Last week, Best Bully Sticks stumbled upon a great treat recipe from a vegetarian blogger, Shelly West. Shelly is the proud Boxer mom of Tuko, who just turned 6 months old not too long ago and in honor of her boy growing up, she decided to make him a simple but yummy ½-year old treat: Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits. With only 4 ingredients, these little dog cookies are the epitome of easy and all-natural.

After seeing Shelly’s great blog and the adorable Tuko, BBS just had to feature this recipe!  Here is Vegetarian Venture’s (a.k.a Shelly’s) original post.

“Although we have only had Tuko (also sometimes referred to as Taco, Teekee, and Tofu) for 4 months, I can hardly remember not having the little guy around. He is always right there whimpering for attention, sleeping in my lap, licking my face, or begging to go outside. Although he was a real handful at first, he has already mellowed greatly since the bewildered puppy that first arrived at our door step from the farm-like upbringing he was born into.

Although this is a bit late, he turned 6 months last week and I felt like we had to celebrate his excelled maturity in some way….so I made him some dog biscuits! I thought about cutting them out with cookie cutters and finding a frosting recipe but he was whimpering for me to play with him the whole time I was making these things. Needless to say, I figured my attention to him was more important than making his next snack look pretty.”

Ingredients

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup oats
1/3 cup all natural peanut butter
1 cup warm water

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Mix all dry ingredients together. Add in the peanut butter and slowly add in the warm water while mixing together.

3. Roll out into 1 inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for an hour to firm up.

4. Feed to your puppy as a reward, for a snack, or just to see the excited tail wag!

Thanks for sharing, Vegetarian Ventures! To find out more about Shelly, Tuko and their vegetarian ventures, visit their blog, vegetarianventures.com

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