Peanut Butter Doggie Bonbons

Peanut butter is one of those magical treats that gets your pup’s tail wagging. These treats are made with everyday ingredients and they freeze well. Have fun with themes for birthdays or holidays, using small cookie cutters or forming into simple shapes.

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Freezer time: 30 minutes
  • Makes: 20 bonbons


1 cup (250 mL) peanut butter
2 cups (500 mL) quick-cooking or large flake oats
½ cup (125 mL) lightly packed, unpeeled, coarsely grated apple
½ cup (125 mL) lightly packed, unpeeled, coarsely grated carrot
½ tsp (2 mL) cinnamon
¼ cup (60 mL) finely grated dog’s favourite cheese (optional)

For shapes

¼ cup (60 mL) quick-cooking or large flake oats


In a medium bowl, stir or combine with your hands, peanut butter, oats, apple, carrot, cinnamon and cheese if using, until blended. Squeeze tightly into balls about 1½ inch (4 cm) large. Place on a tray and freeze until ready to treat your dog. Don’t thaw before serving.

For shapes
If making shapes, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scatter ¼ cup (60 mL) oats on paper. Place peanut butter mixture on oats on tray. Firmly pat to about ½-inch (1-cm) thick. Using small, simple-shaped cookie cutters, like a heart or dog bone, cut out shapes. Remold and repat scraps, then cut again. Freeze until firm, then store in an airtight container. Will keep up to 6 months.


Per 1 bonbon: 110 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fibre, 2 g sugars, 4 g protein