Easy Recipes for Kids

Dirt Cake

These Easy Recipes for Kids are blast for children to eat. Kids love to use their imagination for food. So the grosser or cooler-looking a dessert is the better. Check out these great desserts kids love below. If you'd like to bake with your kids check out the list farther down.

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Easy Recipes for Kids to Make

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Gummy Worms Dirt Cake

Worms crawling out of dirt. What else would kids possible like to eat?! This is one of the perfect easy recipes for kids because it has all the elements kids like: gross and cool looking, chocolate and gummy
cookies and candy so it tastes good too!

  • chocolate frosting
  • chocolate cake
  • 1 package oreos
  • 2 packages gummy worms

  1. Make a chocolate cake according to the package or recipeinstructions.
  2. Spread frosting on the cake as thick as possible.
  3. Crush 1/2 package of Oreo cookies with a fork or rolling pin. Crush the Oreos until it looks like dirt.
  4. Sprinkle on frosted cake and garnish with the gummy worms. Make some of the worms look like they are crawling out of the cake.
  5. Sprinkle the top again with the crushed Oreo cookies.

TIP: If you'd like to get real creative replace the frosting with chocolate pudding, replace a regular pan with a new, plastic, washed bucket for the beach and layer the cake in the bucket alternating cake and pudding with the last layer being the crumbled cookies on top of pudding. Of course add the gummy worms or critters and serve with the toy plastic shovel.

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Yummy Magic Wands

Kids love magic and these magic wands create magic when you eat them! That's what makes this one of the more fun easy recipes for kids to eat. They're actually chocolate dipped pretzels with sprinkles. You can place them in a decorative, shiny cup or vase to make your kids feel like magicians.

  • Pretzel Rods
  • White chocolate chips for melting
  • Colored sugar of choice or star-shaped sprinkles

  1. Lay sheet of wax paper down on cookie sheet, table or counter.
  2. Place white chocolate chips in microwave for 30 seconds, remove and stir until mostly liquid but still somewhat lumpy. Return to microwave for another 10 seconds. Then remove and stir again.
  3. Dip pretzels immediately on one end and place lay down on wax paper.
  4. Douse with sugar and/or sprinkles.
  5. Refrigerate wands until chocolate is hard.

Cookie Pizza

Cookie Pizza

This is another one of the more creative easy recipes for kids. All the great ingredients kids love: cookies, chocolate, gummy bears and more. I don't think Pizza Hut delivers this kind.

  • Sugar Cookie dough (no more than for a dozen)
  • Red frosting
  • Block of white chocolate
  • Toppings of choice: chocolate chips, gummy bears, M&Ms®, etc

  1. Roll dough onto round cookie pan until about ½ inch thick.
  2. Bake then cool. Once cooled add red frosting which represents the sauce
  3. Grate a block of white chocolate and pour on top to represent cheese.
  4. Add toppings


Buckeyes are nuts and are where the Ohio State Buckeyes got their name. Addictive is a word that comes to mind when eating these delicious treats that are the homemade version of peanut butter cups. They are not as creative or odd in appearance like the other recipes here, but it is one of the best tasting easy recipes for kids and everyone will love them!

Ohio Buckeyes Candy

  • 1 ½ cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, butter, vanilla and confectioners' sugar. The dough will look dry. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.
  2. Press a toothpick into the top of each ball (to be used later as the handle for dipping) and chill in freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or about a minute in microwave until chips show signs of melting. Stir frequently until smooth.
  4. Dip frozen peanut butter balls in chocolate holding onto the toothpick. Only take a few balls at a time or they will start to sweat and then chocolate will NOT stick to them. Leave a small portion of peanut butter showing at the top to make them look like Buckeyes. Put back on the cookie sheet and refrigerate until serving.

Candy Sushi

Candy Sushi

Yes, sushi is more for adults although I know there are kids that love sushi, but for the ones that don't this one of those easy recipes for kids that will make them feel grown up. Instead of real rice we use crisped rice cereal and instead of fish we place gummy worms in the middle and we wrap the outside with fruit roll up or fruit leather. Let's face it! Even you
can't wait to try it!

Gather up these ingredients and check out the "Easy Recipes for Kids" pictorial candy sushi guide below.

  • 1/4 Cup of butter
  • 4 Cups of mini marshmallows
  • 6 Cups of crisped rice cereal
  • 2-25 gummy worms
  • 1 box fruit roll-up

This is one of the great easy recipes for kids, but quite frankly this might make the top 5 list of most creative recipes on this entire site and there are some GOOD ones here!

How to Make Candy Sushi Pictorial Guide

Rice Crispy Cereal and Marshmallows

Place wax paper in 12 by 17 baking sheet. Melt butter on medium heat on stove in medium sized pot. Then stir in marshmallows. Remove from heat and stir in rice cereal.

Rice Crispy Mix in Baking Sheet

Let mix cool briefly until ready to bit harder. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray and with baking sheet end (not side) closest to you press in mix of rice cereal until evenly distributed. The sheet will probably only be covered half way and that's fine.

Gummy Worms and Licorice String

Now you will line the gummy worms onto the mix. Start by placing the gummy worms and licorice string in a horizontal line across the sheet one inch away from end (again not the side). Worms should be end-to-end. It's better to use longer gummy worms than the shorter ones seen here since they'll be easier to cut.

Cut Rice Crispy Cereal Mix

From the edge where you started with the worms and the one-inch space and roll the mix by lifting down underneath the mix and wax paper. Once you complete one roll around and pinning the worms in the middle. Cut away the roll from the rest of the mixture with large, sharp knife and set aside. Do the same process for the second roll.

You starting to see that this is another one of the easy recipes for kids that truly is a synch to create. In fact there is no baking involved.

Complete Rice Crispy Sushi Roll

Here's a completed roll of candy sushi.

Pieces of Candy Sushi

Slice each roll into one-inch thick "sushi" rolls.

Wrapping Fruit Roll Up around Candy Sushi Pieces

Wrap each sushi piece with a strip of fruit roll up or fruit leather. Choose different colors for variety.

Candy Sushi Gifts

Another easy recipes for kids gift is being packed and ready for delivery. Who will be the lucky recipient?

For better presentation place candy sushi on decoratice Japanese dish and melted chocolate dipping sauce into another decorate dish to represent soy sauce or mix green food coloring into cool whip to create "wasabi".

TIP: For added taste you could mix some type of spice suchi as cinnamon and brown sugar into rice crisp mix before pressing into baking sheet.

Dirt Cups with Gummy Worms

Easy Recipes for Kids to Make

What a great way to share the gift of giving by teaching your kids how to make homemade gifts. They'll not only feel the satisfaction of making someone feel special, but they'll begin to gain some valuable baking skills. The easy recipes
for kids here are fun to make and to eat.

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Dirt Cups with Gummy Worms

For gooey, yucky looking desserts. Another one of this disgusting easy recipes for kids that children love. Just what
they like and they're easy to make. Have fun making them
with your kids.

  • Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • Milk
  • Oreo Cookies
  • Gummy Worms
  • Cool Whip
  • Plastic Cups
  • Spoons
  • Zip Lock Bags

  1. Place Oreo Cookies in Zip Lock bag. Kids then crush cookies in bag.
  2. Cover bottom of cups with crumbled Oreos.
  3. Prepare pudding with milk then pour into cups permitting about frac&12 at top.
  4. Refrigerate cups of pudding until chilled.
  5. Stick gummy worms into pudding by their ends and fill in space with extra crumbled Oreos.

Gummy Bear Cookies

Give your kids an opportunity to practice their artistic talents in decorating. This is another one of those easy recipes for kids that is fun to play with different indredients.

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 54 milk chocolate kisses or milk chocolate kisses with stripes
  • 1/2 cup canned vanilla frosting
  • 54 chewy fruit bear snacks or holiday-shaped chewy fruit snacks

  1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat or stir in cocoa powder and flour.
  2. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Place the balls of dough 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 9 minutes or until edges are firm. Immediately press a chocolate kiss into center of each cookie. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.
  4. When cookies are cool, spoon frosting into a heavy self-sealing plastic bag. Using scissors, snip the tip off one corner of the bag. Pipe a small amount of frosting onto the top of each kiss. Stand a bear atop each cookie. Makes about 54 cookies.

Florida Animal Cookies

Cut Out Sugar Cookies

It doesn't get more fun than decorating sugar cookies. The combinations are endless: different shapes related to different themes related to animals, princesses, pirates, space travel and on and on. You can use all different colors of icing or frosting, different kinds of toppings from sprinkles, colored sugars and more. You can purchase any type of cookie cutters online. I always loved
making sugar cookies with my mom. The best part about this activity was that you could give them to grandma and cousins as gifts or eat some of them yourself. This is still one of the all time favorite
easy recipes for kids.

Cookie Cutters

It can get expensive to buy many good cookie cutters for many different occasions, there are animal cookie cutters, fruits, cars, stars, holiday shapes and so on. This is a good starter kit (or add on) it has many different themed cookie cutters in one complete set. Take a peek.

  • 3/4 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Cover dough, and chill for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets, or line with parchment paper. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove cookies from baking sheets to cool on wire racks. Cool completely before frosting.
  4. Use vanilla frosting and for desired color stir some frosting in small bowl and follow instructions on food coloring box.
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