​Sugar, Spice, & Everything Nice: 5 Easy Peasy Treats to Make with Your Kids!

​Sugar, Spice, & Everything Nice: 5 Easy Peasy Treats to Make with Your Kids!

Posted by Julie Warner on 8th Aug 2023

Do you hear the pitter-patter of little feet approaching the kitchen? That's the sound of your mini chefs ready to embark on a culinary adventure with you! Cooking with kids isn't just about making tasty treats; it's a chance to create lasting memories, bond, and nurture their love for all things delicious. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, these 5 easy peasy treats will have you and your kids donning aprons, sprinkling flour, and sharing giggles in no time.

Fruity Rainbow Skewers

Let your kids unleash their inner artist as they thread a rainbow of colorful fruits onto skewers. Grab strawberries, kiwi slices, pineapple chunks, grapes, and blueberries. Let them arrange the fruits in their preferred order and enjoy a healthy, vibrant snack that's as visually appealing as it is tasty! For some extra fun, find some tiny cookie cutters and use them as a kid-safe way to cut the fruit into new shapes.

Magic Popcorn Mix

Turn plain popcorn into a magical treat by setting up a mix-and-match toppings bar. Melt some chocolate, grab colorful sprinkles, mini marshmallows, and even a dash of edible glitter. Your kids will have a blast drizzling, sprinkling, and tossing their way to a whimsical popcorn masterpiece. 

DIY Personal Pizzas

Transform your kitchen into a pizzeria! Provide mini pizza crusts (store-bought or homemade), an array of sauces, cheeses, and toppings. Let each child customize their mini pizzas, then watch their faces light up as they see their culinary creations emerge from the oven.

Banana Split Delight

Who said banana splits are just for ice cream parlors? Set up a banana split station with sliced bananas, scoops of ice cream, and an assortment of toppings like chocolate syrup, whipped cream, chopped nuts, and maraschino cherries. Your kids will be all smiles as they build their own banana split masterpieces. OH! And you can't forget the sprinkles.

No-Bake Energy Bites

For a whole-food treat option, whip up a batch of no-bake energy bites. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, peanut butter, honey, mini chocolate chips, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Let your kids roll the mixture into bite-sized balls. These energy-packed treats are perfect for snacking on the go!

Remember, the kitchen is a place for creativity, experimentation, and a little bit of messiness. Embrace the flour clouds and sticky fingers as you and your kids embark on these delicious adventures. Cooking together not only teaches them valuable life skills but also nurtures their creativity and confidence. So, gather your little ones, put on your chef hats, and let the culinary fun begin – because with these 5 easy treats, you're well on your way to a sugar, spice, and everything nice-filled family bonding experience!

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