If you have ever checked out my “Little Ones” Pinterest board…you already know I have a thing for play kitchens and play food. :-) Maybe as a child I was deprived of play kitchen time. Maybe my love of all things in a “real” kitchen just translates to little kitchens too. Or maybe I just never grew up! :-) I’m thinking that last one might be most accurate. It would explain why I’m making (& playing with!) edible play dough when my youngest child is 13 years old!
If you like “playing” in the kitchen too….you will love this recipe for Nutty Putty! It combines the “fun” of play dough with the “joy” of teaching kids about “real” cooking! PLUS, you get to actually EAT it…and it tastes good! (I know plenty of little kids end up eating regular play dough…but I can’t imagine it tastes all that good! lol)
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I discovered this recipe a few years ago when I was producing a daily talk show. One of the viewers sent it in and said she had raised 6 kids and this was their “play dough” growing up. She also said that even though her “kids” are all adults now, they STILL ask her to make it. :-) I have to say, I don’t blame them. It’s yummy! Especially if you’re a peanut butter fan, like I am! Oh…and as an added bonus…it’s GLUTEN-FREE. :-)
- 1 3/4 cups peanut butter
- 1 3/4 cups corn syrup
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 cups powdered milk
Mix all ingredients together well with a wooden spoon, turn out the dough onto a hard surface dusted with powdered sugar, and knead the dough with hands until smooth. This would be fun to have the kidlets help with! Shape into a long roll, and wrap in clear plastic wrap. Store in refrigerator.
Unfortunately, when the dough had firmed up, I didn’t have anyone to “play” with. :-( (I tried to talk my daughter Britta into playing with me…but she blew me off. Ingrate!) So there I sat at the kitchen table trying to be creative with my Nutty Putty. I’m afraid my efforts were fairly pathetic (hey! I haven’t play with play dough for a LONG time! I’m rusty!)….but I consoled myself by eating my creations when I was done. :-)
Now, go make some Nutty Putty and “play with your food”! :-)