I will be brief. We tried to make homemade dog treats for our dog's 4th adoption anniversary (aka 6thish birthday), and they sucked. They didn't ever get crispy, even when we overbaked them. Our dog likes them (but then again, she considers a kale stem a treat, to be gnawed on slowly like a bome), but one of her friends spat it right out when we gave him one. They are cute, at least, due to an eternity spent cutting out little fall shapes (oak leaves, maple leaves, normal leaves, acorns, apples, and pumpkins, plus one dog):
We used the recipe from http://the-dairy-free-diva-recipe-exchange.yumsugar.com/All-Natural-Vegan-Dog-Treats-14252489 although to be fair we didn't have quite enough peanut butter so we topped it off with tahini and a bit of almond meal. Alas.