Getting your kids to help out in the kitchen is a snap with these easy, delicious recipes
There is no better way to get your kids interested in cooking than by providing them with a hands-on experience in the kitchen. Plus, parents can always use a cooking assistant, whether it’s an official dough roller or the creative director of toppings. Another reason for getting your kids to help you in the kitchen? You can make memories together that are guaranteed to last you a lifetime.
So, gather the family and head into the kitchen. These recipes are calling for all hands on deck!
Apple Nacho Platter
Once mom and dad slice up the apples, the kids can get creative with the embellishments. Drizzle PB2 and melted chocolate all over the platter, sprinkle with cinnamon and shredded coconut, lick the spoon, and call it a day! Get the recipe here.
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Balls
After pulsing all of the ingredients together using a food processor, hand the bowl over to the little ones and let them literally get rolling. These peanut butter balls are so delicious and addictive, we wouldn’t be surprised if one or two go missing along the way! Get the recipe here.
Ants on a Log
Our version of Ants on a Log is a step up from what you may remember from your childhood, but this is still a great way to share a snack similar to the one you enjoyed as a kid. We recommend exploring as many topping options as possible, including grapes, bananas, cranberries and sunflower seeds. Get the recipe here.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
This recipe calls for only five ingredients and will probably take you just five minutes to make, which means it’s perfect for those busy afternoons. Let your kids lend a helping hand by inviting them to roll out the dough balls before you place the balls in the freezer. Get the recipe here.
· Almond Soft Serve Ice Cream
If you’re looking for a fun way to bring on dessert time, this is the recipe that will do the trick. You make this mixture a little beforehand and temporarily place it in the freezer. Then, as you’re waiting for the soft serve to be just right, have your kids help you create a toppings bar complete with sprinkles, chocolate chips, caramel and whatever else you’re craving. Get the recipe here.