I thought my son who is now nineteen months old, would be old enough for Play Dough. After all, his sister played with Play Dough without any problems by this age. However, my son shoved the whole bucket into his mouth, then gagged it back out causing me to gag and ruined the Play Dough. He really wanted to play with his older sister, and really wanted to play with Play Dough. He just didn’t get that you couldn’t put it in your mouth. He also didn’t seem to care that it tasted absolutely disgusting. Just one of the many differences between boys and girls I guess. So I went on the hunt for a recipe for edible Play Dough. It wasn’t hard to find, everyone had their opinions. Here is what I found to work the best.
1 3/4 Cups creamy peanut butter
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 3/4 Cups honey (or corn syrup (I like the the light corn syrup best, it makes the final dough slightly easier to die with food coloring. Although, it’s still rough to get really saturated colors).
2 Cups Milk Powder, also sifted
(Sifting the milk powder and the sugar helps to makes for a creamy final dough).
Beat the peanut butter and sugar together until smooth. Slowly drizzle in your corn syrup or honey until well incorporated. Fold in the milk powder. At this point you can add in food coloring, but you will need a LOT. Gel coloring works the best.
Then just knead the goods together until it is a “play dough” consistency, and enjoy! No worries if your little kids munch on it, it tastes good!
*Just a friendly reminder, honey and peanut butter should never be given to kids under the age of twelve months!