I have been loving the rain we’ve had the past couple of days. It really is so good for the lawns and will help us to have enough water later in the summer. However, the kids are getting bored because they can’t go outside, so today we made one of my favorite play dough recipes, Edible Peanut Butter Play Dough.
If you have ever been around toddlers and preschoolers, they put everything in their mouths! The great thing about this Peanut Butter Play Dough is that it is totally edible. If they are going to inevitably nibble on a little play dough, I feel better knowing exactly what’s in it. (Now, this play dough recipe is obviously not for families with nut or milk allergies. Luckily, that is not something we deal with, but if you do check out this No Allergy Edible Play Dough from Healthy Mama Info.)
I got this recipe quite a few years ago from my sister who is a Home Economics teacher. Unlike other play dough recipes that I’ve tried, you don’t have to cook it which makes it perfect for little people to help make. It also eliminates having to wait for the play dough to cool down before starting to play with it.
I also love this recipe because it uses things I have in my pantry. Powdered milk is great to have in your food storage but I don’t normally use it. This recipe is a great way for me to rotate my food storage. The peanut butter I got for a great price last week at Smith’s caselot sale. Powdered sugar helps to make the play dough fluffy and the corn syrup gives it some elasticity. In total, I estimate this edible play dough cost me around $1.00 and is enough for 2 kids to play with at the same time.
Add 1 cup peanut butter, 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar, 1 ¼ cup nonfat dry milk and 1 cup light corn syrup in a bowl.
Stir all ingredients together until combined.
Have fun! Store in an airtight container or wrapped in wax paper in the refrigerator.
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