DIY Frozen Kong Toy with At-Home Filling

Dog staring at Kong Toy
Total time: 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!

Here's everything you'll need to complete this guide:

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