Cappers Farmer

Maple Butter Dog Bones

Need a special gift for a dog-loving friend? Mix a batch of these for her coddled canine and a batch of any of maple-infused cookies, place some in a basket with a jar of maple syrup, and you’ll present her with the sweetest dog-owner gift ever.

Yields 20-24 3-inch dog bones


  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons Maple Peanut Butter
  • 1 1/4 cups flour


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix all ingredients together well. Once it’s nice and crumbly, simply work the dough with your hands to get a nice consistency.
  3. Roll dough out, press with an embossing rolling pin (if you like), cut into shapes, and bake for 20-40 minutes, depending on the size and thickness of treats, as well as how soft or hard your dog likes them. Ones that are baked hard will last for several months in a sealed container. Soft ones should probably be refrigerated if your pooch doesn’t eat them all in a few days!

Also from Sweet Maple:

Did you know that there are nearly two dozen tappable trees across the United States? Chances are you have at least one in your very own backyard. Want to bring more healthy food and sustainability into your life? In Sweet Maple, sugarmaker Michelle Visser and her family guide you through every step of all-natural syrup production—with directions for tapping one tree or dozens. In addition to sugaring techniques, tips from sugar shacks, and fun stories of multi-generational family operations, she shares many of her own family’s tried-and-true maple recipes while detailing the life-changing benefits of using maple products in place of refined sugar in the kitchen. Join Michelle on her family’s sweet journey, from tap to table.

Reprinted with permission from Sweet Maple: Backyard Sugarmaking from Tap to Table by Michelle Visser and published by Lyons Press, 2019.

  • Published on Sep 30, 2019
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