How to Make Your Own Dog Treats

Show your four-legged friend you care by cooking up some homemade treats.

You will need

  • 4 bacon slices
  • 2 lb. whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c. cold water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 c. bacon fat
  • A frying pan
  • Paper towels
  • A rolling pin
  • A cookie sheet
  • Cooking spray

Step 1 Fry the bacon Place the bacon strips side-by-side in the frying pan and fry on medium heat until crispy. Drain on two paper towels on top of a plate, and reserve the fat.

Step 2 Mix the flour Pour 3 cups of wheat flour into a bowl, add the water, and stir with a spoon. Add the egg, milk, and garlic powder, mixing thoroughly until the batter is thick and sticky.

Step 3 Add bacon and bacon fat Crumble the bacon strips into small pieces and add them plus 1/4 cup of reserved bacon fat to the mixture. Stir well.

Step 4 Roll the dough Spread a handful of whole wheat flour on the kitchen table or counter. Roll the dough flat until it’s ½-inch thick.

Step 5 Cut up the dough Grease the cookie sheet with the cooking spray. Slice the dough into small, “begging sized” strips and place them on the cookie sheet.

Step 6 Bake and cool Bake in the oven for approximately 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool and use as a training treat or a reward for being a good dog.