Three ingredient edible Peeps playdough is a great way for your little ones to have a little fun with their food. And unlike real PlayDough, clean up is a breeze because the kids can just eat their creations!
Kids love Playdough. And they love things they can eat.
So when you combine them, you have a perfect craft and food that will keep your kids happy and satisfied.
Our family makes these Peeps edible playdough every year as part of our preparation for Easter.
It is a great hands on activity that they get to eat at the end.
And the best part is these come together in less than five minutes and can provide your kids with a great activity on a weekend afternoon.
What you’ll need
This edible dough only needs 3 ingredients.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Peeps – You’ll need 3 of your favorite type and color of Peeps. If you have not tried some of their other flavors, now might be the perfect time to try them out in fun dough form.
- Coconut oil – You’ll need 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
- Powdered sugar – You’ll need a little over 3 tablespoons since you’ll need to use the extra for dusting.
How to make
This dough only takes less than five minutes to come together. Here’s what to do.
First, remove three Peeps from the package and place them and the oil in a microwave safe bowl.
Set the microwave to 10 seconds and heat them until they just start to expand.
Remove the Peeps from the microwave and stir in the powdered sugar.
Keep stirring until it starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
Dust the ball of dough and work out any lumps with your fingers and hands.
If the dough is too sticky or oily, work in small amounts of powdered sugar until the dough is no longer sticky or oily.
Serving and Storing
OK. So this is really not a snack you “serve” per se.
Instead, you let your little ones play with it until they get bored and want to eat it.
Basically, the dough is a type of marshmallow fondant with a Peeps twist that makes it fun for kids and a great way to get into Easter holiday spirit.
The only downside is the dough does not store well.
I highly recommend only making enough that your kids (or you) can eat, or play with, in a single serving.
It is not worth storing because it gets kind of weird.
Tips and tricks
Here are some tips to get started making this dough.
- If the dough is sticky or oily, add small amounts of powdered sugar to the dough and mix it in to help the dough get a smoother consistency.
- Use your favorite Peeps colors or specialty flavors for added fun. My kids highly recommend the birthday cake & blue raspberry varieties!
- Don’t over-heat the Peeps. They should just start to expand when they are ready. Too much more and they can burn and become basically inedible.
- Depending on the consistency of your dough, it may be a bit sticky or greasy- for easy clean up we like to play outside, and will set younger kids up with wipeable placemats.
Concerned about the amount of sugar in this recipe?
I haven’t tried it myself, but I know several people who swear by using cornstarch as a powdered sugar substitute in this dough with great (still edible) results.
Other Fun Easter Recipes for Kids
Peeps edible dough is a family tradition in our house.
It’s a great way to get into the Easter holiday and get the kids excited for the Easter Bunny and other fun traditions.
If you want some more Easter inspired ideas, check out these other posts:
- Shaving Cream Colored Easter Eggs
- Cookies & Cream Peeps Dessert Cheese Ball
- Strawberry Cream Cheese Bunny Buns
- Mini Spring Chick Cupcakes
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Three Ingredient Edible Peeps Playdough
- 3 Peeps
- 1 tbsp of coconut oil
- 3 tbsp of powdered sugar plus more for dusting
- Put both the peeps and the oil in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for them for 10 seconds, just long enough to watch the peeps “grow” with the heat.
- Take the bowl out of the microwave and add in the powdered sugar and stir. As you stir the mixture in the bowl, the ‘dough’ should begin pulling away from the edges of the bowl.
- Lightly dust the lump with powdered sugar and work out any additional lumps in your dough with your hands.
- If your dough is too sticky or too oily, add more powdered sugar, and alternatively if it is cracking, add a touch more oil.
- Use your hands to knead the dough until everything’s equally incorporated and it has reached a malleable consistency.
- You can let the kids play with the still warm dough, or let it cool first. Cooler dough will be less sticky.