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 edible play dough and Peeps!
You only need three ingredients for Easter Candy Play Dough!
- 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.
- 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 the dough cracks, 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.
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.
More Edible Play Dough Recipes
If you don’t have Peeps, you can still make edible play dough:
- Peppermint Patty – Marshmallow Play Dough
- 15 Amazing Edible Play Dough Recipes
- Edible Birthday Cake Play Dough
What did your kids think about edible play dough, the first time they played with it? Comment below!