DIY Apple Peanut Butter Dog Treats

September 21, 2012

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DIY Apple Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Tomorrow is the first official day of Fall! Aren’t you excited? Chuy and I are loving these cooler temperatures. Fall weather means more walks together and of course all the yummy Fall flavored treats! Apples are a Fall must have, so I made these yummy apple peanut butter dog treats that both you and your pet can enjoy on a cozy, cool Fall afternoon!

A note about apples from Modern Dog Magazine:

Apples are wonderful crunchy treats for your dog. Apples with the skin on are full of plant chemicals (phytonutrients) that are thought to be protective against some types of cancer in humans. They are a source of vitamins A and C and fibre. Apple seeds, however, contain cyanide so your dog should not be allowed to eat the core. Though the effects of a few apple seeds will likely not harm your dog, the deleterious effects can accumulate over time if allowed to eat apple seeds regularly.

More About This DIY Dog Treat

  • A healthy fall treat for your and your pet!
  • An after school snack for both the kids and your pet!

Ingredients You Need

  • Ripe Green or Red Apple (s)
  • Peanut Butter

Supplies You Need

DIY Apple Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Time Required

  • 10 minutes

How Much Does it Cost?

This project cost me $3 for the set of Wilton Harvest Mini Cookie Cutter Set I purchased at Ross.  I already had apples and peanut butter in my kitchen. So, if you already have the cookie cutter, it’s FREE!

Instructions

Learn how to make these Apple Peanut Butter Dog Treats as pictured below.  If you want to learn more, keep reading!

NOTE: Some pets may react differently when you introduce a new food. Always check with your veterinarian if you are unsure about trying something new.

DIY Apple Peanut Butter Dog Treats Tutorial

Step One

Rinse the apples with water. Don’t forget to remove the sticker!

DIY Apple Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Step Two

Using a potato peeler, remove the skin of the apple.

DIY Apple Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Step Three

Using a knife, cut the apple in slices.

DIY Apple Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Step Four

Take your apple shaped cookie cutter and cut out apple shapes from the slices.

DIY Apple Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Step Five

Dab a little peanut butter on the “stems” of the apple shaped treats. I used a chop stick to apply the peanut butter.

Serve and enjoy! Since apples can go bad pretty quickly once cut, I would suggest giving your pet a couple (based on their size) and enjoy the rest or share with your kids!

Finished Product

Here’s what me and Chuy’s apple treats looked like when they were done.

DIY Apple Peanut Butter Dog Treats

DIY Apple Peanut Butter Dog Treats

DIY Apple Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Chuy Chihuahua Approved!

Two paws up!

DIY Apple Peanut Butter Dog Treats - Chuy Chihuahua

Happy Fall!

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Gillian Luce September 21, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Aimee-these look great! Bailey thanks you for his new Fall treat! ;) PS Chuy looks VERY happy!

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Mimi @ Irresistible Pets September 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Thanks Gillian! I hope Bailey enjoys them!!

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Jessica Sala September 22, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Yummy! My dogs and I are all currently drooling and on our way to the grocery store!

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Mimi @ Irresistible Pets September 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Awesome, thanks! Did you make some this weekend?

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Amanda Rose September 24, 2012 at 6:23 pm

These are adorable! Great idea!

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Mimi @ Irresistible Pets September 24, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Thanks Amanda!

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Chelsea September 25, 2012 at 10:44 am

Thanks for such an awesome & healthy treat idea! I love that it’s low cost, easy & fast, and I ADORE the mini apple cookie cutter.

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Mimi @ Irresistible Pets September 25, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Thanks Chelsea!

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Chelle {Everyday Polish} September 27, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Stopping by from SITS! I don’t have a pet but these look like they’d be yummy for people too :-)

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Mimi @ Irresistible Pets September 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Thanks for stopping by! Yes, I tried them and they are delish!

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Maggie S. September 28, 2012 at 6:38 am

Chuy is darling. My little dog won’t take homemade treats any more, because she always thinks her medicine is hiding in it. She’s all like,”Thanks, no, but can I have a Milk Bone?”

Our old Sheltie, who passed away five years ago this Halloween, would have loved these. Thanks for bringing back the memory of his precious love and faithfulness.

Stopping by from SITS.

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Mimi @ Irresistible Pets September 28, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Awww!!! Chuy wants to try just about everything he sees us making in the kitchen. HA!

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Erin @ Out on a Limb September 28, 2012 at 6:46 am

Stopping by from the Sits Girls Blogging Challenge from yesterday. Just adorable! My greyhound and kiddos will love this. Okay my greyhound will love anything, but my kids can be picky. It’s nice to kill to birds with one stone!

Have a great weekend!

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Mimi @ Irresistible Pets September 28, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Thanks for stopping by Erin!

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Cathie February 1, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Two of my Callie’s favorite things! btw .. 4 1/2 lb Long-haired chocolate Chihuahua.

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Mimi @ Irresistible Pets February 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Awww! I bet she is just irresistible!

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Clare August 28, 2014 at 1:30 am

I love that these are kid safe and dog safe – so kiddos can share their snacks with their pup. I’m featuring this in my Apple Tot School post on Saturday! Thanks for linking up. #supermommyclub

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