Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Treat Your Pup to PB & Bacon Bites

Give Your Dog a Bone...
with PB & Bacon Bites!!!

Three years ago my friends & I made the trek to the boonies of Banning, CA to find a new furry addition for my family. We drove for hours on a chilly & rainy December day, but it was all worth it after we saw his sweet puppy-dog face. He was a tiny little guy, who loved to be held. And he slept the whole way home. MEET RYDER.......

Since then, he has grown up into a nice little lad of a pup. He loves his car rides, walkie-poohs, playing ball, showing off his tricks, running like a racehorse, cuddling with his fam and of course, TREATS.

So, this week I wanted to make my pup Rye something special in celebration of this memorable day. I have these Peanut Butter & Bacon dog treats that I use for training that he loves, so I decided to make him a homemade PB & Bacon Bits treat!

Of course, I made this on a whim, and I have no clue really how to make a dog treat. But I figured if I mixed some flour + liquids + flavors together that it would turn out okay! I used both milk & water in this recipe, but feel free to use either one or the other if you want. Also, add as many bacon bits as you want. I only had 2 tbsp left, so that’s all I could use!

I am still trying to figure out how to get the dog treat to be more crunchy, rather than chewy (that’s how these turned out)…so I’m going to need to test out some recipes. I’ve already got some ideas in mind. Stay tuned :) XOXO....little j Y

PB & Bacon Bites
*Makes about 20 dog bones

1 ¼ cup flour
¼ cup milk
¼ cup water
½ tbsp honey
2 tbsp bacon bits
½ cup creamy peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Blend all ingredients together in a food processor. Remove dough and form into a ball. Use parchment paper as a workspace and roll dough out until it is about ¼ inch thick. Create shapes—like a dog bone—with a cookie cutter, or use the rim of a shot glass to make small bite size treats. Line onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for about 20 minutes. Let cool. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Give to your pup to praise good behavior :)


  1. I'm adding this great recipe to my facebook right now!

  2. Morgan says she'd like some of these for Christmas. That girl is addicted to bacon, so it looks like Santa will be busy in the kitchen next week.
    Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

  3. It is the perfect treat for a bacon addict. Morgan will be pleased :)

  4. @ Doggy Dessert Chef...Do you know how to make a crunchy treat??? I was thinking something like the consistency of biscotti, but then I read on WebMD that dogs shouldn't have baking powder/soda, salt, too much sugar, etc so I wasn't sure how to make it! Maybe you have a good recipe?

  5. OMG, cutest puppy pics EVER! He is so darned cute. I will be making these treats for my little fur ball of love too.