Friday, February 12, 2016

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Edible Chocolate Play Dough

What's the perfect play dough for a Valentine's party?  Edible chocolate play dough, of course!  And really, do you need a holiday to play with something as wonderful as chocolate play dough?  Definitely not!  This is perfect to play with any time of the year!

I especially love play dough because it strengthens fine motor skills, provides sensory input, and is a wonderful outlet for creative, imaginary fun!

I really wanted to use play dough as a gathering activity at our Valentine party; but, this year, we have a child who cannot have sugar joining us.  And, this kiddo tends to taste things.  Soooo, I decided to play around a bit and make an edible chocolate play dough recipe.

It provides all the benefits of normal playdough, but it is safe for them to put in their mouths (even though I don't think it is very yummy)!  It is really easy to make -- in fact, it only uses four ingredients!

You can experiment with your own play dough recipe or just use ours.  Key concepts when making play dough are simply balancing oils and flours to make the right consistency play dough.

Edible Chocolate Play Dough Recipe

Simple Supplies:

One of the best parts of this chocolate play dough is that it only has four ingredients!!  And they're very flexible...if you don't have almond milk, use normal milk!

* 1 cup almond milk.  You can probably use normal milk--we just happened to have almond milk, so that's what I used.

* 2/3 cup vegetable oil

* 4.5 - 5 cups flour

* 1 package sugar free instant pudding & pie filling mix.  Here's a picture so you know what I used.  This is NOT a sponsored post or paid product's just what we used, so I'm sharing it.  :)

Easy How To:

1- Mix the chocolate pudding with the milk until the pudding mix is dissolved.

2- Add the oil.

3- Add 4 1/2 cups flour.  Mix it in thoroughly.  When you cannot stir anymore, knead the dough until it is ready.  If it is too wet, add more flour in 1/3 cup increments.  If it is too dry, add more oil in 1 Tablespoon increments.

4- That's it!  You're ready to play!!

This edible chocolate play dough is perfect!  It is silky soft, rolls easily, pinches, pulls, and stretches!  Our kids loved it!!

I love watching those fine motor skills at work!

Note: This play dough recipe does not "keep."  Make a batch, play with it, smell it, love it, use it for a lesson or play date, and then toss it at the end of the day.

I would love to hear if you made our edible chocolate play dough!!  You can email me pictures or share them on our Facebook wall!

Do you love edible play dough?  Have you tried my Edible Scented Salt-Free Rainbow Dough, Edible Pumpkin Dough, or my Edible Peanut Butter Play Dough!

February's 12 Months of the Best Sensory Dough Recipes theme is Edible Dough!

Check out all these other great ideas for edible play doughs:

Edible Jelly Bean Playdough | Lemon Lime Adventures
Edible Peanut Butter Playdough | Powerful Mothering
Edible Chocolate Play Dough | Preschool Powol Packets
Edible Ice Cream Dough | Natural Beach Living
Roti Dough | In The Playroom
Edible Cream Cheese Playdough | Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail
Edible Birthday Cake Dough | The Life of Jennifer Dawn

I may share at any of these parties!

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Victoria said...

I love that you found a way to make edible playdough WITHOUT sugar-I never would have thought of using pudding!