4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Verity is a Physics with Teaching Bsc (Hons) graduate. In her spare time, she likes to cook, read and play video games.

About 4-Ingredient Dog Treats

I take part in a monthly community meet up, and I have been baking cookies for the attendants since day one. Slowly but surely, people started bringing their four-legged friends along too, and I didn't see any reason why they should be left out. So I decided to try out some dog-friendly recipes and see what worked. Boy did this one work!

These treats have been loved by every dog who has been lucky enough to get some, and they are now in high demand! Scroll down for the ingredients and the method. One very important point to note is that some brands of peanut butter add xylitol as a sweetener. Xylitol is toxic to dogs, so please check the ingredients list on the back of your peanut butter and make sure it does not contain xylitol!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

15 min

25 min

30-40 (depending on thickness and size)


  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter (check the ingredients to make sure it does not contain xylitol)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F).
  2. Mix together the peanut butter, flour, and eggs until combined.
  3. Add water one tablespoon at a time, until your mixture resembles a dough that can be rolled out.
  4. Roll out the dough to your desired thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. (I used a very small espresso cup instead of a cookie-cutter and found these to be the perfect size.)
  5. Bake in the oven for 15–20 minutes. The biscuits will puff up a bit in the oven, the longer you leave them in, the crispier they will become.

Hints and Tips

This recipe also works with chunky peanut butter, but it results in an uneven look to the biscuits. If your dog prefers chunky peanut butter and you don't care about the aesthetic of the biscuits (they are just going to get eaten after all), then you can happily use chunky instead of smooth.

Remember: Some brands of peanut butter add xylitol as a sweetener. Xylitol is toxic to dogs, so please check the ingredients list on the back of your peanut butter and make sure that it does not contain xylitol!

What Do You Think?

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Laura on May 18, 2019:

Im trying to start my own gourmet dog biscuit side business. Does anyone have any ideas how to find stores that will let me sell them

Travel Chef from Manila on August 03, 2018:

Looks so delicious! I think even the dog owner will enjoy this wonderful treat! lol

Camille Harris from SF Bay Area on July 17, 2018:

Ellie the dog has soulful eyes; she's beautiful! She looks like she's a very good girl, too.

We didn’t want to adopt another older dog this time around. We had buddy for five years and he was such a good dog.

Old age sucks, even for animals! We also didn’t think we had the energy it takes to train a pup, so when we learned that Abby needed to be rescued (she was once adopted and then returned after six months) we practically ran to meet her before anyone else tried to swoop her up. She was shy, reserved, and we both fell in love with her at first sight.

This baby girl was found running in the Salinas Valley fields and boy can she run! We’ve had to chase after her more than once! Now she loves the beach and has relaxed a bit more.

She’s not a cuddle bug, but she does want us near her and will get anxious when we leave her at the house alone (which is every day!), but before I leave she’ll roll over and I’ll rub her chest, then I carry her to her blanket, give her Peanut Butter Dog Treats, and remind her that we’re coming back and we love her! Yep. One. Of. THOSE. XO

Watch the video: How to make HEALTHY homemade dog treats! (July 2021).