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Back To The Basics ~~~~~ And It Is Easy Breezy!

Before we jump into the fun stuff, let me start with telling you about a store bought treat that I was using.  I had used, several times, Golden Rewards treats from Walmart, with what seemed to be success.  While buying another bag, and new flavor, (sweet potato wrapped in chicken), I decided to check, when I got home, if I could get products from the company to promote.  

Well, it took me a couple days to get to my research, and what I found were articles about dogs who had gotten sick from eating these specific treats.  Also, in this time frame, I had fed our pups 3 treats each.  When my husband and I went out for dinner and then came back, we found poor Hendrix in a kennel full of poo!  His tummy was very upset for a couple days.  After a not-so-fun clean up job, I grabbed the treats to throw them away.  On the way to the trash I read the back closer, and had not noticed before, (not sure why since I almost always check), they were made in China!  

So, back to the basics for treats at our house!  

While I try to choose more healthy ingredients for making the dogs treats, I don’t stress it too much.  For me, it just feels good knowing exactly what is in the treats, and that I know they are fresh.  You could use “better” flour options but this is what I had on hand.

4 Cups Flour

2 Eggs

3/4 Cup Applesauce

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

Mix all ingredients together with peanut butter being last!  I used a spoon for a little bit, and then I finished mixing it together with my hands! 

 

Roll out on a flat surface to 1/4 inch and use any cookie cutters  you have on hand. Dogs don’t care what they look like! LOL! 

I placed the treats on cookie sheets covered in parchment paper.  The treats don’t really expand, so you can put them pretty close together.  Bake in a 350 degree, preheated, oven for approximately 20 minutes.  They will be dry and starting to brown on the edges when done.  Completely cool on a wire rack before storing in a container that seals, or a zip lock bag.

Saity has gone hunting with her man human, so she will get to indulge when she gets back!  Hendrix and Bonnie ate their treat rations lickety split!! 

Happy treat making!!! 

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