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Edible peanut butter play dough

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I happen to have a huge stockpile of different play dough recipes and I was shocked that there weren't any edible ones here on instructables yet! I make a different dough for my son almost every week, so I figured I may as well make instructables for them. That way everyone can have as much fun as we are with them! I figured that a basic peanut butter one would be a good place to start. There are quite a few recipes for them out there, but I like this one the best because it is a little healthier and has a nice taste. I might put up other peanut butter dough recipes later in the future. Snag generic peanut butter when it's on sale and this is a very affordable afternoon of fun and a treat that isn't loaded with sugar as well!

If you are making this for children that aren't your own, be sure they aren't allergic to peanuts and peanut products or dairy. Also, I think the new standard is to wait to feed your children peanut butter until they are 2 and to wait on honey until a child is at least one , so you might want to keep that in mind before you make this.

Now, onto my very first instructable!
 
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Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

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All you will need to make this dough is a little honey, powdered milk, and peanut butter. The recipe I always use for my son makes about one cup of play dough. This is perfect for one child or even a couple of small children, but you may want to double or triple the recipe depending on the age and amount of kids (or adults) playing. It's very easy to do because it's just... 

1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup powdered milk (plus more if needed)

that's it.
btharding21 days ago

is there a substitute for dry milk?

pagangod4 years ago
doese using the honey change the tast of the penutbutter?
ItsYourDime (author)  pagangod4 years ago
it makes it sweeter, yes. this dough tastes more like biting into a reese's cup than just eating a spoonful of PB.

A really good reeses cup,

nice, can you use something other then honey?  my son is allergic to honey.
how about corn syrup?
hmm I usually use agave nectar as a substitute for honey but I don't know how it would turn out
I have used light or dark corn syrup or even lyle's golden syrup as substitues for honey in other recipies, but never tried it in this one.  Lyle's is expensive, and usually only available in the foreign or specialty food isle.  Dark corn syrup has more of a flavor, but check the sweetness level as you go if you decide to use either of these, it's different than honey
ItsYourDime (author)  pagangod4 years ago
i'm sure the honey could be easily replaced with corn syrup. you may want to reduce to 1/4 cup when you substitute. sometimes i only use 1/4 cup of honey, but i forgot that when i looked at the recipe to add it here.
ok, thanks!!
no_one132 months ago

My sister taught me this as a kid, we would make shapes and freeze them to eat later frozen, very tasty. I also made it once adding some nutella, but it can't be too much because it doesn't work as well, but the taste, yum.

Elibb2 years ago
I prefer it with 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of peanut butter (it probably can be one with almond butter and other solids of the same consistency like that, for the allergens), and 1 tablespoon of honey. While researching, I found peanut butter play-doh on a site with a different recipe: 1 cup of peanut butter, ½ a cup of honey, and 2 cups of powdered sugar. I think that one would be too sweet and probably involves going to the store and shopping for ingredients, while mine uses household ingredients. I dont know on using powdered milk...
zanesmommy2 years ago
I made this with my Kinder class and they loved it. (Luckily none of the kids have a peanut allergy.) Our ingredients are limited inside the classroom and I was able to tweek the recipe to use what was already in our cooking cupboard by using all of the comments above.
I made a large batch that made a good size ball for 12 kids and thought I would share the measurements.
We used:
4 cups of PB
1 cup of light corn syrup
2 cups of powdered sugar

Thanks for sharing!!
your version tastes great!!! i like it with a little cinnamon because i love cinnamon
Oh,I need some help, OK? Can you replace peanut butter? I don't like the peanut butter idea, because it might stick to your mouth if you eat it. Tell me if peanut butter will stick to your mouth, or the milk powder/corn starch will stop it from being sticky. Oh I was going to use corn starch because I can't find milk powder in Publix,  or Sweetbay. Help!
if you have peanut allergy or otherwise.. try the sunflower butter or macadamia butter or other nut butters found at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, or other natural food stores.
you could probably try powdered sugar.

This recipe is VERY close to one my family has used for probably 30 years to make peanut butter candy. The recipe we use is corn syrup instead of honey and powdered sugar in addition to the dry milk (although we just use double the powdered sugar now because of lactose intolerance). I don't know for sure how much sugar you would need to get it to a playdough consistency, but I can guarantee it would be tasty. :)
 Isn't that the point? Isn't that also why we (humans) enjoy sticking a big gob of peanut butter on the roof of a dog's mouth to watch them lick away at it for a half hour?
 It won't stick to your mouth.  It wouldn't be "candy clay" if it did. You cannot use cornstarch.  Stick your finger in the cornstarch then put it in your mouth to discover why. It won't just be the texture and the puckery result that would make this awful. The taste would be horrible.  This is a great recipe. You might want to try almond butter or a different nut butter, but those are usually "natural style", with oil that separates, so who knows how it would come out. Those nut butters are really expensive, too.  Milk powder is just powdered milk.  You should be able to find it in the coffee/tea/canned milk isle, or in the baking isle. It usually comes in big boxes.  Good luck, and try the chocolate flavor.
 
so awesome!
pesiden3 years ago
this was so much fun for a 12 year old great idea
Fred826644 years ago
This is vary cool I first saw this in a speech class at SGU it was a demo speech done by two head start teachers that had to take the class for there degrees in teaching. After they made this we all had a tasty treat. The hole class voted them for an A on the demo assignment.  SGU is in  Mission, SD you can check out there web site from this link    www.sintegleska.edu   
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FeeBeeDee4 years ago
We used to make this when I was a kid too. My daughters love it now. It's a treat and it's healthy!
Ex04 years ago
Yummy! I'm going to try this and the nutella twist. Thanks for sharing and please feel free to share other play dough recipes - I have a goo recipe (made with borax = not edible!) and my kids have so much fun with that...giggling and laughing the whole time as they run the goo through their fingers.
If only someone made this for me when I was younger. I ate the crappy flavored red Play Dough. They all had a different flavor, but red was my favorite.
I remember liking those when they came back out for a little while.
seamster4 years ago
Ha ha! This brings back memories. My family used to make this when I was a kid. We called it "peanut butter candy," and typically rolled it flat (about 1/4" or so) onto a sheet of wax paper, and then threw it in the freezer. After it was chilled, we'd tear off pieces to eat. But it never lasted very long--it's quite tasty.

Thanks for this!  
lemonie4 years ago
Nice idea. It's high in fat and sugar, so I guess it'll keep for a week at least. Fats take a while to go rancid, fermentation I think unlikely without absorbing moisture - mould I'm not too sure of. It's a great make.

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ItsYourDime (author)  lemonie4 years ago

thanks! i have had homemade doughs mold before but not with edible ones, so i am sure it could happen. the texture really dwindles after the first day anyway. it's not really worth keeping around even the week or 2.

Doctor What4 years ago
 Hmmm... My sister loves playdough, but she tends to eat things.... Perfect solution!

I wonder, could you make this with something like chocolate nutella instead?
ItsYourDime (author)  Doctor What4 years ago
that sounds yummy.. i love nutella. i really don't see why it wouldn't work and i think i need to try that myself!
ItsYourDime (author)  ItsYourDime4 years ago
i have been thinking about this.. and i'm thinking it would be a good idea to reduce the amount of honey if you use nutella. it's pretty sweet and it has a creamier texture than regular peanut butter. let me know if you attempt it!
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