Now that the kids are home for a while, it’s time for them to start creating in the kitchen a bit on their own. These simple recipes and snacks for kids are all easy enough that they can whip them up with minimal help needed!

If you’re a bit tired of hearing your child tell you for the 500th time during the day that they’re hungry, then it’s time for them to take charge in the kitchen and create something themselves to eat.

simple snacks for kids

These simple recipes are all ones that they can easily cook up that shouldn’t require much more than basic adult supervision.

Some of these recipes are going to be for older kids as some do require using the stove or oven. Just make certain that you read through the recipe first so that you know how you’ll be able to help.

Once they realize that they can cook and create on their own, there’s going to be no stopping them on what they can create! You might find that after these recipes, they’re ready to start doing even more cooking in the kitchen with you!

Be sure to check out my 15 Fun, Easy Frozen Dessert Treats for Kids and Adults Alike for even more fun recipe ideas!

40+ Simple Recipes and Snacks for Kids to Whip Up On Their Own!

Quick Snacks

Turkey and Cheese Pinwheel Recipe
Turkey & Cheese Ranch Pinwheel Recipe
This Turkey & Cheese Pinwheel Recipe is the ultimate party food! Loaded with turkey, provolone cheese, veggies and creamy avocado ranch dressing, these easy roll-ups are guaranteed to become your new favorite appetizer recipe.
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Half a leftover turkey sandwich with turkey, gravy, stuffing, and cranberry sauce.
Leftover Turkey Sandwich
The leftover turkey sandwich is a post-Thanksgiving holiday tradition. Our version layers roasted turkey with gravy, stuffing, and cranberry sauce!
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Filo Pastry Mini Quiches
Let your child figure out what they want to put into their own mini quiches to eat. So much fun!
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Flatbread Pizza
Since this recipe literally takes just about 5 minutes to make, it’s going to be a fan-favorite for sure.
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Tortilla Roll Ups (Ham and Cheese Pinwheels) - The Cookie Rookie
Tortilla Roll Ups (Ham and Cheese Pinwheels) – The Cookie Rookie
Tortilla Roll Ups are filled with cream cheese, ham, cheese, and ranch seasoning. It’s the easiest and quickest appetizer for any occasion.
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Safari Trail Mix
This is a fun trail mix that the kids will love putting together!
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french bread pizza on a wooden platter
Homemade French Bread Pizza
Homemade French bread pizza is so easy to make, you’ll never buy the frozen kind again! Even better, you can make a bunch and freeze them for whenever you need a quick lunch.
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ingredients for doritos taco salad served in a glass round bowl
Doritos Taco Salad
This easy, cheesy Doritos Taco Salad recipe is one of those rare salads that kids will actually want to eat! Meal prep + keto options.
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Grape Salad
This recipe is full of juicy grapes, crunchy pecans, plus loads of tangy flavor from sour cream. It'll be a hit at your next gathering!
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3 Flavors of Banana Sushi
3 Flavors of Banana Sushi
These three easy banana sushi rolls are a fun way to mix up a fruit snack. They are so simple that kids can make their snack themselves!
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No Bake Oatmeal Protein Balls Recipe
No Bake Oatmeal Protein Balls Recipe
This simple and healthy no bake oatmeal protein balls recipe is perfect for an easy snack on-the-go! With rolled oats, protein powder, peanut butter and a touch of honey, these energy balls will keep you satisfied for hours!
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Easy Sweet Treats

Pull out a few ingredients from your pantry and you'll have a quick and easy delicious dessert in just minutes with these 4-Ingredient S'mores Dessert Bars!
No-Bake S’Mores Bars
S'Mores Bars made with only 4-ingredients – Golden Grahams cereal, Hershey chocolate bars, marshmallows, and butter! It's the EASIEST no-bake dessert bar recipe ever!
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Caramel Apple Nachos
Caramel Apple Nachos
These Caramel Apple Nachos Are A Quick & Easy Treat For Any Time!  Slice Green Apples,  Drizzle In Caramel  And Top With Chocolate Chips And Toffee Bits – It Tastes Just Like A Caramel Apple, But Much Easier to Make In NO Time!
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3-Ingredient Cereal Bars
These 3-Ingredient Cereal Bars are perfect for a quick and healthy breakfast or as an after-school snack! Plus they take only minutes to put together.
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Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
These Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies are made with oats and peanut butter and set up perfectly every time! They are such an easy cookie!
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Pancake Cereal
Grab these easy tips to make the trendy pancake cereal at home. It’s just a good as regular pancakes but so much more fun to eat!
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Easy Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe
Easy Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe
No machine needed for this Easy Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe! This delicious vanilla ice cream is ready in minutes! Fun recipe to make with the kids!
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Easy Homemade Granola
This Easy Homemade Granola Recipe is perfect for topping yogurt, mixed into cereals or on its own!  This granola recipe is made with only organic ingredients you most likely have in your pantry! 
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sushi Rolls
School lunch box ideas can be easy and fun for kids when you turn something normal into something extraordinary like these Peanut Butter and Jelly Sushi Rolls!  
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Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe {only 3 ingredients!}
Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe {only 3 ingredients!}
Quick and easy sugar cookies made with only 3 pantry ingredients and no egg. So simple, you can whip up this sugar cookie recipe anytime!
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Energy Balls
This recipe is so simple to customize. Add nuts, dried fruit, flax or anything else you have on hand to make them even better!
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Sweet & Salty Snack Mix
This sweet and salty snack mix is the perfect snack to pull together anytime! Plus it’s hard to resist!
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Homemade Pop Tarts (Only 3 Ingredients)
Homemade Pop Tarts (Only 3 Ingredients)
Homemade Pop Tarts that only need THREE ingredients to make! I bet you didn’t know how easy these are to make at home?! Make this easy breakfast idea!
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This Oreo Fluff Dessert is a super simple no-bake dessert that is creamy and delicious with just the right amount of sweetness to tame that sweet tooth of yours with only 5 simple ingredients! 
Oreo Fluff
This Oreo Fluff Dessert is a super simple no-bake dessert made with 5 simple ingredients – Oreos, Cream Cheese, Instant Pudding, Cool Whip & Milk!
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No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites
Peanut Butter Energy Bites
Want a healthy and quick snack that really satisfies? Try these No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites! They're perfect for school lunches and adults love them too!
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Healthy Yogurt Unicorn Bark (toddler + kid favorite)
Healthy Yogurt Unicorn Bark (toddler + kid favorite)
This Yogurt Unicorn Bark is an easy and healthy frozen treat to make with your toddler or kids! Filled with wholesome ingredients and a pinch of magic!
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A wooden spoon lifting a scoop of fruit salad from a bowl.
Fruit Salad
This Fresh Fruit Salad Recipe features a medley of sweet, vibrant fruit tossed with an orange juice dressing!
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars are the perfect dessert to hold and eat! Fast, simple, and full of that classic PB&J taste!
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Easy Rainbow Popsicles Using Dixie Cups
Easy Rainbow Popsicles Using Dixie Cups
These easy rainbow popsicles are so fun and they’re really simple to make! And the best part is that they barely drip when you’re eating them!
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Try this semi-homemade fruit pizza on a soft sugar cookie crust and topped with a cream cheese frosting today! It's the best quick and easy Easter Dessert!
Fruit Pizza
Try this semi-homemade fruit pizza on a soft sugar cookie crust and topped with a cream cheese frosting today! 
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Cookie Dough Dip
This cookie dough dip tastes like chocolate chip cookies, but is egg and flour-free making it totally safe for every member of your family!
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Cheesecake Dip
Whether you serve it as a snack or dessert, this easy Cheesecake Dip is destined to be a hit! It has all the sweet-and-tangy flavor of cheesecake in the form of an irresistible dip. 
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Chocolate Banana Pudding Bars
These decadent no-bake Chocolate Banana Pudding Bars use pantry ingredients and fresh bananas to create a truly special dessert!
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bowl of healthy fruit salsa
Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips
Fruit Salsa is a perfect summer dessert dip! Loaded with fresh fruit and a side of baked cinnamon chips, this is the ultimate party dip! All you need for this delicious fruit salsa is fresh fruit, tortillas, cinnamon, and sugar.
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Three no-bake peanut butter bars on a plate.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars
These No Bake Peanut Butter Bars are super simple to put together and need only 6 ingredients! And they're a no-bake treat, which means you will have them ready quickly, without needing to turn on your oven.
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easy muddy buddies
Muddy Buddy
Muddy Buddies are a simple 6-ingredient snack that takes no baking at all. Also known as "puppy chow",  this will have everyone grabbing handfuls!
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A plate of no-bake cookies without peanut butter.
No Bake Cookies (Without Peanut Butter
Need a recipe for no bake cookies without peanut butter? These are the best no bake cookies we've tried, and they're completely nut-free!
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3-Ingredient No-Bake Cheesecake
You won't believe how easy it is to make this 3-ingredient no-bake cheesecake! You're only 10 minutes away from a creamy, decadent dessert!
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4th of July Snack Mix

Tasty Drink Recipes

watermelon recipes
Watermelon Lemonade
A refreshingly pink summer drink, Watermelon Lemonade is perfect on the hottest days.
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Shark Bait Ice Cream Floats
Shark Bait Ice Cream Floats
For a fun Shark Week kids drink idea, try this Shark Bait Ice Cream Float made with vanilla ice cream, blue kool-aid, and gummy sharks and life preservers
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As you can see, these simple recipes for kids to whip up are quite varied and fun! These delicious treats should give them plenty of snack options that they can make and eat on during the day! (maybe they’ll even be kind enough to share with you!)

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