Barkin' Bacon Treats

Seeing Lady Gaga perform at the Super Bowl got me thinking about her choice of outfits over the many years. That, of course, got me thinking about BACON! I mean, how can you NOT remember her famous bacon dress?! Her bacon dress inspired me to make some DIY bacon treats for the pups!

All joking aside, there's nothing better than making your pups homemade treats that they go crazy for! How could they not when the main ingredient is BACON?! These Barkin' Bacon Treats are a blue ribbon winner in our house! These are inspired by Spoon Fork Bacon. So, thank you Jenny!

 

Please know that I made these as healthy as possible but they are not healthy treats! So reward your pups sparingly. I believe, every once in awhile, our pooches deserve some scrumptious, not-so-healthy goodness (as we do!). #junkfoodies.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Large, Organic, Cage-free Egg
  • 1 ¼ Cup Goat’s Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Raw, Unfiltered Honey
  • 4 Tablespoons Bacon Grease
  • ¾ Cup Crumbled Bacon
  • 3 Cups Gluten Free Flour

 

Directions:

  • Cook your bacon, saving the bacon grease. The crispier the bacon, the easier it is to crumble into small pieces.
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Whisk together the egg, milk, honey, bacon grease, and bacon bits.
  • Stir in the flour, ½ cup at a time.
  • Roll the dough out on a floured surface.
  • Using a pizza cutter (or cookie cutter depending on preference), cut out preferred size of bacon sticks. We cut lots of different sizes so we can use them for training or just an everyday noms.
  • Lay pieces on a non-stick cookie sheet. We laid our pretty close together so that we didn’t have to dirty so many pans. #lazy
  • Bake for 30 minutes. (We baked some of ours longer so they’d be crispier.)
  • Store in a cute, air-tight treat jar!

Again, these treats should only be given sparingly. **Consumption of bacon grease can result in pancreatitis, the severe inflammation of the pancreas. Symptoms of pancreatitis include vomiting, diarrhea, and organ failure. Pancreatitis is deadly if left untreated, especially in breeds such as Miniature Schnauzers, Yorkshire Terriers, and Shetland Sheepdogs.**