Tarts peanut butter dog treat with a peanutty shell, filled with a cream cheese and peanut butter filling that will delight almost any dog.
This peanut butter dog treat recipe has been recently overhauled, to make it even better.
I’ve also made it easier, so that you will spend less time in the kitchen, while making outstanding gourmet home-made dog treats!
The NEW peanut butter dog treat recipe makes little tart shells, which you will fill with a cream filling after they cool.
You don’t have to bake them a second time, though. Just fill the tart shells, chill and serve.
Kitchen Tools You’ll Need
After doing some experimenting, I discovered that there’s an easy way and a hard way to do this. The easy way requires using the right kitchen tools.
I only have a couple of recommendations, but I really do suggest that you get these couple of things.
You will cut down on the frustration of trying to make the tarts without the right equipment.
The photo on the right is a tart tamper and it is used for making this tarts peanut butter dog treat.
In addition to your usual kitchen tools, you should have:
- Tart Tamper
- Silicone Mini Muffin Pan – this makes the tarts SO much easier! You can take the tarts out of the pan without breaking them, and they bake more evenly than other pans that I have used.
Ingredients for Tarts Peanut Butter Dog Treat
- 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup unbleached white flour
- 2 tablespoons wheat germ
- 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon non-aluminum baking powder
- 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 cup water (about)
- 6 oz. cream cheese
- 2/3 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup unbleached flour
To Make the Tart Shells:
- Combine flours, wheat germ, oatmeal and baking powder in a medium bowl.
- Place the water in your mixer bowl and mix the dry ingredients into 1 to 1 ½ cups of water. You may have to do this gradually, or the flour will fly out of the bowl. If you have a dough hook, you should use it. The dough should end up being the consistency of thick cookie dough.
- Place a heaping tablespoon of dough into each silicone mini muffin cup and use the tart tamper to hollow out the center and give it a tart shape. Make the tarts a little thick, as you want to be able to handle them later.
- Prick each tart a couple of times with a toothpick—this help them keep their shape, rather than bubbling up.
Bake the Tarts
- Bake the tarts for about 12-15 minutes at 325 degrees F. They should be a nice golden brown when they are done.
- Cool the tart shells on a cooling rack.
- Remove the tart shells carefully from the silicone mini muffin pan.
- Follow the directions below for filling the tarts.
Your tart shells will change shape as they bake.
Make the Filling and Fill the Tarts:
- Using your mixer, cream the cheese, peanut butter and vanilla together.
- Mix in the unbleached flour until blended.
- Add enough milk to make the filling smooth, but not runny. The consistency should be similar to that of a thick pudding.
- Fill the baked tart shells with the peanut butter filling.
- Chill the dog treats in the refrigerator, until you serve them.