Celebrate National Dessert Day with this Puppy Parfait Recipe

On October 14th, we get to celebrate National Dessert Day! Who doesn’t love a sweet treat every once in a while? To help all of you celebrate with your pups, we wanted to share this paw-fect puppy autumn parfait recipe!

What you’ll need:

  • Small, plastic or paper cups (clear plastic shows the fancy layers) that hold between ½ and 1 cup of food
  • Canned pumpkin, sweet potato, applesauce, or mashed banana (no sugar added)
  • Plain, nonfat/low fat Greek yogurt (no sugar added)
  • Your pup’s favorite dog biscuits
    • We love Whole Paws Peanut Butter Biscuits
  • Whipped cream (or whipped cream cheese)
  • Small, soft or freeze-dried treats for garnish
    • We love Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Turkey Giblets

Put it together:

  • Start by crushing your dog’s favorite biscuit into small pieces
    • Try placing these in a baggie and crushing with a rolling pin
  • Create a layer of crushed dog biscuit in the cups, just enough to cover the bottom
  • Spoon 2-3 TBS of your pumpkin (or other mashed fruit or veggie of choice) over top of the crushed biscuits and smooth with the spoon
  • Create your next layer with 2-3TBS of yogurt
  • Keep layering in this pattern until the cup is full
  • Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with a few soft or freeze-dried treats!


  • You can make multiple of these at once if you have several pups in the house or scale the size based on your pup's size.
  • Remember when avoiding added sugar that this means ALL types of sugar including synthetic, natural, or sugar substitutes.
  • You could also mix the yogurt with your choice of fruit or veggie as a swirl!
  • These can also be covered and frozen for future use or put into a Kong toy.
  • Make sure pups are supervised if you use plastic cups to ensure they don’t chew them up.