Edible peanut butter playdough is a must have in the preschool classroom. It’s smooth and non-sticky, smells delicious, and tastes like candy. Read about all the tips and trips for how to make playdough and have some fun with this playdough made of playdough.
If you have little one who is prone to putting things in their mouth, and doesn’t have any allergies, this edible playdough is a good choice.
I first started making this peanut butter playdough when my daughter was a toddler. She wanted to do all the sensory play like her older brother, so I needed a safe, edible playdough option for her. Since she has no allergies, peanut butter playdough become our go-to until she got a little older.
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Why Make Peanut Butter Playdough
This peanut butter playdough has a soft texture similar to cookie dough. It cuts easily with cookie cutters and holds its shape when using textured rolling pins or other playdough tools. Its main ingredient is peanut butter, so it’s not sticky at all.
This recipe can also be molded into chocolate peanut butter truffle candies, so it also doubles as an easy recipe for kids to help out with in the kitchen.
Edible Playdough for Toddlers
This activity lets your toddlers squish and shape while tasting the yummy peanut butter playdough. specially designed for curious toddlers who love to explore with their mouths. Since little ones tend to put things in their mouths, this playdough is a worry-free option for them to squish, mold, and even taste.
It’s a great way for them to engage their sense of taste, which often gets left out with other playdough experience. Made with safe ingredients if your toddler is allergy free, so you can relax as your little ones giggle and play.
Ingredients to Make Peanut Butter Playdough
All you need are basic ingredients that can be found in most kitchens. No special ingredients for this playdough!
- peanut butter
- powdered sugar
- honey (optional)
How to Make Peanut Butter Playdough
This recipe could not be more simple!
I find it is handy to have an electric mixer for this recipe, but you can also strengthen those biceps and mix this up the old fashioned way.
Alright, let’s get this playdough party started! First, mix all the ingredients together, including the honey, until they are dancing and jamming together in perfect harmony! The dough should be thick with no clumps.
Now, pop it in the fridge for a quick chill-out session – 15 to 20 minutes should do the trick.
Once it’s has cooled down, let the kiddos loose! Watch their faces light up with excitement as they dive in, squishing, molding, and shaping.
Is Play Dough Edible?
The short answer is no, not all playdough is edible. But this recipe is!
Made with peanut butter, powdered sugar, and honey, this sensory dough is not only safe but also delicious for little ones to enjoy while they play. With toddler-friendly ingredients, you can rest assured that it’s a worry-free sensory experience. So let your toddlers dig in and have some tasty fun!
What to Make With Playdough
The texture of peanut butter playdough is more like that of a cookie dough, so it’s not going to be silky soft and pliable. It’s going smoosh and cut, and it’s going to taste awesome, but this is not a sculpting dough.
Rather, what I love best about this playdough is how easily it rolls with textured rolling pins and playdough stampers. Sometimes, just the most simple playdough tools is all a toddler needs to gain massive benefits from playdough sensory play.
Best Playdough Tools
Having the right playdough toys for your newly created playdough will make it all the more fun! These are some of our favorites! They are a great investment because they can also be used with paint.
Edible Playdough Recipes
If you have a toddler, then you know the importance of having playdough that is safe to eat. Here are more edible play dough recipes to add to your repertoire.
This marshmallow playdough recipe is just what you need! It’s gonna make your toddlers super happy while you learn how to whip up playdough using marshmallows.
Now, let me tell you, this edible playdough is like magic! It’s stretchy and squishy, but at the same time, it holds its shape like a champ.
This oatmeal playdough recipe combines cooked oatmeal and flour. It’s a natural and sensory-rich playdough is easy to make and perfect for little hands to explore and create.
If you’re on the hunt for a fantastic gingerbread playdough recipe, look no further ’cause you’ve hit the jackpot. But hold on, this homemade playdough is a total game-changer – it’s not just for squishing and molding; you can turn it into cookies too! It’s double the fun for the kiddos!
Kids of all ages are going to love this Nutella Edible Playdough. It takes no time at all and only 2 ingredients to make, yet provides hours of fun to play with and EAT!
Playdough Activities for Toddlers
Take your playdough activities up a notch with some fine fine motor activities and playdough mats.
These fine motor activities for playdough are so engaging, children don’t even realize they’re learning while playing.
Add a laminated playdough mat and you are set to go. Looking for ideas? Try any of these 20+ Playdough Mats that are sure to make learning even more fun!
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- stand mixer (preferred)
- measuring cups and spoons
- mixing bowl (if not using a stand mixer)
- Measure all ingredients into the stand mixer.
- Mix for one minute until smooth and creamy.
- Put in the fridge for a minimum of 20 minutes.
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.