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Sweet Potato Gummies

Nov 30, 2022 ● By Tonya Wilhelm
Paw print shaped gummies made out of sweet potatoes

photo by Tonya Wilhelm

This recipe is cat-friendly, but a kitty may not dive into the delight.

Yield: Depends on mold size

3 cups water
½ cup sweet potato
3 Tbsp beef gelatin
Silicone molds and cookie sheet
Measuring cup with a spout for pouring 

Boil 2 cups of water. Remove the skin from a sweet potato. Dice the sweet potato and place ½ cup into the boiling water. Boil until the sweet potato is soft and then drain it. Mash the sweet potato into a smooth consistency and set it next to the stove.

In a small saucepan, boil one cup of water. Once the water reaches a boil, quickly whisk in the gelatin. When the gelatin is dissolved, lower the heat and add the mashed sweet potato and stir over the heat. Pour the mixture into the measuring cup. Then quickly pour the hot liquid into the silicone molds. Don’t fill to the top. Because many silicone molds are floppy, place them on a cookie sheet prior to filling them. 

The molds will need to be refrigerated to cool, so find a spot before pouring. Be ready: The gelatin will start to set up very quickly. Carefully place the molds into the refrigerator to set up for approximately three hours.

Remove the treats from the molds and break them into bite-sized pieces before feeding to pets. Store the gummies in a glass container in the refrigerator for up to three days or freeze until ready to serve. Thaw completely before serving.

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