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Monday, February 9, 2009

Edible Playdoh!

I've seen lots of amazing recipes for homemade playdough around the blogosphere, but the one that really caught my eye was one I saw on Jon&Kate+8 about a year ago. This recipe includes peanut butter and honey, so at the time I wrote it down and filed it away for future use - Sweetpea wasn't able to eat either of those things at the time.

I made this as a Christmas gift for a few friends and saved some back for Sweetpea. We finally got it out last night, and she had so much fun with it! The first thing she did was eat it, which I figured might be the case...hence the need for edible playdough! After a few minutes she got the hang of squishing and smashing it, and by the end of our play session, she'd made a car and a teddy bear! Neither of these actually looked like much more than a blob, but she told me what they were and played with them as such, so fun!

The original recipe called for:
equal parts peanut butter, powdered milk and honey. Kate added some flour for consistency. I ended up modifying my recipe to this:

1C peanut butter
2C powdered milk
1C honey
1/2-3/4C flour at the end of consistency
I had trouble getting the lumps out of the dough, so next time I might heat the honey up and mix in the milk in an attempt to make it smoother. This dough actually tastes pretty good, and just a little sweet. I've heard that Disney sells a variation of this as a dessert!

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Marva said...

That is awesome! I will have to try it! Hope you had a great weekend! Blessings!

Scott said...

Heh heh... OK, I can almost guarantee you that as a child, I would probably just eat it.

My mom had a homemade playdough recipe that was mostly salt and water. I ate that too, because I like salty things... but it was too salty to eat too much of. I don't know if she's still got the recipe, but it'd be a good alternative for kids with nut allergies.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing - sounds like a fun thing to do. And eat, for my daughter!

Brooke said...

That's a great one! Next time I'm grocery shopping, I will pick up the powdered milk and make a batch.

Also, Sweetpea's hair is getting so long!

Tara aka "Mama Koala" said...

That sounds great! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

HeatherPride said...

Well that sounds a lot tastier than the play dough my mom used to make for me when I was a kid, which as I recall, was something funky like flour, salt and water!

Nicole said...

huh, interesting, I have never heard of it. Too bad my kid is allergic to peanuts! Looks like she had fun though

C. Beth said...

That's cool--I'm going to bookmark it. Thanks!

Octamom said...

My kids LOVE edible play-dough! So much fun! Glad Sweet Pea enjoyed it!