Recipe Friday: Edible Chocolate Play Dough


This time, Recipe Friday is for something completely fun! This chocolate play dough is the perfect consistency to make any shape you like. It rolls out or rolls up or curls or stands or shapes. And it’s no-cook, besides being tasty!

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A word about using: It’s best to work the dough with clean hands on a clean surface, if you plan on eating it. Don’t use chemical cleansers to clean. Although this dough will keep quite a while (I don’t know for how long), it won’t stand up to multiple uses simply because it will accumulate too many germs. Please be safe with it. (It’s too tempting to eat it right away, anyway.)

Use this to create shapes, or even use for Christmas decorations. You can make cake or cookie toppers, edible containers for treats, or whatever your imagination leads you to. Your finished shapes play well with add-ins (dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips), frostings, and sprinkles.

Edible Chocolate Play Dough


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 3/4 cup dry milk powder
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix and knead by hand until desired consistency (something like a Tootsie Roll).

Bonus recipe: Peanut Butter Play Dough


  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup dry, powdered milk
  • 1 T honey

Mix all ingredients together by hand. Mold, sculpt, and eat!

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