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10 Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipes (Vet-Approved)

Peanut butter is a classic dog treat flavoring because it’s tasty, full of protein, and healthy for dogs. So if you’re making dog treats at home, you’ll probably want to consider adding peanut butter. But you’ll need the right recipe to create the perfect dog treats!

We’ve gathered 10 of the best peanut butter dog treat recipes from all over the internet just for you. All of these recipes feature peanut butter as a major ingredient — but they also vary quite a bit! Keep reading to find crunchy, soft, and frozen dog treats that you can make inexpensively in your kitchen.

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Before we start…

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A quick note about choosing the right peanut butter for your dogs: read the label! Many human-grade peanut butter brands contain xylitol, a naturally occurring alcohol commonly used as a sugar substitute. Xylitol tastes sweet but contains no sugar and about half the calories of regular sugar. While it’s safe for human consumption, xylitol is not safe for your dog to eat. In dogs, xylitol can cause big problems like low blood sugar, liver failure, and even death.

Luckily, there are plenty of peanut butter brands that don’t add xylitol — like Crazy Richard’s, available on Amazon!

SEE ALSO: The 5 Best Peanut Butter Brands for Dogs

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10 Easy Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipes:

1. Easy Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Our first recipe combines peanut butter with whole wheat flour, eggs, and a little honey to make a simple dough. Roll it out, cut it into fun shapes, and bake for 20 minutes to create crunchy, delicious treats! Get the recipe here.

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2. Peanut Butter Pumpkin Treats

What could be better than a peanut butter treat? A peanut butter and pumpkin treat, of course! The pureed pumpkin in this dog treat recipe adds flavor, nutrition, and a tooth-friendly soft texture. Get the recipe here.

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3. 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe

Here’s another straightforward peanut butter dog biscuit recipe that comes together in minutes. All you need is peanut butter, eggs, flour, and water to whip up this tasty treat! Get the recipe here.

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4. Slightly Sweet Peanut Butter Treats

We liked learning how to make peanut butter dog treats that were simple – just like this one! While including some smart (nutritious) ingredients. This dog treat recipe is slightly sweetened with applesauce and banana, and it also uses chicken stock for moisture and a flavor your dog is guaranteed to love. Get the recipe here.

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5. Star-Shaped Dog Treats

This is another simple dog treat recipe that’s affordable and good for your pup. Of course, the star-shaped cookie cutters are optional — but they’re a fun twist. Get the recipe here.

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6. Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Treats

Bacon is an ingredient we know your dog won’t be able to resist! These beautiful treats are fortified with oats and lightly sweetened with applesauce. Get the recipe here.

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7. Easy Peanut Butter Balls

Want to skip the hassle of rolling out dough? Drop spoonfuls of this easy peanut butter dog treat dough onto a baking sheet and you’re good to go! Get the recipe here.

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8. Frozen Peanut Butter & Banana Treats

On a hot day, what could be better than a refreshing frozen treat? These incredibly easy dog treats are made with blended peanut butter and bananas. Get the recipe here.

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9. Cranberry Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Cranberries are great for dogs and full of healthy antioxidants — so why not mix them into a peanut butter dog biscuit? This recipe also features oatmeal and sweet potato or pumpkin puree. Get the recipe here.

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10. Creamy Peanut Butter Paws

Our final recipe combines peanut butter, coconut oil, and cinnamon to make creamy, gluten-free dog treats. Make them in a paw- or bone-shaped silicone mold and you’ll have treats that are as fun to look at as they are delicious! Get the recipe here.

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Conclusion

Have you found the perfect peanut butter dog treat recipe? We hope these 10 delicious, healthy options taught you how to make peanut butter dog treats that fit your furry friend’s taste. Peanut butter is a versatile and nutritious ingredient that your pups will love! Just make sure you stay away from brands containing xylitol. Your dogs will thank you!

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