Looking 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
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.