Peanut Butter Dog Treats 

Many dogs, including my dog 'Lady' has a sweet tooth - peanut butter dog treats are very popular. Although you already know that you can never feed your dog chocolate as it is very toxic to them - but many other sweets are fine for them to be rewarded with.  Peanut butter is many dogs sweet addiction! I don't think I have met a dog that turns a nose up to a good peanut-y dog treat. Scroll down to find delicious peanut butter dog treats, you might even find your dogs new favorite treat. 

Peanut butter with fruit

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Homemade peanut butter treats are easy to make. You can even make your own peanut butter at home, which is cost effective.  Whether you prefer hard treats, soft treats or grain free treats you'll always be able to find a peanut butter recipe. The best thing about making a homemade dog treats, is that you can control the ingredients and the calories that go into them, ensuring that your dog is getting healthy treats and keeping away from any dangerous dog treats. You might be looking for a new interesting treat, here are a few homemade dog treats to try:

Homemade Smooth Peanut Butter

There are so many varieties of peanuts in store brought peanut butter, not to mention the amount of sugar, weird preservatives or "natural" favours that are included. How about making your own fresh, healthy peanut butter? You could use it in your next peanut butter dog treat recipe or even on your morning toast.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 Cups Unsalted Organic Shelled Peanuts 
  • 1 Teaspoon Organic 100% Pure Honey
  • Peanut Oil (optional) - Helps keeps your dog's coat shiny and promotes skin and joint health.

Directions: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. 
  2. Place the peanuts into a cake pan or a rimmed baking sheet, and roast the peanuts for 4 minutes. Shake the pan and roast for an extra 3 - 5 minutes, or until the peanuts are golden brown and smelly nutty.
  3. Add the roasted peanuts into a food processor - Process for 1 minute, use a spoon to push down the peanuts which have stuck to the side. Then process for another 3 minutes, or until the peanut butter is shiny and smooth.
  4. Add 1 teaspoon of honey into the food processor, then process until combined.
  5. If the peanut butter seems too thick, you can add peanut oil (a teaspoon at a time) until you are happy with the texture.
  6. Place the peanut butter into an airtight container and store in the fridge. It can be stored in the fridge for up to one month.

Homemade Smooth Almond Peanut Butter

Ingredients: 

  • 2 Cups Organic Almond Peanuts 
  • 1 Teaspoon Organic 100% Pure Honey
  • Peanut Oil (optional) - Helps keeps your dog's coat shiny and promotes skin and joint health.

Directions: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. 
  2. Place the peanuts into a cake pan or a rimmed baking sheet, and roast the peanuts for 4 minutes. Shake the pan and roast for an extra 3 - 5 minutes, or until the peanuts are golden brown and smelly nutty.
  3. Add the roasted peanuts into a food processor - Process for 1 minute, use a spoon to push down the peanuts which have stuck to the side. Then process for another 2 minutes, or until the peanut butter is shiny and smooth.
  4. Add 1 teaspoon of honey into the food processor, then process until combined.
  5. If the peanut butter seems too thick, you can add peanut oil (a teaspoon at a time) until you are happy with the texture.
  6. Place the almond peanut butter into an airtight container and store in the fridge. It can be stored in the fridge for up to one month.

PB, Honey and Yogurt Pup-Sicles 

This is a quick and easy doggie dessert. It's also a great dog treat for the summertime. I have added my favorite recipe below, but you can mix the ingredients up to whatever your dog likes - All you need is to make sure that the food you choose is safe for your dog to eat. These are one of my dogs favorite treats! She LOVES them.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Smooth Organic or Homemade Peanut Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Parsley 
  • 1 Teaspoon Organic 100% Pure Honey
  • 1 Cup Low-Fat Plain Yogurt
  • Bone shaped molds (optional)

Directions: 

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Scoop the mixture into molds and freeze for two hours.

Grain Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Many dogs, mine included, absolutely love peanut putter and there is always a jar in the house. If your dog has no issues with wheat, you can substitute whole-wheat flour or all-purpose flour for chickpea flour. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Ripe Banana (Mashed)
  • 3 Tablespoons Organic or Homemade Peanut Butter
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 3/4 Cups Chickpea Flour 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. 
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the banana, peanut butter, egg and chickpea flour, until it forms a dough.
  4. Place the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 3 minutes, then roll the dough out to 1/4" thickness. 
  5. Using cookie cutters or a pizza cutter, cut the cookies and place on the baking tray.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. 
  7. Once done, allow the cookies to cool down before serving them to your dog. These cookies can be refrigerated for up to 5 days or frozen in an airtight contain for up to 6 months.  

Vegan PB and Apple Sauce Clusters 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Cup Organic Apple Sauce, Unsweetened 
  • 1 Cup Organic or Homemade Peanut Butter
  • 2 Cup Quick-Cook Oats 
  • 1/4-Cup Organic Coconut Oil 
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 3 Cups Whole Wheat Flour 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place parchment paper onto two baking trays.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients. 
  4. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface. If you find that the dough is too loose and crumbly, you can add a 1/4-cup of coconut oil at this point. 
  5. Ripe pieces from the dough and form into small-sized balls and place them on the baking sheet.
  6. Place the ball clusters into the oven, for approx. 25 minutes or until golden brown. These can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

Store Brought Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Peanut butter is one of the most popular dogs treats that are sold in stores - But there is one very important ingredient that you need to ensure your next store brought peanut butter treats doesn't contain, and that is 'xylitol'. Xylitol is an artificial sweetener which is extremely dangerous to dogs. It can only take your dog to eat a small amount of this before is can cause a sever drop in your dogs blood level, liver failure and death. The FDA has confirmed that Xylitol very dangerous for dogs. Click here for more information on this dangerous ingredient that can be found in commercial dog treats. 

A simple solution to this is hunt around for safe and natural peanut butter dog treats or even make your own peanut butter (recipe above) and include it in your next homemade peanut butter dog treats. Here are my personal commercial peanut butter dog treats:

Newman's Own Organic Peanut Butter Hearts

Reward your best friend with these grain free treats from Newman's Own - They're made with high quality ingredients. I absolutely love these peanut butter dog treats becuase of three reasons. One, they are made with organic ingredients. Two, all the profits go to charity. Three, contains simple recognisable ingredients. They come in a variety of flavour and assorted packs.

Benebone Peanut Butter Dental Chew

Do you have a heavy chewer? looking for a long term treat? Then I would highly recommend these wishbone chews from Benebone. They get so many GREAT REVIEWS from dog owners and come in three flavours and sizes. There's a Benebone for every dog out there. These chews help with cleaning your dogs teeth - while they're chewing on the bone, it is removing the plaque build up.

IMK9 Low Calorie Peanut Butter Dog Treats 

These dog treats from IMK9 are perfect if your looking for a healthy low calorie, limited ingredient natural peanut butter flavoured training treat. As they are soft, you can break them in half and use less while your training. They are made from five ingredients: oat flour, peanut butter, blueberries, chia seeds and vitamin E. IMK9 are so confident that your dog will enjoy these, they come with a money back guarantee! Go on, give them a try! Your not losing anything...

To Sum Up Peanut Butter Dog Treats 

Peanut butter is one of the most favorite flavors in the dog treat industry - many dogs go crazy for the smell and would do anything to get that treat from your hand into their mouth! There are a variety of the safe, healthy homemade peanut butter dog treats that can be made at home.

You can even be more creative and make your own peanut butter, which you can eat as well as your dog! If you have a dog suffers with wheat allergies, sensitive stomach, diabetes or if you have a senior dog that can't have hard treats. There are no limits. If you don't have time, and rather purchase your treats from your local store, that's absolutely fine but make sure that 'Xylitol' is not listed within the ingredients. As I explained, this ingredient has been commonly found in store brought peanut butter dog treats, so be extra careful.


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