Hot Chocolate Playdough Recipe

Hot chocolate is just one of those things that makes everyone feel happy, relaxed and ready to hang out. This hot chocolate playdough is just the thing to pull out on a cold winter day.

This fun chocolate playdough recipe comes from some of my personal favorite bloggers and kid activity writer. The team generously sent me their latest book so I could check it out for myself, and all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

These inspiring ladies recently came out with a book featuring slimes, doughs and other moldable creation — 101 Kids Activities that are the Ooey, Gooey-est Ever!: Nonstop Fun with DIY Slimes, Doughs and Moldables. How’s that for a title?!?

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And I should note — the book is written directly to kids. So children can read it themselves and are told when they’ll need additional adult help or supervision.

I’m really pleased to share one of the recipes from the book with you today!

Hot Chocolate Playdough Recipe | Mommy Evolution

Hot Chocolate Playdough

For extra fun, pair this chocolate playdough recipe with their Marshmallow Playdough, which you can find in their recipe book, and stick it in a mug to make it look like real hot chocolate!

Ingredients for Hot Chocolate Playdough

  • 2 cups (480 ml) water
  • 1½ cups (188 g) flour
  • 4 (0.75-oz [21 g]) packets of hot chocolate mix
  • 1 cup (273 g) salt
  • 2 to 3 tbsp (30 to 45 ml) vegetable oil


  • Saucepan
  • Spoon
  • Wax paper

What You Do

Mix the water, flour, hot chocolate mix, salt and vegetable oil over low heat in a saucepan and stir for about a minute until the dough is formed.

Let your dough cool and pull it out of the saucepan onto wax paper.

Knead the dough together until it is fully mixed. This dough will make your whole home smell as good as hot chocolate tastes!

Tip: If your dough is too oily, just add an extra packet of hot cocoa.

Be sure to store in an airtight container. This dough has a limited shelf life.

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    Reprinted with permission from 101 Kids Activities That Are the Ooey, Gooey-est Ever! by Jamie Harrington, Brittanie Pyper, and Holly Homer, Page Street Publishing Co. 2018. Photo credit: Holly Homer, Jamie Harrington, and Brittanie Pyper.

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