If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at making your own dog treats but were always unsure on how to get started, we’ve got you covered. This is an easy 3 step recipe that anybody can follow. The outcome? Delectable handmade treats that will top the list of your dog’s favourites!
The best part about making your own dog treats is that you know everything that goes into it. Only 3 ingredients are required for this recipe and I’m pretty sure they’re already sitting on your kitchen counter.
Coconut Oil:Coconut oil has a myriad of benefits for your dog. To list a few: it aids in digestion, improves your dog’s skin and fur coat, and boosts their immunity, metabolism and energy levels.
Peanut Butter For Dogs:A canine favourite - peanut butter is a great source of protein for your dog. But be sure that you’re getting the right kind of peanut butter; avoid those with artificial sweeteners in the ingredients list, particularlyXylitol, as they are extremely toxic for dogs. We likeThe Barkery’s peanut butter for dogs - made from 100% organic roasted peanuts so we don’t have to worry about any of the nasty stuff.
Cinnamon:Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties that does wonders for managing pain and reducing swelling. It’s also beneficial for overweight dogs as it helps to regulate their blood sugar levels.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- ½ Tsp Ground cinnamon
- ½ Cup Organic Peanut butter for dogs
- ½ Cup Unrefined Virgin Coconut oil
Add the peanut butter, coconut oil, and cinnamon into a bowl - mixing with each addition until combined and smooth. If you’re using coconut oil in its solid form, melt it over a stove first before adding it into the mixture.
Adding and mixing between each addition
Once the mixture is smooth and nicely combined, pour it into the prepared silicon trays. Have fun with your silicon moulds! We made a tray that resembled Reese’s peanut butter cups, and another with marvel characters!
Refrigerate (or freeze) until they’re set. It’s as simple as that!
When they’re done setting (firm to touch), pop them out of the trays and store them in an airtight container - but not before treating the eager beaver who’s been by your side throughout! We served ours with a side ofPuppy Scoops vanilla ice cream and it was gone within seconds - proof that these homemade treats were MARVEL-lous!
Tip: you’re going to want to move fast as these treats soften rather quickly!
Peanut Butter & Coconut Oil Dog Treats
Makes about 20 small treats
Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 30-60 min
½ Tsp Ground cinnamon
½ Cup Organic Peanut butter
½ Cup Unrefined Virgin Coconut oil
- Add cinnamon, peanut butter, and coconut oil into a bowl and mix until smooth and combined.
- Pour mixture into silicon moulds and place trays in the freezer until set, about 30 min to an hour.
- Pop them out and treat your furry companion! Good in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Kim is an avid dog lover, serial guac and chips eater, and thrill seeker - all in one body. Currently chillin’ with her dogs.