If your kids are ready to hop in the kitchen, we've got some easy baking recipes for kids that will be the perfect place to start!
Whether it’s chocolate chip cookies or preparing family dinners, kids love helping out in the kitchen. But, sometimes cooking can be a little too involved for little ones, especially around stoves. Fortunately, baking can be a great way to introduce your kids to the basics in the kitchen. Using easy baking recipes for kids can teach your child many life skills, from math to following instructions. It can also be great for their self-confidence. By learning about math, organization, and sharing, you and your kids will have to work together to make the end result succeed.
Easy baking as a family can provide more than just yummy treats. Most of us take basic math for granted, but following a recipe can help kids develop their math skills. They’ll also get to practice reading, step-by-step directions, and working together. And when kids help make their own food and get hands-on experience cooking and baking in the kitchen, they’re more open to trying new things! Luckily, if your little ones don’t get along, baking can also help to encourage cooperation. Whether they're making simple cookies or chocolate cake, they’ll have to work together to follow the recipe. If they really enjoy it, you may even want to consider kids baking classes in the future.
There are many ways to approach kids baking, so everyone has a good time. With the following easy tips, you can create your own yummy treats and snacks instead of heading to the bakery!
An easy-to-make alternative to the campfire classic!
unsalted butter ( melted)
Regular-sized (1.55 oz) Hershey bars (or 3 extra large)
Graham Cracker Crust
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper. Let a little bit of extra paper hang off the edges.Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper. Let a little bit of extra paper hang off the edges.
Pulse the graham crackers in a food processor until they are finely ground. Transfer the crumbs to a medium bowl. You can also task the kids with crushing the graham crackers into crumbs in a secure plastic bag!
Add the sugar, salt, and butter to the crumbs and stir to combine until evenly coated. Pour the crumb mixture press evenly into the pan
Bake the crust for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden. Let the crust cool.
Arrange the chocolate bars evenly on top of the slightly cooled crust, leaving a bit of crust uncovered around the edges.
Arrange the marshmallows on top of the chocolate. Leave some space between them (they will expand).
Bake until the chocolate is soft and starting to melt, and the marshmallows are evenly toasted golden brown on top, around 10 to 12 minutes.
Check out these fun and easy baking recipes for kids! Healthier sweet treats can be a good place to start! Don't be surprised if you see them frequently watching the oven, waiting for their yummy treat!
Family time in the kitchen is a great way to get everybody in on the action! While they’ll have fun stirring and mixing, there’s a good chance they’ll learn important life skills too. Do you have some favorite easy baking recipes for kids? Share them with the people you love on FamilyApp!