A Fast and Easy Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe

10 minute of hands on time and only 4 ingredients stand between you and your dog’s new favorite treat! This peanut butter dog treat recipe is simple to make, gluten free, and full of good for your dog ingredients.

Homemade peanut butter dog treats shaped like bones on a plate next to a bowl of peanut butter.

***Please note, I am not a veterinarian, just a very passionate dog owner! The information in this blog post documents our own personal experiences, research, and the recipes that we feed our dogs under our veterinarian’s careful supervision. Please, consult with your vet and use your own personal judgment when considering transitioning to a 100% human grade food diet for your pup.***

What ingredients are needed to make this dog treat recipe?

Believe it or not, making dog treats from scratch is easier than driving to the store and buying a box of treats! Plus, it’s healthier for your dog and cheaper too in the long run

  • Gluten Free Flour: You can use regular AP flour in an equal amount in this recipe. One of our dogs has a gluten sensitivity, so we avoid it at all costs.
  • Eggs are a great source of protein, riboflavin, and selenium.
  • Natural peanut butter containing ZERO XYLITOL on the ingredient list: Natural peanut butter is really good for your dog. It is very important to check the label for Xylitol as an ingredient though because it is toxic to dogs. Did you know that everyday items like candy, gum, toothpaste, and even peanut butter are often sweetened with xylitol? Xylitol can cause your dog’s blood sugar to drop and can also cause liver failure. Early symptoms include vomiting, lethargy, and coordination problems. Contact your vet immediately if you suspect your dog has ingested xylitol!
  • Honey is full of the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that your dog needs to stay happy and healthy.
Peanut butter dog treats shaped like bones on a wooden tray

Lots of homemade dog treat recipes on the internet contain baking soda or baking powder which can be harmful to dogs.

Baking soda and baking powder are questionable ingredients for dogs. In large quantities they can cause great harm, even death! While in smaller quantities and mixed with other ingredients they seem to not be troublesome at all.

When researching ingredients to feed my dogs, I shy away from any ingredients with mixed messages. So, you won’t find either baking soda or powder used in any of our dog food or dog treat recipes.

These dog biscuits will not rise or spread on the pan and they aren’t supposed to. So, there is absolutely no need to add either of those two ingredients.

A close up of peanut butter dog treats next to a dish of peanut butter.

Making homemade dog treats is the first step in testing the waters to see if you would be up for making homemade dog food.

I know because that is exactly how we started! Now we make 100% of the food our dogs eat and they have never been healthier!

What is the best recipe for homemade dog food?

2 small bowls of home made dog food. The food has brown rice, sweet potatoes, cranberries, peas, turkey, herbs, hard boiled eggs, and hemp hearts

We transitioned to making our dogs food over a year ago and will never go back. The dog’s yearly well visits were met with rave reviews from our vet! Both dogs are healthier than ever with thick coats, healthy skin and teeth, and Hooch’s blood work revealed that he had no blood indicators for kidney disease any longer.

All of the ingredients for homemade dog food in a baking dish before being mixed together. Ground beef, brown rice, shredded carrot, chopped hard boiled eggs, and minced parsley

Homemade dog food recipe with beef

This recipe combines lean ground beef, wholesome brown rice, fresh vegetables, hard boiled eggs, and tender herbs for a healthy, vibrant, homemade alternative to traditional dog food.

A big pan of home made dog food. This recipe has brown rice, hard boiled eggs, fresh sliced cranberries, boiled sweet potatoes, green peas, ground turkey, fresh herbs, and hemp hearts

Homemade dog food recipe with turkey

This dog food recipe utilizes some of the best fall produce for your dog like sweet potatoes, fresh cranberries, rosemary, and sage!

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Can Dogs Eat Sweet Potatoes? The resounding answer is YES! This 1-ingredient dog treat recipe is great for your dog and will save you lots of money by making them at home!

When my dog was diagnosed with kidney disease I had to rethink everything we knew about treats. Turns out, our dogs love sweet potato chews as much as they loved meaty chews, so everyone’s winning!

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Pumpkin and Yogurt Bowl for Dogs

Get your dog’s day off to a great start with a healthy dose of protein, vitamins, and minerals by feeding a delicious Pumpkin & Yogurt Bowl for Dogs.

If you’ve made our Peanut Butter Dog Treat recipe for your pup I would be so grateful if you would give the recipe a star rating and let me know what you think in the comments below! 

I just love hearing from you and your reviews and comments really help others that visit This Mess is Ours.


Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treat recipe

Baked dog treats on a wooden serving board

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  • Author: This Mess is Ours
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 22 large size bones 1x
  • Category: Dog Food
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Dog Food
  • Diet: Gluten Free



2 1/2 cups gluten free all purpose flour

1 egg

1 cup natural peanut butter with zero additives

1 cup water

2 tablespoons honey


Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine the gluten free flour, egg, peanut butter, water, and honey and mix until completely combined.

Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and roll until about 1/2 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the desired shapes and arrange closely on the baking sheet. This dog treat recipe barely spreads or rises, so you can snuggle them into the sheet pan.

Bake for 1 hour or until golden and hardened like a store bought dog biscuit. If your pup has sensitive teeth you can bake a soft dog biscuit by decreasing the cook time to 20 minutes.


This recipe yields 22 LARGE Milk Bone sized dog treats as pictured. You can use different size and shapes of cookie cutters to create smaller training treat sized portions if desired. 

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