After the success of my dog friendly cupcakes I made for Baker's 1st birthday (which you can look at with awe here) , I decided why should he miss out on all the Easter fun, goodies and eggs and such; so I have made him these...
Literally the simplest recipe ever and apparently very yummy as Baker keeps looking for more, oh of course all ingredients are completely safe and suitable for consumption by doggys too.
So starting from the beginning, you will of course need to know what ingredients you will need. I said it was a simple recipe and I didn't lie as there are only 4, all of which I already had in the house - even better! Peanut Butter should always be an organic or unsalted and most dogs go crazy over it! Fats that are actually healthy towards the heart, vitamin B, niacin (vitamin B3), and vitamin E are the benefits as well as the funny licking you dog will do when eating it alone haha. (Also, this has nothing to do with the health of your dog, but please buy peanut butter free from Palm Oil - read more here)
Oatmeal is a popular ingredient in many homemade dog treat recipes seeing as it is a great alternative for those who are allergic to wheat. Not only that but it's a source of fibre which of course keeps little guy or lady's bowl movements regular (tmi?)!
Eggs are known to settle upset doggy tummys and therefore are obviously okay to use for binding treats together. High in protein and also can be used boiled and cut up as training treats. and Water is obviously just water haha.
My original measurements were not spot on and I did a bout of trial and error so I do apologize about not being able to give you those. However I started with 2 cups of oats which I blended to flour and then added another cup of the normal oats to a bowl. After also whisking the 2 eggs I added them, alongside a third of a cup of peanut butter and one and a half cups of hot water to the oatmeal and mixed.
This where for some reason my mixture seems far too wet. It should be the consistency of cookie dough so that you can roll it out flat but mine was far too sticky for that so I kept sprinkling more oatmeal in until it was as desired.
I then got messy! I got stuck in with my hands and grabbed a ball of 'dough' at a time just using my hands to flatten it out on pre-prepared tin foil sprinkled with flour. With the super cute cutters I bought at Poundland, I cut out enough chicks and bunnys to fill my baking sheet and popped them in the oven at gas mark 2.
Seeing as I had to adjust my first try failure of a mix I had lots left over. It's now in the freezer for future use!
The biscuits took around an hour to cook, though I checked on them every ten minutes (mine were quite thick). Once they were done it was time to decorate! I've not seen any homemade recipes online quite like this so thought I'd give it a shot and it worked alot better than I expected. For this (optional) step you will need the following:
With a bowl on top of a pan of boiling water, melt the ingredients together - simple as that. The chocolate drops themselves are very chalky in texture and therefore do not melt well alone hence the addition of a few drops of oil. To thicken the mixture I also spooned in some more yummy peanut butter and stirred thoroughly then spread onto a few of the biscuits before it set. Ta-da! Easy peasey eh?! I'll leave you the the very few, poor photos I actually managed to get of my little guy enjoying them but it was rather difficult seeing as they were gone within seconds.