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Edible Peanut Butter Playdough Recipe

Edible peanut butter playdough recipe, a peanut-buttery scented fun play dough that is made with frosting and powder, skipping the cream of tartar and flour in the original how to make playdough or this scented playdough recipe here. If you love making an edible playdough, I also have one made with Marshmallows. Fun texture, hours of creative play up ahead!

Edible Peanut Butter Play doughEdible Playdough?

But I always thought it was edible…cough, cough.

Well, even if you remember the salty goodness of some play dough from your youth, it’s not actually meant to eat- just play. So a few weeks ago I  developed some totally fun Edible playdough that so simple to make and basically features all the fun of the creation and none of the stomach ache.

And this week, I am at it again.

Edible Peanut Butter Playdough

I originally saw an “ice cream play dough” idea on Pinterest and it involved adding basically frosting and powdered sugar together to create a pliable substance, not unlike a hardened butter cream frosting. Truthfully, cooking is a lot of like crafting.

You throw stuff in a bowl and whatever comes out you can play with. In the case of this Pinterest-y playdough, I learned quite a bit and altered the recipe to create my own Edible Peanut Butter Playdough.

I love her original creation and I suggest you head over and check out to see what else you can do with this idea.

Peanut Butter Playdough


No matter what you do with your kids, these recipes, or crafts, are meant to be fun unstructured play.

You, as the parent, provide basically a platform to get their minds going and I want to put ideas out there that inspire you. I know that when you come to blogs it’s easy to see all these perfect set ups and it can sometimes be overwhelming.

The thing is, I am providing a tutorial so I want it to be clear and easy for a parent to understand before they dive in.

You do not necessarily have to make things perfect or look perfect. It’s playtime, after all, so get out there w/ your kids and make a super big mess that you can clean up tomorrow.

If you love creative play, make sure you check out this Kinetic Sand recipe too!

Homemade Peanut Butter Playdough

  • 1 Container of premade frosting
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar (more if needed)
  • 1/4 cup Peanut Butter Powder (you can learn more about this in my No Churn Ice Cream post)

homemade Peanut Butter Play dough

First it really helps if you understand the concept. The frosting is your base.

When you add more and more sugar to it, it starts to form a dough, which would remind most people of a fondant.

Fondant is like a bakers playdough so this totally works.

You can mold it, you can shape it and you can use cookie cutters on sit. It DOES dry out if you are out too long and you can use vegi oil about a tsp at a time to bring some of that moisture back.

In this case, let me share something super important. Do not, under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, create this by  hand.

It will stick to you no matter how much powdered sugar or powdered peanut butter you add to the bowl.

What you see below is me thinking “well, it’s supposed to be play dough so surely it will start to mold soon.”

Um. No. Put it all in a mixer and save yourself the headache.

frosting playdough

If the frosting is too sticky after a few minutes in a mixure, you can add more powdered sugar about a 1/4th cup at a time till you get a moldable playdough.

Do you want your play dough with color?

Just add food coloring to the mixture while in the mixer- or use colored frosting!

Because I was using peanut butter powder, I let that powder color give it the natural taupe.

play dough with frosting and powder


Creative Play time!

Now your peanut butter edible playdough is ready to be smashed, decorated and played with.

Add some sprinkles, marshmallows, nuts or chocolate chips to keep it all “edible” and just have fun creating!

This is so fun for kids that want to pretend to be bakers or have some restaurant fun and it’s super easy clean up.

Edible Peanut Butter Playdough


Edible Play dough

Peanut Butter Play