** Disclaimer: These are not my recipes. Originally posted by Jo Maisey. I have not tried all these recipes. Use common sense. You know your dog and whether he has any food sensitivities. 

The following Kong stuffings are made with one or more human food ingredients:

CHEESY ELVIS: Combine a ripe banana, 3 spoonfuls of peanut butter, and a slice of cheese. Mix until blended well. Fill the Kong and freeze.

MONSTER MASH: Instant mashed potatoes (without the salt) — or leftover mashed potatoes from dinner — mixed with crushed dog biscuits.

DOGGIE OMLET: Combine a scrambled egg, some beef, yogurt, cheese and mashed potatoes all together

FIBER CRUNCH: Combine bran cereal with some peanut butter.

GOOEY CHEERIOS: Combine cheerios and peanut butter. Freeze.

BANANA YOGURT: Plain yogurt and mashed bananas. (You can also add a little peanut butter or other fruits.) Then freeze it.

STICKY BREAD: Smear peanut butter on a piece of bread. Fold it over and stuff inside the Kong. Mix together plain yogurt with some fruits or vegetables (carrots, celery) and pour inside. Freeze. The yogurt sticks to the bread holding everything together.

APPLE PIE: Squeeze a small piece of apple into the tiny hole. Fill the Kong with a small amount of plain yogurt. Add a few slices of mashed banana, more apple, yogurt, banana. End with a slice of banana and chunk of peanut butter on the top.

CRUNCH ‘N MUNCH: Combine crumbled rice cakes and dried fruit with some cream cheese and plain croutons.

PUMPKIN PIECES: Combine some plain yogurt, canned pumpkin, and cooked rice in a small baggie. Mix well inside the bag, then snip off a corner of the bag and squeeze it into the Kong toy. Freeze.

KIBBLE-SICLE: Put a glob of peanut butter into the Kong first. Then add some dry dog food. Pour in some chicken broth. Add some more peanut butter, followed by more dry dog food. End with another glob of peanut butter at the very top. Freeze until solid.

OLD STANDBY: Soak some of your dog’s regular food in water (or chicken broth) for a brief time before placing it inside a Kong, then freeze.

MUTT & CHEESE: Melt a cube of Velveeta cheese in the microwave, until it’s gooey — not runny. Fill the Kong toy with cooked noodles. Pour cheese over noodles.

FROZEN BONZ: Mix up some bananas, unsweetened apple sauce, oatmeal, peanut butter, and plain yogurt. Freeze.

CHEEZY DELIGHT: Combine small chunks of cheese (or cheese spread) with some dry dog food and microwave until the cheese melts. Let it cool completely, then pour into the Kong toy. Freeze thoroughly.

CARB DELIGHT: Combine some canned dog food with pasta noodles, rice, mashed potatoes, and some of your dog’s dry dog food. Freeze.

NUT CRUNCH: Take 2-3 dog biscuits and crunch them a bit into very tiny bite-sized pieces. Add a couple spoonfuls of peanut butter. Then add a couple spoonfuls of plain yogurt. Mix in bowl until soft, but not runny. Stuff inside Kong.

BABYLICIOUS: Mix together some fat-free cream cheese, peanut butter, and either sugar free applesauce or a jar of baby food (like bananas, carrots). Cram a solid food item into the small hole at the end of the Kong, then fill with the mixture. Seal the large hole with either more cream cheese or peanut butter.

FRUITOPIA: Combine apple sauce with chunks of fruit. Freeze.

PUPPY TRAIL: Fill the Kong with some cashews (unsalted) and freeze-dried liver bits. Add some dry dog food and/or dog crushed dog biscuits and some Cheerios. Drop in a spoonful of peanut butter, followed by some dried fruit (NOT raisins, sultanas or currants, these are toxic to dogs). Finally, top it off by using a piece of ravioli or tortellini to close the large opening.

RED ROVER: Smear the inside of the Kong toy with peanut butter. Put a tiny piece of apple into the small hole, then drop some more apple pieces in next. Drop in a scoop of peanut butter (or cream cheese), then drop in some dog food or broken dog treats. Add another scoop of peanut butter (or cream cheese), then more apples. Plug the large opening with a final scoop of peanut butter (or cream cheese) and freeze.

FROZEN TUNA SALAD: Mix together well: 1 6oz can of light tuna, 2 T. plain yogurt, and 1/4 C. grated carrot. Spoon into KONG toy. Freeze. This treat is healthy and high in Omega-3 fatty acids which contribute to healthy skin and a glistening coat 

CALMING KONG: A portion of your dog's normal kibble. About a dessert spoon of cottage cheese. A chunk of banana (about an inch thick).

Half fill the Kong with kibble, then spoon in most of the cottage cheese. Holding your hand over the large opening, shake the Kong to coat the kibble in the cottage cheese. Add some more kibble, packing it in well, and then top with the remainder of the cottage cheese before plugging the large opening with the banana. 

Food Fact: Cottage cheese contains a good source of the protein amino-acid 'casein', which the body converts into naturally occurring opioids that have a calming effect. This is especially useful to help separation distressed dogs to feel more relaxed when alone. Bananas are also thought to have a calming effect.

SWEET & NUTTY: Warm freshly boiled white rice. Warm freshly steamed and mashed sweet potato. About a dessert spoon of peanut butter.

Mix and mash together the rice and sweet potato and peanut butter. Fill the Kong with the mix and it's ready to serve. Alternatively, wait until the rice and sweet potato has cooled before making the mix and then freeze the Kong to use later. When frozen this mix seems to last for hours, so it's a great boredom buster, especially on long car journeys.
Food Fact: Sweet potato is a great source of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is converted by the body into vitamin A and acts as powerful antioxidant, helping to support immune system health.

FRUITY FREEZE: Banana. A small handful of blueberries. Natural yogurt. Mash or blend the banana, blueberries and yogurt together in a bowl. Place the Kong, small end down, in a mug, and spoon in the mix. Place in the freezer and serve when frozen.

Food Fact: Blueberries are high in antioxidants and vitamin C, and can help to support cardiovascular and urinary tract health.

EGG-CEEDINGLY TASTY:
 1 scrambled egg. 1 chopped Frankfurter or hot-dog sausage. Boiled white rice. Mash the scrambled egg and rice together in a bowl and then mix in the chopped sausage. Fill the Kong, using a chunk of sausage to plug the end.

Food Fact: Egg is 100% nutritionally complete, meaning that it contains all the protein-amino acids that the body needs.

TUM-EASE: Cold boiled white rice. About a dessert spoon of natural bio-yogurt.
Mix and mash the rice and yogurt together and fill the Kong. Serve straight away or freeze for later. Food Fact: The blandness of boiled white rice coupled with the 'friendly' bacteria in natural bio-yogurt makes this a great recipe for dogs with sensitive tummies.

PUMPKIN PIE: Pureed pumpkin. Tahini paste (or peanut butter).
Mix together the pureed pumpkin and tahini paste and fill the Kong. Serve straight away or freeze for later. Food Fact: Tahini (sesame butter) is a good source of calcium and zinc, minerals essential for healthy bones.

AUNT JEANNIE'S ARCHAEOLOGY KONG (for advanced dogs):

LAYER ONE (deepest): roasted, unsalted cashews • freeze dried liver bits 

LAYER TWO: dog kibble, cookies or liver biscotti • Cheerios • sugar-free, salt-free peanut butter • dried banana chips, apples and apricots 

LAYER THREE: carrot sticks • turkey or leftover ravioli or tortellini • Kong Toy (the larger the better) Pack as tightly as possible. The last item inserted should be an apricot or piece of ravioli, presenting a smooth "finish" under the main opening. 

LIGHT VERSION: substitute crumbled rice cakes for cashews, croutons for freeze-dried liver, fat free cream cheese for peanut butter. 

BANANA RAMA:1 fresh banana. 2 tbs wheat germ. 1 tbs plain yogurt. Kong Toy that best fits your pet's chewing temperament. In a bowl, mash up banana. Then, add wheat germ and yogurt. Mash all ingredients together and use spoon to add to Kong. Freeze for 4 hours. Makes 1 serving for Medium Kong. Double for every Kong Size that is bigger.

PHILLY STEAK: Steak scraps. 1 ounce cream cheese. Appropriate Kong Toy. Place small scraps of the steak inside Kong toy. Spread cream cheese in large hole to hold scraps.

FRUIT SALAD: Apple and carrot chunks. Quarter of a banana. Appropriate Kong Toy. Place apples and carrots in Kong Toy. Mush the banana in large hole to hold fruit in place. You can include other fruits and veggies: orange slices • peach and/or nectarine chunks • celery sticks • broccoli and/or cauliflower • tomato and black olive mixture.

VEGGIE KONG OMELETTE: 1 egg. Your choice of shredded cheese. Any vegetables that your pet may like. Appropriate Kong toy. Scramble egg and fold in vegetables. Put into Kong toy. Sprinkle some cheese over the top and microwave for about 20 seconds. Cool thoroughly before giving to dog.

MAC 'N CHEESE: Leftover macaroni and cheese. Small cube of cheese. Appropriate Kong Toy .Melt cheese in microwave until gooey. Add mac 'n cheese to Kong toy. Pour heated cheese into Kong. Make sure it has cooled before giving to your pet.

Peanutty Pupcicles: 1 ripe banana. 1/2 cup peanut butter. 1/4 cup wheat germ. 1/4 cup chopped peanuts.
Mash bananas and peanut butter, stir in wheat germ. Chill 1 hour. Place in Kong, store in refrigerator or freezer.

Fruity Yogurt Treats: 2 kiwi fruit -- mashed (or jar baby food fruit) 8 ounces strawberry yogurt -- or other. Mix together, freeze in Kong or ice cube tray. Serve.

Yogurt Pups: 16 ounces plain non-fat yogurt. 3/4 cup water. 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules.
Dissolve bouillon in water. Combine water and yogurt in blender and blend thoroughly. Pour into Kong or other small containers for freezing, cover and freeze.

Frosty Paws #1: one part instant oatmeal. Two parts water. Instant chicken or beef bouillon powder (optional) large glob of peanut butter.

Mix and let sit for a few minutes until the oatmeal absorbs most of the liquid. It isn't even necessary to heat it. Spoon into Kong and freeze. Some other suggestions to add: yogurt pureed liver, garlic, pureed vegetables.

Frosty Paws #2: 1 banana. 4 oz. plain or fruit yogurt. 2 oz. water.
Process in blender or food processor till smooth. Pour into old frosty paws cups, Kong/s or something similar. Freeze and Serve.

Frosty Paws #3: 1 quart vanilla yogurt. 1 medium banana. 2 tablespoon peanut butter. 2 tablespoon honey.
Puree the banana in a food processor (a blender would probably work fine). Add the peanut butter and honey and continue processing until smooth. Add yogurt and process just long enough to blend all ingredients together. Place 18 small paper cups (bathroom size) in a baking pan (one 9 x 13 or two 8 x 8 work well). Fill paper cups to about 2/3 full. An ice cream scoop or a measuring cup makes the job easier. Or fill Kongs. Freeze until solid.

Bananarama: 1 fresh banana. 2 tbs wheat germ. 1 tbs plain yogurt (can use your pet's favourite flavour as well). In a bowl, mash up banana. Add wheat germ and yogurt. Mash all ingredients together and use spoon to add to a Kong or muffin tin or cups. Freeze for 4 hours.

Pugs Pops: 1 Quart fruit juice. 1 banana, mashed. 1/2 cup yogurt.
Mix ingredients together thoroughly, then freeze. 

Poochie Pudding: Whole milk yogurt, plain or vanilla. 1 banana. 1 peach or nectarine (peeled). Strawberries or 1 apple (whichever the dog likes). 1 dog biscuit (bone-shaped)

Mash the banana and the peach/nectarine (or put in blender). Slice the apple or strawberries into smallish chunks. Push a chunk of fruit into the bottom hole of the Kong to stop leaking. Mix the banana, peach/nectarine, apple chunks or strawberries into the yogurt, then pour the mixture into the Kong. Push the biscuit into the large end of the Kong. Freeze for about 3-4 hours or until consistency of frozen yogurt. Can also be served unfrozen, for impatient dogs.

Doggie Cheesy Carrot Muffins: 1 cup all-purpose flour. 1 cup whole wheat flour. 1 tsp. baking powder. 1 cup grated cheddar cheese. 1 cup grated carrot. Mix in small bowl, then add to above: 2 large eggs. 1 cup milk. 1/4 cup vegetable oil.

Mix in a large bowl. Cook at 350 degrees, 12 minutes for mini muffins, 20-25 for large muffins.

ICED KONG: Plug the end of the Kong with a treat. Turn it upside down in a cup. Fill it full of chicken gravy and freeze. 

SPANISH KONG: 1 egg. Grated cheese. Any vegetables your dog likes. 
Scramble the egg and fold in the vegetables. Squash into the Kong. Sprinkle some cheese over the top and microwave for about 20 seconds to seal the ingredients. WARNING - Cheese becomes very hot in the microwave. Cool thoroughly. 

KONG AU GRATIN: Mix cheese pieces or cheese spread with your dog’s usual dried dog food and press into the Kong. Microwave until the cheese starts to melt and bind the food together. Let it cool to a safe temperature. Use a cup to contain the Kong when in the microwave.

MAIN COURSES: Small dog biscuits. Bread sticks. Garlic bread. Pizza crusts. Carrot batons

These treats should be wedged into place. Experiment with different brands of dog biscuits and look at small dog sizes which are very versatile. You want to leave lots of interesting gaps. Some biscuits should be harder to get out than others.

Use Common Sense When Preparing Any Of These Treats.  Do not add heavily spiced foods or any foods your dog may have an allergy or sensitivity to.


Thanks to Jo Maisey for these delicious recipes.