January 28, 2011

Chocolate Playdoh

Last week, I shared the fun we had with the scented KoolAid playdoh.  Well this stuff smells even better and is lots of fun for the kids.  It's a perfect little activity around Valentine's Day.  My kids had a great time making all sorts of "goodies" for their pretend chocolate shops and bakeries!  Really young kids might have a tough time resisting the urge to eat the playdoh, because it really does smell chocolate-y, but most kids preschool age and up would be fine.  (NOTE:  The playdoh isn't toxic or anything, but if you ate a mouthful of this salty stuff, you'd probably feel a bit sick.)

Looks like playdoh, smells like chocolate!


* 2 cups water
* 1/2 cup salt
* 1 cup cocoa powder (the unsweetened baking kind, not hot chocolate mix)
* 2 cups flour
* 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
* 2 tbsp. cream of tartar (in the spices section)


1.  Bring the water and salt to a boil and pour in a medium sized bowl.  (At first, I wasn't sure why my recipe called for boiling the water and salt, but doing so seems to help dissolve the salt for a better dough consistency).  Add the oil, then the dry ingredients to the bowl.  Stir together with a large spoon until cool enough to knead by hand.  Knead the dough until everything is well incorporated, adding a little bit more flour if it seems too sticky.

Mix together with a large spoon at first.

Once cool enough to handle,  knead until well mixed.

2.  Have fun in your pretend chocolate shop.  Use cookie cutters, baking cups, molds, etc. to make a whole variety of goodies.

3.  Store your chocolate playdoh in a sealed plastic bag or container.

Yummy treats!
A whole bunch of chocolate treats!


  1. I saw this post a couple of weeks back and thought it looked like fun. I would have to keep myself from trying it... ha ha.. I LOVE chocolate! What fun! Love the pictures!

    Thanks so much for linking up with For the Kids Fridays at Sun Scholars. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week! I'll be posting the next party later tonight. Hope to have you stop by!

    :)rachel @ SunScholars.blogspot.com

  2. We make edible peanut butter play dough, so I was really hoping that this was edible :)

  3. There is an edible one with no salt at http://www.instructables.com/id/edible-chocolate-play-dough/?ALLSTEPS

  4. Just melt chocolate and add a tablespoon of corn syrup. Mix and you have edible chocolate dough! Great for molding, too!

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