DIY Holiday Foodie Gift Series- Nutella Play Dough

posted on: Friday, December 3, 2010

We play with homemade play dough a lot. In fact we use our cookies cutters more with play dough than with actual cookies. So today I made Nutella play dough because if I was on my death bed and had one one last breath to take in I would hope that someone would put a jar of Nutella up to my nose.  It's that good.

I've made chocolate play dough before but other than looking brown it doesn't smell like chocolate, so really what's the point? Nutella on the other hand did not disappoint. This play dough smells like Nutella but tastes like nasty salty play dough, of course. So please make this for a child that knows the difference between play dough and chocolate cookie dough. All the ingredients are technically edible but I would still recommend giving it to an older child. I'm just thinking in terms of Enzo and baby Maria, basically don't give this to a 1 year old. 

I  think this would make a really cute present. You can put it in a glass jar and decorate it with a ribbon. If you're fortunate to live by an Ikea I would get the toy baking set that comes with a rolling pin, cookie cutters, and some baking pans. It's one of Enzo's favorite toys. He actually uses the rolling pin a lot when he makes pizza  and we've put the toy cookie sheet in the oven many times and it works just fine. This is why every time I drive by Ikea I make sure to blow them kisses.

Anyway, what do you think, Nutella play dough with a toy baking set? Do you know any kids who would enjoy this? If so here's the recipe.

Nutella Play Dough
(printable version)
  • 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
  • 1 cup water
  1. Boil the water in a small sauce pan.
  2. In a medium sized pan mix the flour, cocoa powder, salt and cream of tartar.
  3. Add the boiling water, oil, and nutella to the mix and stir on medium-low heat until it is thick.
  4. Cool completly before kneading the dough.
  5. Knead the dough on a floured surface until it no longer sticks to your hands.  
                           For the month of December I will be sharing DIY foodie Holiday gifts. If you're interested in sharing a DIY foodie gift on Kitchen Corners send me an e-mail and I would be happy to have you do a guest post. To see the whole DIY Holiday Gift Series click on the button on the sidebar.
Happy Holidays!
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