Peanut Butter Playdough is one of the coolest recipes ever! I mean, who doesn’t love playing with their food.
Besides being a really fun interactive eating/activity. It actually tastes pretty great and with a cup of peanut butter and a half a cup of dried milk, it’s got a decent amount of protein for a little snack.
I remember my mom making this a few times when I was a kid. The recipe she used was honey, peanut butter and dried milk. It was good, but even as a kid I remember it having a little dried milk aftertaste. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t complaining about it, after all, my mom was letting me EAT playdough.
A couple weeks ago I was trying to think of something fun to keep my kids busy and, “Peanut Butter Playdough,” popped into my head. I searched my family cookbook and couldn’t find the recipe, so I turned to the internet and decided to make a recipe that combined two different recipes I found.
One was from Oh Sweet Basil, and I found the other one on Instructables. One called for honey, powdered sugar and peanut butter. The other was more like the recipe my mom used that had powdered milk instead of powdered sugar. I decided making one that had both powdered sugar and powdered milk sounded pretty delicious!
It is incredibly easy to mix up a batch of peanut butter playdough. All you need is a medium sized mixing bowl, the ingredients and a wooden or metal spoon. If you wanted to, you could use a hand-mixer, but it is not necessary.
In minutes I had a fun activity and snack for my kids. They loved it and are looking forward to making it again.
This is a great activity for pre-schoolers or even 3rd and 4th graders, It’s a great “It’s to cold to play outside” activity for wet and cold winter days. Just make sure that no one is allergic to peanut butter.
My sister’s kids have milk allergies so she is going to make it with dried coconut milk. I bet that will give it a delicious, hint of coconut, flavor. This snack is also naturally gluten free!
To store leftover playdough, put it in an air tight container or bag and keep it in the fridge. I prefer to wrap mine tightly in plastic wrap. When you are ready to play with it again, you will need to let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes so it will be pliable again.
- 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar
- ½ cup Dried Milk
- ¼-1/3 cup Honey
- Combine Peanut Butter, Powdered Sugar and dried milk in a medium sized mixing bowl. Add ¼ cup of honey and mix until combined.
- If mixture seems a little dry add another tablespoon or two of Honey. Try not to exceed ⅓ cup total honey in the recipe.
- Form into a large ball once mixture is mixed. You can wrap it in plastic wrap and store in the fridge until you need to use it or you can immediately give large pieces to children to play with.
- Store leftover playdough in air tight bags, plastic wrap or containers in the fridge. When ready to use it again, let it sit out for 30 minutes to become pliable again.