How to make Chocolate Playdough
Blog - February 10, 2019

Chocolate Play Dough

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 playdough, but never scented, especially chocolate scented!

Chocolate Play DoughI’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 poopplay dough.  My boys are obsessed with anything that is related to poop (farting, burping, etc.).

Chocolate Play Dough

Play dough 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 playdough, or mud play dough.  Kids need choices, right? hehe

Chocolate Play Dough

Most of the ingredients are from Target.

How to make Chocolate Play Dough


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

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


  1. I pinned this right away! I know that my grandkids will want to make this ASAP! I was reading the recipe and it was making me hungry 😋 especially for chocolate! My grandkids love making this kinds of stuff and getting their hands all messy in it. They make and like slime and they like that Kinetic sand that we bought a couple of years ago! But none of them smell like chocolate. I’m afraid that the little ones my just eat what they make.

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