This simple 6-ingredient No Bake Dog Treats recipe will surely be your pup’s new favorite. No baking required! Simply, mix, roll, and serve! These are Alder-approved and loved by our pup!

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These no-bake treats are sure to be your pup’s new favorite, with ingredients that are all good for your pup. Alder loves them, and they’re made with oats, pumpkin, apples and carrots, and peanut butter. If you love our baked Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits, then you’ll love this recipe, because you can whip them up in 10 minutes!

No Bake Dog Treats

The best part about this recipe? No baking required! Simply, mix, roll, and serve! These are super fun to make if you’re looking for homemade gifts for your fur-loving friends and their pets this year for Christmas.

pumpkin balls for dogs

Our dog, Alder (a Whoodle), goes nuts over these healthier peanut butter treats, but we only give him a little at a time. With any dog, you have to decide what is best for them for their tummies.

Do the research on what is best for your pup. For instance, oat or goat milk is what we usually make these treats with. Dogs also love apples and carrots, and of course peanut butter.

a dog nibbling on a dog biscuit

Why I love this recipe

  • Easy to make in 10 minutes.
  • They are Alder-approved.
  • You don’t have to turn on the oven.
  • All you need is a hand mixer.
  • Pop in the freezer – easy to defrost and give little nibbles to your pet.

no bake treats rolled in oats for doggies

Gather these ingredients:

  • Pumpkin puree
  • Peanut butter (we used organic)
  • Oat milk (or goat milk)
  • Shredded carrots and apples (or one or the other)
  • Old fashioned oats

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How do you make no bake dog treats?

  1. In the medium bowl, beat the pumpkin, peanut butter, oat milk, and grated apples and carrots on medium-high until well combined. Gradually pour in 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats at low speed, mixing until well incorporated.
  2. Using a small cookie scoop, roll the mixture into 1 1/4-to-1 1/2-inch balls, then roll into the remaining 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats. Press the oats into the balls.
  3. Place on a plate or baking sheet on parchment paper and cover; refrigerate until firm for about 1 hour.
  4. Store the bites in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or keep them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  5. Treat your pup to a frozen or room temperature dog treat!

no bake treats for dogs

Why make homemade dog treats?

Carrots and apples are low in calories, but high in fiber and vitamins. Pumpkin is a great source of fiber and helps with digestive regularity.

Homemade dog treats do not contain the same amount of fats, chemicals and preservatives that traditional store-bought treats have. Homemade means healthier ingredients, which also benefit your dog’s digestive system, teeth, and heart.

The best part about homemade dog treats or biscuits is that they are always made with love.

whoodle dog with no bake cookies (for dogs)

Tips and substitutions:

  • You can use soley apples (and skip the carrots), or you can use just carrots (and skip the apples), for a total of 1/4 cup.
  • Tip: If possible, and highly recommended, try to use all organic, unsalted, no sugar added ingredients. 
  • If homemade dog treats are new to your pet, consult your vet before introducing anything new into your dog’s diet.
  • Remember treats are not a replacement for your dog’s regular food, but just a healthy snack or little reward far healthier than some store-bought treats.
  • The benefit of making your own homemade treats for dogs is you know the ingredients are safe for your dog.
  • Use a larger or smaller scoop – when they are defrosted, you can break apart and give pieces to your dog.
  • Chill or freeze!

homemade dog treats

Looking for a homemade gift to make for the holidays for dogs?

This recipe is a great homemade dog gift, and also a money-saver, compared to store-bought treats or biscuits. They are a perfect midday snack to energize your pup.

They are on the softer side, so I suggest making them and putting in store-bought plastic containers with a red or green lid (for Christmas), like the Ziplock brand that you can find in the grocery store.

It’s a great little gift!

woman holding a dog with dog treats

Keep out of reach of your pet, because if they are like Alder, they’ll eat the entire plate.

But these are definitely Alder-approved. And he only gets a very small amount every day!

Nice that you have the option to freeze, because this does make a good-sized amount. [Store your dog treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.]

Have fun!

oats, pumpkin for no bake dog treats

More dog treats to try:

Charcuterie Boards for Dogs

Peanut Butter and Bacon Dog Treats (baked)

Sweet Potato Dog Biscuits (baked)

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No Bake Dog Treats

This simple 6-ingredient No Bake Dog Treats recipe will surely be your pup's new favorite. No baking required! Simply, mix, roll, and serve!
Makes 20 medium size scoop balls, or 35 small size scoop balls.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
refrigerate: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield: 35
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Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup oat milk
  • cup finely shredded carrots and apples
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats, divided

Instructions
 

  • In the medium bowl, beat the pumpkin, peanut butter, oat milk, and grated apples and carrots on medium-high until well combined. Gradually pour in 2 ½ cups old fashioned oats at low speed, mixing until well incorporated.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, roll the mixture into 1 ¼-to-1 ½-inch balls, then roll into the remaining ½ cup of old fashioned oats. Press the oats into the balls.
  • Place on a plate or baking sheet on parchment paper and cover; refrigerate until firm for about 1 hour.
  • Store the bites in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or keep them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  • Treat your pup to a frozen or room temperature dog treat!
Cuisine: American
Course: dog treats
Calories: 37kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0.3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Sodium: 5mg, Potassium: 49mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1297IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 0.4mg
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