|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 :)