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DIY Sweet Potato & Peanut Butter Dog Treats

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Victor Hugo once said “People don’t lack strength, they lack will“; and, in the presence of dark chocolate, my will melts like a plastic spoon on a hot stove-top. After all, it’s dark chocolate AND it’s from a plant AND it’s full of antioxidants AND it can taste so good, I mean, this justifies my lack of will power – right?

The Things Dogs Do For Good Eats! Yup, that's Ollie petting Tawny!  And Look at that focus...that's some serious will power!
The Things Dogs Do For Good Eats! Yup, that’s Ollie petting Tawny! And Look at that focus…that’s some serious will power!

I think my dogs harbor the same thoughts on peanut butter as I do on dark chocolate! But – wait, they also happen to harbor the same thoughts when it comes to bananas, sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli, and apples! So, when a treat is put in front of them containing all or some of those ingredients, I understand well, how hard they have to work at waiting for a taste of it. My daughter is the dog trainer in the family and she has done a fantastic job in training them and getting them to listen, most of the time.


Both of our dogs are rescues; Tawny is a Collie/Retriever mix and Ollie is a Newfie mix. And, they both seem to have stomach and skin issues. Some types of dry dog food has Tawny “regurgitating” her food. And Ollie seems to have allergic skin reactions to quite a few brands of dog food on the market, which leaves him scratching himself raw. However, feeding both of them dog food that has salmon listed as it’s #1 ingredient seems to ease their stomach and skin issues. We usually take a family trip to our neighborhood PetSmart where we can shop with Tawny and Ollie, and pick up a bag of Purina® Pro Plan® Sensitive Skin & Stomach Adult Dog Food.


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Just like my daughter and I enjoy a dessert of dark chocolate, I make homemade treats for my dogs to enjoy as dessert, after their dinner Purina® Pro Plan® Dry Dog Food. One of their favorite DIY treats are these ones I make with sweet potato, banana, peanut butter, egg, and oats. It is a super simple treat that can be ready in seconds and is chock full of ingredients they drool over.

 Simple • Easy • Tasty

DIY Sweet Potato & Peanut Butter Dog Treats


 Step 1- Preheat Oven to 375 and wash and cut up and microwave one Sweet Potato for 5-7 minutes

Step 2- Remove Skin and mash up sweet potato


Step 3- Add a banana to the sweet potato and mix well

Step 4- Add one egg


Step 5- Add 1/4 cup peanut butter to the mix

Step 6- Add 1/4 cup oats


 Step 7- Using Spoons, shape into bites (mix will be wet) and place on a greased foil lined or parchment lined baking tray

Step 8- Place treats in oven and wait 25 minutes to enjoy – but make sure they are cooled a bit first.

Treats can be stored for upto a week in the fridge.

Looking to house-train your pup? Then check out this post with easy tips!

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