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Homemade Dog Treats

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These easy, healthy Homemade Dog Treats are a special recipe to serve your favorite pet!

Meet Max. This little cutie patootie belongs to my sister. He’s stolen my heart too, if I’m honest.

Like. Those eyes.

How could you not be in love? I can’t resist. I’m of the mind that a special little guy like Max deserves special homemade dog treats.

My sister is expecting her first (human) baby right now. Little Max is definitely sensing the changes in the family dynamic. It’s amazing how in tune with emotions pets can be.

So far, Max has been an “only” love. He’s definitely an adored little pooch. Naturally, my sister and brother-in-law want to make my niece joining the household as easy of a transition as possible for everyone involved.

My sister and I had a conversation about this the other day. I offered to bring my boys over with some homemade dog biscuits and she agreed. Twist my arm to love on Max. 😉

Homemade Dog Treats

I’m excited to partner with PetArmor to bring you this recipe. Your four legged family members will thank you, trust me. 🙂

I figured a little extra dose of attention might help Max as they prepare for the soon to be arrival of baby.

This homemade dog biscuit recipe is so easy to put together. Rowen helped me in the kitchen — something we both love.

Let me tell you: kiddo help in the kitchen is a great time to bond and I love that my boys can learn valuable life skills while we’re at it.

Plus, Rowen loves to show off his muscles with all the measuring and mixing. 😉 He did a great job rolling out the dough and helping me with the cookie cutter.

Let me tell you about this super easy dog biscuit recipe and then I want to share why you should check out PetArmor as well.

Steps and ingredients for making homemade dog treats

Ingredients for This Dog Treats Recipe

This simple recipe has only five ingredients. FIVE. It’s that simple.

You’ll be using smooth peanut butter, molasses, milk, whole wheat flour and baking powder.

I might experiment time with adding sweet potatoes instead of peanut butter.

How to Make Dog Treats

First up, you’ll want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Then, combine the ingredients in a mixer on low until well blended. Or borrow your son’s muscles. In my experience, boy’s love proving how big their muscles are and showcasing what they can accomplish.

Dough for homemade dog biscuits

Once well mixed, put the dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll to approximately 1/4 inch in thickness.

bone cut outs of dog treats

We used a darling bone shaped cookie cutter for our puppy treats. You could also use a traditional circle cookie cutter or a glass.

Once we had the bone shapes, we popped them onto a cookie sheet for baking in the oven.

homemade dog treats on a cookie sheet

You’ll bake for approximately 17 minutes.

You’ll get about 40 medium sized dog cookies from this recipe.

How to Store Homemade Dog Treats

Now that you’ve learned how to make your own dog treats, how do you store them?

Although, your pal will want to devour them all in one sitting, I wouldn’t recommend it. 😉

I stored Max’s in an airtight container in the fridge. They can last for up to two months in the fridge or up to eight months in the freezer.

Boy Holding Bag of Homemade Dog Treats

Max loved this recipe! And my boys loved giving them to him. Both my boys are definitely dog lovers and have a big soft spot for Max. He loves them as well — especially when they are in front of him with homemade dog treats! 🙂

While Max was noshing on his dog cookies, my sister and I did some chatting. I’m so excited watching her get ready for the birth of her daughter.

It’s such a thrilling time for our entire family — I can’t wait to be an aunt!

Homemade Dog Treats

As we talked about preparations, hospital bags and freezer meals, I asked what else she’s doing to help get Max ready for baby.

One of the things on her list is making sure that Max is protected from fleas and ticks. Naturally, she doesn’t want Max to have to deal with them or have them around the baby!

Fleas and ticks can be present year round, not just in warm weather. They can also lay dormant for several months before hatching. Um… ewww.

That’s why it’s important to treat your pets monthly.

Pet Armor

PetArmor Plus is a topical protection you apply to your pet. You can find it at Walmart and Walmart.com, making it a convenient and affordable option. You can grab it while getting ingredients for your homemade dog biscuits.

Plus, take advantage of the Walmart exclusive ibotta offer where you can save $3 off PetArmor Plus for Dogs or Cats, 3ct. (Valid March – September).

PetArmor can be used for protection, prevention and/or treatment of fleas and ticks.

It’s a fast acting, waterproof formula that is available in four different weight brackets, perfect for any dog. They also have a formula for cats.

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats Piled in a Bowl

Show your pet you care with these homemade peanut butter dog treats and PetArmor soon!

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
5 from 4 votes

Homemade Dog Treats

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 40
Calories 20 kcal


  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine ingredients in mixer on low until well blended.
  3. Put dough between two sheets parchment paper.
  4. Roll to approximately 1/4 inch in thickness.
  5. Use cookie cutter (or glass) to cut out biscuits.
  6. Bake for approximately 17 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Dog Treats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 20
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Homemade Dog Treats

Melodee Fiske

Melodee is a mom of two energetic and independent boys who fuel her need for coffee. She is a foodie who loves creating and photography so has combined her passions to share with the world. When she’s not behind the camera, she’s giving piggy back rides, building car tracks or running to Target…again.


    1. Hannah Griffin

      May 15, 2018 at 12:43 pm

      These dog treats are a hit with my puppies! They like them way better than the store bought treats!

    2. Tin Lopez

      May 21, 2018 at 2:02 am

      It is indeed convenient and affordable option. My dog loves it very much!

      • Rosa

        July 15, 2018 at 3:13 pm

        I’m certainly going to make these have big and small dogs all rescue love them all

    3. Kimberly L Colclasure

      May 28, 2018 at 1:56 pm

      Can I use regular flour instead of wheat?

      • Janice Hampton Mercer

        July 25, 2018 at 3:37 pm

        I also use regular flour. Sometimes I use crunchy peanut butter because they love peanuts. Some say they shouldn’t have them but wondering why not. My dogs have never had a problem with them.

    4. Sue

      June 5, 2018 at 10:28 am

      These are so easy to make and our dogs LOVE them.
      They have never liked store bought dog biscuits however these are a hit!!

    5. Victoria

      June 9, 2018 at 10:06 pm

      I made these today. Fun’s and easy. Thank you for sharing.

    6. Kathy

      June 9, 2018 at 10:19 pm

      Is there away to make these treats gluten free my dog is allergic to grains wheat thank you

    7. Samm

      June 11, 2018 at 9:12 am

      Did you attempt it with sweet potato yet?

      • Layne Henderson

        Layne Henderson

        June 12, 2018 at 8:41 am

        Not yet, please let me know if you do 🙂

        • Donna

          July 15, 2018 at 10:53 pm

          Can you use plain flour?

    8. Rhonda Reed

      June 15, 2018 at 10:00 pm

      Do you r can you leave the peanut butter out.

    9. Yvonne

      June 20, 2018 at 10:20 pm

      Are these Vet approved

      • Layne Henderson

        Layne Henderson

        June 21, 2018 at 2:37 pm

        Hi, Yvonne — these are approved by my breeder. Feel free to check with your own vet before making! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    10. Dianna

      July 29, 2018 at 10:04 am

      Wondering if I can substitute pumpkin for the peanut butter?? Or if anyone has a recepie for treats that uses pumpkin??

      • Allison

        August 11, 2018 at 3:11 pm

        Diana I use 1 cup pumpkin puree instead of the milk. My 12 furry kids love them!

        • Suewendy

          September 5, 2018 at 6:41 pm

          I also tried the pumpkin . Love it .
          Thanks for the suggestion , we are a dairy free home !


      September 19, 2018 at 4:37 pm

      how long can they store for …. or should you freeze them

      • Layne Henderson

        Layne Henderson

        September 20, 2018 at 9:26 am

        You can store them in an airtight container in the fridge. They can last for up to two months in the fridge or up to eight months in the freezer.

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