Bacon dog treats

Homemade Bacon Dog Treats (with video)

homemade bacon dog treats

Natural, Homemade Bacon Dog Treats.

I started baking these homemade bacon dog treats, about 2 years now.  I would buy dog treats, from the grocery store all the time. Until, some of the big brands started to become recalled. That was really scary, and I looked into making my own dog treats.  

These are simple to make, without any chemicals or preservatives. Your house will smell delicious, when you bake these. You will be tempted to eat them yourself! Well, you could if you wanted to. I won’t tell anyone. But… your dog may not want to share them.   homemade bacon dog treats

Here’s a video to show you I make these treats (In memory of Hennessy the Husky).

Our dogs know when I’m baking them, homemade bacon dog treats. They swarm me in the kitchen while baking these treats. This is my main recipe for making homemade dog treats.  

I will make a double batch of dough, cut out the shapes. Bake half and store the other half, in the freezer. When the dog treat jar is low or empty, I pull out the frozen dough shapes and bake. I haven’t needed to buy dog treats for my dogs in a long time.   homemade bacon dog treats   My dogs know the sound of the treat jar opening. They could be asleep in the living room or upstairs. If they hear the treat jar opening, they will come flying into the kitchen.  

Our Yorkie, Pepper, will steal the other dogs treats if they set any down on the floor. We call her, the little shark. Our dogs love these homemade bacon dog treats so much. That makes me happy!   homemade bacon dog treats

Dogs Love Them!

 As you can see, no complaints here. No doggie nose, will turn these treats away. I remember, buying a name brand package of dog treats. My dogs, didn’t want anything to do with them. Some dogs are picky and just know what they like.  I use these treats, to put inside of kongs. The dogs will keep busy for a while, trying to get the treats out from the kong.  

I’m pretty sure, a dog near you will appreciate some homemade treats. Warning… Once you make these for your special pup, there’s no going back.     homemade bacon dog treats      

Homemade Bacon Dog Treats
Homemade treats your dog will love.
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  1. 2 1/2 Cups White Whole Wheat Flour (regular AP flour can be used)
  2. 1/3 -1/2 Cup Bacon Grease (room temp)
  3. 1/2 Cup water
  4. 1 Egg
  1. Preheat oven to350 degrees
  2. Whisk the egg, water and bacon grease together in a large bowl.
  3. Mix in the flour, until a dough forms. If the dough is still sticky, just add more flour in 1/4 cup increments.
  4. Generously flour your work surface and place dough on floured surface. Sprinkle flour on top of dough and rolling pin. Roll out the dough on a floured surface anywhere between 1/2 inch to 1/4 inch thickness. Prick the entire surface with a fork.
  5. Cut into preferred shapes. Place as many as you can on baking sheet. These will not spread.
  6. Bake 25 -30 minutes in preheated oven. Allow to cool completely.
  1. You want to make sure the treats are a deep golden color. If your not sure the dog treats have baked all the way. You can break one in half and check. I like to turn the oven off and let them cool in the oven. Just check on them every once in a while. You want a dry crunchy treat. Not soggy or soft. Because they can get moldy in the container you store them.
  2. You can store the dough shapes in the freezer. Put dough shapes on a baking sheet and place in freezer for 20 minutes. Remove and place in freezer bag ( I use empty cereal bags to store stuff in the freezer). When ready to bake, remove from freezer and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
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23 comments on “Homemade Bacon Dog Treats (with video)

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  3. Beth | Daily Dog Tag

    My dogs would love these. I’ve never used bacon grease before (we’ve always just thrown it away), but what a great idea.

    1. Vanessa

      Beth, I’m sure your dogs would love these treats!

    2. jenna

      use bacon grease instead of butter one time, and you’ll be hooked! 😉 (making chili, sauteing asparagus, caramelizing onions… so so so much more bacon goodness!)

  4. Pilar

    The bacon treats sound great, plus We get to eat that bacon! Can these be stored at room temperature or do I need to refrigerate?

    1. Vanessa

      Hi Pilar! I’m glad you like the homemade bacon dog treats. After they have been baked and fully cooled, they should be dry and crunchy. Then you can store them in an air tight container on the counter.

      1. Cynthia

        Recipe sounds fantastic. Where can I purchase bacon grease? We rarely eat bacon. Thank you

        1. Vanessa

          Hi Cynthia!
          You can purchase bacon grease online. Or, check at your grocery stores, they may carry some. Dogs really love eating these treats!

  5. jenna

    yay! finally a dog treat recipe with no oats!!!! i never have oats laying around the house, but i have all the ingredients for this! and bonus! my house can smell like bacon!!!
    love it! thank you for posting this!!!!

    1. Vanessa

      Thanks Jenna! Yes, very easy to make. And… bacon, is always a bonus! I’m sure, you’ll have happy pups!

  6. ben

    how many does it make

    1. Vanessa

      Hi Ben! It will depend on the size you choose, to cut them out. I used a small dog treat cutter, and was able to get over 2 dozen treats. I often use, the rim of a shot glass. You can easily, double the recipe, to make more treats!

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  8. Izzy

    How much bacon do I need to make in order to get 1/2 cup of bacon grease?

    1. Vanessa

      Hi Izzy!
      It will depend on the type of bacon you purchase, and how fatty it is. On average, I would go with one package of bacon.

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    1. Vanessa

      Hi Denise!

      Your dog is such a cutie! :-) I’m so happy to hear that your little cutie loved them as much as our do!

      Thank you for sharing your post!

  10. Michelle

    What are their shelf life?

    1. Vanessa

      They can last two weeks or more, as long as they are dry and crunchy.

  11. Abby Smith

    Made this recipe and love it. I have a small dog, so when I rill the dough out I cut into squares about 1/4 inch big. I baked what I wanted to use right away left the rest still together on wax paper. I rolled the remaining amount up into a roll then covered the whole roll in aluminum foil and froze them. Now when I want to bake some more I simply break individual squares off and bake them. My dog loves them!

    1. Vanessa

      Hi Abby!

      So, glad to hear that you made these treats for your dog! This is such an easy recipe and the dogs love eating them. Sounds like a great technique that you shared, on how to store them in the freezer. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on your experience baking these dog treats!

      Happy Baking!