Recipe Reviews for Peanut Butter & Molasses Dog Treats



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Sold 2 batches of homemade dog treats

by Wendy Paradise
(Tavares, Florida)



I Sold 2 batches of homemade dog treats and made $100 at a Homeless Veterans Bake Sale Fundraiser.

With dark coated pans --- decrease recipe cook time to 16 mins. Also size of the cookie cutter will determine bake time. I suggest less COOK time and cool in oven will get the desired results.

Many people said their dogs loved them and asked for the recipe. Our two dogs love them... a fussy little flopsy mopsy dog and our big black Chow/ mix.

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Love it!

by Kristi
(Central Illinois)


Ive made this recipe at least 5 times now, as I'm tripling the recipe for xmas treats :)

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Peanut Butter and Molasses
Dog Treats!

by Christine
(Toronto, ON)

This recipe was awesome! I am a vet tech student and have recently been baking my own dogs treats (plus we did a pet treat bake sale at school) and I found this recipe to be super easy. The ingredients are great because there is nothing in here that isn't already in the pantry! The dogs love them! and love that they get to lick the bowl for once :)

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Dog Treats!

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Howl-o-ween Cat Cookies
by: Christina,Oviedo FL

This is a great recipe. I added grated carrots and made them in the shape of a cat for Halloween fun. My huskies love them.

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My dog's response to peanut butter molasses dog biscuits

He loved them!!!! He is very picky and will only eat certain treats, so I was very nervous he might not like them, but he loved them.

He got very excited when I gave him a second one, and wolfed them down. They tasted a little bland to me and my husband, but they certainly got the dogs approval!! I will definitely be making these again!!!

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My dogs loved these peanut butter dog cookies - I had one myself, it was pretty tasty

I have three dogs and one is a picky dog treat eater. She loved these dog cookies and so did my other two dogs.

I doubled it and filled up the cookie jar. I had one myself and thought it was pretty darn tasty.

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Only Whole Wheat Flour?

by Katherine
(Nepean, Ontario, Canada)

First, thanks so much for allowing us to have a free subscription to your site. As a person on a small disability pension, but with 2 fabulous children (my doggies of course!), having this access allows me to give them special treats that I can't otherwise afford to purchase from regular stores, and allows me access to a wealth of information for my babies. Thank you so much for that - are you aware at how much we appreciate the work you've put into this site?

Question: Recipes for canines seem to always call for whole wheat flour, and I'm wondering why? I'm always wondering about the ones that have garlic powder in them - I've read that garlic is bad for canines, or is that just garlic cloves?

Thanks again.

Chef's Answer ~ Wow, thank you so much for your kind words! I really appreciate it. :)

The reason why the recipes on this site typically call for whole wheat flour is because it is healthier than all-purpose white flour, and readily available at most markets.

For most dog treats you can substitute other types of flours if they cost less or if your babies need a wheat or gluten free alternative. The only difficulty you may encounter is when making dog cakes or muffins that need a delicate texture. Otherwise you can substitute it on a one for one ratio.

Garlic is a controversial ingredient. Since it is related to the onion, and onions are on the list of foods poisonous to dogs, people believe that it is unhealthy. However a very small amount has shown to be valuable and nutritious. But, that is a decision you will need to make on your own. As far as making dog treats is concerned, you can always omit garlic powder or crushed garlic and still achieve a wonderful end product. If you are going to add garlic, make sure you are not adding garlic salt as this contains too much salt and other spices that your dog will not benefit from.

I hope this has helped answer your questions. And, I'm so glad I've impacted your life, and your dog's life for the better!

Happy Dog Treat Baking! :)

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Peanut butter and molasses dog biscuits are gobbled up

by Linda
(Orlando)

I just finished making these treats and I have a 3 year old golden retriever, Bailey and she is really fussy when it comes to her food but she gobbled these up. I actually had to tell her no more. Now I will see how well they store. But I will make them again.

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Peanut Butter dog biscuits with molasses

Added a heaping tbsp of brewer's yeast to this. My dogs LOVE these!

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Peanut Butter Molasses Dog Treats

by Kelly
(NJ)

I just made this recipe for my clan. I wanted a smooth dough that I could use with the embosser so I used oat bran instead of rolled oats. I also swapped the wheat flour for a mix of oat and rye flour just for something different. The treats were a resounding success with my whole gang! Worked great for embossing too.

Chef's Comments ~ Oooo, I've been wanting to try a cookie embosser. If you ever use your embosser again, I would love to see pictures of your finished dog treats.

Thanks so much for sharing your substitutions and experience. I'm so glad your "clan" loved the treats. :)

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adding carrots?
by: wallis

Planning to try the peanut butter molasses recipe tomorrow.
If I add grated carrot , how long will treats last if stored at room temperature?
Will let you know how our pittie pup likes them!

Thanks,
wallis

Chef's Comments ~ I don't think that adding grated carrot will change the shelf life very much, maybe just by a couple days. But, if you're concerned, you can always store them in the refrigerator for 3 or more weeks.

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Peanut Butter and Molasses Dog Treats

by Trish
(Texas)

I just made this for my dog, Bunny Sue. The ones from the grocery store are $3-something a box. I had a feeling she was going to love these so I doubled the recipe from the get-go. I did have my qualms because I've never been any good at cookie recipes where you have to roll out the dough.

This dough seemed to be pretty sticky, but once I laid it out on a floured counter top and kneaded a few times, it rolled out very quickly and easily. I just used a round biscuit cutter to cut them out and lay on cookie sheets to bake. I left them on the sheets in the oven overnight as suggested, and the next day they were nice and hard without being burnt.

And Bunny Sue does love them!

Chef's Comments ~ I'm so glad Bunny Sue loves the treats! :) I'm even happier that you gave the dog treat recipe a try. Most of the time if you don't want to roll out a dog cookie recipe, you can use a cookie scooper. Once on the prepared cookie sheet you can leave as is or flatten with a flour dipped drinking glass to a cookie shape.

BTW - "Bunny Sue" is an adorable name. :)

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My dogs LOVE these peanut butter and molasses dog treats

My dogs LOVE them and they are a breeze to make! I bake them for my friend's dogs as well and they can't wait for a new batch! Love this site!

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How much does this dog treat recipe make?

by Emily
(Pitman, NJ)

What is the yield of this recipe?

Chef's Answer ~ When a recipe calls for dog cookie cutters, the yield will vary due to the different sizes of cutters. But, a rough estimate, using approximately 1 1/2 inch cutters, you should be able to make about 2 dozen homemade dog treats.

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My Dog loved the dog treats!

by Stacey
(Bellingham, WA)

I made these for my dog today and he loved 'em! I added a tsp of honey just to satisfy his sweet tooth without adding sugar!! Easy to make and they even smell good baking!

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Peaches the Dog

by Faye
(North Carolina)

My Westie, Peaches, has skin allergies and I could not find a treat that she could eat.

This is our fourth batch and she does not scratch anymore and no more pills. I give her 4 or 5 each day but when meal time comes she is ready for her prescription diet.

Peaches also looks forward to her grooming sessions and her two treats.

Thank you so much for helping my sweet baby to be comfortable!!! She is 4 years old and I will be making this treat for many years.

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PB & molasses dog biscuits were a hit all around!

I made these a few weeks ago, and tried them with almost every dog I know, and they were a hit all around!

We have 2 Bostons, I was dog sitting a "SPCA special", and gave some to my groomer friend, even her picky wiener dogs loved them.

Only adjustment I made was after the first pans were done, I baked them less time.

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These dog treats are great!

Both of our dogs love these and they are really easy to make. In fact I can honestly say that besides being a little bland they are really tasty! Great texture too.

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All the dogs loved them at Christmas!

I baked these for all the family and friend dogs and they were a hit! I doubled the molasses which made the dough a bit softer and easier to work with.

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Can't understand why my dog didn't like the peanut butter dog cookies

by viv
(australia)

Wow, I am surprised. My labradaoodle eats anything, even ants. But he was not interested in these biscuits. He loves peanut butter. Leaves me wondering!!!!

Chef's Comments ~ Thanks for letting me know. One of my taste testers is very very picky. When I first started to give her treats, she would literally spit them back out at me. It wasn't until I was able to get her to really taste the homemade dog treats that she fell in love with them.

The way I was able to get her to actually taste the treat was to break off a little piece, then act like I wasn't going to give it to her. Then she became interested. Then I asked her to do a familiar trick that I knew after she completed the trick she would eagerly gobble up her usual treat.

That was all I needed to do to get her to actually taste the treat, and after that she was always interested in what I gave her.

Dogs are comfortable with what they know, so it can sometimes be challenging to get them to try new things. Another trick is to "hide" the treat in her regular food. She may eat it, and like it after that.

I hope this helps! Happy Dog Treat Baking. :)

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peanut butter dog cookies
by: Anonymous

Maybe it was the molasses that your dog didn't like. One of my dogs doesn't like molasses, so I will make these without molasses & probably use honey.

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These molasses cookies

I made them with a combination of brown rice flour, buckwheat flour, and AP flour (didn't have any ww on hand). They are baking right now.

Can't answer for the dogs yet, but I sure liked the dough! I went ahead and glazed them with the egg yolk mixed with some molasses and colored it red. The cookies are heart shaped.

Happy Valentines day my doggies who love me no matter what!

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My basset hounds love these treats

by David
(Florida)

I have made 4 batches of these treats so far, and I plan on making many more.

The hounds love them.

I cook them nice and crunchy and keep them in a treat jar. They don't last two weeks.

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PB dog treats

by Krista
(California )


My dog loves these treats!! Before I started making her food and treats she did not like these that much.

But now that she eats an all natural all organic diet she Absolutely loves these treats. She is also a somewhat of a picky eater. I am very happy with these treats. The only substitution I make is, I use oat flour instead of wheat flour.

Thanks for the Wonderful website.

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Awesome recipe!!!

by Lee

This recipe is great!

I baked them longer...turning the cookies over after 20 minutes and baked them for an additional 20 minutes...this made the cookies crunchy. Also I store them in the freezer and give them to my Boston Terrier frozen.

He loves them and he does not like any store bought cookies or biscuits!!!

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Does the recipe work if you use fresh ground peanut butter?

by Maureen
(Kentucky)

Chef's Answer ~ The recipe will change only slightly if you substitute the peanut butter for fresh ground peanut butter.

Freshly ground peanut butter, like the kind you can get at some health food stores, will have more moisture content than a prepared peanut butter.

So, when you are making this recipe, I would use 1/2 cup of milk when you make the dough. Have the extra 1/4 cup of milk available to add in, if the dough is not coming together well. Add one tablespoon of milk in at a time until you have a workable dough.

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Can you prepare sugar free and salt free peanut butter at home?

by Jyoti
(Mumbai)

I want to try your recipes but as you suggest that the peanut butter should be sugar and salt free, I need a recipe for peanut butter.

Chef's Answer ~ I do have a new recipe for homemade peanut butter on my site. There's lots of pictures and tips, too.

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Can I omit the molasses?

After the preheat of the oven what temperature I should set?

Chef's Answer ~ The temperature that you preheat an oven for, is also the same temperature that you bake the dog treats at. So, for this recipe the 350 degrees is the temperature you will bake the treats at.

Yes, you can omit the molasses. It is only one tablespoon, so it should not effect the overall dog treat dough. If you find that your dough is too dry, add one tablespoon of milk.

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Can you substitute Full Flavor Molasses for Blackstrap Molasses?

I couldn't find Blackstrap Molasses at the store so I substituted Brer Rabbit Full Flavor unsulphured. My dog loved the cupcakes still. Is the that OK for dogs? Does anyone know?

Chef's Answer ~ Yes, you can substitute one style of molasses for another. You do want to make sure that whatever molasses you choose is unsulphured, like you did.

The differences between the molasses is how many times it is filtered. Blackstrap is the third filtering and is more concentrated in the minerals and health benefits. However, mild and full flavor molasses can be substituted in this dog treat recipe if you can't find Blackstrap.

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Yummy PB treats

by Laureen
(Thomas, OK)

We have a very picky Aussie, never eats a treat from the bank or vet, let alone store bought. These Peanut Butter Molassas treats are a huge hit for the discerning taste of Cooper. Will be making for all our furry friends at Christmas.

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