Recipe: A Substantial Treat

When I come home from work, I like to give Charlie more than just a regular biscuit as a snack – because he’s getting old and a bit thin and because I love him.  So I had an idea to make a sort of treat sandwich with cream cheese and peanut butter filling.

I wanted the wafers to be fairly plain and sturdy – not too crumbly.  I made a dough out of the following:

3 Cups whole wheat flour

1 1/2 Cups unbleached all-purpose flour

1/2 Cup raw wheat germ

sprinkling of salt substitute

enough water to make a dough (roughly 2 Cups)

This dough took a bit of kneading to get into shape.  When it was ready, I divided it into thirds and rolled each piece out with a rolling pin.  I poked lots of holes in the flattened dough with a fork and then cut into squares (or whatever shapes naturally occurred).  I baked these on a greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees F for approximately 35 minutes then shut off the heat and left the wafers in the oven with the door closed overnight.

The next day, I beat 4 ounces of cream cheese, 1/2 Cup peanut butter and 1 Tablespoon of honey with an electric mixer.  I spread this filling on a wafer and covered it with another wafer.

This made a good treat for Charlie’s afternoon snack.  It would probably do well as a birthday treat too.

Oh yes, it was a bit sticky.

Charlie likes a little pine straw with his treats.

6 thoughts on “Recipe: A Substantial Treat

  1. That last picture of Charlie is priceless. Absolutely adorable with that big grin! What an awesome shot.

  2. I love the pictures of Charlie enjoying the treats – I can almost hear the smacking of the mouth from the stickiness of the peanut butter! Thanks for sharing the recipe AND the pics!

  3. Charlie always likes to take his treats over to the pine straw to eat, even though that means he has to spend extra time spitting out pine straw. He’s silly.
    I refrigerated one of these treats overnight and it held together better while being eaten. I think that’s probably the way to go.

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