Fido Friendly Freeze-pops

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Ever since we adopted Baxter, I’ve been trying out dog-friendly recipes for him to try here and there. Usually he eats them up, sometimes he spits them out, and occasionally he looks at me like I’m crazy and have offered him poison.

I’d been seeing a lot about the benefits of coconut oil for dogs*, so I wanted to try a new summer treat for him that incorporated it. I stumbled across this frozen ‘pupsicle’, and gave them a go. All the ingredients (besides the ‘stick’ which is a dog biscuit) are found in your everyday human pantry, so they come together super fast (and they’re safe to taste test!).

This past Sunday was over 80 degrees and sunny, and let me just say, Baxter absolutely DEVOURED this. If he could talk, I think he’d tell me this was my best recipe yet!

In a bowl, mash bananas thoroughly.

Mix in the greek yogurt and peanut butter.

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Melt coconut oil in microwave (about 20 seconds), and let cool slightly.

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Add coconut oil to mixture, and mix.

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In an ice-cube tray, fill each slot with the mixture.

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Place a dog biscuit in each treat, like a handle.

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Freeze for 3-4 hours.

Watch your dog or dogs devour this pupsicle….preferably outside, since I could see them getting a little messy. I wouldn’t know though, because Baxter ate his in about two bites and there was literally no time to make a mess!

*Baxter likes coconut oil, we’ve seen his coat get shinier, and we’ve seen no negative effects…but please consult your vet before changing up your pup’s diet!


Adapted from: Coconut Oil Cooking

Makes: 12 pupsicles

Prep: 5 minutes, Cook: 1 minutes, Total: 6 minutes (plus 3 hours freezing time)

  • 1 large or 2 small bananas
  • 1 1/2 cup 2% plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 12 small dog biscuits

In a bowl, mash bananas thoroughly.

Mix in the greek yogurt and peanut butter.

Melt coconut oil in microwave (about 20 seconds), and let cool slightly.

Add coconut oil to mixture.

In an ice-cube tray, fill each slot with the mixture.

Place a dog biscuit in each treat, like a handle.

Freeze for 3-4 hours.

Watch your dog or dogs devour this pupsicle….preferably outside, since I could see them getting a little messy. I wouldn’t know though, because Baxter ate his in about two bites and there was literally no time to make a mess!

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