Homemade dog treats are much healthier than most store-bought treats because they are preservative-free and made from natural products that you choose. Sweet potato chips are delicious dog treats that are healthy and easy to make. Sweet potatoes are loaded with beneficial nutrients like Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, Potassium and Iron.
Since it’s one of the sweetest of all the vegetables, just like the name implies, you’ll have no trouble getting your dog to try this dog treat recipe.
Preparing Sweet Potato Chips
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees (Fahrenheit)
- Wash and dry sweet potato
- Cut sweet potatoes into ¼ inch slices using a sharp knife
- Place sweet potato chips in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil
- Place the cookie sheets in the oven and bake for a total of 3-4 hours, turning half way through
- When all of the chips are baked to chewy/crispy, take them out of the over and let them cool
- Once all of the chips are cool to the touch I put them in a freezer safe container.
Storing Sweet Potato Chips
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.
My dogs personally like their treats crispy so I end up baking them for about 4 hours. If your dog prefers their treat chewy, try baking for about 2 ½ to 3 hours. The amount of time it takes to bake each chip will also depend on its size and thickness. The thinner the chip the faster it will crisp.
Try 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.
I find that 5 thin sweet potatoes will take up about 4 cookie trays and last about 2 weeks with 2 dogs eating them as treats. Each dog gets about 5-8 chips per day depending on how well behaved they are. 😉
This homemade dog treat recipe is veterinarian approved by Dr. Joyce Gerardi and dog approved by Mr. Moore.