Saturday, September 1, 2012

Peanut Butter Dog Treats


PhotobucketI don't own a dog but my adult kids do, so I make this treat for the"grandpups" when they visit.  The batch is no fuss easy and fast to make.  I posted another pumpkin dog treat which I made for holiday treats and cut into shapes, but this one is just spread out to bake, then broken into bite size pieces.

The dogs like it and ingredients are healthy for them.  It's an easy enough recipe for kids to make or help make for their pets.



Peanut Butter Dog Treats
1 cup creamy peanut butter
4 cups Cherrios
2 cups flour
Photobucket3 beaten eggs
1/4 cup dry non-fat milk
1 Tab. molasses
1/4 cup warm water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, warm peanut butter in microwave until its soft enough to mix with other ingredients.  Add all remaining ingredients to warmed peanut butter, mixing to combine.

Grease or flour your hands and spread mixture evenly on a greased cookie sheet to a thickness of about 1/4-inch, or no more thick than thickness of two Cheerios.

Bake 10 minutes, then with a spatula, turn dough over in large pieces and bake 5 more minutes.
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 Remove from oven, break into bite-size pieces.  Turn off oven, and let pieces set in oven on sheet for 20-30 minutes more.

Cool and store in airtight container or freezer bags.  Makes about 1 quart of treats.
Estimated cost: $3.00 or less.