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Homemade Dog Treat Recipe

Doggie Energy Bars

This easy homemade dog treat recipe for Energy Bars, takes little time and it makes tasty and nutritious bar cookies for dogs.

Especially if you have an active dog, the cookies can be used as a nutritious snack that will give your dog a boost when she is getting tired.

You and your dog can enjoy this one together! Skipper and Steve share them. I'm not quite sure who is sharing with whom...if you know what I mean!

By the way, this healthy dog treat recipe evolved from a favorite cookie recipe that I used to make for my children. I was very careful about serving healthy foods to my kids, so this recipe has lots of healthy ingredients in it.

If you think about it, the recipe is very similar to recipes for granola, so I used to call the little cookies, "granola bars".

The original recipe contained nutmeg. Since nutmeg is toxic for dogs, I replaced the nutmeg in the recipe with ginger—which is safe and healthy for dogs.

Energy Bars Homemade Dog Treats

Energy Bars Homemade Dog Treats

The Right Pans Make
These Easy Dog Treats Easier!

I like to use a 24 Cavity Silicone Financier Pan or a mini muffin pan for these easy doggie energy bars. If you don’t have either of these pans, you can use a brownie pan or casserole baking dish, and cut the dog cookie bars with a knife, when they are cool.

The shaped pans bake more evenly, and they make it easier to make “hard” energy bars. If you want your energy bars to be firm, try baking them at a slightly lower temperature, for a longer time so that they get dry all the way through them.

Or, alternatively, remove them from the shaped pans and put them on a large ungreased cookie sheet or casserole. Turn off the oven and leave the energy bars in the oven overnight, to finish drying them.

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Ingredients for
Energy Bars Homemade Dog Treats

Here's the recipe for my easy Energy Bars dog treats:

Directions For
Energy Bars Dog Treats

  1. Cream oil and eggs together.
  2. Mix dry ingredients and add them to the above mixture.
  3. Press 1 large tablespoon into each financier loaf pan or mini muffin cup, and make sure it's evenly distributed in the pan. Or spread in a brownie pan, or drop by teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. Bake 12-15 minutes for teaspoon size cookies, if you prefer to make smaller cookies.
  5. Turn off the oven and let the energy bars continue to dry in the oven overnight.

Energy bars will usually keep well in an airtight container at room temperature. However, it's sometimes hard to tell if they are dry all the way through to the middle. So, I think you would do well to refrigerate them—just in case. If they are not thoroughly dried, they will develop mold.

I hope you enjoy this easy homemade dog treat recipe. I think you’ll find that it is a great dog treat to take along with you, when you go on outings with your dog!

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