Do you remember the Cosby Show? I used to love that show and one of the things they ate was Jello Pudding Pops. It dawned on me that my children have never had a pudding pop. I decided to do what all moms do and make them. I need recipes that do not have nuts or diary so this is a greta one since it is a nut free recipe for kids. I am always on the hunt for cute ideas since my kids have nut allergies. This was an easy recipe that my kids could make. It can easily be altered for kids with dairy allergies.
Box of pudding
Peeps or jelly beans
Make pudding according to the directions just replace the milk with rice milk
Two cups of cold rice milk
Then pour in the pudding mix and mix, mix, mix, and mix for two minutes. This is when the kids get to work!
Put your bunnies in your mold. I bought this mold at the Dollar Tree.
Then add the pudding and freeze. Once they are frozen I did pop them in warm water to get the pop out quickly.
I am a huge fan of fun things you can do in five minutes for check out the peeps projects below for more fun and easy ideas.
another Kids easy recipes is this recipe for peach mango pops
Cupcakes are the perfect treat for any occasion and they are fun to make and decorate with the kids. I wish I had time to create all my cupcake delights from scratch but I have learned to get creative with box mixes and create fabulous Cupcake Recipes for Kids. This allows us to gather together as a family and experiment and create tasty confections that we then can share with our famil and friends. While shopping at the store this week we were inspired by the endless bags of Jelly Beans and decided to create Jelly Bean Cupcakes. The best part is thanks to the popularity of Jelly Beans many brands offer them year round so you don’t have to worry about only finding them at Easter time. If you are limited for time don’t worry because this recipe only adds a few more minutes to the usual time that it takes to prepare a boxed mix and the taste is completely worth those few extra minutes. Continue reading
Several years ago I was given some odd shaped potholders at a wedding shower. I had no idea why they were so odd shaped. I have now come to truly appreciate the size, shape and usefulness of these finger mitt potholders. The two pockets serve to protect your thumb and a couple other fingers as you grip a hot pot or tray. These are les bulky and much easier for some children to use. You can even adjust the size of the pattern as needed. Less bulk can lend to a better grip on the hot item.Continue reading
The best way to get children interested in cooking is to give them easy recipes that they can have success with quickly. Cooking with kids is really quite easy once you get the hang of it. You just assess your child, their interests, and the recipe. It is true that any recipe will have something a child can help you do to make an awesome dish. However, we want to have the children learn the skills as well as experience success. This how to series is set up so that the recipes are organized in such a manner that you can show the child a recipe, practice the recipe with a child then allow the child to “teach” the same recipe to you, a friend or a sibling in order to foster independence in the kitchen as quickly and safely as possible.
Cooking with kids recommends high interest, quick and easy no heat or cooking level 1a recipes first:
No recipe needed: Pudding (from the box) –pour into a ready made graham cracker crust for a quick and easy pie
Cereal bars are a quick , tasty breakfast or snack!
Want to work on a ‘real meal’ rather than just dessert? Try making your own Mexican seasoning mix for tacos.
Gift ideas from children at this level could included gifts in a quart jar- just layer dry ingredients in the jar. Put a label and ribbon on the jar. These mixes could also be dumped in a ziploc for quick assembly at a later date. Here are a couple gifts in a jar recipes: homemade body scrub, Brownie mix in a jar.
Read the first Cooking with kids- How to series 1