Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Carob and Peanut Butter Pinwheels

 

These peanut butter dog treats use carob – a dog friendly alternative to chocolate –  and peanut butter for a classic taste combination your dogs will love.  Many grocery stores carry carob powder – or try a local natural food store. The pinwheels look fancy but are easy and fun to make.

peanut butter dog treats

Carob and Peanut Butter Pinwheels

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Egg
1/2 Cup Warm Water
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
1 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour (divided)
1 Tablespoon Carob Powder

Instructions:

Whisk together warm water and peanut butter in large mixing bowl; Add egg, honey, and oil and beat with electric mixer until smooth. Measure out 1/2 cup of peanut butter mixture and set aside.

To remaining mixture slowly add 3/4 cups flour – 1/4 cup at a time – until a stiff dough forms. Set aside.

To reserved peanut butter mixture beat in the carob powder. Slowly mix in remaining flour, 1/4 cup at a time until a stiff dough forms.

Roll carob mixture out to form a rectangle shape about 3/8 inch thick. Set aside.

Roll peanut butter mixture out to form a matching rectangle shape about 3/8 inch thick. Place rolled out carob mixture on top of the peanut butter dough. Trim edges. From long side of rectangle roll up dough. Slice dough into 3/8 thick slices. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes.

Tip: After shutting off the oven I leave the dog biscuits in the oven for a couple hours to make sure they are completely dry and crunchy.

peanut butter dog treats

Variation: Turn these peanut butter dog treats into a special Christmas dog treat by using the contrasting doughs to form festive Candy Cane Treats. Starting with a ball of dough about the size of a walnut, roll out with hands to form a “rope” about 1/2 inch thick. Do the same with the contrasting dough. Twist the two together, pinching ends together, and form into the shape of candy cane.Bake as directed above.