Bacon Dog Treats
My dogs love bacon dog treats. They’re like miniature cookies for dogs. The treats are about the size of a quarter. It’s approximately 1 tablespoon full. Depending on the size of your dog you can make them big or small. I was buying treats at the store and found a lot of them have preservatives that I didn’t like. Then with the recalls continuously happening I just don’t trust the commercial treats found at the store anymore.
I make large batches of these treats at a time and divide them out by the week and freeze them. At the end of the week, I pull out one baggie full to thaw and to use the next week. Homemade treats are always the best. You know exactly what is in it and you don’t have to worry about the dog food recalls.
Let’s Start Dehydrating
Measure 1 cup of wheat flour. Pour into the food processor. Use the standard chop blade.
When making bacon during the month save the grease in a grease container. This is the bacon grease collected for a month. Melted in two ramekins purchased from Target. With this amount of grease, I can make 8 batches or about 240 treats.
Add 4 Tbs of bacon grease to the bowl. Pulse the food processor until grease is semi-mixed. It will look lumpy.
Add 1/4 cup of water.
Use 1 tsp spoon to dip out the dough. Roll it into a ball in the palm of your hands and flatten it out with your thumb. If you want bigger treats, use 1 TB spoon instead. It will make fewer but bigger treats. 1 TB makes about 15- 20 treats per batch.
My dehydrator is a Nesco FD60. Using dehydrator 9 trays to make 240 treats. Dehydrate at 140 degrees for 12-20 hours. Check on the treats after 12 hours to see if they are dry. Break one in half to see if it is dry throughout. If not, continue drying for another 3-4 hours. The cookies should feel dry after breaking open.
Bacon Dog Treats
- Food Processor
- 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 4 Tbs Bacon Grease Can use 2 Tbs bacon grease and 2 Tbs crumbled bacon bits instead
- 1/4 Cup Water
- Add flour and grease to the food processor and pulse for 1 minute or until blended.
- Add water a little at a time until dough ball forms.
- Use a teaspoon to dip out 1 tsp of dough. Roll dough in palm of hand until a small dough ball forms. Squish flat with thumb to 1/4" thick.
- Place on mesh screen lined dehydrator tray. I can fit about 30 per tray.
- Dehydrate 140 degrees for 16-20 hours depending on number of filled trays. Check after 6 hours.
Treats should look and feel like a chocolate chip cookie but without the chocolate chips.
- Let cool.