Sunday, September 28, 2014

Ernie's Treats: Peanut Butter and Bacon Dog Treats

This is the third of three posts in the Ernie's Treats category.

Our last extravagant dog biscuit flavor was peanut butter and bacon.  These are two of every dog's favorite flavors, so we knew they would be a big hit.  They have oats and whole wheat flour, so your dog can tell herself that they're healthy :)  The recipe calls for chopped up bacon, but I confess to using more of the bacon bits.  After all, the apple cheddar bacon treats called for them and didn't use the whole bottle.  I am slightly offended every time I open my spice cabinet and see a bottle that says "Bacon Flavored Bits."  Who knows what those things are made out of?!  I am desperate to use them and not desperate to eat them myself.  Luckily, the hounds don't mind, and these peanut buttery, bacon-y treats were devoured instantly.

In other doggie news, I dog-sat for Delilah (and bird-sat for Walter) this weekend.  It was really nice to be with Lila again; I do miss that bad dog, and she didn't steal any food (that I know of) or pee upstairs to steal Daisy's territory (at least I haven't found it yet).  I slept terribly because she insisted on sleeping between me and Mark, and she did fall into the koi pond once, but it's just so hard to be mad at her.


peanut butter and bacon dog treats
from Sally's Baking Addiction 

1 cup natural creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup nonfat milk
1 large egg
1 cups flour, whole wheat or all-purpose
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup oats
2 - 3 strips bacon, chopped


1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper of silicone baking mats.  Set aside.

2) In a large bowl, gently mix the peanut butter, milk, and egg together with a large spoon or spatula. Switch to a whisk to make sure no lumps remain.  Add the flour and baking powder.  You may need to turn the dough out onto the counter and use your hands to work in the flour because the dough is extremely thick and heavy.  Mix in the oats and chopped bacon.

3) Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out to 1/4" thickness.  Cut into shapers using cookie cutters or a knife.  Arrange on the baking sheets.  Bake for 18 - 20 minutes, or until very lightly browned on the bottom.  Remove from the oven, and flip the treats to bake the other side for 10 - 12 more minutes,

4) Allow to cool completely before serving to your pup.  Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.  Treats freeze well, up to 2 months.

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