Edible Playdough You Will WANT to Eat!

by Jane on January 20, 2010

Today it’s all about eating your craft! This week I decided it would be fun to make edible playdough with my girls. There are many different kinds out there, but the peanut butter varieties really caught my interest.  There are a myriad of Peanut Butter Playdough recipes, so I picked the two that sounded best and tried them side by side. The results are just fascinating, so keep reading!

Seriously, making Peanut Butter Playdough with the girls was a lot of fun! And, unlike other recipes (ahem, Mr. Kool-Aid), these recipes are ones that you not only CAN eat but will WANT to eat. Not that the whole point of edible playdough is eating it…but if you’re going to stick it in your mouth, it may as well taste good. On to the recipes!

Peanut Butter Playdough Recipe #1: The Winner!
I found this recipe in several places, so no source to site

- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 cups powdered sugar

Mix ingredients in a bowl and you’re done! Store in an airtight container or plastic baggie with air sucked out of the bag. (Quick tip: Spray your 1/2 cup with oil before measuring your honey and the honey will pour much easier.)

Recipe #1 had a great consistency! Of course, the more you play with it the softer it gets, but it was not sticky and it was just what I was expecting peanut butter playdough to be.  The taste was okay. Any kid would think it was delicious. I thought it was a little too sweet, but again…it’s really for PLAYING, so it was perfect!

Peanut Butter Playdough Recipe #2: The Runner-Up
From me, Jane Maynard, after evolving several recipes I found online

- 18 ounces creamy peanut butter
- 6 tablespoons honey
- 1 1/4 cup non-fat dry milk (packet for one quart)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Mix ingredients in a bowl and you’re done! Store in an airtight container or plastic baggie with air sucked out of the bag. (Quick tip: Spray your tablespoon with oil before measuring your honey and the honey will pour much easier.)

This playdough was dessert more than playdough. It tasted great.  The dry milk give it sort of a yummy crunch.  It is not a great playdough for molding and playing with. In fact, I changed the recipe and added more dry milk and added powdered sugar.  Before I did that, this is what it looked like:

Yeah, not so playdoughy. Once I added the extra dry milk and powdered sugar, it was workable. But still not as great as Recipe #1.

However, since Recipe #2 was just so doggone tasty, we decided to use it for something in addition to playing! We rolled the peanut butter mixture into small balls, refrigerated them for 20 minutes, dipped in melted chocolate chips and let harden. MMMMMMM. (Store in an airtight container.)

When it was all over and done with, I asked Cate if making peanut butter playdough was fun. Her enthusiastic response was, “It was REALLY fun!” No matter how the playdough came out, that’s what it’s all about!

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