Kids love creating and getting their hands dirty. The sense of pride children have for something they have done is truly remarkable. And such a sense of accomplishment fuels their desire to create and accomplish more. That is why it is important to indulge and feed this curiosity at a very young age.
What better way to do this than to create tasty, delicious recipes your kids (and you) will surely love! See our list of fun recipes with only a few ingredients that the whole family will truly enjoy!
The ingredients for this simple recipe are:
- banana, and
- peanut butter or jam, and whatever sweets and sprinkles you have in your pantry.
To start, prepare all ingredients in front of you. Then let your kids cut the banana into smaller, bite-sized pieces (they can use their hands to break it apart).
Next is coat each piece with a generous serving of peanut butter, jam, Nutella or choco-syrup and sprinkle your banana with whatever ice cream toppings you have on your fridge. It is that simple!
Check out Weelicious video recipe here.
No-Bake Chocolate Truffle Balls
This is another simple recipe that you can do with your kids with a few simple ingredients. All you need to have are the following:
- 1 can of condensed milk
- about 12-25 grams of butter
- cocoa powder, about 3-4 tbs, or
- candy sprinkles and coatings such as sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate shavings etc.
The first step is to mix condensed milk, butter, and cocoa powder in a bowl under low heat until the mixture thickens. You may want to take over and let your kids watch you at this stage.
Once the desired consistency is achieved, let it cool. Once the mixture is cool to the touch, time to call on the kids and be messy! Take a spoonful, roll the mixture into tiny balls, and coat it with whatever coatings you have there! It is that simple!
See Kids Craftroom’s recipe for more!
Fruit and Cheese on a Stick!
This fruit and cheese on a stick is another simple yet great recipe to try with your little ones! All you need to have are the following ingredients:
- fruits in bite-size pieces
- cheese of your choosing
Let your child take the lead! Assist them in creating different fruit and cheese combination! Not only are they fun desserts, but are also healthy too! Just make sure that you closely watch those little munchkins with those sticks to avoid any accidents.
No-bake Cereal Bars
Who doesn’t love Cheerios? Now, imagine having Cheerios as dessert!
This easy recipe calls for just a few ingredients:
- 2 cups of Cheerios (Fruitloops is also fine!)
- 9 tablespoons of peanut butter or almond butter
- 9 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 1/2 cup of raisins
- 1/2 cup of mixed nuts
- White or milk chocolate syrup to drizzle
Let your child mix all your dry ingredients in a bowl, while you are melting the sticky ingredients. Once melted, pour in your peanut butter and maple mixture into your dry ingredients and mix thoroughly until all dry ingredients are coated.
In a baking tray, pour in your mixture and refrigerate for about an hour. That’s it! When it’s time to serve, don’t forget to drizzle with chocolate syrup for that added sweetness!
Fruit Salad Fiesta
This recipe is a favorite among children. Why not? it is sweet and healthy! And it just takes a 2 simple ingredients:
- Fruit cocktail or your choice of fruit mix
- Condensed milk
- All-purpose cream
In a bowl, mix your fruit cocktail mix (ensure that it is drained to avoid sogginess), condensed milk, and all-purpose cream. Refrigerate and you are done!
The best part is you can customize everything! It all depends on your taste and preference!
Pizza anyone? This super-simple pizza recipe by The Sweetest Kitchen will surely be one of your go-to activities with your kids! Here are the ingredients:
- English muffin (or bread, whatever you have)
- Pizza or tomato sauce
You know the drill. Put sauce on top of your bread or muffin, add pizza sauce and sprinkle some cheese toppings! For a more healthful variation, add fruits and veggies such as broccoli, pineapple, and bell pepper!
Lightly toast in the oven and you are done! Simply delicious!
Crunchy Chicken Tacos
Another win-win recipe that kids and kids-at-heart will surely love! All you need are the following:
- Chicken breast fillet – boiled and shredded
- Taco shells or soft tacos
- taco mix
- cherry tomatoes
- lettuce or cabbage
- Onions and hot sauce (for us adults!)
Start by seasoning the chicken with the taco mix and set aside. Cut your tomatoes and greens into smaller, bite-size pieces.
It’s time to assemble the tacos! Line the tacos with chicken and veggies. Add a generous amount of salsa and cheese! For us parents, go ahead and add onions and hot sauce to our heart’s content.
Nutella Fruit Tortilla Crepe
Another tasty one for the books! This tasty, mouth-watering Nutella Tortilla Crepe is a fun way to spark your kid’s imagination! You can even use cookie cutters to form different shapes! Are you ready?
- tortilla bread
- Nutella (or any choco-hazelnut spread)
- fruits (we recommend strawberries and bananas)
To make this is as easy as breathing! place your tortilla and using a cookie cutter, cut the tortilla into different shapes. Spread Nutella and place your fruits on top! For that added flare, why not drizzle some caramel or honey!