Perfect Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Puppy Treats

By: Tori Bowlin

December 07, 2021

Happy dog wearing santa hat

This holiday season, don't forget about your favorite furry friends by baking these easy, AKC-approved dog treats. Simple ingredients and quick baking times make this the ideal last-minute surprise.

Make it a gift by picking up affordable canisters (usually abundant at dollar and thrift stores) and filling them with homemade treats. It makes the merriest, pet-friendly gift of the season!

Perfect Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Puppy Treats

  • Course: Gluten-Free
  • Cuisine: Holiday

  • Servings 20 treats
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 12 minutes


  • 2 cups flour (regular or gluten-free) 
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin 
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (make sure it is Xylitol-free) 
  • Pinch of salt 
  • Sprinkles*


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F 
  • In a large bowl, mix the pumpkin and peanut butter 
  • Stir in the flour and combine the mixture into a dough 
  • Roll out the dough onto a floured surface 
  • Cut the dough into shapes with your favorite cookie cutters 
  • Alternative Shape Optional: Roll the dough into 1-inch balls, then press with a fork to flatten 
  • Place the treats half an inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet 
  • Add sprinkles* 
  • Bake for 12 minutes

Recipe Note

(Recipe adapted from the American Kennel Club)

* Are sprinkles safe for dogs? Yes! Read on to learn more.
Please check with your veternarian if you're concerned about your pet's dietary restrictions or health.

Additionally, never add chocolate sprinkles to your dog treats. Chocolate is not safe for dogs and contains caffeine and theobromine—dogs cannot metabolize these compounds as humans do.