Get the kids involved in the kitchen with these simple recipes for snacks that kids can help make. Whether you’re wanting a sweet treat, an appetizer for movie night, or a healthy alternative, give these snack ideas a try.
Dessert Recipes for Kids
Kids love dessert! And they’ll love it even more when they get to make it themselves. Try out a few of these fun recipes and your kids can learn how to follow directions.
Your kids can create a single cake serving in the microwave using this Magic Mug Cake recipe. It’s a great dessert for those homeschool days when you just need a quick pick-me-up to help finish the math equations! Here are 35 Delicious and Healthy Mug Cake Recipes to add to your list.
Or what about creating some Homemade Marshmallows to add to your hot chocolate when the weather gets cold? This recipe does need to set overnight, so plan ahead on this one. But you can use shaped cookie cutters to make unique marshmallows for your next sweet treat. For a fun twist on store-bought marshmallows, thread them onto skewers and dip them in melted chocolate and sprinkles. You can even wrap several Marshmallow Pops together for a nice treat for a friend or neighbor!
Here’s a classic pop rock recipe that all ages will enjoy! Make some Fizzy Candy using sugar, corn syrup, baking soda, and the secret ingredient – citric acid. Grownup help is needed with this recipe, but the end result will be a chemical reaction in your mouth! Kids will love it.
Appetizers and Snacks
If you need a quick and simple lunch on a busy homeschool day, or maybe a small snack to tide the kids over to dinner, then check out these fun recipes.
Kids love pizza, so let them follow these recipes to make Pizza Muffins or Pizza Bites. The Pizza Muffins ingeniously use store-bought crescent rolls or biscuits as the base. Once they’re in a muffin tin, your kids can add sauce and toppings to their pizza muffins. Using homemade or store-bought pizza dough, your kids can help assemble the Pizza Bites. These look like the perfect afternoon snack!
Let the kids play with their food before they eat it when you help them make Caramel Apple Monsters. It’s a little bit healthy and a little bit sweet! Here’s what you need:
- caramels (to melt) (1 pkg.)
- craft sticks / popsicle sticks
- an assortment of treats or snacks to decorate with
Follow the instructions for Caramel Apple Monsters and allow your kids to have some fun with their afternoon snack.
Healthy Recipes for Kids
Speaking of monsters, put a healthy twist on the monster theme and show your kids how to make Monster Treats. This one uses apples, strawberries, seeds, and peanut butter or sunflower butter to create adorable edible monsters your kids will love.
Learn about colors while your kids make Rainbow Kebabs. You can use whatever fruit you have on hand, or take a trip to the grocery store or farmer’s market together to gather as many different colored fruit as you can. It’s a great recipe to exercise those fine motor skills. Plus the final product is a yummy, healthy treat.
For a frozen treat, your kids will love these Fruit Pops. They’re colorful and healthy. And you can use coconut water or lemonade to fill the ice pop mold and freeze the fruit together. But make sure you plan ahead – these will need time in the freezer!
Try these Healthy Homemade Popsicle Recipes with your kids and add them to your after-school treat roundup.
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