A Sweet & Tasty Alternative to Rawhide Dog Treats

January 9, 2012 by Jillian at Tails in Featured, Home with 3 Comments

Sweet potato dog treat recipeIf you’re looking to spice up your dog’s diet without giving him or her preservatives or spending money on expensive dog treats, then we have a sweet recipe for you!

Our friends at DogTreatKitchen.com have provided a delicious alternative to rawhide chews for our four-legged canine pals. It uses sweet potatoes, and from the looks of drooling muzzles and ample begging in our house, they’re sure to please!





1 Large Sweet Potato, washed & dried



  1. Preheat oven to 250° F
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cut off one side of the sweet potato lengthwise, as close to the edge as possible. Cutting the side of the potato first allows you to then turn the potato onto this flat surface that you have just created. Having a stable area to rest the potato will make it easier to cut the potato into slices. Don’t discard that first piece, it comes out just as yummy as the rest!
  4. Cut the rest of the potato into 1/3″ slices, no smaller than 1/4″.
  5. Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 3 hours, turning half way through.
  7. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Storing – Although these treats are dried, you will want to keep them in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. You can freeze them for up to 4 months.

Tips – Pick a sweet potato that is the most uniformly size as possible. Cut even slices. Baking for three hours will produce a chewy treat; add 20-30 minutes for more crunch.

Let us know how they turned out!

For more tips and information on the recipe, visit DogTreatKitchen.com!



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