It’s getting cold outside. Want a way to heat up your home and make homemade dog food all at once? Voila: dehydrated Sweet Potato Treats. To make these yummies, you are going to leave the oven on all day, so you wouldn’t want to bake these in June.
Turn your oven on very low, 150-200 degrees. Cut the sweet potatoes into slices, 3/4″ thick. They’re going to shrink a lot. Two large potatoes can fill one cookie sheet. You can also make cubes instead of slices, but start with one inch cubes or they’ll shrivel up into nothing!
Spread the pieces on lightly greased cookie sheets.
Turn them over after 6 hours or so, the timing doesn’t have to be exact. Bake for another 4 to 6 hours.
The potatoes become white and will be rock hard when they’re ready. If you see any orange, or if there are any soft bits, they’re not ready.
Baking these treats takes a long time, so it’s a good idea to start first thing in the morning. But don’t worry if you can’t finish it in one day. Let the treats cool off and then pop them in the fridge overnight. You can finish baking them the next day.
When the treats are done I keep some in the fridge and store the rest in the freezer.
My dog usually inhales her food, but these treats are so hard she has to take the time to chew them. They’re healthy and inexpensive and she loves them. What more could you want?