The last few weeks have been characterized around here by a horrid, lingering fevery illness that each of us got, one by one. Harper is prone to subsisting on air and maybe a bit of milk here and there, and being sick did nothing for her usual minuscule appetite. But one day I managed to trick her into eating some nice high-protein peanut butter. How? PSYCHOLOGY.
She loves playdough, and like all kids everywhere, spends a lot of her playdough time sneaking furtive licks of the salty globs. So I made some edible peanut butter playdough. And guess what? She ate it! Sucker! I spent a lot of time saying, “Now remember, usually we don’t eat playdough but this kind you can eat.” She nodded, wide-eyed, as if certain I was tricking her somehow. Which I guess I was. Anyway, it’s super easy to make and actually pretty yummy, and once you’ve played with it a bit takes on a nice smooth texture and mellow brown color, perfect for rolling into little snakes that look just like poops. Good times.
Here’s the recipe:
-1 cup peanut butter
-1/2 cup honey
-2 cups powdered sugar
Mix ingredients until your hand sort of hurts. Store in an airtight container or plastic baggie with air sucked out of the bag.