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Recipes for Kids – Parent Tested Recipes That Kids Can Help Make!

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I have fond memories of cooking with my mom and also my grandmothers when I was little. This is something moms do naturally because it is fun to cook alongside your child and teach them how to eventually, cook on their own. Having three boys has proven no different. The boys have each loved to help unroll dough, cut out cookies, crack eggs, slather on icing, dump in blueberries, stir the meat, etc.

Just like when kids are little and want to run the big vacuum all by themselves, cooking makes them feel independent and “big.” Sometimes it can get messy, but if you have the patience and the ability to shrug off any spills and say “it’s ok, everyone makes messes, we can clean it up!” then having your child by your side as you cook will prove to be beneficial in the long run. Recipes for kids to help with really help!

So many parents feel like their kids “just aren’t ready” when it comes to cooking, but every child can do something to help with cooking a meal, even if it is dumping a cup of flour in the mixer. This is a great time to teach safety rules, where our food comes from, and even proper hygiene while dealing with uncooked foods and foods that people will eventually eat. (No one wants someone cooking their food who hasn’t washed their hands!)

I went in search of a *few* recipes that are great for cooking with kids, and I came up with an extensive list. There are over 95 awesome recipes that vary in skill level (and patience level!) that you can make with your kids and they will love to eat when complete.  No bake recipes, breakfast recipes, breads, snacks, main meal, desserts, and even holiday themed recipes, all that you can create with your little ones. 

Some of these recipe posts have instructions on what kids can help with, and most of these bloggers have experimented cooking these recipes for kids with their very own children, so you will have to read and see what their experiences were!  I loved putting this list together and seeing all of the adorable cooking kids!

So, take a deep breath and look through this list, preferably with your kids, to see what you would like to create together in the kitchen today!

Recipes for Kids

PB and J Waffle Kabobs with Fruit – The Shirley Journey


Nutella Banana Muffins

Quick Air Fryer Breakfast Pockets

Homemade Air Fryer Pop Tarts

Overnight Oats 3 Ways – We’re Parents

Kid Friendly Breakfast Sushi – Raising Whasians

Copycat Gluten-Free Reese’s Puffs Cereal – Strength and Sunshine

Strawberry Lemon Cream Breakfast Tarts – Plating Pixels

PB and J Waffle Kabobs with Fruit – The Shirley Journey

Strawberry Glazed Mini Chocolate Donuts – The Shirley Journey

Mini Peanut Butter Banana Muffins – Natalie’s Health

Easy Banana Oat Bars – The Lean Green Bean

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies – Kristine’s Kitchen

Easy French Pastries – Eating Richly

3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes – Eating Richly

Kulicks French Toast Recipe

Amish White Bread – Practical Self Reliance


One Hour Bread – Momma Lew 

Amish White Bread – Practical Self Reliance

Easy Fun Bread Shapes – Veggie Desserts

Ginger Lemongrass Chicken Meatballs – Healthy Little Foodies

Main Meal

Colossal Cheeseburger

Smoked Sausage Sheet Pan Meal

Quick and Easy Taco Soup – Really, Are You Serious?

One Pan Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice – Sheri Silver

Easy Calzones using Biscuit Dough – Platter Talk

Tortilla Pizza Rollups – On My Kids Plate

Pizza Bagels (Allergy- Free) – Strength and Sunshine

Gluten Free Cheesy Chili Mac – Mom Foodie

Cheeseburger Tator Tot Casserole – Baking Beauty

Ginger Lemongrass Chicken Meatballs – Healthy Little Foodies

Coconut Chicken Tenders – Home Cooking Memories

Rainbow Chicken Wrap – Live Love Texas

Muffin Mini Pizza – Life At The Zoo

Crispy Baked Goldfish Cracker Fish Sticks – The Suburban Soapbox

Pizza Empanadas – Latina Mom Meals

Bacon and Pepperoni Pizza Roll-Ups – The Shirley Journey

Air Fryer Pita Bread Pizza – Recipes from a Pantry

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders – Finding Zest

Southern Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches – Arts & Crackers

No-Fail Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe – 5 Minutes for Mom

California Rolls – What A Girl Eats

Pizza Quesadillas – The Seasoned Mom

Freezer Chimichagas – Day to Day Adventures

One Pot Sausage Pasta – Cook Eat Go

recipes for kids


Quick and Easy Fruit Turnovers

Easy 10 Minute Strawberry S’mores

Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bagel with Chia Seeds

Granola Bars – Sheri Silver

Greek Yogurt Frozen Pops with Sneaky Veggies – Really, Are You Serious?

Frozen Yogurt Bark – Courtney’s Sweets

Pear “Fruit” Donuts – On My Kids Plate

3 Ingredient Banana Popsicles – On My Kids Plate

Cranberry Coconut Energy Bites – We’re Parents

Raspberry Banana Cookies – Healthy Little Foodies

Rice Krispie Treats Cars – Nellie Bellie

Goldfish Pizza Snack Mix – The Suburban Soapbox

Healthy Greek Yogurt Chocolate Dip – My Everyday Table

Winter Fruit Salad – Building Our Story

Chocolate Ice Cubes – Planted 365

Oatmeal Raisin Energy Balls – Salt and Baker

Yogurt Parfait – Create Kids Club

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Fudge Bars – Eating Richly

Hulk Smoothie – Healthy Christian Home

Butternut Squash Latkes – Eating Richly


Seminola Vegetable Muffins – The Belly Rules the Mind

Butternut Squash Latke Recipe – Eating Richly

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches – tikkido 

Easy Dill Pickles – Creative Green Living

making Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookies


Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookies

Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookie Fruit and Nut Bars

Quick Microwave Chocolate Candy

Cupcake Cones – Sheri Silver

Chocolate Mousse Pie – Courtney’s Sweets

Marble Cake Recipe from Scratch – Platter Talk

Supernatural Fudge Brownies – Platter Talk

Strawberry Icebox Cake – Mom Foodie

Unicorn Candy – Mom Foodie

Brigadeiros – Brazilian Chocolate Fudge Balls – Living Sweet Moments

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Milkshakes – Adventures in Familyhood

Mango Pineapple Sorbet – Finding Zest

3 Ingredient Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Adamant Kitchen

Vegan Dirt Cups – Fried Dandelions

Strawberry Poke Cake Cupcakes – Beyer Beware

Gluten-Free Boysenberry Thumbprint Cookies – 5 Minutes for Mom

Quick and Easy Oreo Ice Cream Cake – Frugal Family Times

Dirt Pudding Cups – Moore or Less Cooking

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies – Savory Nothings

Gluten-Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – One Clever Chef

Healthy Easy Strawberry Cobbler – Eating Richly

Super Moist Healthy Carrot Cake – Eating Richly

recipes for kids

Christmas Rice Krispie Treats – Courtney’s Sweets

Seasonal Recipes

Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Christmas Rice Krispie Treats – Courtney’s Sweets

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing – Courtney’s Sweets

Easter Peeps Cupcakes – Vibrant Guide

Mini Snowman Fruit Tarts -The Analytical Mommy

Honey Bun Cake without Sour Cream – Sweet T Makes Three

Halloween Puff Pastry Mummy Cheese Wheels – Plating Pixels

Vegan Thumbprint Cookies – Fried Dandelions

Traditional Rolled Sugar Cookies – The Organic Kitchen


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Cynthia | What A Girl Eats

Wednesday 10th of March 2021

Thank you! Pinned/Yummed and Tweeted


Thursday 25th of April 2019

Thank you for including our recipe in your roundup! Pinned & tweet scheduled!


Monday 11th of March 2019

Thanks for including my recipe in your post!

sheri silver

Monday 11th of March 2019

Thank you SO much for including two of my recipes in this fabulous round up! Can't wait to try some of the others!

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