Thursday, March 10, 2011

YUM! Chocolate Play Dough.

I have a great recipe for Chocolate Play Dough! It is easy to make, smells yummy, has a great texture and makes cute chocolate bunnies! I've had this recipe forever- sometimes I use it at Valentine's Day and we make chocolate hearts. ( It does not actually taste good so children probably won't eat it. If they do- it's all natural - nothing in here that isn't in chocolate pie!)

Chocolate Play Dough
2 1/2 c. flour plus some for kneading dough
1/2 c. cocoa powder
1 1/2 c. salt
2 tbsp. of Cream of Tartar
3 cups of water
3 tbsp. of vegetable oil
Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt and cream of tartar in a large heavy saucepan. Add water and oil and stir constantly over medium heat. It will be liquid for a few minutes but keep stirring constantly. All of  sudden it begins to stick together and get lumpy. Keep stirring. It will form a dough ball and get very thick - a little hard to stir! Use a big, strong wooden spoon. Remove from the heat. Turn the hot dough onto a floured surface and begin to knead. It will cool off quickly and will become a smooth, nicely textured dough. Store in a ziploc bag. It will keep for quite a while. Use cookie cutters to make your chocolate bunny! You can put a hole in it and make a bunny ornament. The dough makes a cute gift or party favor- tie a bunny cookie cutter to a small baggie of dough and send home from an Easter party.

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