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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.

  • Complexity: easy

Hot Cross Buns

Bring your kids into the kitchen to bake a traditional spring treat: spice-and-fruit buns that are eaten in England on Good Friday.

  • Time: 30 min prep + chilling and 15 min bake time
  • Complexity: very easy

Hot Dog Cookies

These crowd-pleasing cookies, shaped like miniature hot dogs in buns, are plump with possibilities. Add time-easing toppings such as green-tinted coconut for "relish" and yellow frosting for "mustard."

  • Complexity: medium

Hunny Pot Cake Pops

That willy nilly silly ol' bear, Winnie the Pooh, knew one thing for certain: Life is better with your favorite snack. Don't forget to pair these hunny pot treats with Winnie the Pooh Cake Pops

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  • Complexity: easy

Irish Brown Bread

For FamilyFun staffer Moira Greto and her kids, baking this Irish brown bread is a cherished family tradition. Like the simple recipe, the old-fashioned method they use - measuring and mixing ingredients with their bare hands.

  • Complexity: easy

Kid Kebobs

This Saturday-night treat is quick to cook. All you need for sides are buttered egg noodles and salad or green beans.

  • Complexity: easy

Lasagna Soup

Turn a favorite meal, lasagna, into a soup with this tomato-y broth, brimming with sausage, pasta, and cheese.

  • Complexity: easy

Little Gem Mini Muffins

Brown sugar and vanilla give these bite-size muffins a rich flavor, while the 'jewels' — dried blueberries and cherries — offer a delightful burst of sweetness.

  • Complexity: easy

Magic Milk Bowl

Everyone at the breakfast table will do a double take when they witness this deliciously deceptive ruse that makes milk change color when it's poured on top of cereal.

  • Complexity: very easy

Mango Lassi

The sweetness of fully ripened mangoes makes this refreshing beverage an Indian favorite.

  • Complexity: easy

Maple French Toast

The best French Toast is made from the densest bread. Challah, brioche, and sourdough are all good choices, but if all else fails, a premium sandwich bread can stand up to the task.

  • Complexity: medium

Mr. Potato Head Cake Pops

Mr. Potato Head, everyone's favorite Toy Story wise guy, gets the sweet treatment in cake pop form.

  • Time: 30 min
  • Complexity: very easy

Oatmeal Bears

Great for a Teddy Bear's picnic, tea time treat, or birthday party.

  • Complexity: easy

Oatmeal Pancakes

These pancake are comforting and filling. Try adding chopped nuts or dried fruit for a special treat.

  • Complexity: easy

PB & J Blossom Sandwiches

Simple sandwiches take on their own festive charm when shaped like blossoms.

  • Time: 20 min (+ 30 min chill time)
  • Complexity: very easy

Peanut Butter Bears

Great for a Teddy Bear's picnic, tea time treat, or birthday party.

  • Complexity: very easy

Peanut Butter Blast Smoothie

This milk shake is a refreshing treat, but it also offers protein, calcium, B vitamins, potassium, and a subtle dose of peanut butter flavor.

  • Complexity: easy

Peanut Butter Pancakes

Peanut butter packs these breakfast flapjacks with protein and just the right amount of nutty flavor. Freeze any extras between layers of waxed paper, then simply heat them in the microwave for 35 seconds, flipping halfway through, for a busy-morning breakfast.

  • Complexity: easy

Peanut Butter, Banana, and Berry Salad

A quick-to-mix peanut butter dressing makes the perfect complement to this whimsical combination of greens, bananas, and berries.

  • Complexity: easy

Pepperoni Muffin Bites

These little corn muffins have the pizza flavor kids crave in a handy bite-size package. Eat them warm, right from the paper liners. A great after-school snack!

  • Complexity: very easy

Perfect Fruit Party Punch

Making fruit punch is a bit like playing mad scientist -- which is why it's so much fun to do with kids. You add a little of this and a lot of that to a pitcher until you come up with a drink that's "perfect." We made this version in just that manner, with our kids tasting every step of the way. If you don't have what we used on hand, don't worry. Just let your young scientists experiment with substitutions.

  • Complexity: very easy

Pineapple Crush Smoothie

The riper the pineapple and banana, the sweeter your outcome. This smoothie has it all -- fresh, tropical, and an excellent source of vitamin C

Pop's Personalized Pretzels

These fresh-baked pretzels put a personal -- and delicious -- spin on your Father's Day message.

  • Time: 80 min
  • Complexity: very easy

Potato Mice

These baked-potato mice are almost too gorgeous to eat! Makes 4 potato mice.

  • Complexity: very easy

Purple Mango Smoothie

Mango, one of the world's most popular fruits (and a vitamin C powerhouse), is finally getting its due stateside and makes a great smoothie. Some grocery stores now sell it chopped and frozen, so you don't have to wrestle with cutting it fresh.

  • Complexity: easy

Roasted Tomato Soup

The flavor of the freshly roasted tomatoes in this soup makes it so much tastier than store-bought.

  • Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Rudolph and Friends

These dashing desserts pay homage to some of Santa's best-known helpers. They also make a fun activity for little hands after a holiday meal.

  • Complexity: easy

Savory Pancakes

Easy to make and customize, these tasty treats are perfect any time of day. Kids love these roll-ups because they're tasty, and parents love them because they're nutritious.

  • Complexity: easy

Serve a Meal on Wheels

For a no-fuss dinner, bake up a fleet of drive-in hot dogs.

  • Complexity: easy

Smiling Snowman Cake

Creating this chocolate snowman cake is fun for the whole family. My daughters enjoyed watching the snowman's personality emerge as we decorated him with candy and fruit leather.

  • Complexity: easy

Snail Snack

This silly-looking sandwich snack may appear to be moving at a snail's pace, but it goes together -- and disappears -- quick as a wink.

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