7 Delicious Valentine’s Day Dog Treat Recipes For Your Pup

What better way to show your furry friend some love this Valentine’s Day than with a homemade treat? Dogs are always down for a good snack, and these recipes are sure to get their tails wagging. So break out your mixer and get ready to bake up some love, because we’ve got 7 Valentine’s Day dog treat recipes for you to try!

Peanut Butter and Banana Heart Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

Prep time: ~28 minutes

  1. Mash together one banana, two tablespoons of peanut butter, and one cup of whole wheat flour.
  2. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut out heart shapes with a cookie cutter.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees F until golden brown.

Apple Pie Bones

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons almond meal
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ripe cored apple

Prep time: ~20 minutes

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, 3 tablespoons almond meal, 2 tablespoons coconut oil (melted), 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 ripe apple (cored).
  3. Knead the dough until it forms a ball. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut out bone shapes with a cookie cutter.
  4. Place cookies onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 18 minutes until golden brown.

Note: Is all purpose flour safe for dogs to eat? Find out here!

Raspberry Filled Sweetheart Treats

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon raspberry jam

Prep time: ~25 minutes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cream together 3 tablespoons softened butter, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 egg yolk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a medium bowl until smooth.
  3. Gradually add 1 cup whole wheat flour, stirring until combined into thick dough.
  4. Using a rolling pin roll out the dough to about ¼ inch thick on a lightly floured surface.
  5. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Place half of the hearts onto a prepared baking sheet and top each with a teaspoon of raspberry jam. Top with remaining hearts and press edges together to seal.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. Let cool completely before serving to your pup!

Coconut Heart Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Prep time: ~28 minutes

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons coconut oil (melted), 2 tablespoons honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut until combined into thick dough.
  3. Using a rolling pin roll out the dough to about ¼ inch thick on a lightly floured surface.
  4. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out shapes and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown. Let cool completely before serving to your pup!

Strawberry Shortcake Pupsicles

Ingredients

  • 4 strawberries
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • Optional: Jerky treat

Prep time: ~3 hours

  1. Place 4 large strawberries, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, and 2 teaspoons honey in a blender or food processor. Blend until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour mixture into a small ice cube tray, filling each section halfway up the sides.
  3. Insert wooden popsicle sticks or a bully stick into the center of each filled section and freeze for about 3 hours until solidified. Let your pup enjoy a refreshing strawberry shortcake pupsicle on a hot summer day!

Red Velvet Heart Pupsicles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup beet juice

Prep time: ~4 hours

  1. Mix together 1 cup of plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and ¼ cup of beet juice in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Grease an ice cube tray with coconut oil and fill the tray with the yogurt mixture.
  3. Put the tray into the freezer for 4 hours or until solid. Once frozen, carefully remove the pupsicles from the molds and serve right away!

Sweetheart Dog Bones

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

Prep time: ~27 minutes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine 2 cups of oat flour, 1/3 cup of peanut butter, 1 tablespoon of honey, ½ cup of beef broth, and ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce in a medium-sized bowl until the dough is formed.
  3. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and use a bone-shaped cookie cutter to cut out shapes.
  4. Place cookies onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool before serving!

Dog-Friendly Icing

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter

In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, peanut butter and honey for the icing. Get creative and use dog-safe food coloring to make colorful designs, or keep it natural! Using a spoon or knife spread out the icing on top of your treats to decorate them for Valentine’s Day. Voila! Your homemade dog treats are ready to be served! Enjoy!

Interested in some more homemade recipes for dogs? We have a few suggestions for you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

en_USEnglish