How to Make Sweet Potato Dog Chews–Weekly Photo Challenge: ‘Treat’

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Treat.”

imageElla has asked me to share this very simple recipe for sweet potato chews. She is looking satisfied–she just enjoyed several treats while I attempted to photograph her.  However, her rapid jaw action interfered with the shots. She and her brother, Bentley, love sweet potato chews, second only to dehydrated liver snacks purchased at a pet store.  I like sweet potato chews because they are very inexpensive and not made of unknown ingredients.

There is one ingredient for this dog treat: sweet potato. Here are the steps:

  1. Wash and dry a sweet potato.  Don’t peel it.
  2. Cut the potato lengthwise. Then make thin slices (between 1/4 and 1/3 inches wide).
  3. Spread a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
  4. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.image
  5. Spread sweet potato slices on the sheet and bake for 3 hours.  I usually check and turn every hour.
  6. If they are still moist after 3 hours, I turn the oven off and let them dry some more.
  7. Let the chews cool completely and store them in a glass container.  I keep them in the refrigerator.


Most dogs like these sweet potato snacks, but some don’t.  I am not sure if it is about personal preference, or the other kinds of  food he or she may be used to.

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