This chocolate kiss playdough recipe is my absolute favorite! The scent and texture are just amazing, especially for a chocolate fanatic like myself. hehe Yes, you do need to cook this play dough, but please don’t let this stop you. It really is so easy and quick to make!
If you are looking for a chocolate playdough recipe without cream of tartar…WAIT! This will still work, just substitute more flour for the cream of tartar. The only downfall is it will not last as long. The cream of tartar is a preservative that will make this last for months!
This is such an easy recipe that even my littles gather around to help in the process.
I have tried a bunch of no-cook play dough recipes, but they just end up sticky for me. This is my no-fail, go-to version, BUT there is one tricky part. You have to cook it until there are no wet spots left. Check out the picture below, and you can see where it is just a little wet still.
Now that you have this amazing ball of chocolate…what can you do with it? Let their imaginations run wild! hehe My little man loves to make playdough snakes.
This is also the perfect brown bear playdoh. Just add cookie cutters, or let them create their own bears by rolling balls and sticking them together.
This chocolate kiss playdoh recipe is perfect for Valentine’s Day. We collect little ice cube trays from IKEA or the dollar store, and they loved using the heart shaped ones in muffin tins to make “boxes of chocolate.”
|Prep Time||5 minutes|
|Cook Time||5 minutes|
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 1 cup salt
- 2 Tbsp. cream of tartar optional, but it will keep much longer with it
- 2 Tbsp. oil
- 2 cups water
- Add all ingredients together in a medium saucepan, and mix well. I like to use a whisk to get everything mixed together smoothly.
- Make sure you have a sturdy spoon (like a wooden spoon) for the next step. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it begins to pull away from the side.
- This is the most important step! Make sure to stir the "dough mass" around until all of the wet spots are gone. If you're in doubt, cook it just a little longer. This is what makes it not sticky.
- Plop the hot dough onto a flat, heat-resistant surface. (A plate makes for easy clean up, and easy to move around so the children can watch.) Knead until a smooth ball forms, but start slowly as it will be very warm.
- The dough will stick to the pan a little bit, no matter what you do. When I accepted that fact, life became much easier. hehe Don't try to scrape off and incorporate the crusty stuff! Just be prepared to soak the pan when your finished, and it will clean up no problem. 😉
- Now it's time to play!
Make sure to cool it completely before you store it in an airtight container. There is no need to refrigerate it, and it will last for months.