Homemade Dog Treats: Sweet Potato

Last year I made homemade dog treats for the first time.  I did not realize how easy it would be and wonder why I never tried making them before.  All 5 dogs loved them (my 3 dachshunds and my sister’s 2 labs).  My sister and I even enjoyed a few ourselves!

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Since this was so easy AND inexpensive, I have decided to make more as hostess gifts.  With a bottle of wine for the ‘people’ and a bag of homemade dog treats for the ‘dogs,’ we are sure to make an impression!

Sweet Potato Homemade Dog Treats

2 Sweet Potatoes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1/4 inch thick rounds.  Place sweet potato rounds, in a single layer, on two non-stick baking sheets.  Bake for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, until fully dehydrated.  Flip after 1 1/2 hours.  Let cool and test on your dog.

Miss Casey was our first happy customer:

Homemade Dog Treats: Sweet Potato by The Sweet Spot Blog

Check out our recipe for Peanut Butter dog treats too!


19 Responses to Homemade Dog Treats: Sweet Potato

  1. Foodie in WV August 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    I love that you make your own dog treats. I bet my dogs would be so happy with these!
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    • Corinna August 5, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

      My dogs seem to like all orange vegetables…carrots, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes!

  2. JimmyMelson August 16, 2013 at 2:00 am #

    Nice recipe , m gonna make this for my Dogs. Thanx for sharing

  3. Sharon September 25, 2013 at 11:54 pm #

    I made these few years ago when my dog was on a restricted diet. I bought the thin Japanese sweet potatoes and ran them through the food processor for a quick slice before baking them. She LOVED them.

    • Corinna September 26, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

      I have never tried the Japanese sweet potatoes…maybe this weekend I will whip up a batch for the dogs!

  4. Chrissy Morin October 28, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    I’ve bought these before and they were kinda pricey.. I’m sure you way works perfectly and I will be doing it the next time I get to the grocery store to buy some sweet potatoes. I’m sure yams would work as well.. Thank you!!

  5. April June 11, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    Are these treats good for traveling ? How long do they last as a non parish able

    • Corinna June 23, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

      Hi April, These treats are good for traveling! I keep them in a ziplock bag in the pantry. Mine have always been eaten within 2 weeks, so they will at least last that long.

  6. Leslie Alire July 6, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    My dogs LOVE these. If given the choice between Gravy Milk Bones Or sweet potatoes they will choose the sweet potatoes every time!!!

  7. Sharon O September 7, 2014 at 7:02 am #

    curious why you peeled? missing so much of the nutrients

    • Corinna September 8, 2014 at 10:29 pm #

      Funny that you ask…I never peel potatoes when I am eating them myself for that exact reason. However, I never see the skins on the sweet potato dog treats in the store, so I decided to peel. As long as it is ok for the dogs…it will save time!

  8. Danielle P. October 16, 2014 at 5:03 am #

    I have one dog who eats anything, but another that is super picky. I’ve found that If I soak them in chicken broth before I dehydrate them in my dehydrator both dogs will eat them. It does take a little longer though.

    • Corinna October 19, 2014 at 8:08 pm #

      What a great idea!

  9. Ren November 12, 2014 at 8:50 pm #

    Have you actually tried making these according to the instructions posted? 3 hours at 350 in an oven! My sweet potatoes turned into tiny black pieces of charcoal after only an hour!

  10. Valerie January 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm #

    i tried today. Not sure if I had temp too highor cut potatoes too thin but it turned out burnt to a crisp and now my house stinks!

    • Nancy March 3, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

      350 seems a bit high for 3 hrs…I’d like to try these, but will set my oven at 250 and check often

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  12. Craig August 10, 2015 at 7:29 pm #

    Best to go with a low heat, maybe 200 or lower and bake for a few hours. I do 185 for around 3 hours.

    Standard sweet potato should turn a little orange-y, like a dried fruit You want them dehydrated, not baked.

    They can last a few weeks, longer if refrigerated. Incidentally, you can do chicken breast the same way. Cut thin, 200 degrees for a couple hours. Should turn orange-y too,


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