Whether you use dog treats to train your canine friend or just want to give him a delicious snack once in a while, homemade dog treats are a tasty alternative to commercial dog snacks. The next time you want to surprise your pooch with a treat, try giving him a peanut butter snack that is sure to have him begging for more anytime the kitchen fills with the aromas of bacon and peanut butter.
Mix together rice flour, rolled oats and crumbled bacon in a large mixing bowl. Stir in peanut butter and chicken broth. Stir in additional flour slowly if the mixture is too sticky; if the dough is too dry, add chicken broth until you can knead the dough easily.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough well for 50 strokes. Roll the dough into a rectangle measuring approximately 1/4-inch thick.
Cut the dough into dog biscuit shapes using a bone-shaped cookie cutter, or cut the dough into squares measuring approximately 2 inches across. Lightly grease a cookie sheet with butter and arrange the cut shapes on the cookie sheet, leaving at least 1/2 inch between each treat.
Bake the treats at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes, or until they are slightly browned. Transfer the treats to a wire rack using a spatula and let them cool for at least one hour.
Store the dog treats in an airtight container for up to one week. Freeze any extra treats for up to six months.
Some dogs are allergic to wheat, so choose the type of flour you use carefully.
You can substitute any kind of flour for the rice flour.
Items You Will Need
- 2 cups rice flour
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/8 cup crumbled bacon
- Large mixing bowl
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
- Extra flour
- Extra water
- Rolling pin
- Cookie cutters
- Cookie sheet
- Wire rack
- Air tight container
- You can substitute any kind of flour for the rice flour.
- Some dogs are allergic to wheat, so choose the type of flour you use carefully.
Lynne Vanders has been writing professionally since 2010. Previously an insurance agent, she has guest written several blogs and been published in "Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine." Vanders holds a Bachelor of Science in English from Iowa State University.