According to a study conducted by the PSDA, 24% of the UK adult population have a dog, that is a lot of dogs! Those with pets know, that you’ll do anything to make them happy, whether that is making their own dog treats, getting up extra early to squeeze in a walk or sacrificing their favourite pair of shoes as a chew toy.

Our favourite baker, dog lover and friend, Kirsty Hall from the Sweet Taste Bakery has a fantastic dog treat recipe that will be fun for you to make and fun for your furry friend! Kirsty has two lovely golden retrievers, Max and Harvey who adore these dog treats and we are sure your dogs will too!

Dogs and Peanut Butter

Peanut butter may be a human favourite, but dogs enjoy this delicious spread too. The American Kennel Club highlight that in moderation, peanut butter has a ton of benefits for your pup! Peanut butter can be an excellent source of healthy fats, vitamins such as B and E, niacin and protein. Unsalted peanut butter is best or home-made!

How to make Peanut Butter Puppy Biscuits

If you’re going to take the plunge and have some fun baking for your dog, you’ll need a couple of things to get started.

Kirsty’s dog Max eyeing up his treat.

Ingredients

  • 200g wholemeal flour
  • 150g peanut butter (unsalted) Please ensure that your peanut butter does not include xylitol as this can be fatal to dogs. Use homemade peanut butter if possible.
  • 100ml water
  • 1 egg
  • 2tbsp honey

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F, gas mark 6) and line two large baking sheets with greaseproof paper (baking parchment).
  2. Add the peanut butter, egg, water and honey into a large bowl and mix until well combined. Add the flour and stir until the mixture forms a thick dough.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to roughly 1.5cms thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out your biscuits, we opted for a bone shaped one, and place onto your prepared baking trays.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Allow the biscuits to cool before serving to your furry friend.

These biscuits will last in an airtight container for up to three weeks.