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Hot Chocolate Play Dough Recipe

Tori Spelling Shares a Hot Chocolate Play Dough Recipe

We're excited to bring you a new post from mother and actress Tori Spelling! Every other week, we bring you the best parenting and lifestyle advice from ediTORIal by Tori Spelling, Tori's daily blog about everything from food and fashion to parenting and relationships. This week, Tori shares a recipe for making hot chocolate play dough.

I'm featuring my friend and fellow craftista Jenny Dixon's holiday tuTORIals! She's shown you how to spray-paint your thrift-store finds, create DIY yarn letters, make a supercute DIY mailbox for your little ones, and also how to make a personalized and beyond adorable baby gift for the new mamas in your life. She's also been working hard on her new website Craft That Party, and it looks fabulous! Now, she'll show you how to make Hot Chocolate Play Dough. Take it away, Jenny!

Related: Dean's Peppermint Brownies

Do your kids love the marshmallows more than the hot chocolate? If the answer is yes, then here is a sugar-free alternative . . . Play with your hot chocolate instead of drinking it! Hot chocolate play dough is easy to make and smells superdelicious. I have included a five-minute recipe, but if you are too busy to make your own, then just add 1/8 cup of unsweetened cocoa to a container of brown play dough. Either way you make it, hot chocolate play dough is a great indoor activity, classroom gift, or holiday party favor!

Keep reading for the easy directions.

More great reads from Tori Spelling:
A DIY Ornament Garland
DocumenTORI: Our Last Doctor Appointment
A PicTORIal: Choosing the McDermott Christmas Tree
Converting Holiday Cards Into Gift Tags
DocumentTORI: Our DIY Bookshelf For Finn's Nursery

5-Minute Hot Chocolate Play Dough Recipe

5-Minute Hot Chocolate Play Dough Recipe


Makes 2 cups

Hot Chocolate Play Dough Recipe


  1. 1 cup flour
  2. 1/2 cup salt
  3. 1 cup water
  4. 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  5. 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  6. 2-1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  7. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Mix together in a saucepan: flour, salt, and cream of tartar. Add water, oil, and vanilla extract. Continue to stir until there are no lumps.
  2. Heat over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the dough thickens into a ball.
  3. Take the dough out of pan and cool. Knead warm dough a few times. Use immediately or store in an airtight container.

Optional embellishments: I added a paper straw, a drink flag from Blush Printables, and white play-dough marshmallows.

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