Our peanut butter playdough recipe is an edible play dough that is super easy to make, it is pliable for play AND it is tasty! It is one of the few edible playdough recipes that doubles as a dessert. My kids LOVE homemade  play dough and this is one of their favorite recipes for many reasons!

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Let’s make peanut butter playdough!

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Peanut Butter Playdough Recipe

Your kids are going to love this edible 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.

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Ingredients for Peanut Butter Play Dough Recipe

Short Video Tutorial for How to Make Peanut Butter Playdough

Directions to Make Edible Playdough from peanut Butter

Step 1

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.

Step 2 making play dough made from peanut butter and marshmallows
Stir then knead the homemade playdough.

Step 2

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.

play dough made from peanut butter and marshmallows

Finished Peanut Butter Playdough Recipe

It is as easy as that! You and your kids now have fun playdough to play with and create edible sculptures.

How to FiX Peanut Butter Playdough

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

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.

Yield: 1 batch

Peanut Butter Playdough

play dough made from peanut butter and marshmallows

This simple peanut butter playdough recipe has 3 common kitchen ingredients and can be made in minutes. We love this edible playdough recipe because it doubles as a yummy dessert!

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • 3 Marshmallows
  • 2 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of Powdered Sugar


  1. Place marshmallows in a small bowl and microwave for 10 seconds to soften.
  2. Stir in peanut butter until smooth.
  3. Sprinkle surface with powdered sugar.
  4. Knead until ready to play.
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  1. ohh woww they are looking cool , this is such a great idea. Definitely i’ll try at my home with my kids.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!)

  5. 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.