Peppermint Patty – Marshmallow Play Dough

I have a weakness. Chocolate. I love chocolate and need a daily dose… my favorite chocolate candy of all time are peppermint patties.

This activity was an accident, the best, tastiest accident!

We had a bunch of kids over to make Peeps Playdough, instead of using peeps we played with marshmallows…

peppermint patty play dough

Peppermint Patty – Marshmallow Play Dough

And one kiddo doesn’t like the taste of marshmallows (honestly, I don’t either), so we dug out our candy oils. These little jars are potent. We have a collection of flavors ranging from rootbeer, to raspberry, and cotton candy.  

Our friend said they wanted peppermint. The best decision ever! The dough tasted just like the insides of a peppermint patty. Yummy! Addictive!!

peppermint patty play dough

Marshmallow Playdough Recipe

This recipe is for a single portion! Each ball pictured is 3x the amount. For a handful, playable amount, quadruple the recipe.

Peppermint Flavored Dough

Dark Chocolate Edible Playdough

  • 3 Marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons of Dark Chocolate Coco Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Powdered Sugar


Heat the marshmallows and the olive oil in the microwave for 10 seconds, until the marshmallows begin to expand slightly.   Stir and if you are making peppermint flavored dough,   add the flavoring drops.   Add powdered sugar or coco powder.   After it is no longer sticking to the edges of the bowl, mix the rest of the sugar in with your fingers.   Play, create and taste your dough!!

We loved mixing the balls together to make our own peppermint patties.

peppermint patty play dough
You don’t want your kids to eat this much sugar, but if you have a sweet tooth like I do, you’ll want your kids to wash their hands really well before they make it so *you* can snack on the dough over the next few days once they are done playing with it!

The dough keeps for 2 to 3 days if in a sealed ziplock baggie.   It will become hard if exposed to air for too long (but still, really, really tasty!).
peppermint patty play dough

You know you want a batch all to yourself!!

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