Tuesday, February 14, 2012

All That Chocolate on My Tongue: Valentine's Chocolate Playdough

Happy Valentine's Day!!!  We wanted to make a sweet treat for our buddies this V-Day, but knew there would be enough sugar flying about and we wanted to go in a little different direction.  And given our love of playdough, we were really psyched when we spotted this idea.  We made a test batch using our favorite playdough recipe -- we just added about 3/4 cup of cocoa to it.  We found that while it smelled delish, it turned a little tough after a few weeks.  So we lightened up on the cocoa powder and ended up with this:

- 4 cups water
- 4 cups flour
- 1 cup salt
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1/3 cup of cocoa powder

Combine all ingredients in large pot.  Stir constantly over medium heat until most of the moisture is absorbed (it will take a bit).  Let cool and fold in a bit of baby oil and some heart confetti.   Looks and smells good enough to eat - and we had a ball playing with our pastry cutters.

Mom put a small batch in a little red food storage container from IKEA, put one of our stained glass valentines on top, and tied it all up with a little bit of baker's twine (can you tell baker's twine is mom's new obsession?)  


Anonymous said...

Love, love, love it. Happy V Day lovely lady... and to the hubs and babes too. xoxo... Herbin

Cath said...

I am ALSO in love with bakers twine! It is so useful and pretty and festive.

This is a great idea. Glad the kids had a fun Valentines Day.

Kane and Cameron said...

Thanks, Cath. You should try some edible playdough for Lulu!