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Homemade Peanut Butter and Sweet Potato Treats for Chickens and Dogs


Even before all the dog treat recalls in recent years, I have always loved making homemade treats for our dogs because I knew they were eating healthy, all natural ingredients.

I haven't made them any treats in awhile, so when I recently had some leftover sweet potatoes, I decided it was time to whip up a batch.

I have also subbed in pumpkin for the sweet potato....and  can I just say, they were a huge hit, even with our super picky German Shepherd Bella!



All the while I was mixing up the dough I kept thinking, wow, the chickens love sweet potatoes....the chickens love peanut butter, and oats, and molasses...so after I cut out some cute bone-shaped biscuits for the dogs, I decided to make some treats for the chickens too.

In honor of Valentine's Day, I made heart-shaped cookie cutouts and poked holes in them with a wooden chopstick so I could string them on twine to make a garland for the girls for their run.

Both the dogs and chickens absolutely loved the treats and I love that they are so healthy for them.

Sound good? Are you ready to get started?

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Homemade Peanut Butter and Sweet Potato Treats for Chickens and Dogs

Ingredients

3 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 teaspoon fresh or dried parsley
2 Tablespoons natural peanut butter
1 cup cooked, mashed or pureed sweet potato (you can also use squash or canned pumpkin)
3 fresh eggs
1 Tablespoon molasses

Instructions for both Chicken and Dog Treats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk the wheat flour, oats and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Whisk the peanut butter, sweet potato, eggs and molasses in a separate bowl and then add to the dry ingredients. Mix well.

Roll out your dough on a floured surface to about a 1/2″ thickness and then use a cookie cutter to cut the desired shapes. Arrange on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes.

Let cool completely. Store extra treats in an airtight container at room temperature.




For the Dog Treats

Cut dough using a bone-shaped cookie cutter. Feed as an occasional treat to good puppies only!






For the Chicken Treats

Cut dough using a heart-shaped cookie cutter and then carefully poke two holes in the top of each heart using a wooden chopstick.

After the treats cool, string them on a length of twice and hang the garland in your run.







I love that with one recipe I can make treats for both the dogs and the chickens....but of course, then I have to explain to Winston why there were dog treats hanging in the chicken run!


Homemade Peanut Butter and Sweet Potato Treats


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These healthy homemade treats can do double duty since both your chickens and your dogs will love them.

ingredients:

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup cooked, mashed or pureed sweet potato 
  • 3 fresh eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses

instructions:

How to cook Homemade Peanut Butter and Sweet Potato Treats

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk the wheat flour, oats and parsley in a large mixing bowl. 
  3. Whisk the peanut butter, sweet potato, eggs and molasses in a separate bowl and then add to the dry ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Roll out your dough on a floured surface to about a 1/2″ thickness and then use a cookie cutter to cut the desired shapes. Arrange on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely. Store extra treats in an airtight container at room temperature.

NOTES:

For the Dog Treats: Cut dough using a bone-shaped cookie cutter. Feed as an occasional treat to good puppies only!

For the Chicken Treats: Cut dough using a heart-shaped cookie cutter and then carefully poke two holes in the top of each heart using a wooden chopstick.  After the treats cool, string them on a length of twice and hang the garland in your run.
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