Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Blueberry Frozen Goodness

This is a recipe for master estimators.

It is the only kind of recipe I can follow. And it’s for dogs, who will never tell me, anyway, if there’s a smidge too much cinnamon.

No bake sweet potato cookies.

No bake sweet potato cookies.

Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Blueberry Frozen Goodness

Ingredients:

1. What’s left of last year’s sweet potato harvest. Or, as many sweet potatoes as you feel like cleaning, chopping up, boiling and pureeing in the blender – minus the amount of mash you decide at the last minute to save for yourself. Because mashed sweet potatoes are so awesome to eat they require no condiments (although a dash of salt and butter can’t hurt).

Chopped sweet potatoes.

Chopped sweet potatoes.

chopped sweet potatoes in a Blendtec blender

Will it blend?

Pureed sweet potatoes

It blended.

2. Peanut butter. As much as you feel like spooning into the pureed sweet potatoes, but probably not an equal amount or the batter will get so voluminous that you’ll be at this all day.

3. Oats – regular or the instant kind. Really, the dogs won’t know the difference.

4. Cinnamon. Put the container on the sprinkle – not the dump – setting, and use your judgment.

Pureed sweet potatoes, peanut butter, oats and cinnamon

This is basically what your mix should look like before you stir things up.

4. Dried blueberries. For topping.

Directions:

As the photos above indicate, you will mix all ingredients together. Be patient – the potatoes are light and fluffy, and the peanut butter is thick and heavy. Feel free to keep adding oats, since they seem to help stiffen up the taters.

Once you are satisfied that the mixture is sufficiently even, you will 1) wonder why you mixed things by hand instead of putting it all in your ridiculous $400 Blendtec blender and 2) proceed to the next step.

“The next step” is easy but messy: Use your fingers and a spoon to deposit little lumps of batter onto wax paper. How big you make these lumps is entirely up to you. How big are your dogs? I made two sizes – tablespoon-size for big dogs and teaspoon-size for my elderpin.

When you get sick of spooning out lumps, or when you realize you’re running out of containers to store them in, you might grab the nearest Kong toy and stuff it with this delicious-to-a-dog mixture. Just don’t drop it, or there could be a fight.

A pit bull mix, golden retriever and a miniature pinscher lust after a Kong toy stuffed with sweet potatoes, peanut butter, oatmeal and cinnamon.

Three handsome beggars, Part Deux.

Once the Kong is stuffed, go back to the gooey lumps. Tuck a dried blueberry into the center of each, because it makes them look cuter. And, blueberries are good for dogs.

Small no-bake sweet potato dog treats.

Scooby-size sweet potato snacks.

Finally: Freeze everything. Including the few sweet potato chunks you skimmed for healthy “training” treats.

Frozen sweet potato dog treats.

Not as many snacks as it seems.

Like everything else I make (including yesterday’s basil mint tea), this recipe is adapted from a more specific version. When you don’t have sweet potato mash and blueberries on hand, make the simpler No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Treats by For the Love of My Dogs.

What homemade goodness do you make for your pets?

About Crystal K. Wiebe

I live with two formerly wayward dogs, and helping other dogs find new homes is my passion. I recently founded the company Beer Paws to help celebrate the relationship between people and pets.

Posted on August 23, 2012, in Awesome, Dogs, Food, Gardening, Luke, Machete, Scooby and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. My mummy’s naughty and doesn’t make me any treats! But those look super yummy:-)

  2. that I’ll try for sure!

  3. I’m totally making these on the weekend. This not only looks fun and yummy for me to do w/my kids but Lola will flip for ‘em. Not to mention that this will be way cheaper than Pupperoni!

  4. Yum! I might even eat those…. ;)

  5. That pic of all of them waiting so patiently:)

  6. Looks so good, I may have to have some too.

  7. those sound so yummy! Off to the store to pick up some sweet potatoes :)

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  8. Love the photo with all three pups looking at the Kong!

  9. These look awesome, we are going to try them today!!! Thanks for the shoutout :) Hope yall have a great week!

  10. Could you use canned sweet potatoes?

    • I think that would be fine. Just check the ingredients to make sure there isn’t a lot of added preservatives. If you do try the recipe with canned sweet potatoes, please let us know how it goes!

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