Homemade Dog Bones for your 4 legged family members!

A little free time always benefits my dogs, Owen and Tanner ( Big O and Little T).  Usually, the free time is in the form of an extra walk, but this week with cold temps I decided to make them some early Valentine Treats.

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Owen:
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Tanner:

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I did a quick Google search, but some of the ingredients required an extra trip to the grocery store. So when I found a 3 ingredient recipe (milk, wheat flour and peanut butter) I was set.  Technically it’s 4 if you count the baking powder. 

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It was easy to mix, roll out and cut. Just like a thick sugar cookie dough.

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The only trouble I had was with the recipe.  It had several typos and I suspect the oven temperature was one of the the typos.  The original recipe said 200 degrees, but after 40 minutes the dog bones were super smooshy.  So with some random temperature changes I settled on a cookie temperature of 350. I would start at 350 and bake for 20 minutes to get a baseline on a correct temperature. (That last sentence sounded so technical)!

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Recipe:
2 cups whole wheat flour, 2 TBSP baking powder, 2 cups chunky peanut butter,2 cups nonfat milk.  

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I sorted and wrapped these treats up with twine on sale from Crate & Barrel.

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Let’s not forget our pets for Valentines Day!  These make great gifts for neighbors or teachers’ pets (get it)?

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Comments

  1. How many batches does this recipe make? Looks so delicious for pups, by the way!

  2. So just to clear up the temperature, its 350 degrees for 20 minutes, right?
    Thank you!

  3. Melissa Baldwin says:

    Just made these and used 1 cup of milk and i cup of applesauce. My dog loved them and I got to thinking that you could add almond milk instead of regular milk for the lactose intolerant dogs. My cat also liked them since he likes peanut butter.

  4. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Those look good enough to eat!

  5. Can I use reg white flour?

  6. I found your link on Simply Designing and I had to take a look! These are a really cute idea and they look so easy to make! Thanks for posting and have a great weekend!

  7. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. I adopted a new dog. We are doing a lot of training and I’m going through treats like crazy. I’m making these.

  9. Is it baking soda or baking powder? You say that it is 4 ingredients if you count the baking soda, but when you list the recipe, it calls for baking powder. I want to get this right. These are cute.

  10. This looks amazing, Laura! So easy, too. :-) I know our dog would LOVE these. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing and for linking up with Nomday Monday. I’ll head on over to like your Facebook page and follow you on Twitter. Have a great day!

  11. Hi Laura,
    Our Max is going to just love these awesome Homemade Dog Bones! Hope you are having a great Valentine weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. How cute is that!!!!! Love it!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality last week!!!

  13. So sweet! Thanks for reminding us to treat our furry babies to some extra love on Valentine’s day.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Patti

  14. Aww, this is so sweet that you think of our furry friends for valentines day! My guys will love this! Thanks for sharing :) Michelle

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