Monday, November 12, 2012

Sweet Potato Dog Chews 2

This is my second attempt at making sweet potato dog chews.  I made them previously and you can click here for the original recipe.  Buddy and Ellie absolutely love these sweet potato dog chews but they don't last as long as the rawhide chews.  I do freeze them to try to make them last longer but Buddy eats them in less than 5 minutes.   Ellie takes a little bit longer to chew them.   I think if you had a smaller dog who isn't a strong chewer, they would be comparable to a rawhide chew.  Overall, these sweet potato dog chews are a healthy treat and are inexpensive to make.  

Sweet Potato Dog Chews 2

2 sweet potatoes, medium sized


Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Microwave sweet potatoes for about 30 to 45 seconds to make it easier to slice.

Cut a small piece of the sweet potato lengthwise to make a flat surface.

Turn sweet potato down on the cut side, slice sweet potato into 1/3” to  ¼” thick slices.

Place slices on parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 3 hours, turning slices halfway through baking time.

Allow to cool and place in freezer Ziploc bag.  Store in freezer for up to 4 months.

Buddy and Ellie wait so patiently for their treats!