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Chocolate Playdough Recipe {With Real Cocoa Powder}

Chocolate Playdough Recipe {With Real Cocoa Powder}

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This chocolate playdough recipe is perfect for a fun sensory-filled activity! Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy an afternoon filled with chocolate playdough (and we’d be lying if we said we didn’t have a blast with this as well!).

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Easy Chocolate Playdough Recipe with Real Cocoa Powder by The Art Kit

 

What You’ll Need

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2-3 tablespoons cream of tarter
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Cooking pot
  • Wooden mixing spoon
  • Play ice cream cones
  • Beads
  • Mini scoopers
  • Playdough accessories

What to Do

Begin by whipping up a batch of chocolate playdough. You can use our one-pot method below, or use our no-cook playdough method.

Mix the following ingredients together in a cooking pot:

1 cup flour

2-3 tablespoons cream of tarter

1/4 cup salt

1 tablespoon oil

1 cup water

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Once all the ingredients have been mixed, cook them over medium heat while mixing continuously. The playdough mixture will start melting down and then, after a few minutes, it will start to ball up and pull away from the sides of the pot (and your arm muscles will start to ache!); that’s when you know your dough is cooked. It’s okay if some areas are still a bit sticky looking but for the most part, it should look like playdough. Don’t worry about adding any food coloring with this one, the cocoa powder will add a mild scent as well as the color.

Once the playdough has cooled, you can knead it a bit. We then put our playdough in our divided tray and included some items we thought would be fun to make everything needed for chocolate playdough treats.

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The kids enjoyed making ice cream cones. Three scoops, please!

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They also enjoyed making chocolate cookies. Oh, how we wish we could eat these!

Chocolate Playdough with Real Cocoa Powder by The Art Kit - Read on the Blog Today or Pin for Later

Cupcakes were also a favorite, with extra sprinkles all around.

Chocolate Playdough with Real Cocoa Powder by The Art Kit - Read on the Blog Today or Pin for Later

You may also enjoy this Gluten-Free Hot Chocolate Cloud Dough from a fellow blogger.

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And last, but not least, a chocolate sundae for two.

Chocolate Playdough with Real Cocoa Powder by The Art Kit - Read on the Blog Today or Pin for Later

What chocolate treats did your little ones create? We’d love to see pictures of them enjoying their chocolate playdough. Share with us on social media #theartkit.

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