09 June 2010

Edible playdough

Summer activities are in full swing in the Pickup Household.  I thought I'd share one activity that was so fun last year that we had to do it again...edible playdough.  Warning...this can get messy!

Here's the recipe:
  • 1/2 cup butter (no substitutes)
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa
  • 3/4 cup powdered milk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
Cream the sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla. Beat in the cocoa. Then add the powdered milk and powdered sugar. Mix well.

Now you're ready for some fun.  If the playdough gets too sticky, just add a little powdered sugar to your work surface.

We pulled out the rolling pin, animal shaped cookie cutters, and plastic spatulas.  I left the kids alone to play for a little while, and this is what I found:

Happy, silly kids...

Who were literally sugared up!

Linking to House of Hepworths, Somewhat Simple, A Few of My Favorite Things, Kojo Designs, Tatertots and Jello, and Creative Jewish Mom.

12 happy thoughts:

Atticmag said...

I'm laughing at the guilty look on that little face. Adorable post. Jane F

Unknown said...

Never seen this recipe before...Great job! The kids look like they had a blast!
Come follow me back and say hi :)

Deidre said...

Awhile back I saw this for sale on a lame geek website my husband loves. ;) I searched for a recipe and couldn't find one! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!! I'll make sure to do this on a day my husband is home. :) You know, so I don't have to deal with sugar high kids myself :) haha. LOVE IT!

Amber said...

Mmmm- looks good and entertaining! I'm excited to try it!

Sir and Miss said...

Yum! Forget the kids, I want to try eating it myself:-) Think I might do what Deidre suggested, leave the recipe for a day when my husband is at home to help me deal with the children. A great post!

Holly (3 Sisters, 365)

Betty Manousos said...

What cute little ones!
I came across your site by accident and I just loved your blog!
Hope you have a happy weekend!

Kathryn said...

Great idea! What could be more fun to a kid than to be able to eat their playdough when they are done with their creations.

Thanks for sharing this with us.

the mama monster said...

coming over from craftiness is not optional. i just wanted to say i'll be following your blog, i love your ideas. i was just going to do a post about edible play ideas! i have made the penaut butter play dough but not this chocolate one. thanks for sharing!

sommerbeard said...

I LOVE this idea. My little girl has Celiac so she can't play with a lot of play doughs. Now she can not only play with some she can eat it too! Thank you for sharing. I think you should link up at some Gluten free blogs. It would be really helpful. I might put a link on my sight if you don't mind. This is very exciting!

Unknown said...

Love the idea but I'm woundering does it matter if it's stick butter or tub butter?

Unknown said...

Love the idea but I'm woundering does it matter if it's stick butter or tub butter?

chris said...

@Jessica RavertIt needs to be real stick butter. Tub stuff won't work. :)

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