Peanut Butter Play Dough. Edible. Tastes like Candy!

We have triplets, sorta. We are an adoptive family, and have three kids that are within a year. I call them my triplets.

And they LOVE homemade  play dough. I do not have enough eyes or hands to stop them from “tasting” the dough. It’s time for a truly edible play dough!

This play dough is super easy to make, it is pliable and once it is made is low-mess (i.e. it doesn’t crumble like our allergy-friendly play dough recipe) – AND it is tasty. 

play dough made from peanut butter and marshmallows

Your kids are going to love this playdough. It tastes like candy!

After your kids create their sculptures and masterpieces, they can let them air dry for an hour or two (so the items get a “crust”), then stick them in a Ziploc. Your kids can snack on their art at a later time.

Peanut Butter Play Dough Recipe

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Play Dough:


Put the marshmallows and peanut butter into a small dish and microwave for ten seconds. This should lightly soften your marshmallows making them easier to mix.

Stir the peanut butter and marshmallow together until it is smooth. Sprinkle powdered sugar onto the dough until it is no longer sticky. I am guesstimating the amount of the powdered sugar.

If your dough is still sticky, you will want to sprinkle more on.

play dough made from peanut butter and marshmallows

So yummy!! And a great protein snack for kids (well, minus the sugar). I am going to try a version later that uses almond flour instead of the powdered sugar. I’ll let you know if it works out.

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  1. Love it! Definitely pinning and sharing. Can’t wait to try it!

  2. How fun and you don’t have to worry about the kiddos eating it!

  3. Great idea!! I love seeing those little hands play with this! It’s a staple in our home, we make a version without the marshmallows: Peanut butter, melted coconut oil or butter and dry milk powder, it tastes like Reese’s peanut butter cups without the sugar :).

  4. This is so interesting! I am tempted to try this even though my daughter hates peanut butter πŸ™‚ Having three kids so close in age must be both exhausting and fun πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing with Afterschool!

  5. Jacqui Odell says:

    This would be perfect for trying with my youngest! Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About IT Tuesday on

  6. This is a fantastic idea! I have a question, though… do you know if this would work with other nut butters? Like almond butter or sunflower butter? My daughter has a peanut allergy but I’d love to be able to make something similar for her!

  7. What a great idea! Fun, creative and yummy!

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  8. I would think it would be fine. We end up with these recipes through experimentation – so go in with a little exploration in mind!

  9. Thanks for the tip. πŸ™‚ Love your blog!

  10. This is a fantastic idea! It sounds pretty yummy too!

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  11. Thanks for sharing at the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! Pinning to the party board and can’t wait to see what happiness posts you share next week! Have a terrific week!

  12. This looks like fun and so tasty too! Thanks for sharing and linking up with us at #WWDParty.

  13. Hello! I wanted to hop over and let you know we are featuring this recipe at the Next Tell Me About It Tuesday.
    Thanks for sharing!!

  14. I will have to try this! My 12 year-old son still talks about the peanut butter play-doh I made with him when he was in preschool. I remember it took a ton of powdered sugar. This sounds so much simpler. I’ll have to walk down memory lane and make this for us πŸ™‚

  15. This is a GREAT recipe! Thanks for sharing!!! Stopping by as co-host of Homemade link Party.

  16. This is a fantastic idea!!! love this so much and so will my kids. Even my almost 9 year would love this!!
    Featuring on tomorrows serenity saturday party xx

  17. Hi – just saw this awesome post – just wondering if you have tried the Almond flour yet? I cant use that much sugar for my son πŸ™ …………….although maybe I could use a sugar substitute like xylitol?? πŸ™‚

  18. What an easy amazing recipe! We made this last night with my 3 and 6 yos. They loved making it from ingredients we already had and seeing the mixture transform into playdough, and edible playdough no less. Thank you for posting this great idea.

  19. Hi – could you give me the measurements for this playdough – I much prefer this without the sugar xxx

  20. Love this idea. Been looking for a good play dough recipe for so long. Its so fast and easy.

  21. if you don’t like penut butter you could always use nutella

  22. Anastasia Walterscheid says:

    Ok, I am the pot stirrer. We have a two year old and wanted to know what ages this would be appropriate? I don’t want to teach my child to eat play dough as she will not be able to determine what play dough she can eat and what she cannot. I find this to be quite dangerous and irresponsible.

    I found this posting under “toddler activities” btw! Thanks for your reply.

  23. I’ll be making this for my 5 and 2 yr old! Thanks for the recipe!
    (@Anastasia, we play with all sorts of sensory goodies – mine understand they can’t eat the shaving cream/glue/silly putty/slime/etc, but it’s ok to eat what mom says is ok. Just explain!)

  24. Can’t wait to try this tomorrow! But I do have one question? Is it small or large marshmallows? Thanks!

  25. Really Anastasia?? You can’t determine fir yourself what age this would be appropriate for? Its YOUR child. You be the hedge. Good grief.
    and all you have yo do is tell your child this you may eat and this you may not. Dont even call it “playdough” if you think its that hard. Call it something else.

  26. This recipe brought back memories as we used to make this in Girl Scouts but not as playvdough. It was callled no bake peanut butter cookies or snack.

  27. sanjay Mishra says:

    ohh woww they are looking cool , this is such a great idea. Definitely i’ll try at my home with my kids.

  28. sanjay Mishra says:

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  29. sanjay Mishra says:

    Awesome! I will definitely share this with my family. Thanks.

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