Treats... Of the K-9 Variety

A few days ago a friend from back home asked if I'd ever made dog treats; her Cub Scout group was working on a pet unit and she needed a recipe. I didn't have one. 

The idea of dog treats sounded intimidating.

I quickly took to my Four-legged Children Pinterest page to see if I could find something appropriate for a bunch of eager youngsters.
I was fortunate to have pictures sent to me of the kiddos back home making their treats!
To my pleasant surprise I found a dog biscuit recipe that was crazy easy. After shooting off the recipe I set out to make my own batch right away.
The boys were so much more creative with their shapes than I was.
Homemade Dog Treats
2 cups 100% whole wheat, organic flour (wheat germ, spelt, rolled oats, or a combination of any/all)
2 - 4oz jars pureed baby food (any flavor will work, just make sure there is no onion, onion powder, or preservatives)
1/4 cup peanut butter (optional)
1 tsp parsley (optional, this is supposed to aid in bad doggie breath)

Preheat oven to 350.
Mix together all ingredients to form a stiff dough.
If necessary, add extra flour or water to create desired consistency.
On a lightly floured surface roll dough out to 1/4 inch thick.
Use cookie cutters, biscuit cutters, pizza cutter, whatever, to create desired shapes.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Place biscuits about 1/2 inches apart.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Allow to completely cool before serving and storing.
Tip: If you store the treats in a paper bag the treats will stay hard. You can store them in an air-tight container, however, the treats will soften (which is totally ok).

I'm kicking myself, however. I knew I was going to go for a banana-peanut butter biscuit. So, I bought banana baby food. I could have MADE my own pureed bananas and simply added about 1/2 cup water to the dough. I pureed food for months for Marcus! What the heck was I thinking? Next time.

Pretty safe bet that Drake LOVED his treats.

Source: Curbly


  1. Drake is seriously such a cute a$$ dog. :)

  2. what a great idea! and i love your dog! what a handsome boy!

  3. I'll have to try making these! I never knew that parsley would help with their breath. I'll have to try that too, because my chihuahua sometimes has bad breath.

  4. Great pics of Drake! I should make these. Lilly would love them. As close as I get is some pup-sicles in the summer.....frozen chix broth mix or PB mix in mini cups...pretty lame comparatively! :))

  5. I never ever thought of making dog treats! I'll have to try this! Thanks for the recipe!

    Your dog is adorable!

  6. I never thought of making these either, but i'm definately going to try making them now! =)

  7. Drake is giving you that look... Lady, if you're not gonna eat that, I'd be happy to take it out of your hands. Too cute! I'll have to try those for Brownie.

  8. Love the intense expression as he longs for the treat! I have a pup that does the same thing. Adorable :)