Thursday, February 20, 2014

Edible peanut butter play dough

I haven't written for awhile. At first I just hadn't updated for a few weeks, and then it was a few months, and then it felt overwhelming to go back and try to catch up.

So I'm not catching up. I'm just starting from now.

And right now, I'm really excited about this new play dough.

I had pinned this delightful idea for an edible play dough: marshmallows, peanut butter, and powdered sugar. I wanted to cut the extra sugar because, let's be honest, three marshmallows should cover my preschooler for the day.

I pulled out my baking ingredients to find a substitute, and was struck by inspiration: cocoa powder! No added sugar, dark chocolate health benefits, AND it lends a nice subtle chocolate flavor.

My recipe ended up as:

- Two marshmallows
- About 1.5 tbsp of peanut butter
- About 1 tbsp cocoa powder

Microwave the marshmallows and peanut butter, then stir together. Add the cocoa powder and stir until it's not sticky. Add more cocoa powder if needed.

This didn't make a lot, just enough to make a ball in the palm of my hand. I would make this much for a snack, and double it for a true play dough activity.