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Pup-kin Spice Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats
Pupkin Spice Pumpkin Dog Treats were made for those dogs that just can't get enough of Fall's greatest flavors. These treats are crunchy, delicious, and packed with some healthy spices for our pups to enjoy the taste of Fall, all year round.
Preheat your oven to 350°F.
Add all of your ingredients to your mixing bowl.
Mix together until everything is combined - it will be a bit dry and crumbly but it will stick together and be malleable. (Like the texture of playdough.)
Using your fingers, press the dough into your favorite molds - I got these little paw and bone molds on Amazon - they are super cute!
After you fill the trays you can make the rest of the batch by rolling about a teaspoon of dough into a ball and then pressing it flat with your thumb. Place your cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat. They don't have to be spaced too far apart because they won't really expand, but they will stick together if they are touching.
Bake in the oven at 350°F for 40 - 45 minutes, until the biscuits are hard/crunchy. (If you use a mold, they will be a little thick and will most likely need the full 45 minutes.)
Let the treats cool for a few minutes and then let your pup try them out!
Store these treats in an air-tight container. (We keep them in a wide mouth mason jar, so whenever Melly hears a jar open, she comes running into the room.) They are really dry and crunchy like a Milkbone treat, so as long as they are not exposed to moisture, they should last a good while. (I like to freeze half of the batch since I only have one dog and she won't go through them that quickly.)
Serve these treats as often as you would give your dog a regular small and crunchy biscuit - not too many, but make sure they are spoiled just the right amount ;)
- Reiterating this because it is important - make sure to find a peanut butter that does not have any artificial sweeteners like xylitol in it - that is toxic to dogs.
- This dough dries out pretty quickly if you work slowly or let it sit for too long. If it does start to dry out, don't worry, you can add a little water or bone broth in small increments to it to bring it back to life.
- Try out different variations of shapes and cookie sizes - We like to use these tiny little bone and paw treat molds to make smaller treats so we can give Melly more, but we have also made this recipe using these cookie cutters from Amazon. They come in a set of five and the middle size that is about 3 1/2 inches long is about the size of a standard dog biscuit.
- You can also roll the dough out using a rolling pin and cut out cut shapes - there are instructions on how to do this in my recipe for Crunchy Blueberry Dog Treats. This dough is a little more dry and crumbly than the blueberry dough though, so if you choose this method, you might need to add a bit of water to the dough.
Melly weighs somewhere around 45 pounds and she usually gets 4 or 5 of these a day. (I'm sure she would happily accept more if we offered!)
Serving: 1treat | Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 877IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg