Of all the playdough recipe variations we make I think this chocolate playdough recipe smells the best. We usually make a no cook playdough recipe, as it’s the quickest and easiest to make, but this time we went with a cooked recipe. Here’s our version of an easy chocolate playdough, with some serving suggestions to go with it.
Easy chocolate playdough recipe
2 cups of water
1 1/2 cups of plain flour
1/2 cup of cocoa
1 cup of salt
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 1/2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
Stir up all the ingredients in a saucepan, over a low heat, until the dough forms. Allow the playdough to cool and then you’re ready to play.
This makes a dark chocolate coloured playdough with a great smell. If you’d like to make it milder just use more flour and less cocoa, making sure you use 2 cups of the flour/cocoa combination in total. The playdough looks and smells good enough to eat, but of course it isn’t, so make sure the children understand this dough is only pretend.
How to play with your chocolate playdough
We set up a cupcake bakery, using:
:: pretty cupcake liners and dainty doilies
:: beads and foil confetti shapes, served up using sugar tongs (which were declared ‘posh’)
:: birthday candles
You can find our basic playdough recipe along with a non cook playdough version and an easy bread recipe, plus lots of ideas for ways to play with playdough, by downloading our Let’s Play Dough book.
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