We were hit by a big winter storm this past week. We got nearly a foot of snow! That is crazy for where we live, since we usually only get a dusting. We had our fun sledding, hanging out in snow caves and building a snowman, but our family is a little over the snow now. To combat the chilly, frozen outdoors I was inspired to create some Hot Chocolate Cloud Dough for Paige (and later, Trevor) to explore.
Typically with cloud dough you mix 8 parts flour to 1 part oil. For this recipe I started by mixing together 3 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup cocoa, and 1/2 cup oil. I decided it needed to be a little more chocolatey, so I added approximately another 1/2 cup cocoa and a few more tablespoons oil. Cloud dough is super forgiving. If it’s too dry you just add more oil, and if it’s too wet you just add more flour!
eating playing with this Hot Chocolate Cloud Dough 🙂
And apparently chicken legs go well with cocoa, because she toddled over to her play kitchen and brought back this play food drumstick, haha.
This cloud dough recipe was actually less messy than your typical flour and oil recipe. Usually the cloud dough gets EVERYWHERE, but even with her walking around the kitchen it didn’t make that big of a mess. The cocoa must absorb oil a little better than the flour does. I may have to look into tweaking our regular cloud dough recipe to help with the mess!
Do your kids enjoy cloud dough?