Edible Play Dough - Safe for Kids With Peanut Allergies!

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks,"Dining on a Dime" by Tawra Kellam. I brought this dough, along with lots of kid safe kitchen utensils, to my daughter's daycare. The kids had an absolute ball with it! This recipe yields a dough similar in texture to real play dough, unlike the peanut butter dough recipes I have tried. Food color paste seems to give a brighter, truer shade than liquid but use whatever you have. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix margarine with corn syrup, salt and vanilla extract.
  2. Add powdered sugar and knead until constancy of play dough.
  3. Divide and add food coloring of choice to each section. Knead until color is well blended.
  4. If you are making only one color, it may be easier to add the coloring before the powdered sugar.
  5. You can use any flavor you choose in place of the vanilla.
  6. Store in refrigerator when not in use.
  7. Perfect for party favors and gifts!


Most Helpful

Excellent! Made this recipe with a group of children and they enjoyed every minute. I made several colors and used flavored extracts to give each color a matching flavor and scent.

Cook+Princess June 03, 2012

Great recipe for toddlers with allergies!!! It does take a lot of powdered sugar to get the right texture. Easy enough to make that kids could help. Will definitely make again.

a.whiting April 18, 2008

I followed just as written with the exception of guessing on the amount of powdered sugar I used 1/2 of a 2 lbs bag. and I used shortning since I only had frozen butter on hand. It melted after a little while of play, and the taste wasn't all that great. But it was great for a 2 yo that likes to eat everything that she plays with. It was really quite good dough other then the melting part and that was after several hours out, and playing with it. A great idea and change of pace.

aggies March 03, 2008

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