19 Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

Updated: Mar. 10, 2023

Your fur baby deserves the best, especially when it comes to food. Keep 'em happy and healthy with these delish dog treat recipes!

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Peanut Butter Carob Cups

This recipe is for a dog-friendly version of peanut butter cups! Made with only four ingredients (carob chips, coconut oil, peanut butter and honey), these homemade treats are ready in 30 minutes and will easily be your pup’s favorite. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Classic Dog Biscuits

You won’t need much to bake this dog cookie recipe: wheat flour, wheat germ and of course, your pup’s favorite peanut butter. Your canine pals will fur-sure go crazy over these. —Shannon Norris, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Sweet Potato Dog Treats

To make chewy sweet potato treats, simply peel and slice your sweet potatoes, coat them in coconut oil and turmeric and then roast them in the oven for a few hours. They’re the perfect pick-me-up snacks for your pup. —Kate Morgan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Peanut Butter Frozen Dog Treats

This dog treat recipe is so refreshing! Combine peanut butter, Greek yogurt and a ripe banana in the blender and you’ll have treats on hand for when your dogs are behaving paws-itively perfect. You can even customize this treat with fruit like blueberries, strawberries or pumpkin. —Molly Allen, Hood River, Oregon
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Chicken Dog Treats

Your dog’s tail will wag for these homemade chicken dog treats. Made with healthy, whole food ingredients like chicken, sweet potatoes, oat flour and chicken broth, these treats will be gobbled right up. You can even store them in the freezer for up to three months. —Kate Morgan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Cheddar Dog Treats

Any pampered pup will be lucky to fetch these cheese dog treats for Christmas. The yummy strips are made with real cheese, which most dogs can’t resist.—Lydia Driscoll, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Peanut Butter Pupcakes

Spoil your best friend with homemade dog cupcakes, aka “pupcakes.” This recipe uses creamy peanut butter for a burst of dog-friendly flavor in the cake and frosting. Sprinkle crushed dog biscuits on top for decoration. —Molly Allen, Hood River, Oregon

Is your dog turning another year older? Gather your two- and four-legged friends and celebrate with fun dog birthday party ideas.

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Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Treats

Three ingredients are all it takes to make these creamy canine confections. Kelly Rowe of Live Laugh Rowe mixes peanut butter, cinnamon and coconut oil for these homemade treats. Use a cute paw print silicone tray and your dogs will go mutts over them.

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3-Ingredient Dog Treats

Nothing tells your four-legged friend how much you love them like homemade treats. With only three ingredients—apples, peanut butter and oats—and 15 minutes of bake time, these treats will teach you how easy it is to make dog treats at home. —Kate Morgan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Dog Birthday Cake

Celebrating your furry friend’s birthday? Whip up this homemade dog cake with simple ingredients like applesauce, bananas and peanut butter. Be sure you stick to safe baking ingredients that don’t have artificial sweeteners that can be toxic to your dog. —Molly Allen, Hood River, Oregon

Psst: Serve this cake with Dairy Queen’s pup cup to go all out!

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Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Doughnuts

Not only are these dog doughnuts by Laura of Sunny Day Family made of ingredients you already have at home, but they have bacon which makes everything better. Top these treats off with some Greek yogurt, toss them in the freezer and bone appetit!

And if you run out of these dog doughnuts, head to Tim Hortons for a treat from the secret dog menu.

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Pumpkin Ginger Dog Biscuits

The best thing about these bone-shaped biscuits? You already have all of the ingredients in your pantry (and you can finally use up that can of pumpkin). Feed these to Fido when his stomach is upset, as ginger helps relieve nausea. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Looking for a healthy dog treat recipe that won’t have you running to a specialty store for any ingredients? This is the one! Add a bit of parsley for a natural breath freshener and look forward to all the puppy kisses you’ll get for making these delicious dog treats. —Elizabeth Harris, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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Oat and Apple Dog Pretzel Treats

With chewy rolled oats and fruity applesauce, these pet-approved pretzels by the Cookie Rookie are sure to have even the most stubborn pups sitting and staying. The treats even use gluten-free flour (which you can swap for coconut flour, too) so they’re healthy and hearty.

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Breath-Freshening Treats

Bad breath? There’s a treat for that. These good-for-Fido greenies by Health Starts in the Kitchen are packed with parsley, mint and activated charcoal to prevent those stinky smooches that every dog parent is familiar with. An added plus is that you can customize the size to make them giant for larger dogs or teenie for smaller pooches.

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Carrot Peanut Butter Pupcakes

Puppies + cupcakes = pupcakes. These doggy desserts by Shweta Arora of Shweta in the Kitchen are exactly what you need to celebrate a special occasion, like Scout’s first birthday or Bella’s graduation from obedience school. Shweta’s secret tip is adding 1-2 tablespoons of honey to the frosting to make these party treats mildly sweet. Don’t forget the party hats!

You’ll want to find a perfect gift for your dog, too.

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Healthy Pumpkin Puppuccino

For the dog who’s as PSL-obsessed as his mom, this Starbucks-inspired sip (coffee not included) by Cooking with Janica is a great alternative when the Starbucks puppuccino isn’t available. This recipe is pumped with vitamins and high in fiber from the pumpkin, making it a healthy treat for your dog.

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Bacon Dog Treats

Regular dog treats are no match for this bacon dog treat recipe. A twist on the traditional dog biscuit, this recipe adds oats, bananas and bacon (of course) to make paw-some dog treats. —Kate Morgan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Ginger and Spice Dog Biscuits

These homemade dog treats are soft with a hint of spice. Grab some ginger, cinnamon, ground cloves and molasses and whip up a batch of these howl-iday bones. —Megan and Natalie Stanson, Frazeysburg, Ohio