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.

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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!

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Safari Trail Mix
This is a fun trail mix that the kids will love putting together!
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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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