Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Hi Friends!

Just popping in for a quick post today to share a fun little treat for your favorite furry friends! I don’t know about yours, but my dogs LOVE treats. They also love human food…some of their favorites being sweet potato, peanut butter, bananas, yogurt and carrots.

Making homemade treats for your furry friends is super easy! Try these Peanut Butter and Sweet Potato Dog Treats to celebrate your best friend!

A few weeks ago, I had to idea to combine two of their favorite human foods- sweet potato and peanut butter, and freeze them into cubes so I could put them in their kongs. Our dogs get a little pb in a kong whenever we put them in their cages. We used to stick the kongs in the freezer so the pb would freeze and it would take longer for them to lick it out. However, we only have 2 kongs so that didn’t usually work out so well.

By freezing the pb into cubes, I can keep those in the freezer and then just pop a couple inside their kongs whenever I leave. So much easier! If you don’t have ice cube tray you could just drop the mixture into blobs on a cookie sheet and let them freeze that way…or spread the mixture into a pan, freeze and then cut into whatever shape you want.

For this batch, I combined 1/2 Β roasted sweet potato (just the inside, not the skin) with 3/4 c peanut butter. Mix well, scoop into ice cube trays and freeze.

Then transfer to an airtight container.

When you’re ready to head out the door, pop a couple in a kong and toss it in their cage with them!


Here are some other simple combos you could try:

PB & mashed banana
PB & Yogurt with banana chunks
Mashed carrots & Banana
PB & grated carrots

Your pups will love you for it!

Do you ever make dog treats for your dog? If you’re looking for more ideas, check out these treats Lori made for her puppy Jax. CLICK HERE to see the recipe.


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Woww . You never cease to amaze me with your creativity! Back when I had a dog, we never created our own treats. But anything with sweet potato sounds good to me! haha.
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  2. SUCH a creative post. I miss my bullmastiff.
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  3. My Cooper says THANK YOU!! :)
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  4. Aww I don’t have any pups of my own but now I know what to make a huge batch of and give out to friends during Christmas!
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  5. Fabulous idea!! I know that my Koda would absolutely LOVE that — she’s as big a PB fanatic as I am!
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  6. Love this! My dog can only have sweet potato so I just bake them… Is there a reason you don’t use the skin? Also, I wonder if it would work with just sweet potato?

  7. Love the idea of freezing in trays! Niko would love these! I just don’t know how I feel about sharing my sweet potatoes with her πŸ˜‰ haha Maybe pumpkin, though!

  8. Thank you so much for this recipe–I know my dog will love it! I’ve done the same thing with just frozen peanut butter in the Kong for years and she loves it. I know she loves sweet potato and I always like to find ways to get veggies into her diet.

  9. This is such an awesome idea! I just sent this to my sister Jen for her pups πŸ˜‰
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  10. I’m not an animal person, but these sound good. Can I just make some for myself? πŸ˜‰
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  11. I’m with Laura – the PB & banana sounds like a yummy summertime human treat too. :) Your pup is adorable.
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  12. My puppies are die hard fans of PB! I will make this for them! :)
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  13. I love this idea! I’ll have to try it for my dog. I never thought to make treats for him!
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  14. What a great idea! I’m so going to try this! My Boston terrier will be thanking you…I’m sure if it! πŸ˜‰

  15. I love this idea! We hav two labs that would be in heaven if I made these for them!
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  16. Lucky doggy :) My little terrier would be fed for a week!
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  17. What a cute idea!! Our dogs are so disinterested in toys, but adding food might get them excited. :)
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  18. Love the idea! Your pup looks so happy.

    Cages make me sad, tho.
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    • i know. i’m hoping once they get a little older we won’t need them anymore. luckily while i was in school i was around a lot so they didn’t spend much time in them and now, hubby still comes home for lunch so they get some time out!

  19. I’ve been reading your blog for a few months now, but have never commented. I couldn’t resist when it came to doggies and treats. I have three miniature longhair dachshunds, and I bet they would love these treats.
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  20. awww…..Oscar would love these, but since we haven’t figured out his food allergies, yet, we’ll have to wait before trying it out. He sure misses his frozen PB filled Kong!
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  21. Love the idea! Your pup looks so happy.

  22. Wow your pup is so lucky to have you! What a life to be pampered like that πŸ˜‰ I don’t have any dogs of my own right now, but I will definitely keep this in mind for when I do!
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  23. Your dog favorite human foods are some of my favorite foods! πŸ˜‰
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  24. This is great! I can’t wait to make these for my pup!! Thanks!
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  25. Wonderful recipe! I wish I could feed my dog home-baked treats, but he is the fussiest eater for a dog. It makes me apprehensive to make him anything because it usually goes to waste. He won’t even eat steak, chicken, or eggs, but he loves rice. He’s a healthy dog… he should have his own blog. LOL πŸ˜‰

  26. Genius! Our Pupper dawgs would love these!
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  27. Such a good idea! I think if I give my dog anything “human” in her eyes, she would love it. Actually, I take that back. She does not like broccoli. Weird, huh?
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  28. Aww, your dog is so cute! Mine would go crazy for these treats! Love that you can stuff ’em in a Kong too.

  29. Great treat! What a great idea to freeze the treats in an ice cube tray!

    One of our dogs won’t eat carrots, but I’m sure they’d both enjoy peanut butter and mashed banana!
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  30. love this idea! must try it, I got that same toy for Jax where I put pb in. Need to try it with sweet potatoes
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  31. Have you seen the “kong” ice trays?? The cubes come out in the kong shape!! They fit so nicely inside the kong toys! I’m definitely going to have to try these treats… My puppy Fiona gets excited when the PB jar comes out of the cabinet :)

  32. LOVE these!
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  33. Great idea! My Lab Kostas turned 6 yesterday. He loves PB–I gave him 1/2 a jar (natural pb, of course!) by spoon as his B-day treat!
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  34. Just made these I can’t wait for my pup to try them, she really enjoyed licking the spoon! What kind of dog do you have? I have a black lab mixed with I don’t know what and she looks almost exactly like yours! Adorable! Thanks!


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