Play Dough Recipe - Chocolate (Yum!!)

When I was looking around for some edible play dough recipe ideas I found several different types of chocolate play dough. What child can resist chocolate? Not me! Err... I mean, not my kids :-O

Chocolate Play Dough Recipe #1

This recipe requires cooking so the kids should not do this on their own. It can also be a little bit trickier to work with than traditional doughs because it has a stiffer consistency.

8oz semi sweet chocolate
1/4 to 1/3 cup light corn syrup

Take a pan of water and heat until gently simmering. Set a metal bowl over the pan and use that to gently melt the chocolate. Stir until smooth and then stir in the syrup. The chocolate will begin to harden very quickly but do make sure that to mix until thoroughly combined.

Once mixed, transfer the mixture to a plastic bag and refrigerate until cool. The consistency should be that of regular play dough but it could be a little too stiff if not enough syrup was added. You'll need to experiment with this and the results will also depend on the chocolate used.

Once the dough is firm it can be worked by kneading it but you may need to break it into smaller pieces at first to be able to work it effectively. This can be quite a sticky dough so if it sticks to your surface when kneading or rolling you can spray it with a little light vegetable spray.

This chocolate play dough recipe is great when used as decoration for regular dough. I highly recommend the book Creative Playdough Ideas for kids which has loads of idea for play dough creations.

Chocolate Play Dough Recipe #2

play dough recipe - peanut butter16oz vanilla frosting
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar

Tip the vanilla frosting into a bowl and stir it up until smooth. Mix in the cocoa powder and then the sugar. This is another stiff mixture but it needs to be stiff otherwise it's difficult to work with it without it sticking to your hands.

Chocolate Play Dough Recipe #3

This is weird. Its a play dough recipe that has cocoa in it but it also has lots of salt just like the traditional play dough recipe. So... although technically it's edible, it's going to taste pretty bad! Still I found it on You Tube and I just had to include it because it was cute :-)

2 cups water
1/2 cup salt
3 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Mix the salt and water together. Add the oil and boil the mixture. Now for the dry ingredients... Mix in a bowl the flour, cocoa powder and cream of tartar. Add the boiled ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Now knead into dough and use. Here's the original YouTube video:


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