How to make Chocolate PlayDough; a Fun Activity for Kids
Blog - February 10, 2019

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If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with the kids, check out this chocolate playdough recipe! It’s a great sensory activity and smells like chocolate!

kid playing with Chocolate Playdough recipe

By now, you would think that I know how to make chocolate playdough, but I’ve honestly never thought about it until my 4-year-old’s teacher asked me to make it for the class.  We’ve made regular play dough (also called Play-Doh), but never scented.

Chocolate Play Dough with toys

I’m not going to say no to my son’s teacher, right? But then it opened the doors to other things like mud play dough and poop playdough.  Only a boymom could understand why anyone would want to make poop play dough.  My boys are obsessed with anything that is related to poop (farting, burping, etc.).

boy making playdough

Playdough has many benefits like teaching kid’s fine motor skills and creativity.  There are even sensory benefits to using playdough.  I put the pot on the counter so that they can mix in the dry ingredients themselves.  They absolutely love participating in making it.

I’m not going to lie, the best part of making this playdough is the fact that it can translate into 3 different things; chocolate play dough, poop play dough, or mud play dough.  Kids need choices, right?

They can decide what their ball of dough will be!

My favorite part of this play dough is that it is chocolate scented!

Chocolate Play Dough

Most of the ingredients are from Target.

Chocolate Play Dough Recipe

Dry Ingredients for Playdough Recipe

  • Flour 1.25 Cups
  • Cocoa Powder 0.5 Cups
  • Salt 0.5 Cups
  • Cream of Tartar 0.5 Tbsp

Wet Ingredients for Playdough Recipe

  • Cooking Oil 1.5 Tbsp
  • Water 1 Cup


  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a medium sized pot
  2. Add water and oil and stir over low medium heat
  3. Stir until it mixes into a dough like consistency
  4. Remove and place on wax paper and let cool
  5. Knead until dough is smooth and consistent
  6. Refrigerate
  7. Add flour as needed – if play dough is too sticky
  8. Make sure you put dough into airtight container.


You can also skip the cocoa and add brown food colouring.

This chocolate scented play dough smells so good, it’s hard not to eat it.  Of course it is edible but not recommended.  I’m sure most play dough is edible but I can’t imagine eating something that has been in so many little hands (if you catch my drift) even if it does smell like chocolate.

Chocolate Playdough reciipe

It could also be a great Holiday Gift Item if you add it with Gingerbread scented and pumpkin scented play-dough.  Either way, this homemade play dough recipe is a win win with kids! Which one would you make?

Don’t forget your playdough tools and cookie cutters for your playdough fun.

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