Day 20 1/2: Nutella Play Dough

Since we missed a recipe on Sunday, we’ll make up for it today.
And sticking with last-minute Handmade gift ideas, here’s another one for you–Nutella play dough. Intriguing right? It’s from adorable Brazilian blogger Damaris and her site Kitchen Corners. This recipe is not something you actually eat. But it does smell divine and makes the perfect little Christmas gift to hand out.
So from her warm Brazilian weather to your chilly home, here’s something to try….
Hi there, I’m Damaris from Kitchen Corners.

At our home in Brazil we play with homemade play dough a lot. In fact we use our cookies cutters more with play dough than with actual cookies. So today I made Nutella play dough because if I was on my death bed and had one one last breath to take in I would hope that someone would put a jar of Nutella up to my nose. It’s that good.

I’ve made chocolate play dough before but other than looking brown it doesn’t smell like chocolate, so really what’s the point? Nutella on the other hand did not disappoint. This play dough smells like Nutella but tastes like nasty salty play dough, of course. So please make this for a child that knows the difference between play dough and chocolate cookie dough. All the ingredients are technically edible but I would still recommend giving it to an older child.

Place the play dough in a glass jar, decorate it with a ribbon, and you have a simple last-minute gift. If you’re fortunate to live by an Ikea I would get the toy baking set that comes with a rolling pin, cookie cutters, and some baking pans. It’s one of my son’s favorite toys. He actually uses the rolling pin a lot when he makes pizza and we’ve put the toy cookie sheet in the oven many times and it works just fine. This is why every time I drive by Ikea I make sure to blow them kisses.

Anyway, what do you think? Nutella play dough with a toy baking set? Know any kids who would enjoy this?
Here’s the recipe.

Nutella Play Dough
(printable version)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup of powdered cocoa
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons nutella
  • 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  1. Boil the water in a small sauce pan.
  2. In a medium sized pan mix the flour, cocoa powder, salt and cream of tartar.
  3. Add the boiling water, oil, and nutella to the mix and stir on medium-low heat until it is thick.
  4. Cool completly before kneading the dough.
  5. Knead the dough on a floured surface until it no longer sticks to your hands.

Thanks Damaris! I love really simple, cute gifts for kids. Cause when you’ve got a lot of nieces and nephews it’s nice to have an idea you can whip up in batches. And they’d make perfect stocking stuffers! (so much better than the hot pink stuff I bought last week). I can smell the Nutella now….
Have a warm Merry Christmas in the southern hemisphere!
Check out the Sweets and Treats archive page HERE.

  1. I must say that I went to Damaris’ blog and I immediately fell in love with her. Mostly because I felt a connection with her that I normally don’t get through this blogging world (she’s from Brazil and she’s a mormon – double score!). Thanks for sharing this with us Dana!

  2. What a brilliant idea. Thanks Damaris & Dana. I know a little guy who’ll be getting this Nutella play doh for Christmas. šŸ˜€

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