For four years I've been making these treats. Mostly in double batches. The ingredients are common not sexy, the outcome predictable not shapely.
Its really easy to make two batches and is so economical its easy to share them.
I discovered a few years back that you cannot donate home made food for people consumption to the food bank, but, home made dog treats were not only allowed, they were appreciated. We often forget that there are dogs that live with people who rely on the food banks to supplement their meals. Those dogs are well loved and true family members.
The premise of the recipe is so simple that you can hardly believe it is actually that easy The ingredient list is flexible and made with ingredients a food bank recipient would have on hand. I print the
Yup, that is a jar of fat drippings, told you it was cheap
I save my fat drippings (and a few friends do the same for me). Bacon fat, fat from burger, from chicken you name it. No fancy oils or expensive jars from health food stores, Just plain, basic old school cooking here.
When I say dry goods you can use stale dry cereal, or flour or flax or rolled oats. When I say oil you can use peanut butter or lard or fat drippings. (any combination to equal the number of cups needed) Typically I use up my fat drippings and top up with peanut butter (and end up
with an irresistible to dogs peanut butter bacon treat.
As far as the liquid goes, tuna juice from lunch, or chicken broth or water, or the water your veges were cooked in for supper last night! I make my own chicken broth, and then do a second run on the bones and use it in this recipe.
Once baked, dried and cooled, just package and drop off!
It really cannot get any easier or flexible or cheap then this recipe. Baggies, or dollar store packages to prepare for drop off! Bins are located at most grocery stores, so its not even out of your way. Takes no extra time! There really isn't a reason not to make these treats... and to share them!