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8 Super Simple No-Bake Dog Treat Recipes

An adorable puppy with large ears eagerly looks at a treat

We know you love your dog, and that they deserve the world! But let's face it, life is busy. Chances are you don't have time to hover over your oven baking homemade dog treats, even if you'd like to.

We get it, and we are here to help.

The recipes below contain only dog-safe ingredients and require less than ten minutes of active time. Ready to step up your treat game? Here are eight easy dog treat ideas to make their life more delicious without making yours harder. Now you can reward your fur baby they way they deserve!

Note: The ingredients in this post are all confirmed as safe for dogs to eat, but this does not account for potential allergies or other dietary restrictions. Always check with your vet before introducing new foods to your dog's diet. Like all treats, the following goodies should only be served in moderation.


Apple Blasts

Apples are high in fiber but low in protein and fat, making them an ideal treat for senior dogs. Show them some love with these two-ingredient Apple Blasts.


  • 1 cup plain applesauce (unsweetened)
  • ¼ cup chopped apples


  1. Combine chopped apples and applesauce
  2. Fill an ice cube tray with the apple mixture
  3. Freeze
  4. Delight your pooch!

Coconut Oat Balls

This no-bake snack has caught on with humans, but why leave dogs out of the fun? There are many variations of these nutrient-dense goodies, but here is a simple one to get you started.


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup coconut oil


  1. Melt coconut oil
  2. Mix in rolled oats
  3. Roll into bite-sized balls and place on a paper-lined tray
  4. Refrigerate until firm
  5. Let your pup enjoy!

Peanut Butter Dreams

Peanut butter is beloved by pooches everywhere! Deliver a familiar flavor with a new twist in this cool banana version.


  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup regular peanut butter (avoid the sugar substitute Xylitol found in low-sugar options)


  1. Mash banana
  2. Mix in peanut butter
  3. Roll into bite-sized balls and place on a paper-lined tray
  4. Refrigerate until firm
  5. Spoil your good girl!

Strawberry Smoothie Drops

Strawberries are perfectly safe for dogs (but the chocolate-covered ones are just for you!). According to the American Kennel Club, strawberries contain an enzyme that can even help whiten your dog's teeth.


  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup plain yogurt


  1. Blend strawbereris and yogurt together
  2. Place quarter-sized dollops on a paper-lined tray
  3. Freeze
  4. Reward your good boy!

Chicken and Sweet Potato Bites

As nourishing as they are delicious, these chicken and sweet potato treats make for full bellies and full hearts.


  • 1 cup cooked chicken
  • ½ cup sweet potato, mashed


  1. Mix chicken into mashed sweet potato
  2. Roll into bite-sized balls and place on a paper-lined tray
  3. Refrigerate until firm
  4. Make your doggo's day!

Calming Catnip Clusters

Are we still talking about dog treat recipes? We sure are! Catnip is not only safe for dogs, but it has a calming effect on some dogs. Not all dogs react to catnip, but those that do can benefit from it on high-anxiety days that involve vet visits or fireworks. (Source: Rover)


  • 1 can tuna
  • 1 tablespoon catnip


  1. Drain tuna water from the can
  2. Mix tuna and catnip together
  3. Roll into bite-sized balls and place on a paper-lined tray
  4. Refrigerate until firm
  5. Treat your pup!

Cheesy Carrot Sprinkle

Kick dinner up a notch and turn a boring meal into their new favorite time of day, a great way to peek the interest of picky eaters.


  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Mix together shredded carrots and cheese
  2. Use as a food topper: sprinkle on top of their dinner
  3. Surprise your four-legged friend!

Pumpkin Yummers

Pumpkin is another classic dog favorite. Delight their senses with these Pumpkin Yummers to make a good day great!


  • ½ cup canned pumpkin (avoid pumpkin pie filling, which has added ingredients)
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt


  1. Mix together pumpkin and yogurt
  2. Fill an ice cube tray with the pumpkin mixture
  3. Freeze
  4. Satisfy your furry friend!


How's that for non-intimidating recipes that check all the boxes? Minimal effort meets maximum yumminess; your dog will be so glad you read this post.

And in case you're wondering what to do with all these treats, OllyDog's Goodie Treat Bag may come in handy! It has a magnetic closure so you can access treats quickly to reward good behavior.

This training essential + goodies from the above recipes = one happy (and well-behaved) pooch!

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