A Quick and Easy Recipe for Pumpkin Peanut Butter Treats

A Quick and Easy Recipe for Pumpkin Peanut Butter Treats

Pumpkin peanut butter dog treats are the perfect way to give your pup a little extra love! Made with real pumpkin and peanut butter, these treats are guaranteed to get those tails wagging. They’re so good your pup will want seconds, thirds, or pretty much the entire batch! Sure, buying a box of dog treats may be easier, but these DIY treats are made with love — and they’re just as easy to make as a batch of cookies.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 20-25 treats

Important Recipe Notes

  • Use canned pumpkin puree—Avoid pumpkin pie filling, which can contain added sugar that isn’t great for dogs.
  • Avoid sugar-free and no sugar added peanut butter—Do not use peanut butter containing the sugar substitute xylitol (birch sugar), which is toxic to dogs. 


  • 2-½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon water, or more if necessary
  • Stand mixer with paddle attachment or large bowl and mixing spoon
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutter or knife
  • Baking sheet


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the flour and cinnamon, then add the eggs, pumpkin, and peanut butter and mix until a stiff dough begins to form. This can also be done with a large bowl and mixing spoon.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a lightly floured countertop and knead to bring the dough together. The dough should be fairly stiff but if it is not workable, add 1 tsp. of water at a time to make it more pliable. 
  4. Begin rolling the dough out until it is ½-inch thick. 
  5. Using a cookie cutter or a knife, cut the dough into shapes or ½-inch squares and transfer the cutouts to an ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Bake until golden brown and crunchy, about 30-40 minutes. Allow to cool completely before treating your dog.

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