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Do your kids love to help you in the kitchen?  Here are some great recipes to try making with them.  From super easy for the little ones to some a bit more labor intensive for bigger kids, all are ones the kids can assist you with.  Here are 20 easy recipes for kids to make at home.

easy recipes for kids

Easy Recipes for Kids – Savory Dishes

Homemade Pizza Pockets are an easy meal that your kids will feel grown up making.  Let the kids add their favorite pizza ingredients for a scrumptious lunch or dinner.

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is an easy one pot meal your child can help with.  Just let them throw all the ingredients in your Instant Pot and turn on and you’re done!

Loaded Tater Tot Skewers are an easy side dish your kids can work on while you prep the rest of dinner.

Mini Lasagnas make for a delicious dinner that can definitely be made with the help of little hands.  With just a few ingredients, these mini lasagnas may just make it into your dinner rotation.

Nantucket Corn Pudding is a great side dish for dinner that your more advanced little chefs can assist in making.  Though labeled as a Thanksgiving side dish, I make this year-round as it’s a favorite in our house.

Texas Toast Pizza is a fun twist on pizza the kids can easily help with.  Enjoy as lunch, serve with a salad or some fresh fruit.

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Easy Recipes for Kids – Snacks

Frozen Yogurt Berries is a tasty treat on a hot day the kids can make themselves.  After playing outside, this recipe makes for a refreshing and healthy snack that will cool everyone down.

Fruit and Crackers Pizza are great for kids who are snackers!  All you need is your favorite fruit, Ritz crackers and cream cheese flavor of choice, and you have yourself a healthy snack the kids can help whip up.

No Bake Energy Bites  are easy to make and are perfect for a healthy snack any time of day.

Rainbow Grapes are a favorite in my house and SO easy to make.  They make an awesome snack especially when you’re playing outside on a toasty day!

 

Easy Recipes for Kids – Sweet Treats

Apple Slab Pie makes for a delightful dessert the kids can easily help you make.  Serve after dinner with some ice cream for a great treat.

Banana Bread, which I make into mini muffins, make for a great breakfast or snack.  In each row of my muffin tin, my daughter will add in either chocolate chips, blueberries, strawberries, nuts, etc.  The possibilities are endless!  *Use applesauce in place of oil to make it healthier.

Breakfast Banana Splits make for a scrumptious and healthy twist on the famous dessert.  Your child will think this is an absolute treat to not just eat, but to also help make it.

Caramel Apple Nachos are a sweet spin on nachos!  A favorite in my house and perfect for a snack or dessert that your child can assist you in making.

Delicious Apple Dippers are an easy and fun twist on caramel apples.  Add some sprinkles for color and your child surely will enjoy helping you make these yummy treats.

Frozen Banana Smores Bites is a treat that kids can make with little to no supervision depending on age.  Great on a hot day!

Homemade Brownies are an easy dessert your child will love helping you make.  Serve with ice cream and caramel sauce, whipped cream and a cherry for an extra special dessert!

Pineapple Sheet Cake is a favorite summer dessert around my house.  I make these in mini cupcake tins and top with cream cheese frosting.  Not only will your kids love to help make these, they will also love to eat them!

Strawberry Banana Frozen Yogurt is super simple and healthy to make with only 3 ingredients.  Makes for a great snack or treat any time of day.

Three Ingredient Short Bread Cookies are a bit time consuming, but well worth it.  Let the kids pick out their favorite cookie cutters and enjoy baking these tasty cookies together.

What do you love making with your kids?

by Megan Daniels

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