Tuesday, January 17, 2017

cabin fever treatment= sweet potato treats

good morning everyone--- we have lots and lots of snow here at the ranch in colorado. Yesterday it snowed all day which meant that i couldn't go outside and play in the woods.... and then M said i came down with a case of Cabin Fever... oh no! so she decided that we needed to make some homemade treats to keep my attention off not being able to run through the snow.

they turned out fabulous! the were woorific; and so easy to make....maybe you can get your pack leader to make you some too.

1 Large Sweet Potato, washed & dried
  • Preheat oven to 250° F
  • Cut the potato into 1/3" slices, no smaller than 1/4".
  • Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 3 hours, turning half way through.
  • 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 & Techniques

Choosing a Sweet Potato - You want to find a potato that is as uniform in shape as possible. This will aid in the drying process as the pieces will be similar in shape and will cook through at the same time. Also, try to find one that has fewer blemishes or bruises. While you're picking one to make a sweet potato dog chew, go ahead and pick some for the family, too!

Cut Even Pieces - ensure your pieces are as even as possible.

Degree of Chewiness - Baking for 3 hours results in a soft, but chewy dog treat. If your dog prefers more of a crunch, then bake for an additional 20-30 minutes. When you take the sweet potatoes out of the oven, they may at first appear to be too soft. Let them cool completely on a wire rack before you decide whether or not to bake them longer. This is because they will continue to dry or harden while cooling.

Finished Color of Treat - Sweet potatoes can vary in flesh color when raw. So, when baked they can be lighter or darker than the chews in the above photo. The texture is what you need to be most concerned with. Bake longer or shorter for the texture that your dog prefers.

a note from M: whether your dog has a need to chew or not, they'll love this all natural sweet potato dog chew. in fact, it's such an easy dog treat recipe, i bet you'll be making several batches at a time for your dog and all of her all natural dog treat loving friends!


  1. Oh they do look VERY tasty....I might just run through the snow to your house and help you eat them!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

    1. M said she would plow a path for you.... come on over my beautiful friend. we'll lots of fun. smooches, Gypsy

  2. WOW! What a great recipe. I must make these for Max, my own BMD. I am sure he will like them.

    Max has his own daily blog. Check it out by going to: http://mitchcormier.blogspot.com/

    1. great site Max, adding you to my site Berners & more list so others will find you too. you are defiantly Pawsome and Handsomius!!! think I am falling in love...... Gypsy.