While your dogs may just love the delicious flavors of chicken and sweet potato that these gummy treats offer, it is the health benefits that you might love!
With gelatin being a main ingredient you can feel good knowing that your pup is getting some additional benefits to their health. Plain old gelatin with no flavors or sweeteners added is filled with amino acids – which can help your dogs joints, digestion, skin and so much more.
It is why we have other recipes that use it as well like our Blueberry Coconut Oil gummy treats for dogs. The blueberries, coconut and gelatin all carry health benefits!
Choosing Your Chicken Broth
While you can use store both chicken broth from the supermarket – I highly recommend the low or no-salt options. If you can find one that does not have onions or garlic that would be even better. While small quantities of these veggies may not cause issues – too much can make them sick. And some dogs may not digest them well even in small quantities.
For this recipe I actually used the Free Range Chicken Bone Broth from Caru, which is especially made for dogs. It is a great meal topper too for their dried food! They have a beef version of it as well if you want to try that instead of chicken. I just think chicken and sweet potatoes are so much better together!
Sweet Potato Benefits For Dogs
Sweet potatoes are healthy for humans – but you should be happy to know they are great for your pups too. This vegetable offers antioxidants and a variety of vitamins that keep your dog healthy. They help improve digestive function and have been proven to help reduce the risk of cancers and heart disease.
Lots of goodness happening in these affordable – and delicious veggies!
It is one of the reasons I often make these air fryer sweet potato treats for my girl at least once a month. She loves them and I feel great giving them to her.
Just do not give them too much at one time or you might find yourself cleaning up some orange – loose poops. Ask me how I know!
The few simple ingredients for this recipe include:
- 2/3 cup of chicken broth that is safe for dogs. I recommend Caru Chicken Bone Broth.
- 1 jar of sweet potato baby food (4 ounces).
- 2 packets of unflavored gelatin
You will also need the following items to prepare your gummies.
- Gummy trays (I used these 1″ gummy bear molds)
- Dropper for small trays
If you are using larger trays to make your gummies, then you may not need the dropper, but with the 1″ molds I definitely needed it to get them filled!
Heat the broth until it boils
Add gelatin to the hot broth and stir until all the gelatin is fully dissolved.
Stir in the jar of sweet potatoes and mix thoroughly
Allow mixture to cool
Place mold trays on a baking sheet, this will make the transportation of the molds easier
Use dropper or spoon to add the mixture to the molds
Place fully loaded molds and baking tray in refrigerator for approximately 45 minutes or until firm
Remove from refrigerator when firm and remove from trays
Place gummies in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator
Gummies should stay fresh for 7-10 days, but I am pretty sure they will not last that long because your dog will be begging for more!
- 2/3 cup low or no salt chicken broth
- 1 jar sweet potato baby food (4 ounces)
- 2 packets unflavored gelatin
- Heat broth to boiling
- Add packets of gelatin to broth
- Mix until fully dissolved
- Add in sweet potatoes and continue stirring until well blended
- Place molds on a cookie sheet
- Pour mixture into molds
- Place molds on backing tray into fridge for about 45 minutes or until the set
- When they feel "gummy like" then remove from trays and store in an airtight container in refrigerator
You will also need:
- Gummy mold
- Dropper if you are using small molds like I did