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DIY Fourth of July Hot Dog Treats

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 dog-friendly hot dog biscuits 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 he is! 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!”

Hot dog dog biscuits



  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon or spatula
  • Knife
  • Non-stick sheet pan

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Baking time: 10 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Yield: Six dog treats
Serving Size: One treat per dog


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix ½ cup of flour and all of the Parmesan cheese together in a bowl.
  3. Add in peanut butter and water.
    Add in peanut butter and water
  4. 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.
    Mix mixture with a spoon
    Massage mixtureMassage mixture into doughMassage mixture into dough
  5. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of flour onto your workstation.
    Sprinkle flour
  6. Roll the dough until it makes a long, cylindrical shape about 1 inch thick.
    Roll dough
  7. Cut the dough into 3-inch pieces.
    Cut doughCut dough
  8. Take one of your 3-inch pieces and make a crease down the middle lengthwise (so it forms a hot dog bun shape).
    Create a crease in the dough
  9. Repeat for the other five dough pieces.
  10. Place the “buns” on a non-stick sheet pan.
    Place buns on pan
  11. Put the treats in the oven for 7-10 minutes, or until hard.
  12. While your treats are cooking, tear the Blue Dog link treats into 3-inch pieces.
  13. Once the treats have cooled off (about 10 minutes outside of the oven), place the cut links into each “bun.”
  14. Spray the KONG recipe in a squiggly line on top of each link.
    Spray KONG on "hot dog"
  15. Give to your pup to enjoy!
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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.