂

    1. So glad these treats are a hit with your pups!! Thanks for making my recipe and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

  73. My dough was sooo sticky…please help! I dont understand why, I measured exactly…I couldn’t roll it at all, put it between parchment paper and in the fridge…still same thing…UGH

    1. Yay!! So glad these treats were a hit with your pup. Thanks for making them and for the review. I appreciate it!

  74. 5 stars
    I made these treats for my mini bernedoodle tango and she loved them so much, I love this recipe and so does she.

  75. 5 stars
    I have made these from my friends fur baby’s and they love them. I’ve used baby food sweet potato, pumpkin too. I enjoy making these for fur baby’s dog. Wish i could find something to make for the other 4 legs fur baby’s cat’s. When i get moved I’ll be making some its been a while since i made them.

  76. 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…😁😁♥️

  77. 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

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

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

  79. 5 stars
    My cavalier king charles loves these biscuits so easy to make all done and dusted in 25 minutes more recipes for animals please

    1. So glad your pup loves these treats! Thanks for the review, Sharon. I so appreciate it!

  80. 5 stars
    My 8 yr old granddaughter wanted to make this for my heelers. A very easy recipe and the heelers loved it!!!!!

    1. I’m so glad the pups enjoyed these dog treats, Cecilia! Makes me so happy to hear. Thanks for the review 🙂

  81. 5 stars
    This recipe is so much easier than the one I was using. Have 2 golden retriever puppies and of course they love them. I doubled the recipe and used white/wheat flour. I’m just wondering how do you get 120 mini bone servings out of one recipe??? I used a small bone shaped cutter and got about 50 biscuits.

    1. Hey Terri – So glad this recipe was a hit with your pups! Did you use the same cutter as the one I linked in the blog? I used a mini cutter so maybe it was smaller than yours.

  82. I sent this recipe from my phone to my printer, when I checked it had printed out no less that 29 pages, all from this recipe page,

    May I suggest that you take some IT lessons and learn how to male a page fit for use

    1. Hi John! Sorry about that! Did you print directly from this page on my site or click the print option on the recipe? If so there is no way it should have printed 29 pages.

  83. 5 stars
    Just made my first batch for my Golden puppy, this recipe is so simple(which I love) needless to say my puppy loved it even more. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  84. 5 stars
    I just made my first batch for my Golden puppy. This recipe is so simple and quick. Thank you for sharing PS Tucker thanks you too.

  85. Are these hard/crunchy in texture or soft? Would these be suitable for senior dogs with dental issues/few teeth?

  86. 5 stars
    This recipe was really simple to make and my girl loves them! It’s actually pretty relaxing to form the dough ball with its texture. Making some for my ma’s pups now.

  87. I am looking to make these treats and don’t have the cookie cutter. I am probably just going to make tbsp size little balls. What is the nutritional information by weight?

  88. 4 stars
    I’ve made these several times. They never turn out crunchy no matter how long I bake them or how thick or thin it’s rolled out. I’ve tried bananas and applesauce still no difference. I use whole wheat flour. My dog still loves them but wondering what I’m doing wrong?

    1. When making these do you leave space in between each treat while baking? I’m wondering if they’re spaced too close together which is not allowing them to crisp up.

    1. Woo!! So happy to hear your pups have been enjoying these treats, Lala! Makes me so happy to hear. Thanks so much for the review!

  89. You should always include a small amount of salt, like 1/4 tsp. It seems no one knows the true reason so many older recipes include salt. It’s because salt will kill any bacteria after the baking process. Without salt, these biscuits will go bad in about 2-3 days. Salt is much more than just a flavor enhancer. This is the REASON butter is salted: So it can sit out without going bad. Did you know? Salted butter can sit out for up to 6 months? I know this for a fact. I remember, when I was very young, people used to leave a butter dish with butter on the kitchen table all the time. But have a refrigerator has made us forget this basic. You don’t have to post this comment. But do consider including a small amount of salt.

  90. 5 stars
    Made these today for my bestest friend 🐾 They were super easy to make and have come out the oven perfectly biscuity. I used banana and vegetarian chicken stock to accompany the peanut butter and they taste delicious… I know because I tried one already 🙂 Thank you for the recipe. Rusty the dachshund agrees too 🐾

  91. 5 stars
    Yikes! Out of applesauce and bananas-anyone have any idea what could be substituted or is a trip to the store necessary??

  92. 5 stars
    My beagles love these. Just baked them today and they wanted more! Made a double batch so I will freeze them in small snack bags.

  93. 5 stars
    My pup needs to lose weight. I had ingredients so I made. Used bananas and all purpose flour. Turned out good. She loves kes. Will make more tomorrow since I have left over 🍌🍌.

    1. Yay! I’m so glad to hear that, Robin. Thanks for coming back to leave a review, I appreciate it!

  94. This is my 3rd time making these treats. My little guy enjoys these and he is on a strict diet for bladder stones and these are great! I know what is in them! Thanks for the easy recipe!

  95. 5 stars
    Love these Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats, these Ideas seems super delicious . Will love to try this amazing one . Thanks for sharing this one with us.

    1. Hi, Cherri. At room temp, they’ll be okay for 3-5 days. I recommend storing them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 months. You can also 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.

  96. 5 stars
    I’ll be making these again today. I’ve made them a few times in the past and my corgi loves them. Instead of 1 cup whole wheat flour, I’ll be substituted half a cup for oat flour, just to change it up a little. We use these treats for obedience school and we just absolutely love them!

    1. Ah this is amazing, Alex, thank you so much for sharing! I really appreciate your review + star rating.

    1. Hi Kim – I would recommend using a mashed banana instead of applesauce if you’re looking for a substitution.

  97. 5 stars
    Has any one tried air frying instead of baking? When baked correctly should the center still be moist?

    I’ve made these 2 x my dogs love them!

  98. I put my dog treats in ziploc baggies 2 in each and moisture gets in them and they get moldy ——any suggestions?

    1. Oh no, that’s no good! Are they fully cool when you are putting them in the bag? I bet storing them in your fridge or freezer would help keep them longer!

  99. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing this recipe! It was easy to make and didn’t take long, my dog gets excited whenever he sees me pull them out, so I think it’s safe to say he likes them.❤️

    1. Aw this is great, Emma. I am excited to hear that your dog is loving this recipe. Thank you for sharing your review & star rating, it means so much to me!

  100. 5 stars
    I made these to use as training treats so i rolled them thin and baked. Then I cut them into bite side pieces and dried them out in the oven. They are crispy and my dog loves them!

    1. Ah excellent, Cheryl. I am so glad your dog is loving these treats. Thank you for coming back and sharing your review + star rating, I really appreciate it.

  101. 5 stars
    Just finished making these with Applesauce they look good.. My question is that I am mailing some out in the mail and worry that they will turn bad before they get there. Any suggestions ?

    1. Hey Janet – They should last for about 5 days if chilled, so I would just make sure they can stay chilled and aren’t in transit too long. I hope these treats are a hit!

  102. 5 stars
    I made them up on Christmas eve for my son’s golden retriever Millie. I used a really ripe banana instead of applesauce. She loved them.

    1. AH yay! I am so glad this recipe was a hit for your pup Millie. Thank you so much for sharing your review & star rating, I really appreciate it.

  103. 5 stars
    i made these for our dogs and they turned out great! I combined all the wet ingredients together and mixed it thoroughly. Next i measured the flour in grams (130) in order to get the right consistency. I baked them for the 18 minutes, then flipped them and baked for 10 min more. Finally, i took them out of the oven and allowed them to cool on the cookie sheet. We will definitely make these again and again! Our boys loved ’em! Well done recipe!

    1. WOO! I am excited to hear that your pups are loving this recipe, Dane. Thank you for giving it a try and for sharing your review + star rating, I so appreciate it.

  104. 5 stars
    i made these treats for my 1 and 1/2 year old bernedoodle and he loved them, i used pumpkin puree instead of applesauce and they turned out perfectly. Thanks for posting this recipe.

    1. Yay! I am so glad these are a hit, Bonnie. Thanks for your review + star rating, I appreciate it!

  105. Peanut butter is high in sodium. Depending on how many treats you feed your dog daily, I recommend cutting that quantity in half.

    1. These treats were so simple to make and my puppy and his friends loved them!!! I’ve made peanut butter treats before but they seemed so sticky and hard to roll out but this recipe was fool proof.

      1. AH yay! This is so great to hear, Martha. I am so glad this recipe is a hit. Thank you for your review & star rating, I appreciate it!

  106. “These homemade peanut butter dog treats are a hit with my furry friend! So simple to make and he can’t get enough of the peanut butter flavor!”

  107. Hey Carla. Just check your label to be sure. Most brands do not contain Xylitol. I’ve only seen it in speciality “healthy” peanut butter products like P28 and Nuts ‘N More.