Three Ingredient Dog Treats

Okay so there is a fourth ingredient: water. But since you don’t have to shop for that, I didn’t count it. Scandalous!

These treats are VERY EASY to make. If you want to make them with cookie cutters into cute shapes, you can do that by all means. I like to give them as gifts that way, but for my dogs, I just roll out little olive-sized balls because not only is it easy, there are more treats to hand out and less calories (labs can tend to get a little overweight if you’re not careful).

Another tip: Divide the dough into three or four batches and freeze some of it. These treats have no preservatives, so if you don’t get use them all within about five days, they could develop mold. It is also for this reason that I store them in a sealed container in the fridge. Alternately you could make all of them and just freeze some of the treats. Your call.

Three Ingredient Dog Treats


  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour (gluten-free flour is fine too)
  • 1 cup rolled oats (quick oats is fine)
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter (make sure there is no xylitol in it, and if you can use peanut butter with nothing else but peanuts, that is ideal)
  • 1 ¼ cups hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).
  2. Mix dry ingredients first.
  3. Stir in the peanut butter and hot water.
  4. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface, begin kneading the dough, and sprinkle in a bit more flour if the dough is too sticky.
  5. If you are making shaped cookies with cookie cutters, roll it out on the floured surface with a rolling pin. Using cookie cutters, cut into shapes. If you’re making them into balls, roll into olive-sized balls by hand.
  6. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet (I used parchment) and bake for 45 minutes.
  7. Cool completely and serve to good boys and good girls, then store in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week or the freezer for up to six months.

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