It’s 3:00. The kids just got home from school.  Every mom knows what the first words out of their darling little mouths are going to be, right?  “I love you mom.”  Yeah right! Try, “I’m hungry!” Thank goodness for this after school snack – nutty putty recipe.

Those darling mouths are insatiable black holes for food. Kids come from miles around to congregate at the local watering hole, aka, my kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, I love having my kids’ friends over.  The sounds of chaos and rambunctious play really don’t bother me.  I might even say I love it. I take solace in the knowledge that they all have a safe place to play where all are welcome and bullying is NOT tolerated.  But keeping those little mouths satisfied is a real chore. 

ingredients for an after school snack - nutty putty 

For whatever reason Nutty Putty popped in my head the other day when asked, “What can I eat?” Here’s an after school snack that doubles as a fun activity you can do together.  From 5 years old, to 13 years old, they all loved it.  I admit, I too let the kid in me come out to play.  This is the one time you get to tell your kiddos to play with their food.  So turn off that manners meter and have fun.

Nutty Putty – The Best After School Snack

after school snack - nutty putty yum!

Nutty Putty
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

With only four ingredients, this after school snack recipe is super easy to make. You and kids can whip these up in no time flat.  

Course: Snack
Servings: 8
Author: Elle
  • 1 3/4 cups all natural peanut butter
  • 1 3/4 cups corn syrup
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups powdered milk
  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients with a wooden spoon.

  2. Turn out the dough onto a hard surface dusted with powdered sugar, and knead the dough with hands until smooth.

  3. Shape and mold like play dough, then eat your creations.  

  4. The texture will improve if you let it rest for an hour or so before play. Shape into a log and wrap tightly with plastic wrap to refrigerate before play and to store any leftovers.   

Recipe Notes

Good news! These are gluten free.

Nutty Putty - after school snack

I hope you and your kiddos have as much fun with your after school snack as I did with mine.  What will you create?