Gluten-free peanut butter dog treats

 

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Here’s another tasty homemade dog treat from the folks at The Chopping Block! These yummy tidbits are gluten-free, so they’re perfect if your pup is on the sensitive side or if you’re going to be giving them as gifts.

Ingredients

  • 1 can sweet potatoes, drained and mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup peanut butter (you can use other nut butters, if you prefer; make sure it’s not sweetened with xylitol.)

Directions

  • Step 1 – mash the sweet potatoes.
  • Step 2 – mix eggs, peanut butter and oats until combined.
  • Step 3 – use an ice cream scoop to scoop out your treats. Pick a size appropriate for your dog. (If you don’t feel like scooping a ton of little tiny cookies out then you can also break them into smaller pieces as you dole them out to your dog.)
  • Step 4 – take a fork, dip it in water and smash the treats down like you would a peanut butter cookie, partly because it looks cute, but mostly because these cookies do not spread on their own.
  • Step 5 – bake at 350 degrees until the treats really dry out so they don’t spoil. Feel the bottom of the cookie and make sure it isn’t soft at all; if it is, bake it longer. If they seem to be browning too much before they are hard, turn the oven down. The baking time will depend on what size scoop you use and how much you flatten them. These take about 40 to 45 minutes, so figure on 30 minutes for very small treats and maybe an hour for larger ones.

recipe

This recipe was originally posted on The Chopping Block blog. Their next Homemade Dog Treats class will be offered on Saturday, February 24, at the Chicago-Merchandise Mart location. Register here.

 

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