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Copper’s Choice Healthy, Gluten Free, Peanut Butter, Pumpkin & BarleyLife Dog Treats

Copper is waiting for his treats!

Copper is waiting for his treats!

Dog treats without any junk in them are either hard to find or very expensive, so I decided to experiment and make my own!  My dog Copper seems to really love them…hope your best doggie friend loves them too!  I researched all the ingredients and they all have great benefits for dogs!  Let me know what you think.

Prep Time 25 minutes          Cook Time 30 minutes         Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup millet flour
  • 3 cups brown rice flour, or more, as needed
  • 2 TBS molasses
  • 2 TBS ground flax seed
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp AIM traditional BarleyLife powder ( you can use more as you dog gets used to it)
  • ¼ cup warm water


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment,
    Batter will be moist but doesn't hold together like dough with gluten

    Batter will be moist but doesn’t hold together like dough with gluten

    beat pumpkin puree, peanut butter and eggs, molasses, flax seed, BarleyLife powder, olive oil &  warm water on medium-high until well combined, about 1 minute. Gradually add 2 1/2 cups flours at low speed, beating just until incorporated. Add an additional 1/4 cup flour at a time just until the dough is no longer sticky.

  • Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces and work on 1/3 at a time.
    Divide the dough in smaller chucks for easier rolling & cutting

    Divide the dough in smaller chucks for easier rolling & cutting

    Using a rolling pin, (I use a layer of parchment paper between rolling pin & dough too) roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness.

  • Place a sheet of parchment paper on counter top or flour area with a gluten free flour, knead the dough 3-4 times until it comes together.
  • Using cookie cutters, cut out desired
    Use your favorite cutters for fun shapes!

    Use your favorite cutters for fun shapes!

    shapes (dipping the cutters into gluten flour flour often keeps the dough from sticking)

  • Place on prepared baking sheets

    My Doggie, Copper is  waiting not-so-patiently for some of these!

    My Doggie, Copper is waiting not-so-patiently for some of these!

  • Place in oven and bake until the edges are golden brown, about 25-30 minutes.* Check every 5 minutes after 20.
  • Let cool completely.

NOTES  *Baking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of the treats. Serving size will also vary depending on the desired shapes and cookie cutters used.

Using my small dog bone cutter, this recipe made about 9 dozen (1 inch) cookies.

AIM Products for Pets

Much of the nutrition found in AIM products works as well on pets as it does on humans, with whole-food concentrates benefiting both. The all-natural nutrition in products like AIM BarleyLife® can be part of a dog or cat’s daily diet, and positive results can be experienced in a variety of areas.

Barley grass juice powder

BarleyLife is one of the most common pet-friendly products because of its concentrated juice powder of nutrient-dense barley grass. The vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, phytonutrients, and enzymes in BarleyLife make it an ideal supplement to a dog or cat’s daily nutrition needs.  BarleyLife

Both dogs and cats may see benefits in anti-inflammatory activity, antioxidant ability, immune system support, and overall good health.

For dogs less than 50 pounds, AIM recommends using 1⁄2 teaspoon of BarleyLife once a day mixed into the dog’s food or sprinkled on top of the dog’s food. For dogs 50 pounds and up, the serving increases to
1⁄2 teaspoon two times per day.
For cats, AIM recommends using 1⁄8 or 1⁄4 teaspoon of BarleyLife with food once daily.

Essential fatty Acids for health

AIMega® and its organic seed oil blend of essential omega-3 and -6 fatty acids may help both dogs and cats with improved coat, fewer hairballs, and constipation relief. Additionally, they may experience health benefits for their skin and nails, as well as their cardiovascular system as AIMega is a natural anti-inflammatory

For dogs, AIM recommends using one capsule for every 20 pounds of weight (up to 4 capsules), twice daily. For a 60-pound dog, this would mean three capsules, twice daily. For cats, AIM recommends one to two capsules per day.  To administer the AIMega, open the capsules with a pair of scissors and squeeze the oil onto the food.

For better joint health

Frame Essential  Joint health is also an area that both dogs and cats can see benefits from AIM Frame Essentials®, which combines glucosamine complex (sulfate and hydrochloride) with methylsulfonyl-methane (MSM) and boswellia extract to promote healthy joints.
For dogs under 40 pounds, AIM recommends one capsule daily. For dogs 40 pounds and above, the serving may increase to two capsules daily. Frame Essentials is best taken with food,
and note that there may be a choking risk if small dogs are fed whole capsules. In these instances, it is best to sprinkle the contents of the capsule onto the food.
For cats, AIM recommends one capsule daily, opened and sprinkled onto food.

Digestive health for dogs and cats can be positively impacted by AIM

Great for digestive health

FloraFood®and its combination of three friendly bacteria.
FloraFood can help pets maintain a healthy balance of good bacteria in the gut.
For both dogs and cats, AIM recommends one FloraFood capsule daily, with food. The capsule may be broken open and sprinkled onto or mixed into food. Do not feed the whole capsule to cats as it may get lodged in the throat. With nutrition from AIM, you can help to keep your pets in good health and possibly avoid costly trips to the vet. For the prevention or relief from the common health issues of dogs
and cats, AIM has natural answers.

Benefits and Features

  •  Improves your pet’s overall health
  •  Counteracts inflammation
  •  Improves coat appearance and skin health
  •  Maintains healthy joints
  •  Balances friendly bacteria
  •  Provides antioxidant activity and immune system support

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Reference AIM Pets Products data sheet 2012