Peanut Butter-Carob Dog Treats

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Every dog has her day. And if you bake these snappy, fragrant cookies for you dog, it’s absolutely her day. (Or his 🙂 ) These are fast to make and the good news is that baking for dogs is easy! They aren’t picky. You can burn the edges, get the recipe a little off – they don’t mind.  They’re always grateful! Imagine your pooch’s adoring eyes when you offer a homemade treat. Try it out, you’ll see what I mean.

Peanut Butter-Carob Dog Treats

2 cups barley flour

1/2 cup oat bran

1 tsp. non-aluminum baking powder

3/4 cup smooth peanut butter

3/4 cup water

1 cup carob chips

Pre-heat oven to 375.

Add all ingredients except carob chips to a food processor and pulse until a dough ball forms. The dough will be sticky. Turn out into a mixing bowl and knead in carob chips by hand.  This step is pretty fun, actually.

Alternatively, if you don’t have a food processor, add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and combine by hand.

Roll dough into cookie-size balls for your dog. Our dog is large, so the cookies we made are about 1-1/2 inches in diameter and the recipe yields 4 dozen cookies that size. If your dog is smaller, make them smaller and you will end up with more cookies. Use your best judgement.

Bake on parchment-lined cookie sheets for 15 to 18 minutes, until edges are lightly browned. Cool before serving to your hound. Store in a sealed container in the fridge – fresh dog cookies get moldy if left out. If your pooch is a slow eater, you can freeze and thaw these, too.

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