Step 1: Gather Ingredients
Step 2: Break Out the Electric Mixer, Measure, and Blend!
Okay, so you don't NEED to break out the mixer, but the kids like to and it will make it a whole heck of a lot easier on you if you do!
Here is your recipe...
3 cups powdered sugar
6 Tbs cocoa powder
3/4 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup stick butter OR margarine at room temperature (butter does work better for this)
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla (or other flavoring)
You will also want up to an extra cup of powdered sugar, powdered milk, or flour for kneading.
(I like to use flour for the texture, but the other 2 options do happen to taste better.) This is going to end up making you a little over 2 cups of play dough.. a pretty fair amount for around 3 or 4 kids to play.
Mix the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and powdered milk in a medium bowl and set aside. Then combine the corn syrup, butter, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat on low speed until creamy and well combined. If you would like to use another flavoring instead of vanilla, go right ahead! You could end up with chocolate cherry, chocolate mint, or even a chocolate orange play dough! I haven't tried making chocolate mint yet, but i am pretty sure you want only about a quarter teaspoon of flavoring for that.
Once your wet mix is ready, you can add the powdered mix in about one third at a time. It doesn't have to be perfectly mixed because you will have to finish it off kneading it by hand on a well powdered surface. It should appear something like thick chocolate frosting before you start to work it. A little powder mix not quite blended in yet is also fine.