On the fifth day of Homemade Christmas, we have Homemade Dog Treats with Sweet Potato and Peanut Butter.

Homemade Dog Treats | My Hot Southern Mess

I have two older dogs and they both are picky eaters when it comes to dog food. My oldest dog doesn’t even usually like treats but eating out of the garbage can and other gross things are perfectly fine.
Homemade Dog Treats | My Hot Southern Mess

Since my older dog doesn’t like treats and never really has I always wondered if she would like homemade dog treats. She likes people food so I was thinking she probably would, so I made her and her sister some.

What I really made was doggie crack. Yes, my golden retrievers loved the homemade treats. They will sit, lay down, shake hands, and do whatever they think they need to, to get that treat when they hear the Ziploc bag open in the kitchen. They are addicted to their homemade treats.

Homemade Dog Treats | My Hot Southern Mess
The original recipe I found uses pumpkin which is good for dogs to eat. It is great for their digestive health plus it may also get them to stop eating their poop.The day I made the treats I started it by trying to remember the recipe. I thought it called for sweet potatoes and had cooked sweet potatoes so, I stuck with them for the recipe. Sweet potatoes also have similar health benefits for dogs too. The biggest concern with both pumpkin and sweet potato is that dogs can get too much vitamin A so they should only eat 1-2 tablespoons a day depending on their size.
I created miniature t-rexes, boots, heels, and other shapes. I don’t think the dogs really cared that their bones were not boned shaped. The treats are tasty to them and will be perfect to fill their puppy stockings with.
Homemade Dog Treats | My Hot Southern Mess

Homemade Dog Treats
  • 2½ cups whole wheat flour (all-purpose works also)
  • ½ cup mashed sweet potato or pureed pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a ½-inch-thick roll. Cut into ½-inch pieces.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.

Recipe from Allrecipes.com


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