Mama always said NOT to play with your food. But I disagree. This peanut butter playdough is PERFECT to play with AND eat. In other words, this is perfect for little ones who still put everything they see in their mouths. It’s a fun activity and afternoon snack all rolled into one!
1 C peanut butter
1/2 C corn syrup or honey*
2 C powdered sugar**
Combine peanut butter, corn syrup, and powdered sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment, mix on low speed until combined, scraping the sides as necessary. If it seems too sticky, add a bit more powdered sugar until it resembles the texture of play dough.
My girls LOVED this activity. (Hello, sugar-rush!) They are just 1 and 2 and managed to play with this for over thirty minutes. If you have play dough toys, now’s the time to use them! If you don’t, regular baking supplies work just as well. Spoons, rolling pins, and cookie-cutters are fun accessories for this yummy activity.
Now, it is a bit greasy. The oil from the peanut butter will soak into paper or fabric, so make sure you keep it at the kitchen table and don’t wear your fancy outfits while you play.
*Most recipes call for honey, but if you have a baby, I might suggest using corn syrup or some other sticky edible thing so that you don’t have to worry about baby getting sick.
**If you don’t want to use powdered sugar, you can substitute all or part of it with powdered milk.