What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with a backyard BBQ? And don’t forget about your furry friend! There’s no reason to keep your party pup away from the festivities, especially when they can have their very own on-theme DIY dog treats to chow down on.
To help celebrate Independence Day with your favorite “hot dog,” try your hand at this easy DIY dog treat recipe. These adorable hot dog dog biscuits are so good that they’ll have your patriotic pup parading around in glory like the star they are! And don’t be surprised if the other pups on the block come marching to your kitchen, declaring their own bark-worthy barbecue-themed dog treats.
If you’re ready for a cook-out that’ll have all the dogs standing at attention, pull out your baking supplies and get “grilling!”
What you'll need:
- Blue Dog Bakery Beef Deli Sticks
- Kong Stuff’n Easy Treat Bacon & Cheese Recipe
- 2 teaspoons powdered Parmesan cheese
- ¾ cup of flour
- ¼ cup of water
- 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter*
*Note: Make sure your peanut butter does not contain xylitol, which is toxic to dogs
- Mixing bowl
- Mixing spoon or spatula
- Non-stick pan
6 DIY dog treats
One treat per pup
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix ½ cup of flour and all of the Parmesan cheese together in a bowl.
Add in peanut butter and water.
Mix with a spoon until the mixture thickens. Once it becomes too thick to mix, massage the mixture with your hands until a consistent dough forms.
Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of flour onto your workstation.
Roll the dough until it makes a long, cylindrical shape about 1 inch thick.
Cut the dough into 3-inch pieces.
Take one of your 3-inch pieces and make a crease down the middle lengthwise (so it forms a hot dog bun shape).
Repeat for the other five dough pieces.
Place the “buns” on a non-stick sheet pan.
Put the treats in the oven for 7-10 minutes, or until hard.
While your treats are cooking, tear the Blue Dog link treats into 3-inch pieces.
Once the treats have cooled off (about 10 minutes out of the oven), place the cut links into each “bun.”
Spray the KONG treat in a squiggly line on top of each link.
Give to your pup to enjoy!
This recipe was reviewed by a veterinarian. It is intended as a treat or snack. Treats should only constitute a small percentage of your pet’s daily food. The cheese in this recipe should not be used in dogs sensitive to fats. If your pet has any other health issues, or if you have any concerns, consult your pet’s veterinarian before offering this food item.