Be the dog dad of the year and serve your pup up some delicious DIY dog treats. These Father’s Day-themed dog biscuits are crafted into mini-cheeseburgers in celebration of grill-loving dog dads everywhere. Give your pup the taste of a backyard BBQ, and he’ll never forget who his favorite pet parent is. Made with the squeezable KONG Bacon & Cheese Flavor Easy Treat and Rachael Ray Burger Bites, it’s as close as your pet can get to a true Father’s Day cookout. Let your pup in on the Father’s Day festivities with these nutritious and delicious homemade dog treats.
- 1 jar of Whisk & Wag Cheddar & Herb dog treat mix
- 1/2 cup and 1 tbsp. water
- 1/8 cup melted Petpost! coconut oil
- 10 Rachael Ray Nutrish Grain-Free Burger Bites dog treats
- 1 tube KONG Stuff’N Easy Treat Bacon & Cheese Flavor
- Generous sprinkle of organic chia seeds
- 1 egg
- Large mixing bowl
- Small mixing bowl
- Parchment paper
- Sheet pan
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 25 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Yield: 10 burger dog biscuits
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, add the entire jar of Whisk & Wag mix, plus water and coconut oil. Combine until a firm dough forms.
- Separate the mixture into 20 teaspoon-sized balls. Flatten the balls to 1/8-inch thick to form the buns.
- Crack an egg into a small mixing bowl and add 1 tbsp. of water. Whisk until blended to create an egg wash.
- Use your finger to coat the top of 10 of the buns. Generously sprinkle chia seeds on top.
- Place your homemade dog treats onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, chia side up, spacing them 1/2 inch apart.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
- Flip over the tops of the buns and spray a dime-sized portion of KONG Easy Treat onto every bun top and bottom.
- Gently press Rachael Ray Burger Bites dog treats onto the bun bottoms.
- Add the bun tops, and serve one DIY dog treat to your beloved fur child!
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.
Charlie is a professional chef trained at the Culinary Institute of America and has worked at renowned restaurants from New York to San Francisco. When Chef Charlie isn’t crafting his favorite traditional Japanese dish in the kitchen, he’s making dog treat recipes for his beloved rescue French Bulldog Royce.