If you have given your dog(s) a bully stick, you know that he or she is perfectly content to feast on that chew by itself!
But if you want to make Fido’s favorite pasttime even more special, try this easy DIY dog treat recipe – Carob Dipped Bully Sticks – from our founder and CEO himself!
What you’ll need
Let the Cooking begin!
This VIDEO marks our 1st video cooking demonstration at Best Bully Sticks, so we hope that you enjoy!
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Today we are featuring a mouthwatering recipe from Amy aka The Blond Cook!
Her recipe for Banana Pupcakes won us over because dogs deserve their cake, too! This soft texture of this pupcake is great for older dogs, puppies, those with dental sensitivities and all in between! The banana and honey are naturally sweet to give your pup a tasty treat.
Recipe courtesy of Three Dog Bakery
Today we are featuring a dog treat recipe courtesy of Jude and the 3m’s (Mac, Maesie and Matilda)! These Wheat-free Tuna Treats are one of their favorite treats. The ingredients are simple, and we love that Jude includes the nutritional benefits of the ingredients. Let’s get baking!
WHEAT FREE TUNA TREATS
Preheat oven to 180° C (350° F) and line a cookie tray with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk tuna in oil with the water, egg, pressed garlic and oil.
Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly until well combined and form into a ball.
Turn out dough on to a floured surface and knead lightly.
Roll dough out to about ¼ inch thickness.
Using a cookie cutter or a sharp knife, cut into shapes and place on cookie tray OR .
Repeat process of knead, roll, cut and place until all the dough is used.
Bake for 25 minutes, depending on your oven.
Remove from oven, flip the cookies over and allow them to rest on the cookie tray for about 5 – 10 minutes.
Remove cookies from tray and place on wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Yield: about 24 medium sized crumbly textured cookies.
For storage instructions and more, see the full recipe at 3mbakery.com!
Many thanks to Jude, Mac, Maesie and Matilda for sharing this delicious dog treat recipe.
Happy Spring to you and your dog(s)! We are sharing some dog recipe goodness from Kirby the Dorkie in this week’s Spring-themed Drool Recipe: Roasted Baby Carrots. After all, what symbolizes spring and promotes good eyesight better than carrots?!
These orange veggies are chock-full of beta-carotene and Vitamin A. While raw carrots are a healthy, crunchy treat excellent for dental cleaning, they can’t be broken down fully in your dogs’ digestive tracts. In other words, your dog won’t absorb all of the carrots’ nutrients. That’s why cooked carrots are vitamin-rich snack for Fido!
This recipe is super-easy: both on your time and wallet. Even better, even the most novice in the kitchen can master it!
– 1 bag baby carrots
– 1/4 cup light olive oil
– Pinch sea salt
– Pinch cayenne pepper
1. Cut any large carrots in half lengthwise and place all the carrots in bowl.
2. Add the olive oil, salt and pepper.
3. Using your hand, toss until the carrots are completely coated.
4. Spread out on a foil lined jelly roll pan or shallow baking dish.
Thanks to Kirby the Dorkie and Mom, Debby, for sharing this fun and easy recipe! Carrots have wonderful health benefits for both you and your dog!
St Patty’s is coming soon, and we thought what better way to celebrate than with a holiday-themed recipe for pups? The green color from this recipe is not from artificial dyes but rather from good-for-you kale, mint and parsley. Do we smell fresher breath already?
We love that this recipe from My Dog’s Breakfast has both a wheat and gluten-free recipe for dogs who have sensitive stomachs or dietary restrictions. Check out the full recipe below.
Ingredients: Gluten free Puppermints
2 1/2 cups All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
1 cup parsley
1 cup kale
1/2 cup mint
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup canola oil
1 TBS honey
Ingredients: Wheat Puppermints
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup wheat germ
1 cup parsley
1/2 cup kale
1/2 cup mint
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil
1 TBS honey
1 tsp salt
Whiz your parsley, mint, kale and water in your blender or whatever you have that will do the trick. Add to large mixing bowl. Add the canola oil, honey, salt and stir. Then slowly add the dry ingredients and mix together, then knead a little bit until dough ball forms. Some flour mixtures make this a bit more crumbly, just add small amounts of water until you’re happy with the texture. This should be a moist dough so you will need to sprinkle a good amount of gf flour to roll out. Roll out dough to about 1/4″ to 1/2″ thickness. I used a (proper measuring) teaspoon to make them round. After you make the cut out, you can just smoosh them into the teaspoon if you want make them rounder on the top (like you see in the picture).
Bake at 250 degrees for 30-40 minutes. I like to cook them at a low temp because I find that natural colours stay stronger this way.
Let us know if you make these lucky-green dog treats!
Thanks to Jen at My Dog’s Breakfast for sharing this recipe. Be sure to check out her other great recipes!
This week we are featuring a scrumdiddlyumptious drool-worthy recipe from Doggy Dessert Chef. Fido will surely be willing to do a trick or two when he smells these protein-packed savory goodies. If your dog has a sensitive tummy, you’ll be happy to know that these treats are wheat, gluten, and grain free.
2 slices Bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1 cup Potato Flour
1 cup Milk
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
2. In a large bowl mix all ingredients one at a time, kneading well after each addition.
3. Once dough is well mixed roll dough into 1/2 inch balls and place them onto the prepared baking sheet. Press down on the tops to flatten.
4. Place on your prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
Cool and refrigerate.
Makes 2 to 3 dozen rounds.
Thanks to Doggy Dessert Chef for sharing this great recipe! We hope your dog enjoys these easy-to-make homemade treats.
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
2 cups unsweetened coconut, shredded or flakes read more…
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 dog treat 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.
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 Year’s. 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!