As I was putting together my huge list of the best easy slime recipes kids love, it occurred to me that I wasn’t finding very many of the edible variety. And even in the edible variety I was finding plenty of recipes that wouldn’t actually taste good. I mean, what child wants to eat slime that’s been made from a laxative?
And while I know it is not always a good idea to encourage your child to eat these things, I have older children who know the difference between slime made with peanut butter and other edible ingredients versus slime that’s been made with borax and school glue. One is for eating. One isn’t. If you have younger kids or kids who can’t differentiate in the same way, then this edible slime recipe probably isn’t a great choice.
On the other hand, if you’ve been looking for an edible slime recipe kids can actually eat and play with, then your family will enjoy this one. Also, if you do have a peanut butter allergy you should be able to substitute any of the other available “nut butters” in its place. And just to be clear – this is not a healthy slime, it’s a “fun but rare kinda treat” edible slime recipe.
Here’s what we did. I started with 1 cup of peanut butter in a mixing bowl. I gradually stirred in White Karo Syrup, stirring well with each little bit added in. Once it reached the perfect consistency of slimy-ness and stretchiness without being pure goo, I stopped. I used somewhere between 1/3 cup and 1/2 cup. The result was edible slime perfection!
I gave it to my eleven-year-old to play with and eat. In the future, he would be able to make this slime all on his own. We just didn’t know exactly how it would work and he was helping me keep track of the amounts we used. So now he knows exactly how to make it and could even help his little brothers make it too.
What we noticed right away is that this slime *is* gooier and messier than the borax-slime alternative, but it had all the stretching properties and fun-to-play-with properties and perfect-edible-slime properties we were looking for so we didn’t mind so much.
NOTE: If you don’t eat any, store your peanut butter slime in a sealed container for a few days. However, once you’ve munched, the bacteria in your mouth make it no longer safe to store.