The Best Edible Playdough

The Best Edible Playdough made with peanut butter truly does exist! Five simple ingredients come together to combine playtime with snack time. via @mymommystyle

The Best Edible Playdough made with peanut butter truly does exist! Five simple ingredients come together to combine playtime with snack time.

Girl playing with edible playdough.

Edible Playdough

For all of those peanut butter lovers out there, you are going to love this recipe. Simple to make, fun to play with and even better to eat it.

My kids have been home and I’m trying to find things to keep them entertained and keep them engaged. This activity lasted a whole afternoon! Definitely a win for team Mom!

Only 5 ingredients are in this recipe that are easy to find and most of us already have them in our homes.

Searching for the Best Edible Playdough

While I searched for a good edible playdough recipe, I found most of them have honey and taste pretty blah. While it tastes good enough, it’s greasy and doesn’t color well for the play dough aspect. 

My Mom is the hero in this story because she already had this recipe. What I love about this recipe is that it is NON-greasy and absolutely delicious.

What is the Best Peanut Butter to Use?

For this recipe, I recommend to go with a smooth and creamy peanut butter. Chunky would give it a weird texture, but I’m sure it would still taste good.

I’ve never tried to make it with the natural peanut butter that needs to be stirred before using. With that separation of the oil from the peanut butter, I’m not sure if it would hold up in the long run.

Can Babies Play with Edible Playdough?

This recipe contains peanut butter and it is wise to be mindful peanuts is a common, possibly life threatening allergy for some.

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology recommends introducing peanut butter to your baby only after other solid foods have been fed to them safely, without any symptoms of allergies.

Peanut butter is safe to try for children over the age of 6-8 months if they show no signs of allergies.

How Long Will the Edible Playdough Last

It never lasts one day in my house because it tastes so good! But if you don’t want the kids or yourself to eat it all that first day, simply store it in storage ziplock bag for maximum freshness.

If properly put away, this edible playdough will stay fresh for 3-6 months.

How to Make Edible Playdough

This is a very simple recipe that your kids can help make. What a fun way to teach them measurements and they will love to stir it all together.

You will place all the ingredients in a bowl and stir them together. It’s really that easy! No cooking involved.

Here’s the ingredient list:

  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup Karo Syrup
  • 1 stick Butter (softened)
  • 2 Tbsp Vanilla
  • 3 cup Powdered Sugar

How to Color the Edible Playdough

Red, blue, yellow and green are the colors we made with this recipe.

After the playdough is mixed up, separate into sections to make a little of each color.

Add a few drops of food coloring to the edible playdough and mix it together. *caution, this is messy and you should wear gloves if you have them.

Fun Favorite Edible Playdough Accessories:

Click on the photo to go to the Amazon link to buy one of these fun kits for hours of play.

Make Peanut Butter Cups from Edible Playdough

Have fun with your kids while indulging in your sweet tooth at the same time? Yes Please! Not only is this edible playdough fun for the kids, it also will make the MOST delicious peanut butter cups!

Here’s how you make it:

  • In a microwave safe bowl, put in 2 cups of chocolate chips with 2 Tbsp of shortening.
  • Melt for 1 min at 50% power. Stir.
  • Melt for 15 seconds at 50% power. Stir. Continue at 15 second intervals until smooth (likely only 1 or 2 more times).
  • Line a mini muffin tin with paper cups.
  • Pour a spoonful of the melted chocolate into each of the cups.
  • Roll the peanut butter mixture into half inch balls and set into each chocolate coated muffin cup.
  • Spoon the remaining chocolate on top of the peanut butter balls and completely cover.
  • Then stick it all in the freezer for 2 hours and you’re done!

*If you don’t have a mini muffin tin, try using a 8×8 pan and make one big peanut butter cup sheet.

Here’s the Recipe for the Best Edible Playdough:

The Best Edible Playdough

The Best Edible Playdough made with peanut butter truly does exist! Five simple ingredients come together to combine playtime with snack time.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: healthy snack
Cuisine: Kids
Keyword: Edible Playdough
Servings: 12
Calories: 337kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter Creamy is best
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla
  • 3 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl until comes together.
  • Ready to use right away!

Notes

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cups:
  • In a microwave safe bowl, put in 2 cups of chocolate chips with 2 Tbsp of shortening.
  • Melt for 1 min at 50% power. Stir.
  • Melt for 15 seconds at 50% power. Stir. Continue at 15 second intervals until smooth (likely only 1 or 2 more times).
  • Line a mini muffin tin with paper cups.
  • Pour a spoonful of the melted chocolate into each of the cups.
  • Roll the peanut butter mixture into half inch balls and set into each chocolate coated muffin cup.
  • Spoon the remaining chocolate on top of the peanut butter balls and completely cover.
  • Then stick it all in the freezer for 2 hours and you’re done!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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