Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Edible Playdough

Does your lil one love playdough??? I know mine does... she also loves to help Mommy cook...so what could be more fun than making your own playdough and then eating it when you're finished playing??? Here are some awesome edible playdough recipes to enjoy with your lil ones.... great for a rainy day... or anytime you just want to do something fun.

Peanut Butter Play dough

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

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, using your hands. Dough
should feel soft and pliable. Form shapes and put on some bread and eat it if you want! Be creative!

You can also add other foods like M&M's or peanuts for eyes,
mouths, etc

Storage: When not using, MUST be stored in an airtight

Chocolate Playdough

8 oz. semisweet chocolate
1/4 cup plus one tablespoon light corn syrup

Melt the chocolate in a metal bowl set over a pan of
simmering water (a double boiler). Stir the chocolate
with a spoon until smooth, then stir in the corn syrup.
The chocolate will stiffen almost immediately but stir
completely combined. Transfer the chocolate to a sturdy
plastic bag and refrigerate until firm; the consistency will
be that of Play Dough.

When firm, the dough can be worked by kneading. If it
is too hard, cut off small pieces and knead until pliable.
If the dough sticks to the counter when rolling, lightly
spray counter or breadboard with vegetable spray or
lightly grease with vegetable oil.

Cut or form into some fun shapes... when you're finished having fun your snack will be ready!

Cream Cheese Playdough

8 oz. package of cream cheese
1/2 cup non-fat dry milk
1 tablespoon honey
crackers or bread slices

Combine cream cheese, milk and honey in a bowl and
mix until well blended. Mold sculptures on wax paper.

Storage: Unused portions MUST BE STORED in an
airtight container and kept refrigerated! Because cream
cheese is perishable, use the expiration date on the
cream cheese package as your guide for how long you
can keep this play dough.

Note: The shapes can then be placed on crackers or
bread slices, decorated with edibles (celery or carrot
slivers, raisins, dried fruit pieces, nuts, or seeds for a
healthy snack... then eat! Yummy!

Frosting Playdough

1 can frosting (any flavor)
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter

Mix together until dough reaches desired consistency
Storage: When not using, MUST be stored in an airtight
container and refrigerated. Next time you want to use it,
let it come to room temperature for pliable dough

~A Lil Enchanted~


NotAlwaysCharming said...

I have never heard of such a thing...I can't wait to show my kiddo this. It's a cross between cooking and crafting - she loves that!


A Lil Enchanted said...

Mine does too... have a great time! By the way I love your blog!

~A Lil Enchanted~