Royce was adopted from Miami Dade Animal Services in early May of 2018. I’d say he was one lucky dog (though I’m a bit biased), because little did he know, Royce was being adopted by me into the pet-loving Chewy team. The dog treat on top of the pup-friendly cupcake is that his dog dad, Charlie, is a professional chef who has considerable experience making gourmet dog treats.
Shortly after adopting our adorable pup, we quickly realized that he was obsessed with chewing—so much so that when he was done chewing on the plush toys in our home, he would move on to our cherished items—things like the remote control or our socks. This is how our family become devoted to KONG interactive toys. We have about three in our house as of today.
To keep things interesting, we often craft fancy recipes for Royce to gnaw on so he can get a taste of his dad’s cooking. Thanks to these gourmet KONG-stuffer recipes, Royce has given up his hobby of chewing on our stuff in favor of these new delicious treats.
Royce loves our recipes so much that we decided to share a few of our summer-themed recipes with the Chewy community. So, for the month of July, we’re bringing you three chef- and vet-approved easy KONG recipes that you can make in your own kitchen. We hope your pups love them just as much!
All American Frozen Apple Pie
In light of the Fourth of July, this week’s recipe is a frozen apple pie. Keep your pup entertained during your own festivities with a frozen, patriotic treat that will help them beat the heat.
- 1/2 apple
- 1/4 cup of organic greek yogurt
- Pinch of cinnamon
- 1/2 KONG Peanut Butter Treat, crushed
- 1 large bowl
- 1 medium pan
- Parchment paper
- Rubber spatula
- KONG – medium
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 3 minutes
Freeze time: 2 hours or overnight
Serving size: one spoonful per pup
- Wash apple.
- Peel apple, cut into half. Cut one of the halves into cut into quarters and remove seeds. Dice into ½-inch cubes. Throw away or eat the unused half of the apple.
- Saute cut apple in a pan on medium heat for 3 minutes.
- Cool off.
- Put yogurt into a large bowl.
- Add entire contents of pan into bowl with yogurt.
- Add crushed treat and pinch of cinnamon.
- Fold ingredients together lightly.
- Spoon small portions (small enough to fit into your KONG) onto parchment paper on a tray.
- Stick in freezer for 2 hours or overnight.
- Stuff into your KONG.
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. If your pet has any other health issues, or if you have any concerns, consult your pet’s veterinarian before offering this food item.
Samantha and Charlie are the proud dog parents of Royce, a French Bulldog rescue who loves cuddling on the couch and literally anything he can sink his teeth into. Samantha is the web editor for Chewy’s three digital publications—petMD, Pet Central and ReptilesMagazine—and Charlie is a professional chef with a degree from the Culinary Institute of America. This dog-loving couple combined forces to bring the Chewy community culinary delights tailored for your canine companions.
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