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Now we’re not entirely sure why this recipe is called Apple Brown Bunnies, since they’re not even bunny shaped in the original recipe, nor are they made of rabbit, but we’ll roll with it.

This is another homemade dog treat recipe we found on Pinterest and gave a try. While dogs do like it, it isn’t one they go crazy for.

Ingredients

1/3 cup of all natural applesauce (unsweetened)

1/3 cup of water

1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

2 cups of unbleached white flour

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix all wet ingredients in medium sized bowl.

Slowly add dry ingredients and mix well.

Batter will be a pizza dough like consistency.

Batter spread out in pan.

Batter spread out in pan.

Spread batter into a greased 9×13 inch pan.

If desired, sprinkle addition cheese on top. (As pictured.)

Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Cool and cut into bars. (We think it would be easier to cut the bars before it goes in the oven.)

Store refrigerated in an airtight container.

Finished product.

Finished product.

We have decided to try our hands at baking homemade dog and cat treats from recipes we found on the interwebz. We’ll share the results, good or bad, so that you don’t have to do the dirty work yourself.

Tonight’s recipe:

PUMPKIN DOG TREATS WITH PEANUT BUTTER

Ingredients

2 ½ cups whole wheat flour

2 eggs

1 ¼ cup canned pumpkin (only use pure pumpkin puree, not the pie filling)

¼ cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)

½ teaspoonful ground cinnamon

¼ cup water

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Place all ingredients in a bowl.

3. Stir until thoroughly combined.

4. Add water as need to combine the ingredients.

5. Roll out dough to 1/4” thickness and cut with dog cookie cutters

6. Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet.

7. Bake for 20 minutes (if you want a really hard cookie, bake for 5-10 minutes longer).

8. Leave in the oven to cool overnight. Or, cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

Storage

Less than one week in a dog treat jar, 3 weeks in the refrigerator and 2 months in the freezer.

Please note that we did not have any cookie cutters handy. These are the raw treats all ready to go into the oven.

Please note that we did not have any cookie cutters handy. These are the raw treats all ready to go into the oven.

 

This recipe made a lot more treats than we had anticipated, but it all depends on how big you cut them as well.

This recipe made a lot more treats than we had anticipated, but it all depends on how big you cut them as well.

Results

We had 3 very willing taste testers, not to mention that we also tried them ourselves. (Very bland to humans.)

However, all 3 dogs went crazy for this recipe! Even one very picky pug was absolutely delighted with them.

Ozzy enjoying one of the scrumptious treats.

Ozzy enjoying one of the scrumptious treats.

This is just one of many recipes Ashleigh found online and we’re looking forward to trying them out and letting you guys know the results.