Dogs sure do love peanut butter. They also love cheese. This recipe includes both peanut butter AND cheese. Your dog just might be in heaven.
Oh, and, it’s super easy. Only five ingredients and you mix them up all at once.
This is such a fun activity for a lazy afternoon. I just made it today as a nice little surprise for Toby. I’ve been working late and have a bad case of dog mom guilt (yes, that’s a thing…I think?) so I wanted to give him a little something as a nice surprise.
All it took was five ingredients you likely have in your kitchen right now: cheddar cheese, peanut butter, milk, flour and baking powder.
After measuring the correct amounts, I dumped everything into a mixer and whipped it up until the dough was well combined. It’ll look a bit like pellets, which is totally OK.
From there, you roll the mixture into 1″ balls. The dough sticks nicely together without being too goopy, so rolling it was easy peasy.
After that, all you need to do is spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray, drop the balls on there and pop it in the oven for 10-13 minutes.
The result is a crusty, gooey, yummy snack for your pup.
Toby followed me around the entire time I was working on these. As soon as I took them out of the oven, he started to circle around me like a shark. The aroma of creamy peanut and melted cheese was too much for him to bear.
He did, however, sit nicely and wait patiently to receive the tempting treat.
If you’ve never made homemade dog treats before, this is a great recipe to start with. It’s quick, easy and guaranteed to be a hit with your favorite furball.
- 2 cups of flour (either wheat or white, we used wheat)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup milk
- Combine all the ingredients together and mix well.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Grab small bits of dough and start rolling into 1″ balls.
- Place balls onto a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10-13 minutes, until the edges start to brown.
- Let the treats cool before serving to your pup.
Warning: the warm, delicious aroma is very tempting, so keep an eye on the food so Fido doesn’t sneak a taste.
We packaged up the leftover treats into a Ziplock bag that was sitting on the kitchen table. I forgot they were there until I heard Toby making a sad whining noise in that part of the house. Sure enough, he was staring longingly at the cheesy peanut butter dog biscuits.
Even though he already had a couple, I couldn’t help but give him one more. He sure was excited.
I placed the biscuit on the ground and made stay, but he slowly started to do an army crawl to get closer to the treat. Based on the look on his face, I would say the treats were a hit!