9 Fun Recipes for Kids to Make with Mom

9 Fun Recipes for Kids to Make with Mom | thegoodstuff

There’s a photo making the rounds on social media that says, “You never know how OCD you are until you let your children help with dinner!” It’s true. With children helping, suddenly the task becomes something other than how you would do it. But, cooking with kids can also be amazing because kids will generally try food they help make.

Some meals are easier to make with kids than others. I don’t allow mine near the stove a lot, so no-bake desserts, slow cooker meals, and even a casserole can be fun recipes for kids to make with mom! Read on for some of my favorite fun recipes for kids to make.

No-Bake Snacks and Desserts

1. No-Bake Cocoa Bars


With school starting, moms everywhere are looking for fun after-school snacks and desserts to make their little ones smile. No-bake bars are a great way for kids to help and enjoy a fun, after-school treat. Check out these fun and healthy No-Bake Cocoa Bars for a sweet, easy-to-make treat. Kids can help you put all the ingredients together and then decorate their squares when they’re ready to snack. They’ll love seeing what they made in a ready-to-eat form.

Get the kids together and try whipping up some of these healthy no-bake desserts. You don’t have to tell them they’re healthy!

2. Peanut Butter Frogs


Source: A Day in Motherhood

One of my children’s favorite snacks they help me make are Peanut Butter Frogs! These easy to assemble creations contain healthy fruit and fun in one easy package.

Healthy snacks kids like can be hard to find. Try having your little ones help you make one of these fun, healthy snacks for after-school or team practice.

3. Chocolate-Covered Bananas


Source: Sugar Hero

As for desserts that kids can help with, anything with mixes — cupcakes and cakes — are always a hit. I also love finding fun and easy recipes like Chocolate-Covered Bananas and letting my kids go wild with the decorations

Are frozen treats a big hit in your house? Try one of these 12 yummy ice pop recipes next!

Slow Cooker Meals

4. Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo


Source: A Day in Motherhood

I love slow cooker meals. I’m a huge fan of throw it in, set it, and forget it. I can throw chicken in the slow cooker with almost any soup or veggie and it will turn into something amazing! When the kids want to help, these are easy and fun for them to participate in. One of my kids’ favorites to help with is Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo! They help me pour in the alfredo sauce, add the cheese, and watch as it cooks.

5. Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken


Another add and pour recipe for the slow cooker is BBQ Chicken. Let the kids create it, shred it, and enjoy it, too! Your whole family will love this sweet n’ saucy treat.

Do your kids love helping with crockpot recipes? Try one of these crockpot comfort foods next!

6. Slow Cooker Macaroni & Corn Casserole


Source: I Wash… You Dry

A hit with any kid I’ve ever met is mac and cheese! Slow cooker mac and cheese lets kids put together their favorite dish. Mine love to watch it come out of the slow cooker and the chatter of who put what ingredient in is pretty funny.

Adults and kids both love mac and cheese. Put a spin on this classic recipe with 10 unique mac and cheese ideas!


7. Blueberry Pancake Casserole


Some casseroles are hard for kids to help with since they include hot ingredients and a lot of time to throw together. But, if you pick a recipe where you can sneak in those peas, carrots, or other healthy items kids may not like on their own, you have a winner!

Breakfast is one of the hardest meals for me to get my kids to eat, so having them help me put together a breakfast casserole the night before is a big help. They get up in the morning, ask where their creation is, and almost always want some immediately! Fun twists like this Blueberry Pancake Casserole are awesome for kids to put together before bedtime and enjoy in the morning.

8. Cheesy Chicken & Hashbrown Casserole


Source: A Day in Motherhood

Another easy and fun casserole that lets me sneak in the good stuff and the kids love making is Cheesy Chicken and Hashbrown Casserole. Who could resist cheese, chicken, and hashbrowns all melted together in a delicious, easy-to-make meal?

Are you uninspired by your leftovers? Give one of these 20 leftover recipes a try — the transformation will make these food scraps hard to resist!

9. Baked Spaghetti


Source: Kids in the Sink

Try this twist on a classic favorite with Baked Spaghetti. Children will love helping with the noodles and cheese and watching it melt together in the oven.

Spaghetti is another kid favorite, and for good reason. We’ve got 10 more ways you can make a deliciously pleasing pot of spaghetti!

What recipes do your kids love helping with in the kitchen? Tell us in the comments below!


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