Southern Mom Loves: Make an Edible Marshmallow Play Dough with Only 3 Ingredients!

Make an Edible Marshmallow Play Dough with Only 3 Ingredients!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Marshmallow chicks are a staple in Easter baskets everywhere, and everyone has tried them at some point in their lives. Love them or hate them, did you know these colorful marshmallow treats can be used to make an edible play dough? If your children receive Peeps in their basket this year, you can use this easy 3-ingredient recipe to make them into a fun-to-play-with and safe-to-eat play dough!



There are a lot of recipe floating around the blogosphere on how to make Peeps Play Dough, and I tried a few, but this is the variation we liked the best. A little more oil and it will become more like a greasy putty, too much powdered sugar and it will crack. You can use any oil for this, but we liked virgin coconut oil for the coconut flavor it imparted. You can also use cornstarch instead of powdered sugar to cut down on the sugar content if you like, but let's face it: Peeps are sugar. It won't make much of a difference in the end!


You'll need 3 ingredients for Peeps Play Dough:
  • 5 Peeps
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • 4 Tbsp. powdered sugar + more for dusting


  1. Add your ingredients to a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave for 20 seconds until the Peeps are slightly expanded and the sugar coating is cracked.
  3. Thoroughly stir together all ingredients. It will be sticky.
  4. Dust with more of the powdered sugar a tablespoon at a time and stir together.
  5. Once the dough has incorporated enough powdered sugar not to stick to your hands, pick it up and work the rest through by hand. Now you have edible play dough!

Make them in every color, no food coloring required!


Your kids will have so much fun playing with their food!

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Do you think your kids would love this play dough? Will you be making it this Easter? I love to read your comments! Happy Easter!

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