When I was a kid I loved holidays. I mean I really loved them.
My mom would put a different holiday themed wreath on the door for each occasion and we’d go and see whatever local parade or fireworks display was available.
It was a magical time. And I’ll always be thankful to my mom for providing it for me.
Celebrating holidays with your family (and you should certainly include your dog) is a great way to enjoy life and have fun.
These fruit based red, white and blue dog treats are a GREAT way to celebrate Labor Day, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July if you’re in the United States.
Or if your not you can make these treats any time – they are tasty and dogs LOVE THEM.
And if you are looking for other red, white and blue projects check out this DIY Tie Dye Dog Shirt!
Frozen Red White and Blue Dog Treats
I love frozen dog treats – you can even make them as Kong treats for puppies (just throw this filling in a Kong and freeze).
I’ll go over the ingredient list in a minute, but before I do here’s a video that shows you exactly how to make these:
Ingredients for frozen dog treats
- Fresh Strawberries
- Fresh Blueberries
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk
- 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
Instructions for Frozen Coconut Oil Dog Treats
This makes the white stars.
- First, to make our white stars, take some of the coconut flakes, some coconut milk, and a bit of water, place it in a blender and blend.
- Now pour the mix into a Star Shaped ice cube tray.
Instructions for Frozen Strawberry Dog Treats
This makes the red stars.
- Next, take some strawberries and some water, and put those in a blender and blend. Pour that mixture into another star-shaped ice cube tray.
Instructions for Frozen Blueberry Dog Treats
This makes the blue stars.
- And last, take some blueberries and water, put those into a blender, and blend. I am sure you know what to do next! Pour that mixture into another star-shaped Ice Cube Tray.
Once you have all of these assembled place all 3 trays into the freezer and let them freeze at least 4 – 6 hours, or until they are frozen.
After they are solid, unmold them and put them in a dish together for your dogs to enjoy (they are people friendly too).
Thank you to Gone to the Snow Dogs for this recipe.
Star Shaped Mold for this Recipe (and the Strawberry one below)
I like making “fancy” shapes for my frozen treats and other goodies. This star shaped mold is a great way to EASILY get a patriotic theme.
You can get it here.
Blueberry Treats for Dogs Recipe
This easy 4 ingredient dog biscuit recipe is a fantastic fruit based recipe and has just enough blue color in the biscuits to qualify for a “red, white and blue” dog biscuit recipe!
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup blueberries, halved
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Put coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl
- Microwave 30 seconds until melted
- Add 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour, mix until fully combined
- Add eggs 1 at a time
- Fold in blueberries
- Using your hands, form dough into a ball
- Roll out dough on a floured surface, sprinkling dough with flour if it is sticking to rolling pin
- Cut treats into shapes using cookie cutters
- Place treats on on an oiled baking sheet
- Bake for 15 minutes
- Cool before giving to your pup!
- **Store in an air tight container up to 5 days or freeze for extended freshness
Strawberry Dog Treats Recipe
I selected this recipe because it’s pretty easy to put together and because it looks GREAT on a holiday table. Of course, dogs also love it.
I use the same star mold above for this recipe.
- Plain Yogurt
- 4 medium size frozen strawberries – blended
- Pour enough yogurt in the bottom of each mold to cover and freeze for an hour.
- Spoon the blended strawberries on top of the frozen yogurt and freeze for an additional hour.
- When solid, unmold and serve to your pups.
The Bottom Line on Fruit Dog Treats Recipes
These recipes are a great way to make a red, white and blue dog treat theme. If you want more traditional fruit dog treats, check out the recipes for apple dog treats here. I also have homemade vanilla dog treat recipes here.
They are all made of dog safe ingredients and are fun to put together.
But remember, they are TREATS and fruit is high in sugar so it should only be a small part of your dog’s overall diet.