Edible No-Cook Nutella Play Dough Recipe | Still Playing School

Edible No-Cook Nutella Play Dough Recipe

We created a recipe for our very own edible no cook Nutella play dough.  For as much as we love Nutella in our family we needed to find a way to play and learn with it, too!

This post contains Amazon affiliate links. 

It smells lovely.  It's silky smooth and easy to mold.  When I told our preschooler that she could taste it, too she was thrilled! The recipe is simple and only two ingredients! 

The scent and taste make the dough a total sensory experience!  She created a ton of delicious looking sweets for us to enjoy. She had a few tastes of the dough, but mostly enjoyed creating.  

The Nutella play dough was perfect for rolling and other fine motor practice.  I set up a Valentine's Day invitation to play.

We had a heart shaped candy box, a heart cookie cutter, cinnamon candies, and plastic valentine themed decorations (which my preschooler knows not to eat, but she was also well supervised).

Since the play dough is edible my toddler could join in on the sensory and fine motor fun, too!  This exploration entertained him the whole time his sister played.

We used 1/2 cup of Nutella and 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon of powdered (confectioners or icing) sugar.  I began by stirring the ingredients together in a bowl, but as soon as a dough formed, I finished the mixing with my hands.

Coloring Snow with a Dropper from Stir the Wonder

Simple Valentines Fine Motor Activities from Little Bins for Little Hands

DIY Puzzle in a Box from School Time Snippets

Light Bright Geoboard from And Next Comes L

Fine Motor Heart Stamping from House of Burke

For all of our posts and ideas please follow us on Pinterest:

Subscribe to our weekly emails  for exclusive news, all of our posts, and free printables!

For all of our play based learning activities please follow Still Playing School on FacebookPinterestGoogle+Instagram, & Twitter!


  1. Heeheehee that looks so fun! And delicious!! Love it!

  2. oh my! I think I may just need to pick up a jar of nutella and try this! Can you believe we've never tried nutella?

  3. I am literally drooling at the thought of this!

  4. How great for pretend play - it looks just like chocolate. Would problem make me hungry though! :)

  5. This is probably the best use for Nutella that I've seen!

  6. Oh my! This is just awesome! And I know there would be a whole lot of eating if we did this!! ha! ; ).... From the kiddos, of course! : )

  7. YUM! Great recipe! Can't wait to try it!!

  8. Wow! This just rocked my mind! I cannot wait to make this today. Glad I picked up some Aldi nutella! :D

  9. Oh, how fun!! Just pinned it to my play dough board. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  10. Nico loves Nutella! We'll have to try this, thanks for sharing :)

  11. It's a no brainer for us, since daughter hates peanut butter. Nutella dough it is :) Great post!

  12. Oh yummy! I do not think the lids would play with it long BC I might eat it all;)

  13. Can you add food coloring and.make it colorful?

    1. Probably not since the Nutella is already so dark in color. But if you try it, please let us know!