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I love all of the play dough recipes I’ve come across all over the internet. They are all so creative.
For a while I’ve been in the hunt for a good edible play dough recipe that does not involve peanut butter because our little Matthew (5) is allergic to peanuts. I have FINALLY found the perfect alternative for parents who are in the same boat as me.
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Have you ever been to the grocery story Trader Joe’s? They sell something called Cookie Butter. Comes in a jar just like peanut butter and is the same texture but is made with crushed biscuits and reminiscent of gingerbread flavor. It is perfect for play dough! And it is very yummy! (The first time I tried it a few years back I was not impressed with the taste. I did not understand what all the buzz was about. Maybe I just had weird taste buds at the time because I cannot get enough of it now. You can eat it out of the jar by the spoonful!)
I am going to show you how easy it is to use Cookie Butter to make play dough… that your kids can eat!
- 1 c smooth Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter
- 1 3/4 c powdered sugar (and a little extra on the side for when you go to knead the play dough)
- 1/2 c honey (I used Trader Joe’s Clover Blossom Honey– AMAZING!)
- wax paper, optional
Add the three ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
Stir and combine as best as you can using a large spoon.
Once you’ve mixed as well as you can with a spoon, plop it out onto a clean work surface. I like to use wax paper.
Use a little bit of extra powdered sugar the way you would use flour when you’re kneading dough. Sprinkle it on your work surface.
Use your hands to knead the play dough until it is no longer sticky and well combine.
It should look like this when you’re done.
You now have edible play dough for your kids that does not contain peanut butter!
Use Bento accessories, rolling pens and cookie cutters to create fun things as you play together.
Taste a little along the way too. Super yummy!
Here are some of our favorite things to use when playing with play dough:
Enjoy playing for hours. When you’re done store it in an air tight container (I used a ziplock bag and pressed out all of the air).
DO NOT REFRIGERATE (Cookie Butter should not be refrigerated as it changes the properties.)
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