Saturday, October 23, 2010

Peanut butter play dough

I have fond memories of running around outside on blustery days when I was a child. Sadly, my children have thus far spent their life in the land of no seasons. They are something like shocked when the temperature drops below 70 degrees. Misty wet weather, like we had last week, sends them running inside (and then bouncing off the walls!)

My mom reminded me of this fun treat a few days ago when I called her, slightly desperate for creative ideas. You take a large glop of peanut butter and add honey. Don't ask me how much - I didn't measure any of this. Until it looks right. :) Stir together, then slowly stir in whole wheat flour until it reaches the consistency of soft play dough. Serve with a variety of fun foods that can be stuck on/into the dough, such as nuts, seeds, raisins, oats, etc. Whatever you have in your cupboard!

The kids had a great time - Thomas was thrilled that he was being told to play with his food!

And it tastes like peanut butter cookies. :)

Yes, it's a little messy, but hands wash!


ooshela said...

I like your recipe way better than one I came across not too long ago that consisted of pb, honey and powdered sugar! It tasted lovely but the sugar high after-the-fact was sooo not worth it. Next time I'll try it with flour. :)

ACMe said...

that's a fun way to do things. I remember Mom making play dough for us when we were kids, but hers was always the super salty, "not supposed to eat it" kind. This seems like so much more fun! :)

Ma Torg said...

fantastic idea!

sarah marie said...

I thought Mom used to use dry milk powder, not flour... ?

Those were fun times we had with "peanut butter goo." :)

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

Yes, Mom used dry milk powder. But I didn't have any. And flour worked even better, I think. Plus it makes a more balance meal! :)

Meg McElwee said...

Oh, this is awesome! Thanks for sharing, Emily! Any chance you all will be visiting your parents for Thanksgiving? Finn and I will be there for almost two weeks.