Peanut Butter Playdough

peanut butter playdough

All amusements should be so edible.

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.

peanut butter playdough

Ha, ha -- I got you to eat.

2 responses to “Peanut Butter Playdough

  1. So funny! I love it.

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