Sensory play not only involves the hands, it can also involve taste as well! Make our simple edible peanut butter playdough for a fun treat and play idea in one. We don’t often make play ideas we can also eat but here we were challenged to make and enjoy an edible sensory dough! Quick and easy this playdough with 3 ingredients is sure to be a favorite with the kiddos.

Edible Peanut Butter Playdough

Peanut Butter Edible Play Dough


A few years ago I decided to participate in a 12 months of sensory dough challenge as a way to try out new types of sensory play materials! I love the idea of messy play experiences and wanted to introduce my son to a variety of different textures.

This edible peanut playdough recipes was one of our favorites!  We usually use a non-toxic homemade playdough anyway.  Though I doubt it is very yummy although taste safe! Liam is not usually a  big fan of playdough but he was interested to know that he could eat it and play with this peanut butter playdough.  Here’s how you make edible playdough with peanut butter.

ALSO CHECK OUT: How to make playdough with powdered sugar

Peanut Butter Playdough Recipe

I wanted to make an edible play dough with items we already had in the pantry since I wasn’t sure how well it would be received. This recipe was based on one I found at Dealicious Mom.  So easy and yes we did have an envelope of dry milk or two in the cupboard! Edible Peanut Butter Playdough here we come!


  • one 18 oz jar of smooth or creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered milk
  • 6 tablespoons honey


Add the ingredients to a large bowl and mix together well.  You may need to add more dry milk if the consistency is too sticky to play with.

Tip: We put our peanut butter playdough in the fridge for a hour or so to firm up.

Edible Peanut Butter Play Dough Set Up

Peanut Butter Playdough Invitation To Play

Here was our invitation to play with edible peanut butter play dough. What a great sensory play idea! Taste, touch and smell with this fun homemade dough.  Almost like making cookies. I thought I would add some more snack ingredients and some different types of cookie cutters (mason jar lids) to use.

Edible Peanut Butter Play Dough Invitation

I really wanted him to just feel this awesome peanut butter play dough! He definitely got right in it with his hands and pulled it all out.

Edible Play Dough Hand Play

He tasted, touched and smelled. He was pretty excited to squish it, poke it and mold it. He also enjoyed adding raisins and pretzels.

Edible Play Dough Play

Although this edible playdough was a good dough for us to try out and really excite the senses, play was short-lived! We did have some laughs and we all enjoyed feeling it and trying it out to see what we could do with it. I am glad I went frugal, it makes trying something new like this peanut butter playdough a little easier to try.

 I bet you have all the ingredients you need to make peanut butter playdough too!

edible play dough smile

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  1. We’ve been really enjoying making playdough at home recently. I wanted to make an edible playdough yesterday actually, but we ended up using the ingredients to make ‘dirt’ and making a sensory bin instead. It was a lot of fun regardless!

  2. This edible peanut butter play dough looks like fun! Me and my kids love peanut butter and I’m sure we will have a lot of fun with this sensory activity. Thanks for sharing!

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