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Weekly Drool Recipe: Coconut Butter via Kirby the Dorkie

Our good friend Kirby the Dorkie has come up with a great way to add exotic flavor to your dog’s meal that also packs a wallop of health benefits! Today Best Bully Sticks shares Kirby’s recipe for Coconut Butter! Check out the full recipe below.

Wondering what the difference is between coconut oil and coconut butter? Coconut oil is the oil extracted from the coconut where coconut butter is made from raw dried shredded coconut. When you puree the shredded coconut the coconut oil and coconut meat mix together and turn into a butter spread.

To make your own use unsweetened, dried coconut, either shredded or flakes, which turn into a somewhat smooth butter. Do not use desiccated, sweetened, reduced fat or fresh coconut. This does require a powerful food processor or blender to make.

So what can you do with coconut butter? Spoon coconut butter straight from the jar and mix in the meal time kibble, add it to baked treats, melt and pour over sweet potatoes or baked carrots, freeze for pupsicles, the list is endless. Coconut butter isn’t just for dogs either!  Humans can use it as a coffee creamer, a spread for toast, in curry dishes, and smoothies to name a few.

Try making different flavored coconut butters: mix 1 tablespoon carob powder with 1/4 cup coconut butter, 1 tablespoon peppermint oil with 1/4 cup coconut butter, or 1 tablespoon cinnamon with 1/4 cup coconut butter.

Prep Time: 15 – 20 minutes    Cook Time: None    Yields:  1 cup

Ingredients

2 cups unsweetened coconut, shredded or flakes read more…

Weekly Drool Recipe: Twist ‘N Licks via My Dog’s Breakfast

A yummy cookie is a great treat for any two-legged or four-legged friend, so why not share? Best Bully Sticks brings you a wonderful cookie recipe from the kitchen of My Dog’s Breakfast. Her take on the traditional sandwich cookie, you know, the kind you “Twist” and “Lick” will have you and your dog making your own from now on! See the full recipe below.

Ingredients

“The Cookie”

  • 2 cups dark rye flour (or spelt, whole wheat)
  • 1/2 cup carob powder
  • TSP cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 TBS (preferably natural smooth peanut butter
  • 2 TBS honey
  • 1.5 TBS melted coconut oil

“The Middle”

  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 TBS peanut butter

Drizzle:

  • Carob chips
  • Water to thin
  • *coconut oil optional read more…

Weekly Drool Recipe: Pork & Greens Traditional New Years Dog Treat Recipe via Doggy Dessert Chef

Start off Fido on the right foot (or paw) in the New Year! Plan your New Year’s meal the traditional way—with the good luck foods of New Years! Doggy Dessert Chef provides a yummy, hearty treat to whip up for Fido on New Years. With great ingredients like collard greens and bacon, your dog will certainly count himself lucky!  (see below for full recipe)

Aren’t familiar with traditional New Year’s foods? In many areas of the US (and even the world) eating certain foods is thought to bring good luck in the coming year. Greens, like collards, kale and chard, are thought to bring monetary good fortune. (Greens to “Make Green”?) Many Danish and German folk as well as U.S. Southerners participate. Same goes for pork! Pigs are thought to symbolize progress (pigs root themselves forward), wealth and prosperity and this juicy meat is eaten all around the world on New Year’s Day.  Read this great synopsis of traditional New Year’s good luck food for more info!

If your dog loves pork, check out our entire line of all natural pork dog treats at BestBullySticks.com!

Ingredients

  • 4 slices Bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup frozen Chopped Collard Greens, thawed
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • 1 cup Soy Flour read more…

Weekly Drool Recipe: Candy Cane Dog Treats via Pet Coupon Savings

Just a few days until Christmas! Best Bully Sticks knows Fido is just as excited as you for the wonderful time of year, so do something special for your pup to show him how much you care! Today we’re featuring Candy Cane Dog Treats via Pet Coupon Savings! These easy and adorable treats have a great minty flavor that your pooch will love! Use the recipe below and whip some up this Holiday Season!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup powdered milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 large eggs (set one aside for egg wash)
  • 1 tsp. Peppermint oil
  • red food coloring (optional)

Directions

  1. Whisk all your wet ingredients together until well combined.
  2. Add dry ingredients, one at a time, stirring between each addition to incorporate.
  3. Knead dough on floured surface for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Divide dough in half, make a well in one half and add the peppermint and food coloring-working it in and adding food coloring until desired color is reached.
  5. Place both dough rolls back into bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour to firm dough.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°.
  7. Cover a cookie sheet in foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  8. Whisk egg for wash in a small bowl.
  9. Remove dough from refrigerator, break each dough color up into an equal number of pieces- about a Tbsp. or so in size-depending on the size of the recipient.
  10. Roll each ball into a small snake-like shape.
  11. .Work on a long sheet of wax paper creating candy canes to prevent sticking- dough will still be somewhat sticky and that is normal.
  12. Twist one of each color together and bend the end to create a hook shape.
  13. Place your “Candy Cane” on the foil lined baking sheet.
  14. Brush each with egg wash.
  15. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  16. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Special Thanks to Pet Coupon Savings for the amazing recipe and photos!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Weekly Drool Recipe: Homemade Dog Treats with Peanut Butter, Banana + Parsley via Margaritas In the Rain

Homemade treats right from the oven are a great way to show family and friends that they’re special to you during the Holiday season. Why not mix up a bunch of Holiday treats perfect for the pooches in your life?  Today Best Bully Sticks brings you a great recipe from Margaritas in the Rain blogger, Marisa and her pup Lola.

Homemade Dog Treats with Peanut Butter, Banana & Parsley

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana, peeled
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup dried parsley
  • 3 T creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg, beaten

It’s easy to find great stocking stuffers for your dog this Holiday Season at Best Bully Sticks. Our all-natural Bully Stick Candy Canes or Bully Stick Crowns are a great addition to any doggy stocking!  read more…

Weekly Drool Recipe: Butternut Bliss Biscuits via Kirby the Dorkie

The smells coming from the kitchen this time of the year are irresistible. Anyone within a mile radius will come running when they get a whiff of delicious turkey, sweet pies and perfectly cooked and seasoned veggies! Treat Fido too! Best Bully Sticks brings your Kirby the Dorkie’s Butternut Bliss Biscuits to share with you pup this Thanksgiving!

“Butternut squash provides about one-third of the Daily Value of vitamin C in every cup and contains vitamins B1, B3, B6, pantothenic acid, and folate.”

Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1 cup cooked butternut squash
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

For more great vegetarian treats for dogs, check out Best Bully Sticks full line! read more…

Weekly Drool Recipe: Turkey Pup-Cakes via Doggy Dessert Chef

Thanksgiving is only two weeks away! Turkey Day is a wonderful day to get stuffed—both full of great food and blessings! Remembering the wonderful companionship of your pooch-pal should definitely be on your list, too, so remember to give thanks to Fido! Whip up these hearty and healthy treats from Doggy Dessert Chef to show your gratitude to your “heartbeat at your feet.” Full Turkey Pup-Cakes dog treat recipe below!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground Turkey, cooked and drained
  • 1/4 cup dried Cranberries
  • 1/4 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 stick Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder

For an everyday great turkey treat try our all natural Turkey dog treats! From Turkey Feet, Turkey Necks, Jerky and more, with these treats you might start to hear your dog “gobble!”  (Directions after “Read More”)  read more…

Weekly Drool Recipe: Skeleton Bone Dog Treat Recipe via Irresistible Pets

It’s no secret that dogs love bones. But around Halloween, bones take on a whole new meaning! Best Bully Sticks is happy to share a not-so-spooky, yet “bone-chilling” fun dog treat recipe from our friend Aimee & Chuy at Irresistible Pets! Check out the Skeleton Bone Dog Treat recipe below! OooOoooOooo!

Ingredients

For the Bones

  • 2 ½ cups non-bleached flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 chicken bouillon

For the Icing

  • 1 cup non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup water

Time Required: One 1/2 hours plus freeze time.

Allow 20 minutes for prep plus 30 minutes for baking and 30 minutes to cool

Allow 10 minutes for icing + freeze time

If your dog loves seasonal treats like pumpkin and sweet potato, check out Best Bully Sticks’ entire line of Veggie Dog Treats to please your pup!

Directions

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray the cookie pan lightly to prevent the bones from sticking.

2. Mix all of the ingredients together and knead dough until it forms a ball.

3. Take a small piece of dough and roll it like this. (see photo to left.)

4. Place the dough in the bone shaped cookie pan and press it into the shape of the bone.

5. Bake for 30 minutes.

6. Take out of the oven and allow the bones to cool. Don’t you just love the cracks? They make them look like real skeleton bones!

7. Mix 1 cup of non-fat plain yogurt with about ½ cup water. Mix well so that there are no lumps.

8. Place the cooled bones into the bowl with the yougurt “dip” and cover the entire bone.

9. Place the “dipped” bone on to wax paper.

10. Place bones in freezer until the yogurt dip is frozen. They were hard in about an hour.

Bone Appétit & Enjoy!

A huge Thank You to Aimee and Chuy at Irresistible Pets for letting us share this spooooky good dog treat recipe!

Check out Best Bully Sticks entire line of all-natural dog treats and chews, like all-natural bully sticks for every day great treats!

Weekly Drool Recipe: Boo Berry Bats via Doggy Dessert Chef

Nothing spooky about these dog treats! Best Bully Sticks brings you a tasty and healthy treat for Fido to celebrate HOWL-O-Ween from Doggy Dessert Chef. These Boo Berry Bats give the tasty flavor and health benefits of blueberries with the festive holiday theme! Enjoy this easy dog treat recipe and the Halloween season!

Ingredients

Bats

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons powdered Milk
  • 2 cups Wheat Flour

Icing

  • 2 cups Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons Honey read more…

Weekly Drool Recipe: Sweet Potato Nothings via Pawsh Magazine

Sweet Potatoes are a fantastic source for vitamins and minerals that your dog can benefit from! They are also rich in antioxidants, great for an upset stomach and are an anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory food! And Best Bully Sticks knows that dogs LOVE sweet potato! We’re happy to feature Pawsh Magazine’s Sweet Potato Nothings dog treat recipe just in time for the fall season. With only 3 ingredients your dog can still enjoy all the benefits of raw sweet potato! Full recipe below.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water (adjust measurement according to size of potato used)
  • Mini-cupcake pan and mini-cupcake skirts

Directions

1.  Wash, peel and dice sweet potato; although you can leave the skins on if desired.

2.  Steam sweet potato until it is nice and soft, even a little mushy.

3.  Mash sweet potato in a bowl with a fork.

4.  Mix in flour and water at the same time to achieve a thick paste.

5.  Scoop mixture into mini-cupcake skirts and bake for 40 minutes at 350 until crisp and golden.

6.  Allow to cool then treat your pup!

Enjoy & Bone Appétit!

Thanks to Pawsh Magazine for sharing the Sweet Potato Nothings dog treat recipe and photos! Check out more tasty treats for your pooch in our Weekly Drool Recipe category! Think of it as your own personal dog-treat recipe box.

For an everyday healthy and natural treat, give your dog a bully stick from BBS!