A Great Rainy Day Activity- Peanut Butter Playdough

peanut butter playdough


Our kids were raised playing with Peanut Butter Playdough.  It’s a great rainy day activity.  If you’re from Western Oregon…..you know we have rainy days nearly 9 months out of the year!  

Peanut Butter Playdough is a fun and inexpensive activity and treat, that help make those endless rainy days just a bit more bearable .

Recently when I was talking with a couple of younger moms, I was surprised to hear they had never heard of it.  So I thought I’d give the secret away!

I taught my girls, who babysit, how to make it.  They’ve had opportunities to make Peanut Butter Playdough for the kids they babysit and we’re making it for kids coming over tonight. 

If you’ve never made Peanut Butter Playdough for your kids, or even if you have….here’s our recipe.  Try it

What You Need:

peanut butter playdough ingredients

A food processor or mixer—I use a Cuisinart  Food Processor (use dough blade) or a KitchenAid Mixer (paddle attachment, then dough hook).   It is possible to mix it with just your hands, or with a spoon, but to get the consistency you’re looking for faster, it’s best to use an appliance.

1 C.  Creamy Peanut Butter

2 C. Powdered Sugar

1/4-1/2 C. Honey

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What to Do: 

Measure into the food processor or mixer,  the peanut butter, the powdered sugar and ¼ cup of honey.  Mix until you have the consistency of bread dough—smooth and firm (without the stretchy).  You may need to stop mixing after 20-30 seconds to evaluate whether the dough will need more honey.  Add more if needed.

Scrape the dough out of the mixer and kneed it with your hands for a few seconds to integrate all crumbles and get the desired consistency.

Now it can be played with and eaten!  Peanut Butter Playdough is a rainy-day lifesaver!!

I had mentioned before that you’ll need a Cuisinart Food Processor or a Kitchen Aid Mixer. These two appliances have been great work-horses for me.



 When we lived in Brasil, at times I would cook from scratch for and feed 50 or more people.  These machines powered through all the veggie slicing, cheese grating, dough mixing, and homemade mayonnaise making that went on.

Once when we were in the states on a furlough, I led a team that cooked the reception dinner for 300 people for my son and daughter-in-love’s wedding.  The Cuisinart was called into action and performed faithfully!

My daughters and niece sliced many veggies including 20 pounds of onions. (Downside to that was—the girls’ eyes were weeping, red, and puffy for hours afterwards…oops!) 

If you have a large family—either of these machines is a worthy investment.

Click here to read reviews about the Cuisinart and here for reviews on the Kitchen Aid. 

I think you’ll find that purchasing either will be a time saver to your meal preparations, and you’ll wonder why you hadn’t purchased one earlier!


7 thoughts on “A Great Rainy Day Activity- Peanut Butter Playdough

  1. This looks like something I need to make for my grandkids!! I like that you don’t have to worry if they taste a little. The best playdough was what I made for my kids when they were growing up. Thanks for sharing this!!

    • Mendi Everett says:

      It is yummy! It’s pretty rich too, so the kids generally eat a little, build a little, eat a little more, build a little more. 🙂

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