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
- Small Apple Shaped Cookie Cutter
- Potato Peeler
- 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!
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.
Rinse the apples with water. Don’t forget to remove the sticker!
Using a potato peeler, remove the skin of the apple.
Using a knife, cut the apple in slices.
Take your apple shaped cookie cutter and cut out apple shapes from the slices.
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!
Here’s what me and Chuy’s apple treats looked like when they were done.
Chuy Chihuahua Approved!
Two paws up!
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