Dog Treats with Peanut Butter and Bacon

Peanut butter and bacon are blended into one treat that dogs like, and for good reason!

I adore bacon. You’re a big fan of bacon. We all adore bacon. Yeah, maybe not all of us. Yet, in any case, most of us. And if I like bacon, why shouldn’t my dog?

We’ve all seen the Beggin Strips ad, and they can’t lie on TV, so it must be real.

I should have given Penny a little piece of bacon to test it out. But, I did not. For the first time, there was no lengthy, drawn-out process of establishing whether she liked it or not. She just swallowed it down and then smiled.

I’m not joking or exaggerating here. She grinned. As it occurred, I was able to get this image of her:

And how do I know it’s because of these sweets? Because it continued to happen.

I captured this photo while attempting to snap some shots in a teeny, small nook beneath a window with natural light (my studio is really ghetto):

LOOK AT HER OVERWHELMING JOY. It’s too much for me. Fortunately for her, I let her try a couple more, just in case. People, quality assurance is everything!

She took it upon herself to taste test, as seen by the image below.

Now go create these and take photographs of your dog smiling to send over. Because truly, when my heart aches, it’s so adorable.

Prep Time: 10mins
Cook Time: 15mins
Total Time: 25mins
Servings: 30Varies based on size
    ✓ Read the recipe beginning to end
    ✓ Check oven calibration
    ✓ Check expiration dates
    ✓ Properly measure ingredients
    ✓ Check butter temperature


Peanut butter and bacon are combined into one treat and beloved by dogs – and for good reason!


  • Dog treat cookie cutters
  • Baking sheets
  • Nonstick silicone mat
  • Mixing bowls
  • Mixing spoon
  • Rolling Pin
  • Rolling pin rings


  • 1cuppeanut butter, make sure it doesn’t contain xylitol
  • ¾cupskim or nonfat milk
  • cupunsweetened applesauce
  • 2cupswhole wheat flour
  • ¾tablespoonbaking powder
  • 3strips thick-cut bacon, chopped or crumbled
  • ¼cupquick oats
  • Assorted cookie cutters


  • Preheat oven to 325° F. Line two (maybe even more!) baking sheets with parchment paper or non-stick silicone baking mats and set them aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix peanut butter, milk, and applesauce. You want the mixture to be smooth at this point, so make sure to break up any lumps.
    1 cup peanut butter, 3/4 cup skim or nonfat milk, 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • Slowly add flour and baking powder, mixing as you go since the mixture is going to get very thick. If needed, place dough on a prepared surface to full incorporate the flour and baking powder with your hands. Add in the oats and bacon (again, using your hands as needed).
    2 cups whole wheat flour, 3/4 tablespoon baking powder, 1/4 cup quick oats, 3 strips thick-cut bacon
  • Place dough between two pieces of parchment paper and use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to be 1/4″-/1/8″ thick. Using cookie cutter(s), cut out dough and place on prepared baking sheets. They really won’t spread, but they will puff up. Just keep in mind – the thicker the cutouts are, the “puffier” the treats will end up being in the end.
    Assorted cookie cutters
  • Bake for 16 minutes and then flip and bake for another 12-15 minutes. Allow to cool completely and let your pup enjoy!


I recommend storing these at room temperature for up to a couple weeks. You can also throw them in the freezer for longer!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
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