An easy 3-ingredient Edible Peanut Butter Playdough that is safe to eat or cook to make cookies! What’s better than playdough that can turn into peanut butter cookies or ornaments to decorate the Christmas tree or house.
Now, time for a peanut butter playdough recipe that you can also cook to make delicious healthy cookies.
What’s edible playdough?
Edible playdough is a homemade playdough recipe safe to eat by kids. It’s usually made of ingredients like powdered sugar, powdered milk, or dried milk. Here our peanut butter playdough is made of healthy ingredients safe from 1 year of age.
How to make peanut butter playdough?
All you need to make this peanut butter playdough for the kids are 3 ingredients:
- Natural peanut butter – I used peanut butter with no added oil, no added sugar for the best results.
- Maple syrup or any liquid sweetener you like including golden syrup, agave syrup, or honey – watch out; honey is not safe for kids under 1 year of age.
- Oat flour – that’s basically rolled oats that you blend into a thin flour in your blender. Oat flour is natural, cheap to make, and healthy!
Combine wet to dry ingredients
This peanut butter playdough is super easy to make and smells divine! Plus, it doesn’t use any unhealthy ingredients. It’s made with a refined sugar-free sweetener, healthy flour, and natural peanut butter.
First, in a mixing bowl, add 1 cup of peanut butter and maple syrup together. You can microwave the ingredients into a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds if your peanut butter is a bit dry.
Now, add the dry ingredients gradually, stirring after each addition of oat flour.
The best is to start by adding 1/2 cup and stir, then add the remaining 1.4 cups while kneading the dough by hand to gather the ingredients together.
Since oat flour is high in fiber, it absorbs the moisture in the playdough with time. If the dough is too wet, wait for a few minutes before adding more flour because the flour will absorb the moisture gradually.
If too dry, add 1 teaspoon or 2 of vegetable oil.
Playing Pretend to Cook
This is the best playdough to play pretend to be a baker. My kids shaped cookies with the dough, using plastic forks to shape crosses on top of the dough or cookie cutters.
Provide any baking tools to the kids to have fun with this edible peanut butter playdough recipe like:
- Rolling pin
- Cookie cutters
- Edible sprinkles
- Paper plates
This edible playdough recipe stores for up to 1 day in the fridge but tends to harden.
Cook and Eat!
So the best is to play with the dough on a clean surface, using only edible add-ons, like:
- Chocolate Chips
- Shredded Coconut
- Chopped Peanuts
Then, when the kids have finished playing, you cook the dough into peanut butter cookie shapes.
To do so, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and cook the cookies at 350°F (180°C) for 10-12 minutes. If the kids didn’t mix unsafe ingredients into the dough, this makes great cookies.
Cook to Make Playdough Ornaments
Of course, if the kids add plastic, sequins, or any non-consumable ingredients, don’t cook and eat the dough.
Instead, make ornaments with it! You can make beautiful kids’ handprints that you cook and save as handprint ornaments for your Christmas tree.
More Playdough Recipes
I am a big fan of kid playdough, not store-bought but homemade playdough recipes. Below are my favorite ones for you to try next time.
Have you made this edible playdough recipe? Share a review or comment below to tell me how much fun you had playing with this!
Peanut Butter Playdough
- In a microwave-safe bowl, add peanut butter and maple syrup.
- Microwave for 30 seconds to soften, stir until evenly combined, and a peanut butter paste forms.
- Stir in oat flour - start with 1/2 cup, then gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup to ensure the dough is not getting too dry.
- Use your hand to knead and form a soft dough. You can also add a bit of vegetable oil if too dry.
- Store in the fridge in an airtight container or bake into cookies or ornaments.