4 Homemade Bacon Dog Treats Your Dog Will Love

4 Homemade Bacon Dog Treats Your Dog Will Love

Bacon, the tasty, crunchy snack that humans and dogs alike just can’t get enough of! Though eating it plain is great in and of itself, you may be looking for ways to treat your pup every now and then, and boring old dog biscuits just aren’t going to cut it. If that’s the case, you’re in luck! Many dog-owning bakers have thought the same thing, and come up with quick, easy recipes your dog is sure to love! We’ve listed our four favorite bacon dog treats to get you started!

1. Bacon Cheddar Dog Treats

Picture Credit: Three Little Ferns

These bacon dog treats from Three Little Ferns are as simple to make as they sound, and can be made in as little as 20-30 minutes! You only need four ingredients, and your dog is sure to love them! Here’s everything you’ll need, and how to make them!


  • 4 strips bacon
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 ½ cups milled oatmeal, with a small amount extra.
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. If you haven’t already, cook the bacon until crispy, then break it into small pieces.
  3. Combine the first three ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the eggs and mix until a sticky dough forms.
  5. Flour the countertop with a small amount of milled oatmeal.
  6. Place the dough on the countertop, and roll out to a ½-inch thickness. Cut out the treats with a cookie cutter.
  7. Place treats on a lined baking sheet and bake for roughly 20 minutes, or until light brown.
  8. Allow the treats to cool completely, and then serve!

2. Callie’s Peanut Butter Bacon Dog Biscuits

Picture Credit: House That Barks

As you’d probably guess, this recipe from House That Barks combines two of Fido’s favorites: bacon and peanut butter! Bringing together a variety of healthy, dog-friendly ingredients, these bacon dog treats are high in protein and pack a flavorful punch! Once your pup tastes these, they’ll be hooked!


  • 1 cup dog-friendly creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup fat-free milk
  • 1 large egg*
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ⅓ cup oats
  • 3 strips bacon

*¼ cup applesauce can be substituted


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Fry the bacon until crispy, and then chop it into small pieces.
  4. Mix the peanut butter, egg/applesauce, and fat-free milk.
  5. Add in the flour and baking powder, and mix until well combined. Then, add the oats and bacon.
  6. On a floured countertop, roll out the dough until it’s ¼ of an inch thick.
  7. Cut out the dog biscuits, and then place them onto the two baking sheets.
  8. Bake the biscuits for about 20 minutes, flip, and then bake for another 10.
  9. Remove the biscuits from the oven, allow them to cool, and serve! They’ll stay good for around a week!

3. Meaty Bits Bacon Dog Treats

Picture Credits: Wild Wild Whisk

This recipe from Wild Wild Whisk is a versatile one, and can be made with just about any meat you can think of! As a matter of fact, the author of the original recipe blog states that she originally made them using prime rib meat! Whether you make them as bacon dog treats or use different ingredients, your dog is sure to love these!


  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup chicken, beef, or vegetable stock (or plain water)
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 ¼ cup whole wheat flour, with extra for rolling


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Fry the bacon until crispy, and then chop it into small pieces, saving the grease for later.
  3. When the grease has cooled, add it into a mixing bowl along with the egg and stock. Beat until a smooth mixture is formed, then add in the remaining ingredients and mix until well combined.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured countertop, then roll it out to a ¼-inch thickness. Cut out the bacon dog treats, and place them on a baking sheet.
  5. Place the treats into the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Then, rotate the pan, flip the cookies over, reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees, and bake for 30 more minutes.
  6. Remove the treats from the oven and allow them to cool completely, then serve! They’ll save for about 2 weeks.

4. Best Bacon Dog Treats

Photo Credits: Spoiled Hounds

Our final recipe is from Spoiled Hounds, bacon dog treats made to be a healthier alternative than the typical store-bought biscuits. Like the recipes, they’re simple, quick, and a guaranteed favorite with your pup, so give them a shot!


  • 2 pieces bacon
  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon bacon grease
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Fry the bacon until crispy, chop it into small pieces, and reserve 1 tablespoon of the grease.
  3. Mash the banana in a mixing bowl, and add the egg, bacon grease, and peanut butter, then mix until well combined.
  4. Add in the oat flour and mix it in.
  5. Add the bacon bits and cheese, then mix well.
  6. Place the dough into silicone molds, then place them into the oven.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove the treats from the oven, allow them to cool completely, and then serve!

If you’re an avid baker and want to treat your dogs to something special, these four recipes are some of the best out there! In addition, you can visit our site at The Dog Bakery for more recipes, information, and ideas to keep your dog happy and full! Of course, if baking isn’t your thing, we still have options for you! You can browse our collection of gourmet dog treats that use quality ingredients and get rid of unhealthy fillers and preservatives! If you’re interested, feel free to come and take a look around!

Rocky Kanaka

Rocky Kanaka is an entrepreneur, pet rescue advocate and dog dad to a rescue boxer named Flip, a blind Cane Corso called Kobe, and a terrier mix named Zoey. He's also a pet chef and owner of The Dog Bakery, which specializes in dog birthday cakes and fresh baked dog treats. His three dogs can't get enough of the dog cakes and treats!

Lorna Ladd

Lorna Paxton Ladd is a passionate dog lover and enthusiast of The Dog Bakery. She loves spoiling her 3 rescue dogs with dog cakes and jerky. A 15 year veteran in the pet industry, her aim is to educate pet parents on the best recipes, products, tips and tricks to optimize the human/canine bond. Her favorite product at The Dog Bakery are the customizable dog birthday cakes.