We all know that the holidays are a time for giving, but sadly, so many people tend to forget about our four legged friends around this time of year. I’m not talking about the ones that are our beloved family members, but the poor animals that live at our local animal shelters & have no families to love and take care of them. It’s pretty heart breaking to think about, and as much as I wish I could bring them ALL home, it’s obviously not feasable. So, around this time of year, I round up the kiddos and do the next best thing: make them some homemade treats!
This is a recipe that I came across several years back for peanut butter dog biscuits. My boys & I will make a batch and deliver them to a local shelter around the holidays every year. Here’s the recipe:
Here’s what you need:
1-½ cups of flour
¾ cup of oatmeal
¼ cup of wheat germ
¼ cup of crunchy peanut butter (it works better with the crunchy kind versus the smooth)
¼ cup of vegetable oil
¼ cup of honey
1 teaspoon of baking powder
½ cup of water
Here’s what you do:
1. Preheat the oven to 325° F.
2. Combine all the ingredients and mix on a low setting until they’re all blended. Form into tablespoon-sized balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. You can either flatten the balls or use a small cookie cutter to make bone shaped treats.
3. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Makes about 20 biscuits.
It’s a great thing to do and so simple to make. How can you go wrong?