I love the idea of making things with Peeps in the weeks leading up to the holiday. When a friend told me how to make edible playdough with peeps, this was something I had to share! My kids are too old to want play dough, but they are most certainly not too old to want edible playdough.
Have I ever mentioned how much I *love* Peeps? It’s my main Easter indulgence. Yesterday I found four packages of the candy tucked away in a drawer. I had no idea where those had gone! Apparently I asked the twins to put groceries away for me last week.
Extra Peeps after Easter is probably never going to be an issue for me, but fun activities to do with Peeps is right up my alley. I can’t wait for grandkids! Meanwhile, edible peeps playdough is a chance for me to sneak in some sensory play for my pre-teens who think they are too old for play dough. (Unless it’s edible.)
Here’s What You Need to Make Edible Peeps Playdough
This recipe is super easy and you only need three ingredients and three tools. If you missed buying Peeps in the grocery store and you want to make this craft for a bird theme week or Spring theme week here’s a tip. Did you know there is actually a Peeps Store and if you don’t have a physical location nearby, you can order online?
- Peeps. A variety of colors will allow you to make several different colors of playdough.
- Powdered sugar. Any kind will work perfectly!
- Coconut oil. A little bit of oil helps everything come together. Coconut oil isn’t runny at room temperature which makes it the ideal oil for this recipe.
- Measuring spoons.
- Glass Bowls. You’ll need a different bowl for each color.
What are Peeps
If you clicked on this edible peeps playdough recipe because you were curious, but have no idea what Peeps are, here’s the scoop. Peeps are a sugar coated marshmallow in the shape of a little bird or bunny. They are sold in grocery stores in the United States in the months leading up to Easter. You can buy Peeps year round if you live near an official store or pay for shipping. We even used Peeps to make these delicious brownies in the Instant Pot!
How Make Edible Playdough with Peeps
Kids can actually make this edible peeps playdough recipe on their own – it’s super easy! The hardest thing for me was getting the coconut oil since we didn’t already have that in the house. Here’s the process. Be sure to print the recipe card for exact times and details!
First, microwave the peeps with some coconut oil.
Second, you mix in the powdered sugar and blend for two minutes.
Third, if the dough is still sticky you add additional powdered sugar until it reaches the right consistency.
Finally, store the play dough in a zipper bag for 3 or 4 days.
That’s it! You will have edible play dough in less than three minutes per color. Give your child some cookie cutters, dough rollers or other play dough tools and let them play.
Our Favorite Edible Playdough Tools
A Basic Five Piece Set. This set is perfect for packing to take to Grandma’s or to add to a larger set if you have more than one child. For my preschool class, I got one big set and then got several of these basic sets so that everyone who wanted a rolling pin or pizza cutter tool would have one.
The Melissa and Doug Set. This is one of my favorite children’s brands.
A Large Set with Fancy Tools. If you want to get a bunch of play dough tools all at once this is the way to go.Print
Edible Peeps Playdough Recipe
- Cook Time: 10 seconds
- Total Time: 2 Minutes 10 Seconds
- Yield: 1/2 Cup Playdough
- Powdered sugar
- Coconut oil
- Measuring spoons
- Place 4 peeps with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in microwave safe bowl.
- Microwave for 10-12 seconds.
- Add 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar.
- Stir until blended well, approximately 2 minutes.
- If sticky after blending, add an additional powdered sugar until dough is no longer sticky.
- When done playing, eat or store in a plastic bag. Dough will stay good for 3 to 4 days.