Calling all dog lovers for a cute holiday baking project involving HOMEMADE DOG TREATS and BACON PB GLAZE! lols, life is awesome.
Oh, hi there!
I’ve been doing some holiday baking this week for my friends, annnd by baking I mean homemade dog treats, and by friends I mean my dog.
I am 100% not the type of person who makes food for their dog, except for that right now, this exact very minute, I am that person. !!! I do not even know myself anymore. Making my own dog treats? Honestly. File under Things You Said You’d Never Do That Now Bring You a Weird Amount of Great Joy.
Something about the holidays and the music and the snow and cuddly Sage in a French blue striped turtleneck sweater just got to me, and in a moment of Christmas miraculousness, I became that person that I always rolled my eyes at. A little pumpkin, a little peanut butter, and a little whole wheat flour later, and we were in dog treat business.
Thankfully, Sage doesn’t have any special allergies or dietary needs, so there’s really no reason for me to make her homemade dog treats other than the fact that I love her something fierce and needed a break from cookies for a minute. But conveniently, this homemade dog treats recipe makes a TON and we know lots of other neighbor-ly dogs who can and will appreciate a little gift bag of soft-baked, peanut butter and bacon glazed homemade dog treats.
That drizzle, though. I mean, daaaaang.
Finally, yes. The big moment.
Merry Christmas, dog friends of the internet! Sage wishes you lots of warmth and snuggles.
We just used a basic canola oil, but we also give Sage coconut oil for her fur/skin, and I think coconut oil would work nicely here. You can also use coconut oil in place of the bacon grease in the glaze, but, I mean, come on. It’s bacon grease. SO YUMMY.
Thank you to the readers who have mentioned the issue with using bacon fat for dogs! A trace amount of bacon grease (2 tablespoons divided amongst 30 dog biscuits) once in a while shouldn’t be a concern, but we’re not veterinarians, and if you’re concerned check with your vet or use an alternative type of oil.