Raise your hand if you love to play with play dough! Both of my hands would definitely be raised. I won’t even try to play like a grown up. I’m a straight sucker for play dough and so are my kids. I mean what kids aren’t though? It’s easy entertainment for those restless children who struggle to sit still and for the creative souls who love to make wonders with their hands. Growing up, my mom would always make this edible play dough made from peanut butter and I remember loving the smell of it as well as creating masterpieces with it. I hadn’t thought about it in years but when my kids went to play with play dough today, I had a blast from the past moment. I threw the ingredients together and replaced the kids standard play dough with this edible one. Let’s just say they had an awesome but ridiculously messy time. I’m pretty sure Lyla ate WAY more of the play dough than the recommended about (whatever that is) but hey, at least it’s edible right? Well here is an easy recipe that you can throw together for those desperate times of trying to wrangle your children to stay in one spot or just a fun hands-on day. Either way, enjoy taste-testing some for yourself.
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
Mix all ingredients into a medium sized mixing bowl. If your play dough is slightly sticky, add small, additional amounts of powdered sugar to the mix.
Side note: If you pre-make this ahead of time, refrigerate in a sealed container. The play dough will become firm once refrigerated but should “thaw out” quickly when taken out.
I know your kids will love playing with this play dough and maybe munching on it a bit too. Let me know in the comments if you add any additional ingredients that you think are beneficial as well.