Dog Snacks

Good afternoon friends.

A short entry about dog snacks — a recipe for them.

I realize I’ve posted this recipe before, but it was a long while ago now and I have new readers since then, so for the benefit of those newer friends, and my older friends as well, here is a great little recipe for some fabulous dog snacks that my dogs have always loved and craved… in fact I’m getting ready to make a new batch of them this weekend for the little darlins…

They are from the book called Dog Bites, Canine Cuisine by Rick & Martha Reynolds. This book was printed in 1992 and I believe it is out of print now but if you click the title, you can find it on amazon for One Penny (+ S&H of course.)

Anyway, I’m trying to preserve my copy because it’s kind of tattered, from all the times I’ve used it to make snacks for my collie-lovelies – you know how cookbooks can become victims of the mad-chef-syndrome when ingredients are a-flyin’ all around the kitchen, etc.

Here’s the page:

and the full folded out pages:

Now, I was thinking that if Flickr ever goes the way of other photo-sharing sites, I might lose these photos, so I am going to type out the recipe below just to have it saved for time immemorial…


3 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup rolled oats

2 teaspoons baking powder

1-1/2 cups milk

1-1/2 cups peanut butter

1 tablespoon molasses

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

Combine the flour, oats & baking powder in a large bowl.

Using a food processor or blender, mix the milk, peanut butter and molasses until smooth and add to dry ingredients.

Using your hands, knead the ingredients together. Dough will be quite stiff.

Roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness and cut with cookie cutter.*

Bake for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Turn off heat and leave the biscuits in the oven until cool.

Store in an airtight container.

* I don’t usually roll out the dough, or even knead it… I just use a small ice-cream scoop and scoop out cookie sized dollops of dough and put onto a sil-pat lined cookie sheet. I squish each cookie down with a fork to make the traditional fork hash-marks on top… at 90 degree angles, like so:

It’s important to let these biscuits sit in the oven after you’ve turned it off until they have cooled down. This hardens them up very well and they are more of a crunchy snack for your dog than a chewy one. Crunchy is better for the teeth, they say.

So there you go. My favorite dog snack recipe. This little book is chock full of other recipes, too, but this is the only one I always use. I always have the ingredients right on hand and it’s very quick and easy.

Happy Snacking!

Late Update: Just found

this CAT NIPS by Rick and Martha Reynolds on amazon, also for one penny + S&H.

I wasn’t sure this existed but it does!

And for Susan, Ruth & Liam who came to dinner the other night, here’s a photo of Muffin-the-Glamour Girl on the day she came to live with us:

Muffin Collie-Flower - the "glamour girl"

Cheers for all of our four-legged friends, both past and present,

Bex & Co.

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6 Responses to Dog Snacks

  1. Sandy Freel says:

    I may have to make those for the dogs I babysit..yes


  2. Bex says:

    Nina, not sure about a chicken… they don’t have teeth (do they?) so they would be hard to consume… unless you baked them and took them right out of the oven when they were still soft — and made teeny tiny biscuits to fit in their beaks… it makes me laugh just thinking about making homemade chicken biscuits!

    And I found

    this page with some good-sounding CAT treats to make at home, too!

    Lots of other good info on this page, as well.

    PLUS just now found this:

    Cat Nips by Rick Reynolds, the companion cookbook for cat treats.

    You can pick this up at amazon for ONE PENNY (+ S&H) as well!


  3. nina says:

    Do you think a cat or a chicken would like them? Cant see why not!


  4. Bex says:

    Awww, thanks! But the dogs would be beautiful even without the cookies! I mean, was there ever a dog born who wasn’t beautiful?


  5. l'empress says:

    They must be really good as well as nutritious. Your dogs are so beautiful!


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