Sweet Potato Dog Chews

These Sweet Potato Dog Chews only use one-ingredient to make a healthy, homemade dog treat for your favorite pet! DIY dog treats are a great gift too! | platingsandpairings.com

These Sweet Potato Dog Chews only use one-ingredient to make a healthy, homemade dog treat for your favorite pet! DIY dog treats are a great gift too!

These Sweet Potato Dog Chews only use one-ingredient to make a healthy, homemade dog treat for your favorite pet! DIY dog treats are a great gift too! | platingsandpairings.com

These Sweet Potato Dog Chews only use one-ingredient to make a healthy, homemade dog treat for your favorite pet! DIY dog treats are a great gift too! | platingsandpairings.com

My boyfriend dog-napped our labradoodle last weekend.

I don’t think she minded one bit – His guys’ weekend meant she got to spend a 4-day weekend at the beach – Running around off her leash, digging holes in the sand and basically being a wild animal – A far cry from her typical days in Portlandia which consist of wearing her Pendleton wool jacket, attending doggie daycare and then crashing for the night buried amongst all the pillows on our king-sized bed dreaming of when her next Bark Box will arrive. And yet, as extravagant as her Portland-life may sound – She still prefers the freezing cold, pouring down rain… beach.

So – In order to bribe her back into liking me better the guy who takes her to the beach, I spent my weekend baking her treats – Sweet Potato Dog Chews to be precise.

It just takes one ingredient to make these healthy dog chews – and a whole lot of time… But for the majority of the time, it’s completely hands-free. Start by slicing your sweet potatoes into lengthwise slices about 1/3-inch thick. Any thinner, and they’ll turn into chips, but any thicker, and you’ll have to cook them for ages. What we want are sweet potato chews with a lot of “chew” to them. I set my oven to the lowest heat setting and let them cook away all day – It ended up taking about 6 hours to get them to that perfect texture – Not too soft, but not brittle either. A flip at about the 3-hour mark let me know that they were about halfway there. Once the cooking is complete, let the sweet potato chews cool in the oven as it cools down, that helps to dehydrate the chews even further.

These Sweet Potato Dog Chews only use one-ingredient to make a healthy, homemade dog treat for your favorite pet! DIY dog treats are a great gift too! | platingsandpairings.com

These Sweet Potato Dog Chews only use one-ingredient to make a healthy, homemade dog treat for your favorite pet! DIY dog treats are a great gift too! | platingsandpairings.com

These Sweet Potato Dog Chews only use one-ingredient to make a healthy, homemade dog treat for your favorite pet! DIY dog treats are a great gift too! | platingsandpairings.comWhen that sand-covered labradoodle ran back in the house after her 4-day weekend in beach-heaven, I won her back into my good graces with one little slice of sweet potato…

These Sweet Potato Dog Chews only use one-ingredient to make a healthy, homemade dog treat for your favorite pet! DIY dog treats are a great gift too! | platingsandpairings.com
“Sit…”
These Sweet Potato Dog Chews only use one-ingredient to make a healthy, homemade dog treat for your favorite pet! DIY dog treats are a great gift too! | platingsandpairings.com
“Good Girl!”
These Sweet Potato Dog Chews only use one-ingredient to make a healthy, homemade dog treat for your favorite pet! DIY dog treats are a great gift too! | platingsandpairings.com
Nom… Nom… Nom…
These Sweet Potato Dog Chews only use one-ingredient to make a healthy, homemade dog treat for your favorite pet! DIY dog treats are a great gift too! | platingsandpairings.com
“Thanks Mom! You’re my FAVORITE! (today)”

These Sweet Potato Dog Chews only use one-ingredient to make a healthy, homemade dog treat for your favorite pet! DIY dog treats are a great gift too! | platingsandpairings.com

Sweet Potato Dog Chews

Cook Time: 8 hours
Author: Erin
These Sweet Potato Dog Chews only use one-ingredient to make a healthy, homemade dog treat for your favorite pet! DIY dog treats are a great gift too!
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Ingredients

  • 3 sweet potatoes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 200 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice the ends off sweet potatoes to make for easier slicing. Cut 1/3-inch lengthwise slices using a sharp knife or mandolin.
  3. Bake for 6 hours, flipping once during the cooking time. After 6 hours, turn off your oven and leave the chews in the oven as it cools.
  4. Store sweet potato chews in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.

These Sweet Potato Dog Chews only use one-ingredient to make a healthy, homemade dog treat for your favorite pet! DIY dog treats are a great gift too! | platingsandpairings.com

20 comments

  1. Victoria @ NatureImmerse

    I made my second batch today. I had previously purchased similar treats for $8.99 for 5 ounces. Your recipe is easy on the budget, so easy to make and no artificial ingredients. Plus my dog goes crazy for the dried sweet potatoes!

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    1. Erin

      Yay – I’m so glad to hear that you pup loved these Sweet Potato Chews Victoria!

      Reply

  2. Catherine @ Ten Thousand Hour Mama

    Wow, cool! My dog is allergic to ev.ery.thing, so making this kind of a sweet potato dog chew with just one ingredient would be perfect. Great recipe – can’t wait to spoil my dog!

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    1. Erin

      Yay! I hope your pup loves them Catherine!

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  3. Angie Agerter

    What a great idea!! And really how easy. I may have to try these for Roxy and see if she likes them.
    fyi – Roxy’s favorite place is also the beach. 🙂

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    1. Erin

      Dogs on the beach are just the best – They love the wide open spaces and their freedom!

      Reply

  4. Pech

    <3 Love the action shots/testimonial of how good these treats are, and such a plus knowing these are completely natural! I have a cat not a dog so don't think I will be making these, but I'll remember them for friends with the appropriate fur baby!

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    1. Erin

      Thanks Pech – Sammie definitely loves these Sweet Potato Chews. I think this was her favorite blog post I’ve ever done 😉

      Reply

  5. Melissa Chee

    What a GREAT idea. I love the concept to make as a gift too.

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  6. Wendy

    I am excited about this post! My sheltie, Pax, demands a slice of sweet potato every night after dinner. If I forget, he goes to where they are kept and looks from me to them repeatedly! I have been buying the dried sweet potatoes for him, but would love to make them myself. I had no idea it was this easy. 🙂 The smell may drive Pax wild while the treats are cooking, but I am definitely giving this a try! Thank you!

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    1. Erin

      What a sweetie! Yes – the house smell while these are baking is divine and could drive both humans and dogs nuts! 😉

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      1. Eileen

        How long do they stay fresh and do you have to refrigerate after they are baked?

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        1. Erin

          These will keep fresh for about 2 weeks. No need to refrigerate.

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  7. Cheryl Barron

    Can you make them in a dehydrator?

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    1. Erin

      Hi Cheryl – I imagine that these would work in a dehydrator too. I’m not sure what temperature it cooks at, so they may take more or less time…

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  8. Joyce Bryant

    Anine love loves loves these awesome goodies. I love them because they are good for her. We, Annie and me, will be making these often.

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    1. Erin

      Awww – So happy to hear that you pup loves them Joyce!

      Reply

  9. Barb

    Just got a new Maltese puppy (Rylee) in January and he loves these chews. I used to make them for my last Maltese (Buddy) and he loved them as well. The best part is they are easy to make, as well as being very healthy for our fur babies. ❤

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    1. Erin

      Awww! So glad that they both love these chews Barb! I need to make some more for our Sammie soon!

      Reply

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