Does your kid aspire to be the next Anna Olson? Just because they can’t reach the sink without a step-stool doesn’t mean they can’t create delicious dishes with a bit of help.
We’ve gathered simple and tasty recipes that kids can make themselves, without a bevy of complicated ingredients. There are lots of easy recipes for all skill levels, whether your kids are first-time cooks or belong on Kids Baking Championship. Help build their kitchen confidence with these sweet recipes using only three ingredients.
Just a reminder: take safety precautions in the kitchen. Set ground rules for using knives, the stove and oven before you set their culinary creativity free. An adult should supervise if any of these are in use.
Beginner bakers will get hooked on cooking with this easy-to-make fudge recipe. If your kids can use the microwave, then they can make this chocolatey fudge. Note: This recipe includes nuts. Leave them out if there are any allergies.
Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
Your mini bakers are going to love these tasty peanut butter cookies. Because this treat is chock-full of peanut butter, it’s an energy-boosting snack.
Half the fun of these granola parfaits is creating layer after layer of tangy yogurt, crunchy granola and sweet jam! Bring out your Mason jars to create this healthy (and gorgeous!) dessert, each layer an appetizing delight.
The Pioneer Woman nails it with this easy brownie recipe that starts with everyone’s favourite spread: Nutella. The best part about this recipe is that the measurements aren’t precise — it calls for a heaping cup of flour, taking the pressure off first-time bakers.
Raspberry Peach Fruit Leather
What kid doesn’t love fruit leather? This simple chewy snack is one that kids will be excited to make themselves. Set their creativity loose by letting them customize the leather with their favourite fruit. Your young chefs will learn how to use a kitchen scale and give them a chance to practice oven safety.
Frozen berries shine in this yummy pudding little ones will adore. Let the kids pick their favourite berries for this simple, no-sugar-added pudding. Michael Smith’s easy recipe is best for children who are comfortable using the stove-top. This could be a great first recipe for kids learning how to cook on the stove, with a little adult supervision.
White Chocolate Bark with Pink Peppercorns
Pink peppercorns are pungent, sweet and a vibrant addition to white chocolate bark. This recipe is a great opportunity to expose your kids to new flavour combinations. Just be sure to try the peppercorns beforehand to make sure they like them. Alternatively, you can decorate this easy-to-make bark with crushed candies, nuts or even their favourite cereal to add a bit of crunch.