This is the best time of year to get peeps! Our kids got a big box of them and they reminded me of our Peanut Butter Play Dough recipe. We used three ingredients and made edible, candy-like, play dough.
Time to experiment with our peeps.
We are making edible play dough!!
You only need three ingredients for this Candy Play Dough!
For one child:
1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
3 Tablespoons of powdered Sugar (and some more for dusting)
Stick the peeps and the coconut oil in the microwave for 10 seconds, just enough to watch the peeps “grow” with the heat. Add the powdered sugar and stir. As you stir in the bowl, the dough should begin pulling away from the edges of the bowl. Lightly dust your lump with powdered sugar and work out any additional lumps in your dough with your hands.
If your dough is too sticky, add more powdered sugar, if it is cracking, add a touch more oil.
This is essentially marshmallow fondant. It tastes even better if you use the flavored peeps. We had a box of blue raspberry – boy it was yummy! Your child can play with the marshmallow play dough as normal play dough – BUT it does not store well. We have used ours two days later, after storing it in a ziplock baggie, but it was pretty stiff – good for cutting practice (scissors are *SO* much fun for toddlers), but not as pliable as day #1.
Want to add some texture to your dough? We had fun adding coconut flakes, chocolate chip shavings and candy sprinkles. It was like an icecream party, only we played with dough!!
Do you like this post but think it has too much sugar?? Check out this version by Still Playing School. They use cornstarch as their “thickening agent”. If you don’t have peeps, you can still make edible playdough, check out this chocolate and peppermint version using marshmallows to make play dough.