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BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT

BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT

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$20.00

Plus subsidised $5 flat rate shipping across Australia, for orders up to 1.5kg.

BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES are the human-grade treat that's complete and balanced AND boosts health.

Made with Australian cricket protein and 17 other all natural food ingredients, BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES make complete and balanced treats, that can also be used as a meal replacement.

Simply add water, mix, roll and bake, and in less than 30 mins, you'll have handmade cricket bikkies!

THE GUILT-FREE, SUPERFOOD TREAT

The no-meat, high protein, complete and balanced treat, you can feed GUILT-FREE! 

EASY TO MAKE

ADD WATER & MIX

Pre-heat the oven to 130 degrees C.
Put the mix in a bowl, and then add up to 2 tablespoons of water per 50 grams (so 4 in total for the 100 gram pack). It won't look like enough, but trust us, it will be. (If in a humid environment eg Queensland, add a little less.) Mix together well.

ROLL FLAT OR IN SHAPES

You have a choice of bikkie to make. If you do the super-fast method (aka Amanda's lazy method), then you'll pop the ball of dough onto a baking paper sheet, put another sheet on top and then roll flat with a rolling pin or bottle. Make it quite flat, sort of like cardboard thickness, then score lengthwise and crosswise. If making a thicker bikkie style, pop into a silicon mat OR make it about 3mm thick, and cut into shapes. (Still use the baking paper if using the cookie cutter though.)

BAKE

Lift the baking paper onto a tray (or lift the silicon mat) and pop into the oven. Cook for at least 20 mins, and then review. If you'd like them to be a little less cakey, cook them for a bit longer - anything up to 40 mins, OR less time at 150 mins. Then cool on a rack. 

EASY FLAT BIKKIES

Rolled super-flat and scored before baking. 

BLISS BALLS

Made in a silicon mat.

BIKKIE SHAPES

Make a little thicker and cut with cookie cutter. 

HOW TO MAKE CRIKKIES VIDEO

INGREDIENTS

Cricket meal, sweet potato powder, apple powder, carrot powder, beef bone broth, organic pumpkin powder, bone meal powder, organic wheat grass, sunflower oil, kale, organic nettle powder, iodised salt, organic chicory powder, probiotic (bacillus coagulans), nutritional yeast , green lipped mussel, cod liver oil, kelp powder.

Allergen Information: People who have a SHELLFISH allergy should not eat edible insects. You can have a similar reaction. 

RESEARCH ON INSECT PROTEIN

Research into insects (and in particular crickets) as an alternative protein source for dogs and cats, found that the protein content and amino acid score of house crickets were higher than that of poultry meal (significantly higher for AA) and similar to that of fish meal. However, the in vitro N digestibility was higher compared both.

Bosch, Guido, et al. "Protein quality of insects as potential ingredients for dog and cat foods." Journal of nutritional science 3 (2014).

HINTS

Don't add too much water. If in a humid environment, add less water. Still use the baking paper even if using the cookie cutter.
If it's too cakey, pop it in the oven for a bit longer. You can't destroy it. (Other than burn it!)
Store in an airtight container for no longer than a week. 

Also, if you mainly use your treats for training, out and about, these can be crumbly. If carting the treats around in a 'food pouch' consider making the slightly thicker versions.

CALORIES

BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES are a concentrated form of energy. There'll be about 3500 kcal/kg...which means that if feeding CRIKKIES, you'd feed 3/4 of the typical amount of a lean beef meal OR half the amount of a chicken meal. Put another way (for those with scales) a 100 gram pack of baked CRIKKIES will equate to about 200 grams of a raw lean beef (and bestie balancer) meal. It will equate to about 260 grams of a raw chicken (and bestie balancer) meal.

COOKIE SHAPES

One of our testers bought these bikkie shapes from Woolies for about $3.50... 

OUR HUMAN-GRADE, POWER PACKED INGREDIENTS

AUSTRALIAN CRICKET MEAL

Not only an environmentally sustainable, digestible protein, this Australian cricket meal is also rich in calcium, iron,  B12 and B2 vitamins and has three times the amount of omega 3 as salmon.

3 AUSTRALIAN SUPERFOODS

Australian sea kelp, hand-harvested on the Australian coast, is a potent source of iodine.

It combines with kale and wheatgrass, which is packed with chlorophyll (as is imported nettle), vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6, as well as minerals zinc, iron, selenium, and manganese.

5 FRUIT AND VEG

Apple, carrot, sweet potato, pumpkin and kale: together, these Australian-sourced fruit and veg make a powerful mix. The orange veg are rich in betacarotene, a precursor of vitamin A and a powerful antioxidant. Kale is also rich in betacarotene as well as lutein, and other vitamins and minerals. Apple is a good source of vitamins and dietary fibre.

NUTRITIONAL YEAST

Nutritional yeast is an inactive form of yeast that's a also a complete protein - containing the 10 amino acids that dogs need. It's also packed with B-vitamins, including B12 (typically only found in meat),  has an abundance of trace minerals and the powerful antioxidants glutathione and selenomethionine. It also contains the carbs beta-glucan and alpha-mannan, that boost the immune system.

PRE- AND PROBIOTICS

Prebiotics, in the form of chicory root, high in inulin and a natural prebiotic, supports the growth of probiotics, a group of 'friendly' bacteria that help with gut health and in turn, immune system health. The BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES includes live spores of B. coagulans MTCC 5856 strain at a strength of 1.47 billion CFU per 5 grams of mix.

GREEN LIPPED MUSSEL

Green lipped mussel from NZ contains glycosaminoglycans, glucosamine and chondroitin, as well as zinc, and magnesium, all beneficial for good joint health. In addition, green lipped mussel along with cod liver oil, provides omega-3 fatty acids

COD LIVER OIL

The cod liver oil we use, is made from wild caught, sustainably sourced Norwegian Arctic cod. This cod liver oil is rich in omega-3s, including EPA and DHA, which support heart, brain, vision, and joint health, as well as vitamins A and D.  

MCHA BONE MEAL

MCHA (or Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite) bone meal is extracted from Australian certified BSE-free, pasture-fed cattle. It's a natural bone replacement that provides the proper calcium and phosphorus balance.

BEEF BONE BROTH

Beef bones from Australian cattle are boiled under high pressure for more than six hours to extract all the nutrients; the broth is then dried using innovative low temperature processing. They're packed with trace minerals and a great taste!

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04/16/2020
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Karen R.
Australia Australia

Chi boy

He liked the Crikkies.. Easy to cook and they smell yum... He really loves the Allrounder Balancer sup and gobbles up his meat... I will be buying more from Bestie... Great service too... Xx

04/16/2020
Bestie Kitchen

Thank you! That's excellent to hear!

12/19/2019
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Angelina D.
Australia Australia

They twitch and jump for their Crikkies

Their noses begin twitching the moment the heat of my sandwich toaster starts to cook the Crikkies mixture. Between a folded sheet of baking paper I lay the thin chocolate bar shaped mixture, marked with small squares, and slowly cook them on a low heat setting. It can take up to 20 minutes but my geriatric companions don’t care how long it takes. They lay in waiting until they’re cooled enough to eat, then, they know when I’m breaking pieces off for them. That’s when they start jumping. I never feel guilty giving them two as they’re the healthiest treats i have come across in their nearly 15 years. Crikey those Crikkies are good!!

Angelina D. verified customer review of BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
12/19/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Hilarious! You are a creative food-genius! Thanks so much and glad they love them.

12/18/2019
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Maureen W.
Australia Australia

Thumbs up.

I rolled the first lot to thin it was a bit dry my girls still ate it.The next lot ok.l found the smell wasnt as nice as the balanced bestie .My girls didnt worry about that.

12/19/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thank you Maureen! Smell is a funny thing isn't it? I've had a couple of people say the same as you and others, myself included, love the smell and think it's nutty-sort of and spicy. Glad it tasted good to your girls though!

12/15/2019
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Hildrun
Australia Australia

Fun, healthy treats!

Our dogs are important members of our family and I like fussing over them. At the same time I don't forget that they are a different species and therefore have completely different dietary requirements. Since our dogs go for long walks and are generally kept very active it is important for me that they don’t eat empty calories but instead everything they eat is good for them and provides them with the energy they need. I was very excited when I was asked to test Crikkies since I love trying new healthy ways to feed our dogs. I bought some cheap cookie cutters from the supermarket and even though I have very limited cooking and baking skills the biscuits turned out great. While they were in the oven our dog Sylvester waited in front of the oven to make sure he wouldn’t miss his treats once they were finished. All three dogs loved them. I would definitely recommend them since they are such a fun way to reward your dog.

12/15/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thanks so much for being a tester, and for your great review! We are so thrilled Sylvester and co like them…

12/12/2019
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Bente D.
Australia Australia

Fantastic new product with an interesting main protein source

I thoroughly enjoyed CRIKKIES as training treats. My dogs really loved it. I think it is a unique alternative to the usual beef / chicken treats, which my dogs really enjoyed. I also loved the idea, that I can bake my own cookies., and next time I'll use my new purchased Snoopy cookie cutters.

Bente D. verified customer review of BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
12/12/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thank you Bente! So glad they (and you) enjoyed them!

12/04/2019
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Rusty
Australia Australia

Bake yo crickies

I love my bake yo cricket treats .♡

Rusty verified customer review of BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
12/04/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Oh, that is priceless...

12/03/2019
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Ann L.
Australia Australia

A guilt-free treats that I'm excited about .

I'm happy to announce that we were chosen to be testers for this product. I have a fussy little one and I am excited to say that he loves his bake yo cricket treats. And they are quite tasty if I should say so myself. I have a habit of tasting a tiny bit of what I give my little boy except for Raw meat of course.. what an amazing guilt-free product. And you have the privilege of making it yourself.. I recommend this amazing products to every pet parent, you will love yourself for it. Knowing that you are feeding an amazing complete and balanced healthy treat to your fur babies is an amazing feeling.

12/03/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thanks so much Ann for being an early tester and for your great feedback. We're super-thrilled you and your little one love them! (And thanks for that special line...you know which one!)

12/03/2019
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Lauren
Australia Australia

We Love Crikkies!!

Love Love Love!! My 3 fur babies thought Christmas had come early when I began making these Crikkies over the weekend. Not to mention how pleased they were when they all got to take turns in licking the bowl This product is such a great idea, especially for us Raw Feeders that are extremely conscious about what we feed our pups. The ingredient list is so interesting and so well thought out. I never knew Crickets were so nutritious!! They are also SUPER EASY to make, even for a novice cook like myself Thanks again Bestie for making yet another fantastic, highly palatable and healthy product for our beloved fur babies.

Lauren verified customer review of BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREATLauren verified customer review of BAKE-YO-CRIKKIES BALANCED TREAT
12/03/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thanks so much Lauren - it was a bit of an experiment to begin with but I'm thrilled that you and your pack love them. (And thanks for being an early tester!)

12/03/2019
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Lindsay
Australia Australia

Crikkies

We were one of the lucky ones to test out the Bake-Yo-Crikkies. I am a raw feeder so I am all about making my own treats and knowing EXACTLY what my babies are getting! Full of only the best ingredients you know you are feeding high quality treats, you can also have some fun with them if you are feeling like getting yo bake on I wasn’t aware of Cricket Powder being a ‘thing’ and how beneficial it actually is - we will be including it more in our diets that’s for sure! Thanks again Bestie another great product!

12/03/2019
Bestie Kitchen

Thanks heaps for this - and for taking the time to test and give us your insights. Much appreciated!