DIY Frozen Kong Toy with At-Home Filling

Michael Michael (154)
15 minutes

If your family is like mine, then you absolutely love your dog! Still, there are those times when you wish your pet had something to occupy their time for an hour or two without needing your attention.

That's where this simple DIY frozen Kong Toy comes in! The filling is easy enough to make with just some peanut butter and kibble. And it has to be better for your dog than that stuff that comes out of a can!

I recommend repeating these steps to fill multiple DIY Kong Toys that you can have ready to go in your freezer when you need them most - like during the final episode of that show you love!

Spoon ×1
Bowl ×1
Kong ToyKong Toy ×1
kibble (dry dog food) ×1/4 cup
peanut butter ×1 tbsp

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Ingredients for Kong Toy filling

Use just enough peanut butter to coat the kibble, which usually amounts to 1 tbsp. per 1/4 cup.

Hand mixing peanut butter and kibble

Stir the peanut butter into the kibble until the kibble becomes evenly coated.

Filled Kong Toy

This is the fun part! Okay, maybe it's only fun for some of us.

But whether you use your fingers (like me) or a spoon for this, be sure to get the peanut butter mixture all the way to the bottom of the Kong. This hard-to-get stuff at the bottom challenges your dog, keeping them occupied for quite a while.

Dog watching

At this point, your dog is likely to be watching you very closely and drooling nonstop. You might want to make sure their water bowl is full!

Kong Toy capped next to peanut butter and mixture

Spread a little more peanut butter on the end of the Kong Toy to create a tantalizing cap that locks in the mixture.

Freezing Kong Toy

It typically takes around 6 hours for these to completely freeze, so I recommend freezing them overnight to use them the next day.

Kong Toy in hand with dog in background

Two hours later your dog will thank you!

Be sure to thoroughly clean and rinse the Kong Toy before reusing. You can even put these on the top rack of your dishwasher.

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Zach Zach (236)
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Like most dogs, mine loves to frolic in the yard and implore the neighborhood cats to exercise; who am I to deprive her of this most basic of canine pleasures while I'm at work?

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A maker at heart, Michael loves all things DIY. Michael is an award-winning poet, writer, and editor. He has published two books of poetry and has writing in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, and many others. He has taught writing at colleges across the country, and managed many leading literary magazines to national prominence. Now, he's excited to devote his energies full time to Howchoo. He currently resides in the Tampa-area with his wife and puppy.
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