Children of all ages and gender, benefit from spending time in the kitchen. With the easy to follow children's recipes listed below, kids are introduced to basic math skills, reading and comprehension. Using a recipe will also develop their ability to follow directions, one of the most important skills
a child needs for a successful school experience.
The Basic tools for the "Rookie" Cook
These basic kitchen items will help your child to begin their cooking adventure: wooden spoon, plastic or metal mixing bowls, wire whisk,
hot pads, plastic nesting measuring cups, and a child sized apron.
Ingredients to keep on hand:
peanut butter, yogurt, nonfat dry milk, honey, shredded coconut,
frozen juices, frozen fruit, cream cheese, raisins
Tips for Cooking with Kids -Cooking with kids can be
a joy-for them and for you. These tips will help you get started.
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Featured Recipe for Kids
You help bake the cupcakes...the kids can do the rest...more>>
2 tsp. Baking soda 1 tsp. salt
2 cups sugar 3 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa 2 tsp. vinegar
1 tsp. Vanilla 2 cups water
3/4 cup oil
Preheat oven to 350. Mix DRY ingredients together
in 8x8 baking pan. Smooth out the dry ingredients.
Using a spoon or cup bottom make three large
holes in dry mix. In 1 hole pour vanilla, next vinegar,
then oil and last pour water over entire mix.
Stir with a fork until thoroughly mixed.
Bake at 350 for 35-40 mins.
Cool and top with powdered sugar or frosting.
No Bake Peanut Butter Balls
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1 cup crushed corn flakes cereal
2 tablespoons powdered milk
Set corn flakes aside.
Mix all other ingredients well.
Roll into balls.
Then roll again in Cornflakes until covered.
Yummy Snack! Great with milk !
Recipes for Children -
Kids love to cook! With these easy recipes they'll make
healthy treats, have fun and learn!
a Teddy Bear favorite
Invite your friends & their bears
to have a Teddy Bear Picnic!
1 package split hot dog buns
2 – 3 bananas
Slice bananas and set aside. Spread peanut butter on buns.
Put ~ 3 banana slices on top.
Drip with honey and sprinkle sunflower seeds. Yummy!
Peanut Butter Nuts and Bolts
1 can cocktail peanuts
1 package *Rice Chex* cereal
1 package pretzel sticks
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 package *Cheerios* cereal
1/2 cup oil
Mix peanut butter and oil . Heat in microwave or stove top until smooth.
Pour all ingredients into a roasting pan . Mix well.
Bake for 15 – 20 mins. At 300
Store in airtight container.
Recipes For Kids
makes 8 "mice"
1 Chocolate Cake mix
8 scoops vanilla ice cream
16 sandwich or mint cookies
Small candies-red hots,
m&m's or skittles
Prepare cake mix according to package for cupcakes.
Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake and cool completely and remove from pan.
When cool, top each cake with
a scoop of ice cream decorate to resemble a mouse with 2 cookies for ears. Candies for eyes nose and mouth.
Cut and insert Licorice for the whiskers. If Melting has occurred place in the freezer for 1/2 hour before serving.
Tip: I freeze the cupcakes for easier handling!
This is a delicious summer treat that older children can make alone & younger children can make with minimal assistance
2 pkg. frozen sliced strawberries in syrup
1/3 cup ice water
1/4 cup orange Juice, or
omit water and use 3/4 cup orange juice.
1/4 tsp. lemon juice
Mix all ingredients together in a Blender or Food processor
until smooth. Turn off, scrape sides, blend again & pour
into a plastic container.
Cover and freeze until serving time.
Makes 4 - 6 servings
If the ice is frozen hard, let it stand at room
temperature 5 mins. or so before serving.