Thanks to a Twitter friend, I’ve discovered another wonderful mom blog, MoneySavingMom. It’s packed with practical and useful money-saving ideas, and even though some of it applies to the US (there are sections on special deals and discounts that won’t apply here), it’s still a fantastic resource. Crystal Paine, who writes and runs the blog, included a superb recipe for edible peanut butter playdough. I can think of no better dough than one you can make yourself (and know what’s in it), and a tasty one you can eat (I’m wondering if this dough will even make it to my toddler’s paws…) Plus, you can get your child helping you to make the dough. IPeanut Butter Playdough Recipe
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 to 1 cup powdered milk
- Toppings to decorate playdough: chocolate chips, jelly beans, M&M’s (or Smarties), sunflower seeds, raisins, chopped fruit, shredded coconut, etc.
Mix first three ingredients together until nice dough is formed (add more powdered milk if the dough is too sticky). Let children form into shapes and decorate.
If you don’t have powdered milk, here are two alternate recipes:
Peanut Butter Playdough #2: 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of peanut butter, + 1 tablespoon of honey
Peanut Butter Playdough #3: 4 cups of peanut butter, 1 cup of light corn syrup, + 2 cups of powdered sugar