Cooking With Kids

Give your kids permission to break the rules with these kid-friendly (and fun!) recipes that you can enjoy preparing together.

  • Kids in the Kitchen

    Kids in the Kitchen

    Inviting your kids into the kitchen is a great way to spend time together. And when the recipes you're preparing are colorful and kid-friendly, they'll enjoy cooking even more!

    So tie on the aprons, grab your supplies, and get ready to make messes – and memories – with these recipes for the young, and the young at heart.

  • Fairy Princess Wands
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    Fairy Princess Wands

    Poof! These whimsical wands will disappear when you serve them at a birthday party or school function. Have your little princess help you in the kitchen by mixing the treats and adding sprinkles.

    Watch us make these wands.

    Recipe: Fairy Princess Wands

  • Alphabet Chicken Soup
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    Alphabet Chicken Soup

    Children of all ages will enjoy practicing their spelling skills when they sit down to a comforting bowl of soup. For the mom-on-the-go, pick up a rotisserie chicken to speed up prep time, and round out this meal with sandwiches or crackers.

    See how easy it is to make this soup.

    Recipe: Alphabet Chicken Soup

  • Simon the Centipede
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    Simon the Centipede

    Simon is a winning combination for the kids! Not only can they decorate him with colorful candies, but they also can help you assemble this centipede – learning kitchen skills such as folding the mixture and slicing ingredients.

    Watch Simon come to life.

    Recipe: Simon the Centipede

  • Jell-O Stars

    Jell-O Stars

    We all know that Jell-O is fun to eat. But when you cut it into silly shapes and add a little whipped topping, this easy, inexpensive snack becomes a crowd pleaser. Better yet, you can use your kids' favorite shapes and flavors for added appeal.

    See how easy it is to make these stars.

    Recipe: Jell-O Stars 

  • Incredible Edible Nutty Putty
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    Incredible Edible Nutty Putty

    This is the ultimate play-with-your-food recipe! After mixing up just a few ingredients, your little ones can make fun shapes with their putty, decorate with colorful sprinkles and candies, and then take a bite of their creations.

    See our helpers make putty.

    Recipe: Incredible Edible Nutty Putty

  • Puddin' Heads
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    Puddin' Heads

    Turn ordinary bowls of pudding into cute characters by making funny faces out of cereals and fresh fruit. Your kids will be so interested in decorating, they won't even realize they're creating healthy snacks!

    Make these Puddin' Heads.

    Recipe: Puddin' Heads

  • Crisp Rice Cereal Sushi

    Crisp Rice Cereal Sushi

    It's time to raid the candy shop instead of the seafood counter for this take on sushi that only kids could love. Give them chopsticks to test their skills when eating this chewy candy creation.

    Learn how to make candy sushi.

    Recipe: Crisp Rice Cereal Sushi

  • Strawberry-Orange Pops

    Strawberry-Orange Pops

    Turn average popsicles into playful mini watermelons that your kids will find interesting to eat. As they dig in, you can smile knowing that they're getting extra calcium and fruits snuck into their diets.

    Watch us make these neat treats.

    Recipe: Strawberry-Orange Pops

  • Candy-Coated Caramel Apples

    Candy-Coated Caramel Apples

    Bring home the carnival with these candied treats that make perfect party favors for birthdays or other festive celebrations. Try small tart apples (such as Granny Smith) underneath the super-sweet topping to balance the flavors.

    Make these apples for your kids' party.

    Recipe: Candy-Coated Caramel Apples

  • Little Monster Cupcakes

    Little Monster Cupcakes

    There's nothing scary about these cute little monsters! Your kids will have a ball decorating their own, and to make it easier for them, have cheese spreaders on hand for spreading icing and coloring books they can draw inspiration from.

    See what our helpers used to decorate cupcakes.

    Recipe: Little Monster Cupcakes

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