Wednesday, December 5, 2012

In Home Entertainment: Nutella Playdough

In our ongoing quest to discover creative playdough recipes (and, more realistically, in mom's continuing attempts not to eat entire jars of nutella), we decided to whip up a batch of nutella playdough. We found a few on the web, but decided to adapt this one from Dana Made It -- we found that we needed to add a full cup more water to get a dough consistency and a healthy dose of baby oil to keep it elastic. Here's the dealio:

Ingredients:
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup of powdered cocoa
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1/2 tablespoon cream of tartar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons nutella
- 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 cups water
- baby oil

Directions:
Boil the water in a small sauce pan. In a medium sized pan, mix the flour, cocoa powder, salt and cream of tartar. Add the boiling water, oil, and nutella to the mix and stir on medium-low heat until it is thick. Cool completely before kneading the dough. Knead the dough on a floured surface until it no longer sticks to your hands and then mix in a few drops of baby oil.

It actually turned out very similar to the chocolate playdough we've made before and, next time, I think we'll just add in some nutella to that recipe -- it really adds a nice smell and texture to it.

I spent a long time diligently making "cookies for Santa" and wanted to leave them out on a sheet to dry. After a lot of negotiating with mom (who generally lets me do what I want in the arts and crafts realm, but having had just made a whole batch of new nutella playdough, wasn't super into drying the whole thing out), I decided to keep them as cookies, but store them in an airtight container. Cami, as usual, actually ate the "cookies." Well, only a few bites.




lookin a little crumbly. 



mmmm, smells delish.

2 comments:

dynamochild said...

Awesome idea! I wish it was more daycare friendly. :(

Kane and Cameron said...

Thanks! Nutella might not be daycare friendly, but chocolate playdough can still be! Check out the link above in our post to our cooked version or this no-cook one: http://www.theimaginationtree.com/2012/01/easy-chocolate-play-dough-recipe.html.