Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Treats Recipe

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IMG_2784Looking for a delicious and fun treat for your Yorkie that you can make at home? This is a fun recipe that you can customize in so many ways. 
Let me start by saying, this recipe is super simple and totally delicious. I decided to play around with mine a little bit, but you certainly don’t have to. I started with a simple concept – dogs love peanut butter and they love bacon. Why don’t I put those together and see what happens?

A little background – I have about 12 jars of PB2. If you don’t know what PB2 is, it’s powdered peanut butter. PB2 is made by pressing peanuts until about 90% of the oil is extracted, leaving behind powdery peanuts. This stuff is great for cooking, adding to protein shakes, and it lasts forever in the cabinet. Anyway, our local grocer had apparently purchased too much PB2 and they were selling it for 50 cents a jar. So, my dad bought every single one they had – around 4 cases. I’m flush with powdered peanut butter. This, my friends is the inspiration for today’s recipe.

So, since the PB2 is peanut butter with all the fat and oils taken out, why can’t I add a little fat back in and make something new? That’s right, I mixed the PB2 with bacon grease. Now, dogs need a little fat in their diet, but it’s easy to go overboard. Too much fat can lead to pancreatitis, so feeding your dog bacon fat every day is a bad idea. But, using a little fat to flavor up a treat is a great way to get in some¬†omega 3’s and omega 6’s. Typically, I stick to fats like coconut oil but, today, I decided it was time to make a serious bacon treat, with just enough bacon flavor to make Catherine jump for joy.

Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Treats Recipe

IMG_27641/4 C PB2
1/4 C Bacon Grease
1 egg
2 T water
1 T flax seed meal
2/3 C Goat’s Milk
1 C Coconut Flour
1 T Baking Powder
1 T Almond Flour

IMG_2770Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet with non-stick baking spray or coconut oil. Mix the PB2 and the bacon grease until smooth. Add egg and flax, mixing until smooth. Add milk.

IMG_2773 At this point, your dough is ready. You can roll it on a floured surface and cut into desired shapes. I decided to make a cookie in a cookie by separating the dough into two bowls and coloring one with food coloring. With the colored dough, I cut out bone shaped pieces.

IMG_2776I then stacked those pieces, using a little egg white wash as “cement”. I then stuck them in freezer for about30 minutes to get a little more solid.

IMG_2778Next, I wrapped the3 uncolored dough around th colored pieces to create a dough log to slice, like sugar cookies.

IMG_2784Then I sliced the dough and baked in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes.

IMG_2822The final step was the taste test. Catherine approves!

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