Instead of purchasing regular milk bones or jerky treats for your Chihuahua from the pet store, you should consider making your own peanut butter treats. Even if you have little-to-no experience baking, you can still make some delicious treats with just a few basic ingredients. Best of all, Chihuahuas love the delicious, all-natural taste of peanut butter treats. It's safe and they contains protein, calcium and a number of beneficial vitamins. If this sounds like something you're interested in, keep reading and I'll tell you how to make them.
Ingredients For Peanut Butter Chihuahua Treats
First and foremost, you'll need to pick up the ingredients to make your peanut butter Chihuahua treats. Because these treats are all natural and contain no additional preservatives or processed ingredients, you shoul;dn't have a problem finding the ingredients at your local grocery store or supermarket. So, here's what you'll need to make the peanut butter Chihuahua treats:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 cup skim milk
- cookie sheet
- rolling pin
- cookie-cutter (preferably dog-bone shaped)
- wax paper or non-stick spray
- large mixing bowl
Preparing The Peanut Butter Chihuahua Treats
After you've picked up the ingredients listed above, you'll need to mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Continue mixing for 3-4 minutes until all lumps have disappeared and the consistency is equal throughout. Salt is completely optional, but if you choose to add it, only add a very small dash for flavor.
Go ahead and prepare the cookie sheet by laying out some wax paper or spraying it down with non-stick oil. Don't make the mistake of forgetting about this step, as your Chihuahua treats may end up burnt onto the cookie sheet, and trust me, it's not fun trying to pull them off once this happens.
Scoop the mixture out onto the covered cookie sheet and use the rolling pin to flatten it out until it's about 2 inches thick. Next, cut out treat-sized pieces using either a traditional cookie-cutter or a bone-shaped one. Personally, I prefer the bone-shaped because it makes them look like actual dog treats, but really anything will do. If you don't have a cookie-cutter, you can even use a butter knife to cut out treat-sized pieces.
Cookie The Peanut Butter Chihuahua Treats
Cook the peanut butter Chihuahua treats in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes. Once they're done, take them out of the oven promptly to avoid burning. Allow them to sit out and cool for an additional 30 minutes before giving them to your Chihuahua.
Even if your Chihuahua is begs for a treat every time you go near them (which they will), try to only give them as a reward. Giving your Chihuahua too many treats may upset their stomach or cause digestive issues. Also, keep the treats stored in an air-tight container so they will last without spoiling.