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DIY Dog Treats – Two Ingredient Recipes

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These DIY Dog Treats are the homemade way to your dogs heart. They love them, and you can do all sorts of fun things with them. 

When I came to the Letter D for the A to Z Blogging Challenge, I had all sorts of ideas. 

Then I realized it might be fun to do something for the Dogs.

Why not do some DIY Dog Treats. Homemade dog treats are fun to make and the dogs love them.

DIY Dog Treats - Two Ingredients

I have a Shih-tzu, a PomkiePoo (Pomeranian, Yorkie and Poodle mix) and my big baby Finn, a Pitt mix. 

Then my BFF has 3 dogs (a Chihuahua, a shih-tzu (from our litter) and a mix). I have plenty of dogs to spoil.

We often make our own homemade dog food, just to make sure they are getting a balanced diet.

With all the pet food recalls I get nervous sometimes. I want to make sure my dogs don’t get sick.

So yes, I take my time out to make them food.

Yes, from scratch. Yes it takes some time.

But they love it and they are happier and healthier because of it.

With my fear of the pet food recalls, I am always hesitant to buy dog treats that way as well.

So I decided to try my hand at making my own homemade version and I have dozens of different recipes for them.

But then I stumbled upon this two ingredient DIY Dog Treat recipe and I knew it was the one I’d make the most.

It originally called for baby food and that’s all fine and dandy, but even that I made homemade.

Just pureed my own vegetables.

You can do it either way and they will turn out great.

Have you made Homemade Dog Treats?

I included a rather gross looking photo of the dough when it was done mixing.

The reason I did this, is because it doesn’t look like typical dough and I don’t want you to think you are doing it wrong.

It’s very sticky, so if you need to, add a bit more flour until it is easy to roll out.

I used two different sized cookie cutters, one for the larger dogs and one for the smaller dogs.

Somewhere around here I actually have a dog bone cookie cutter. 

I couldn’t find it that day so I went with hearts.

I like hearts and the dogs don’t really care what they look like. ha!

Are you ready to make your own DIY Dog Treats?

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats - Wheat-Free

DIY Dog Treats - Two Ingredients
Easy two ingredient Dog Treats will make your pooches happy. And they are healthy too! Please keep in mind that you
4.57 from 140 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Pet Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 12 -24


  • 2 cups 100% whole wheat flour
  • 2 4 oz. jars of any flavor pureed baby food I used 1 cup of homemade carrot puree


  • Preheat your oven to 350°.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour with the pureed veggies (or baby food) to form a stiff dough. If it's too sticky add flour. If it's too stiff, add some water.
  • Lightly flour your work space and roll out the dough until it's about ¼" thick.
  • Use a cookie cutter to cut out the cookies.
  • Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • Place the treats about ¼" inch apart on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 20 – 25 minutes.
  • We store ours in a dog cookie canister and it sometimes makes the cookies softer but the dogs like them that way.
  • If you want them to stay hard, you might want to store them in a paper bag.
  • They keep for up to two weeks.
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If you love this recipe, try these Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats. They are Wheat Free!

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Thursday 7th of October 2021

I love these! My dogs loved them and they're so easy to make. I used pumpkin baby food and it worked great. Do you think adding a little peanut butter would mess up the recipe?


Thursday 17th of December 2020

so today is my dogs birthday and i was wondering if i could use pumpkin puree inted of baby food or meat

Nicole Cook

Thursday 17th of December 2020

I think you could probably use whatever you choose to use or that your dog may love. I would think the only main issue would be the texture of the completed recipe and most dogs don't care. If you decided to try it, please share with us your results. Thanks!


Sunday 17th of March 2019

I have plenty of dogs to spoil. I want to make sure my dogs don’t get sick, so yes, I take my time out to make them food.

Martha Bell

Friday 22nd of February 2019

Just made these for my chihuahuas. I did change it up just a little. Found some vege/beef toddler baby food, two 5 oz container for $1 at my grocery. Mostly purée but with tiny bits of veggies. Only used one container and about 1 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour. Was too dry so I added a couple spoonfuls of melted bacon grease. I have a large jar in fridge since I’m a southern girl, ? and my pups love them some bacon! They came out great and pups love them! Also, I got over 8 dozen bite sized treats out of that one batch! Saves me a lot because I didn’t buy dog treats from the pet isle (don’t like some of the junk they put in there), their favorite treat has been maple bacon people jerky and a few ounces cost $6.98 every week. I’m not working right now so budget needed to be tightened up anywhere possible. So thanks so much for the recipe. Maybe next batch I’ll add a little maple flavor too. They might not even miss those expensive treats! ????


Friday 25th of January 2019

I’ve been making these dog treats for several years, and my dog loves them. They’re a treat I can feel good about giving her, because I know what’s in them. If you add up the price of store bought treats, and compare it with the cost of these, it’s a huge savings too! I also like making my own puréed veggies, as it’s less expensive than buying the baby food. I found that keeping the treats in the oven for about 15 minutes longer at 300 degrees, and then letting them sit makes them nice and crispy too.

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