11 Fun and Easy Recipes for Kids

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    Eggs in a Basket

    Heart shaped egg inside toast

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    Depending on the kid, you might want to tease this recipe with its nickname of toad in the hole. But for squeamish kids, eggs in a basket will sell it better. Your child can get in on the action in using a cookie-cutter to make a design inside bread where the egg will nestle and cook. It's quick and easy and a fun way for you to surprise other family members with something a little special.

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    Baked Chicken Tenders - Homemade Nuggets

    Chicken fingers

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    Do your kids beg for fast food chicken nuggets? You can give them the same satisfaction at home, but a healthier option. This baked chicken tenders recipe is easy to make, even older kids can get involved in breading the tenders. You can easily cut the tenders to make them nugget-sized if that's the way the kids insist on having them.

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    Easy Chicken French Bread Pizza

    French bread pizza

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    It's fun and easy to assemble pizzas using leftover rotisserie chicken on French bread. Your child will learn what to do with leftovers and reduce food waste. Get creative with the vegetables you add to teach more about enjoying food variety. You can enjoy this easy chicken French bread pizza for lunch, a snack or dinner.

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    Chicken Quesadillas

    Chicken Quesadilla
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    No need to stop for fast food when you can make chicken quesadillas fast and healthy at home. You can use leftover rotisserie chicken or even canned chicken for this budget-friendly and kid-friendly dish. You can also make them with refried beans instead of the chicken, or even substitute sliced hot dogs for the chicken. It's perfect for lunch or an after-school snack. 

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    Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole

    Potato cheese casserole
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    Your child can join in making this cheesy tater tot casserole with one of their favorites, tater tots, that require no peeling or slicing. Frozen peas, carrots, and corn also make it less work.

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    Easy Chocolate Popcorn

    Chocolate Popcorn

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    Make a special movie night treat or party treat with your child. This easy chocolate popcorn recipe can be made with any source of popped corn, including pre-popped, microwave, stovetop, or air-popped popcorn. Then you'll use a pan to melt the chocolate drizzle and finish it in the oven. The chocolate popcorn is even better the next day, so it can be a fun family project to get ready for a sleepover or other event.

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    Crock Pot Chex Party Mix

    Crock Pot Chex Party Mix

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    Involve your child in making a party mix using their favorite cereals and crunchy additions such as pretzel sticks and nuts. This crock pot Chex party mix can be made hours ahead and gets the nice toasty flavor you can't get melting the butter in the microwave.

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    Fairy Bread

    Fairy Bread

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    Kids of all ages will love to make and eat fairy bread. This magical treat is surprisingly simple and a guaranteed hit. While they'll devour it, you'll enjoy knowing that it's easy and inexpensive because all you need is ordinary sliced bread, butter, and lots of colorful sprinkles.

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  • 09 of 11

    Rice Crispy Treats

    Classic rice crispy treat
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    This classic kid-friendly rice crispy treats recipe is one ​that families return to again and again. You probably made them with your mom or dad. Keep the tradition going. You can add many variations with sprinkles, food coloring, etc. to turn them into holiday treats.

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    Easy 15-Minute No-Bake Brownies

    No bake brownies
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    When your kids are begging for a treat, you can't beat this easy 15-minute no-bake brownies recipe. It only takes four ingredients, heated and then chilled until firm. You can involve older kids in stirring the chocolate and condensed milk mixture as it heats.

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    Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Chocolate cookies

    Baking cookies with your parents or grandparents is a cherished memory for many of us. Involve your kids in the different steps of making this variation of healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies from store-bought cookies.