I felt like I have been neglecting the dogs lately, so I found this recipe on Bark & Biscuits for Watermelon Dog Treats. If you have any leftover watermelon from your Indpendence Day celebrations, this would be a great way to use it up! And it’s super simple. I also got to play with my silicone paw and bone molds, so it was a win-win!
I wanted to try to make mine look as good as the original recipe, so I used a ziploc bag to squeeze the yogurt into the paw pads first, let that freeze for an hour, and then put the pureed watermelon on top and let that freeze for a few hours – just like in the instruction found here. I used my food processor to puree the watermelon, but I would recommend using a blender. I think you will get a finer puree, with no chunks of watermelon left. I could be wrong though. Let me know what you use if you make them.
I think they came out pretty great! And the dogs really like them. I think they were a little surprised that they were frozen, but they got over that quickly.
Again, it’s a super simple 3-ingredient recipe that includes:
- 2 cups seedless watermelon, pureed
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
If you are using the paw print mold, put the greek yogurt in first in the paw pad area. Set them in the freezer for 1 hour to set. Then fill the remaining mold with pureed watermelon.
If you are using the bone molds, fill the mold 1/3 full with the pureed watermelon. Let sit in the freezer for 1 hour to set. Pipe in the yogurt to fill another 1/3 of the mold. Let sit in the freezer for 1 hour to set. Fill the rest of the mold with pureed watermelon. Put in the freezer for at least 4 hours to set well.
So you probably noticed my bone treats don’t have the yogurt in the middle. That’s because I messed up and overfilled the mold and then forgot about them while I was cooking lunches. – Sorry. But my paw prints came out pretty darned well, if I don’t say so myself.
Let me know if you try out the recipe. Have fun with it and know your dogs don’t care what they look like! They just like the taste of them.