Tasty Tuesday: Play with Your Food!

At a recent event we attended, we brought with us pumpkin, chocolate and peppermint playdough … can you say “YUM!” “Yum!” is right! Our play dough had a delicious texture, was visually inviting and had just the right amount of mouth-watering scent that made our guests hunt for the nearest cookie! We promised to share our special recipes with all of YOU to make at home with your little ones!
But first … as many of you truly wanted to eat our play dough, and were a little nervous that your little ones would the minute you turned your head, we went on a scavenger hunt for edible play dough recipes to share, also! There are many, many out there, but this one was the most exciting to me, as I might have to try it out and snag a little taste when my 2 year old takes a nap …

From http:///wwww.makingfriends.com … FROSTING PLAYDOUGH!!!

FROSTING PLAY DOUGH

Warning: this recipe contains peanut butter!
Ingredients:
• 1 can frosting (any flavor)
• 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
• 1 cup creamy peanut butter

Directions:
Mix together until dough reaches desired consistency
Storage:
When not using, MUST be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated. Next time you want to use it, let it come to room temperature for pliable dough.

Oh. My. Goodness. Naptime can’t come soon enough.

Here are our secret recipes, you lucky ducks!

Chocolate Playdough

(non-toxic BUT not edible)

2 cups water

1/2 cup salt

3 cups flour

1/3 cup cocoa

2 tablespoons cream of tartar

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Mix the salt and water together. Add the oil and boil the mixture (I do it in the microwave). Now for the dry ingredients… Mix in a bowl the flour, cocoa powder and cream of tartar. Add the boiled ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Now knead into dough and use.

Cranberry Play Dough Recipe

2 cups of flour

1 cup of salt

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 tablespoon cream of tarter

2 cups of cranberry water

Place ingredients in a sauce pan and heat over low heat, stirring until it starts to pull away from the sides. Once a good ball forms, remove from heat and turn out onto a heat safe surface to cool slightly. Knead until smooth.

Gingerbread Play Dough

2 cups flour


3 tbsp cream of tartar


1/2 cup salt


1 tbsp. ground ginger


1 tbsp. ground cinnamon

** Mix dry ingredients together

4 tbsp oil


1/2 cup boiling water

food coloring


** Mix oil, food coloring and boiling water in a separate container.

** Stir liquid mixture until cool enough to knead. Knead until smooth.

Sparkly Peppermint Playdough

2 cups water

2 cups flour

1 cup salt

4 teaspoons cream of tartar

4 tablespoons oil

4 tablespoons peppermint extract

glitter

Mix all ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until mixture thickens and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Form dough into a ball, sprinkle with glitter, place on waxed paper, and cool completely. Store in Ziplock bags.

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