I am a big fan of scented playdough and while coffee scented may just be my all time favourite, this Hot Chocolate Playdough is all kinds of special!
In fact, when we made our latest batch hubby asked me to please remove it from the kitchen bench as it smelled so good!
While it does smell rather special, the high salt content is not going to make it taste anywhere near as good, so I suggest keeping this recipe for children who are well past the mouthing stage.
Just like our funfetti textured playdough, lemon and rosemary playdough and autumnal spiced citrus playdough, this is a variation of the easiest cooked playdough recipe; and cooking playdough is a fabulous way to involve children in a simple cooking experience.
If you prefer a no cook version, then try this Chocolate No Cook Playdough Recipe.
And just for fun, I’ve included three fun and festive suggestions for play with this great playdough too. Enjoy!
1. Playdough Reindeers
Add twigs or pipe cleaners, mini pom poms, buttons and googly eyes as an invitation to create Rudolph and his family.
2. Christmas Baking
A cookie tray with cookie cutters, rolling pin and a selection of decorations (sequins, buttons, small beads, googly eyes, small pom poms) is sure to result in lots of Christmas inspired baking!
3. Hot Chocolate Cafe
It’s time for a Christmas cocoa bar with the addition of tea cups and pom poms or buttons for marshmallows (as always, be mindful of using buttons and other small items with children who are still mouthing items).
Hot Chocolate Playdough Recipe
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1/2 cup table salt
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and stir over a low heat for 3-5 minutes. The dough will form a ball. Continue to turn over on the heat for further 1-2 minutes. Turn dough out onto a board and knead until smooth.
Store playdough in an airtight plastic bag when not in use.
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