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Chocolate Play Dough

If you’re looking for a fun and easy activity to keep those little hands occupied, this 3-ingredient Edible Chocolate Play Dough is the perfect choice. It’s so easy to make and it smells so good while you’re playing with it.

chocolate play dough recipe

I know that slime is all the rage these days, as it should be because it’s so fun to play with. In addition to making a lot of different slimes, we’ve been busy making homemade play dough.

We’ve done the traditional homemade play doughs in the past, but this summer we’ve been using different items from our pantry. It’s been so much fun experimenting and seeing what happens when we use different ingredients.

Chocolate Play Dough

For this 3-ingredient Chocolate Play Dough, we used chocolate instant pudding mix, corn starch, and warm water. That’s it! The best part is that it’s totally safe for the kiddos. If the kids decide to take a taste because it smells so good, no worries. It’s totally edible (although I don’t recommend eating it).

Note: While this Chocolate Play Dough is technically edible because I used all food ingredients, it’s not meant to be served as a snack during play time.

how to make chocolate play dough

Play dough and slime can provide hours of sensory play for your children. If you’ve been on Pinterest you’ll see that there are tons of ways to make both. Some safe, some are a little questionable. There really isn’t anything to fear with this chocolate playdough recipe other than not being able to get your children to do anything else but play.

Chocolate Playdough Recipe


  • 1/4 cup instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup corn starch, divided
  • 1/3 cup warm water

chocolate playdough recipe

How to Make Chocolate Playdough


In a small mixing bowl, pour in the pudding mix and 1/2 cup of the corn starch, reserving the rest for the next step. Stir together using a fork.

chocolate play dough recipe

Pour the water into the mixing bowl and stir.

how to make chocolate play dough

Keep stirring until all the water is absorbed and it looks like a dough is forming. At this point the dough will be very sticky. Don’t try to pick it up with your hands just yet. Keep using the fork for stirring and mixing.

how to make chocolate playdough

Add in more corn starch in small amounts stirring with the fork as you go.

how to make edible chocolate playdough

how to make edible chocolate play dough

When the dough gets too hard to stir with the fork, remove the dough from the bowl and put on a hard, flat surface dusted with a little corn starch.

how to make edible chocolate play dough

Keep adding in small amounts of corn starch and kneading until the dough no longer feels sticky in your hands.

how to make edible chocolate playdough

Be careful not to add in too much corn starch. Sometimes I don’t use all of the remaining corn starch. It just depends on the brand of products I’m using, the temperature in the house, etc. Once you’re able to play with it without it being sticky, don’t worry about the corn starch you may have left over.

chocolate play dough recipe

Making Chocolate Play Dough

So I would love to be able to tell you that making this Chocolate Play Dough is an exact science, but that just wouldn’t be the truth. Depending on environmental factors, what brand of product you’re using, etc., you may need to tweak this recipe just a little. If it turns out a little dry you may need to add in more water. If it turns out really sticky you may need to add in more corn starch.

edible chocolate play dough recipe

Tip: We use A LOT of corn starch in projects/crafts around the house so I stock up when it’s on sale. Not only is it great to use in this Chocolate Play Dough, it’s also a safe slime ingredient too.

For this batch of edible chocolate playdough, I used a store brand chocolate instant pudding mix which cost me $1.59. I also used a store brand corn starch which cost me an additional $.89. I made 3 batches from the one package of instant pudding mix and the box of corn starch will make 4-5 batches.

edible chocolate playdough recipe

Tip: The store brand is more economical unless the brand name products are on sale.

When we’re making homemade play dough or slime, we usually purchase the cheapest ingredients, which is normally the store brand.

Edible Chocolate Play Dough Ideas

Like a traditional play dough, you can throw in some play dough tools for a little added fun. If you don’t have any of those, regular kitchen utensils will work too. Cookie cutters are also a great idea for playing with homemade play dough.

edible chocolate playdough recipe

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chocolat play dough recipe

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About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.

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