Recipes for Kids

Recipes for Kids

Getting kids involved in the cooking process is a great way to spend quality time together.  Instill a love for cooking recipes in your little ones that will last a lifetime!

For an easy recipe to make with kids, try one of these. Cooking is a great activity to share with children, to make them a healthy afternoon snack or just to pass the time. Delicious recipes are heirloom treasures to pass down in a family. Start a tradition with the kids in your family today.

A Cheesy Gift for Dad

Kids can make this delightful snack to honor their dad for Father's Day. This recipe is sure to make dad proud.

  • Complexity: easy

Avocado Smoothie

This drink has to be tasted to be believed. Not only is it rich and creamy — and our tasters loved the flavor — but it's also a good source of vitamins, fiber, potassium, and good-for-you fats. Did you know? Avocados are commonly used in drinks and desserts — including ice cream! — throughout Asia and South America.

  • Complexity: easy

Bake Your Own Bagels

There's no mistaking the difference between packaged store-bought bagels and ones that are fresh-baked. So although it takes a little time, making a batch from scratch can be quite rewarding and fun.

  • Complexity: very easy

Banana Smoothie

The title is pretty self explanatory, but it's beyond delicious.

  • Complexity: easy

Beef Stew

A hearty stew can sure hit the spot on a blustery day, and this recipe offers lots of fun, hands-on work for kids learning to cook.

Broccoli, Ham, and Cheese Omelet

What fillings to put into an omelet is a decision that can really bring out an aspiring chef's creativity. So while this classic combination is great for first-timers, once your child gets the hang of omelet making, encourage her to experiment with other.

  • Complexity: very easy

Candy Cane Cookies

With peppermint extract and red food coloring, your kids can turn this simple dough into edible ornaments for the tree.

  • Time: 50 min.
  • Complexity: easy

Chocolate Brownies

Few kids can pass up a chance to bake a batch of brownies, and this Best Fudge Brownies recipe is especially irresistible. Made with generous measures of chocolate, butter, and sugar, it yields the fudgiest bars we've sampled yet.

  • Complexity: easy

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate chips give this classic bread an especially nice touch. The addition of yogurt makes this favorite especially moist and delicious!

  • Complexity: very easy

Chocolate Shake with a Twist

Summer heat getting to you? Cool off with a tall, frosty treat that takes the traditional chocolate shake to tasty new heights.

  • Complexity: very easy

Creamsicle Slushy

Here's how to whip up a healthier version of a popular summer treat.

  • Complexity: easy

Creamy Mushroom and Chicken Soup

This comforting recipe, fortified with cream and chicken, is a flavorful alternative to a basic mushroom soup.

  • Complexity: easy

Deviled Egg Upgrade

Take hard-boiled Easter eggs to the next level with deviled eggs, a classic party snack and the perfect recipe for chefs-in-training.

  • Complexity: easy

Ducky Desserts

Make a splash on a rainy day by scooping up a flock of these ice-cream ducklings..They're delicious, fun to make and take no time at all. Just follow these five easy steps.

  • Complexity: easy

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

A cupcake decorated to look like a bunny.

  • Complexity: easy

Edible Easter Basket Cupcakes

This Easter, decorate this cute little cupcake basket with jelly beans.

  • Complexity: easy

Egg-fried Rice

Not only is this dish delicious, but your child will think it's cool to cook scrambled eggs right in the middle of the other ingredients. For the best results, refrigerate the rice for several hours beforehand to keep it from turning mushy when you make the finished dish.

  • Complexity: easy

Eggs in a Hole

It's fun to eat and a tasty treat!

  • Complexity: very easy

Eggs-travagant Nog

This brightly colored party punch can be dressed up with an optional wreath of frozen berries and (for those who like its distinctive licorice flavor) bits of floating star anise.

  • Complexity: easy

English Muffin Hearts

Topped with butter and jam, homemade English muffins are a real treat any day of the year--but these heart-shaped ones make a particularly unforgettable breakfast or snack for your child to make and share on Valentine's Day.

Father's Day Bee-bee-cue Sauce

Create Father's Day Bee-bee-cue Sauce, a Father's Day craft inspired by Winnie the Pooh, with step by step instructions. Enjoy this fun craft activity with your kids and family.

  • Complexity: easy

Football Turnovers

Enjoy these hearty treats while cheering on your favorite team.

  • Complexity: very easy

Frozen Slushie

Keep some canned fruit in your freezer and you can whip up this refreshing and fruity slush in a snap.

  • Time: 20 min
  • Complexity: very easy

Fruit Flower Bouquet

When Snow White and her forest friends tidied up the Seven Dwarfs' cottage, little did they know that one of the residents would be allergic to the golden rod centerpiece they placed on the dinner table. Here's an arrangement that no dwarf would sneeze at. Created from colorful fresh fruits, the flowers are fun to pick and eat.

  • Complexity: very easy

Gelled Juice

April 1st is a day for fooling, so why not make a little mischief this year? A thirsty family member is the perfect target for this glassful of trickery that's impossible to drink. And since the undrinkable beverage is made by the batch, you'll be able to fool more than one person.

  • Complexity: very easy

Gingerbread Family Kit

This kit of baked gingerbread men, decorators' frosting, and candies will give a family all the pleasures of cookie decorating with none of the mess of baking.


Ham, Cheese, and Spinach Strata

This classic brunch dish is more than delicious. It also helps eliminate some of the scrambling around you'll have to do on Easter morning. It's designed to be prepared ahead of time and then popped into the oven when you're ready. Feel free to substitute

  • Complexity: easy

Heartfelt Pancakes

Serve some heart-shaped pancakes to kick off Valentine's Day -- or any other special day!

  • Complexity: easy

Holiday Cupcakes

'Tis the season when you're sure to need a special dessert to bring to a Christmas party or school bake sale. With this easy decorating tip, you and your kids can turn a batch of homemade or store-bought cupcakes into a festive treat.

Hoot Owl Cupcakes

Create Hoot Owl Cupcakes, a Father's Day craft inspired by Winnie the Pooh, with step by step instructions.

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