Make Play-Doh

In this video, we demonstrate how to easily make Play-Doh with common household items and how a common pantry staple, beans, can be used to make all kinds of tasty food.


Stephanie Borst, RD
Clinical Dietitian

Materials needed for activity in this video:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oil (any kind will do)
  • Food coloring (more drops will create more vibrant colored playdoh)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Medium saucepan
  • Use of an oven (adult-supervision recommended)

Fudgey Black Bean Brownies Recipe

Recipe provided by Stephanie Borst, RD, Clinical Dietitian. Serves 16.


  • 1 15oz can of reduced sodium black beans, rinsed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly coat an 8x8 inch baking pan or dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Place the black beans in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, oil, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, peppermint extract, baking powder, and salt. Process until smooth.
  3. Add 1/4 cup of the chips and pulse a few times until they are incorporated.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smooth top with a rubber spatula, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
  5. Bake 30-35 minutes or until the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let brownies cool in the pan before slicing into 2 inch squares.

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