Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fresh Baked Treats

I like to think of myself as a Do-it-Yourselfer.  Cooking and baking happen to be hobbies of mine.  I got the idea in my head to make homemade dog treats. A quick google search brought me to very simple to gourmet-ish recipes. I decided to try something simple and found this peanut butter treat recipe:

I had all the ingredients in the pantry: whole wheat and regular flour, oil, and peanut butter. As soon as I opened the peanut butter jar, Niko trots into the kitchen with his nose in the air, sniffing out the good stuff. The recipe was easy to make and I had fun with Niko by my side, waiting patiently for his very own treats.
I found a Christmas cookie cutter and did my best to reshape it into a bone shape. They're not perfectly shaped, but Niko doesn't mind!

 I'm always wary when I shop for dog treats, what with all the preservatives and chemicals that are used. Making homemade treats is great because I know exactly what ingredients I'm using and I save a few bucks. Without having to go to the store, I baked 2 dozen treats tonight. I can't wait to try other recipes and giving Niko healthier treats.

P.S.: My curiosity got to me and I did taste a small crumb of the treats. It tasted like whole wheat bread with a hint of peanut butter. Not too shabby.


  1. Those treats look g-r-e-a-t! What a lucky dog. Question: how many can Niko eat in a sitting?

  2. Niko could eat a whole bag if left to himself. and he would pretend it wasn't him....;)

  3. my shiba's are going to really appreciate your blog.. :)

    Cody and Bailey!

  4. Thanks for checking out Niko's blog. Hi Cody and Bailey!