Kong Stuffing Recipes: What to Use Besides Peanut Butter (10+ Easy Recipes!)




Gone are the times when solely peanut butter was used inside a Kong. More and more, pet parents are looking for alternatives for their pups when it comes to Kong stuffing; whether it be for health reasons or for keeping things interesting, the good news is that the possibilities are endless!


We've shared some of our favourite recipes with some amazing blogs like Boogie The Pug and the KONG Blog in the past, and after popular demand, I'm dropping a bunch here for our hungry readers.


TIP: If you're new to enrichment stuffing, I highly recommend you check out our article Enrichment Stuffing: A Beginner's Guide to Stuffing Dog Toys. I've covered a lot of the basic questions and concerns in regards to enrichment stuffing, and this article should give you a better understanding when it comes to stuffing ingredients for your dogs.


In this post, we'll cover:

  • Classic Kong Recipes

  • Alternate recipes featuring different stuffable toys


CLASSIC KONG RECIPES


Pupper-Mint

Ingredients

  • Cucumber (chopped in quarters or halves)

  • Plain Greek yogurt (ensure no xylitol)

  • 2-3 Fresh Mint leaves (stem removed)

  • Shredded Chicken or kibble (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place the Kong upside down in an empty egg carton or shot glass.

  2. Add chopped cucumber into the opening of the Kong, pressing into the bottom. Set some aside for later.

  3. If using kibble or chicken, add this as the next layer, again saving some of each to add to the top.

  4. Press 1-2 mint leaves into the Kong.

  5. Using a small spoon or squeeze bottle, slowly fill the Kong with yogurt.

  6. Add another small layer of chopped cucumber, followed by more yogurt. Gently tap your Kong on your counter top to ensure the yogurt gets in all the crevices.

  7. Once the Kong is filled, add a slice of cucumber, chicken (optional), a sprinkling of kibble (optional) and the remaining mint leaf. Having this at the opening of your Kong should immediately intrigue your pup.

  8. Place the Kong upside down in the egg carton and leave it in the freezer overnight.

  9. Remove Kong from the freezer and enjoy!



Apple Crunch

Ingredients

  • Dog treat of your choosing

  • Homemade dog friendly applesauce*

  • Parsley

Instructions

  1. Place the Kong upside down in an empty egg carton or shot glass.

  2. Shred the parsley and mix with your applesauce. Save a portion of parsley for the top.

  3. Once full, stick the treat so that it's standing upright outside of your Kong. Place a small portion of parsley on top.

  4. Serve fresh or frozen.

*Our ridiculously easy dog safe applesauce recipe can be found here.



Bindi's Breakfast

Ingredients

  • 1 hardboiled egg, shell removed and halved

  • 1-2 sprigs Fresh Parsley

  • Bone Broth*

  • 1-2 dog treats of choice

  • 1 piece cooked bacon (optional)


Instructions

  1. Place the Kong upside down in an empty egg carton or shot glass.

  2. Add one dog treat to Kong, pressing into the bottom. Set one aside to add later to the top.

  3. If using bacon, cut into small pieces and sprinkle a small amount of bacon into the bottom.

  4. Press a small sprig of parsley into the Kong.

  5. Take one half of the hardboiled egg and squeeze it into the opening. (This can be a bit messy, as the egg will crumble, but that’s okay!). You can pat it down firmly or have a bit sticking out of the top.

  6. Using a small spoon, squeeze bottle, or measuring cup, add some bone broth into the Kong. It may begin to run out the bottom, but that’s okay. The objective here is to just get the ingredients inside wet enough to stick together while in the freezer.

  7. Once the Kong is filled, add the remaining parsley and dog treat so that they’re sticking out of the top. Having this at the opening of your Kong should immediately intrigue your pup.

  8. Place the Kong upside down in the egg carton and leave it in the freezer overnight.

  9. Remove Kong from the freezer and enjoy!

* For an easy bone broth recipe, click here.



Yogurt Medley

Ingredients

  • Plain Greek Yogurt

  • Kibble (if feeding raw, use a portion of your protein of choice)

  • Carrot (chopped)

  • Apple (chopped).

Instructions

  1. Place the Kong upside down in an empty egg carton or shot glass.

  2. Chop the apple and carrot finely and place inside your Kong. Then, sprinkle a portion of your kibble or raw food. Cup your hand over the end of the Kong, and shake to mix (kind of like you're making a fancy drink at a bar!).

  3. Next, using a squeeze bottle or spoon, add a portion of yogurt. Tap the tip of the Kong on the counter a few times to ensure the yogurt gets into the crevices.

  4. Place the Kong upside down in the egg carton and leave it in the freezer overnight.

  5. Remove Kong from the freezer and serve.



Kong Soother

Ingredients

  • Hardboiled egg (halved)

  • Low fat cottage cheese

Instructions

  1. Place the Kong upside down in an empty egg carton or shot glass.

  2. In a spare bowl, mash the hardboiled egg and a portion of low fat cottage cheese together. Spoon into the Kong.

  3. Serve fresh or frozen.

Tip: Served fresh, this option is great for elderly dogs who may not have the patience to sit through an entire frozen KONG, or dogs who have lost teeth and struggle with crunchy ingredients.