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Edible Play Dough Recipe

Are you looking for the perfect craft for your kids?  This edible play dough recipe is perfect for summer, rainy days, during winter vacation or as an after school treat and activity combined into one.

Edible Play Dough Recipe - made with only 3 ingredients this non toxic treat is also gluten free!

In fact it is perfect for ANY day!  My son LOVES to play with play dough however for some reason he is always been interested to see what it tastes like (boys will be boys).  With this recipe you can actually EAT the play dough while you play with it! Best of all this recipe is also gluten free!  I LOVE that!  You can adapt it and use any nut butter or sun butter as well. Check out these nut free options too!

Edible Play Dough Recipe - made with only 3 ingredients this non toxic treat is also gluten free!

I also love that this easy craft recipe allows your kids to use their creativity AND enjoy a sweet treat at the same time.  I personally think that any kid who has EVER played with play dough has wondered what it tastes like. Especially if your child is like mine and is creating make believe food to eat while they play.  I love that play dough brings out my sons creative juices however I am not wild about the idea of him eating traditional play dough (even a nibble).

Edible Play Dough Recipe - made with only 3 ingredients this non toxic treat is also gluten free!

This edible play dough recipe allows for you to spend time together and sneak in a sweet treat while you enjoy that time together.  My best tip for this project is to wash hands before you play so that you can enjoy the sweet treat while you play.  Be sure to clean the surface you are using too!  We actually used parchment paper and that worked out really well.  It also made cleanup a breeze.

Edible Play Dough Recipe:

You can use a variety of cookie cutters, spatulas, jar lids, rolling pin and other kitchen utensils to make shapes and patterns.  You could even incorporate sprinkles, dry cereal, chocolate chips, nuts, coconut or other ingredients to create an edible dessert when you are finished playing.  My son was thrilled with this edible play dough as an after school treat.  If you have any leftover you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge.  Just let it sit out for a few minutes before you use it.

Edible Play Dough Recipe

Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes


  • 1 cup peanut butter or any nut or sun butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 cups Dixie Crystals Powdered Sugar


  • Using your hands and a metal spoon, mix ingredients in a large bowl.
  • The dough should be soft enough to be pliable and not sticky.
  • The dough will get softer the more you play with it.
  • When finished, this dough should be stored in an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator.
Servings: 2
Author: Dixie Crystals Sugar

If you need to make it less sticky just add more Dixie Crystals Powdered Sugar to it. Depending on the humidity or heat you may need a little more in the summer.

This edible play dough would be perfect to use for a preschool craft or play group.  It is also perfect for older kids and adults too.  The only issue we had is that my son wanted to eat it almost more than play with it.  As you can see though he had a lot of fun creating an edible dog bone for himself.

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals however all opinions are 100% our own.  Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. Their pure cane sugar products are all natural, non-GMO and provide consistently delicious results. 

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