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Recipes Older Kids Can Make Themselves

These recipes are perfect for older kids to make by themselves for delicious after-school snacks, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Please share your recipes for dishes that older kids can make by themselves, and we'll include them here. Have younger kids? Check out our recipes to make with kids!


Sweet Potato and Ginger Latkes

Sweet Potato and Ginger Latkes

Potato latkes are a traditional Hanukkah side dish, and they’re typically made with white potatoes and lots of vegetable oil. We amp up the good nutrition by switching...
Butterfly Fruit Snacks

Butterfly Fruit Snacks

One day I asked my very 2-year-old daughter what she'd like to have for a snack. She looked at me with an impish grin on her face and said, "Butterflies!" Just as I was about...
Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels

On first glance it may seem like there are a lot of steps to this recipe, but don't let that scare you off. Each one is so easy that even a kid can do them. In fact, stirring,...
Quick Apple Sausage Quesadillas

Quick Apple Sausage Quesadillas

Quesadillas can be healthy especially if you stuff them with lots of veggies, lean meat, and low-fat cheese. That’s exactly what we do with this recipe. To increase the...
Juicy Mango Wigglers

Juicy Mango Wigglers

Our made-from-scratch “wigglers” are made with all natural ingredients and no bright, neon artificial colors at all. SPECIAL OFFER: SchoolFamily.com readers can purchase...
Lemonade Cookies

Lemonade Cookies

These cookies, made with lemonade concentrate, have a hint of tartness but don't worry; it's tempered by the sweetness of the sugar.
Best Ever Brownies

Best Ever Brownies

Looking for a brownie that's not too cakey, not too fudgey, easy to make, hard to mess up, and great-tasting? Look no more! The secret: equal parts brown sugar and white...
Hot Dog and Spaghetti Creatures

Hot Dog and Spaghetti Creatures

Young children can help cut up the hot dogs, break the dry spaghetti sticks in half, and make the creatures. And then they can eat them!
Strawberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Strawberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies

They are easy to make and even yummier to eat. They're perfect and decorative for feeding a crowd at a family holiday get-together or celebration.
Super Nacho Casserole

Super Nacho Casserole

Chicken and Apples with Rice

Make this dish spicier by adding additional herbs (see recipe for this variation).
No Mayonnaise Tuna Salad

No Mayonnaise Tuna Salad

A sweet salad dressing replaces heavier (and higher fat content) mayonnaise in this tuna salad recipe.
Nutty Noodle Kugel

Nutty Noodle Kugel

Noodle kugel is often made with things like butter, sour cream, cream cheese, and sugar. It’s a Yom Kippur break-the-fast favorite, but can fill up empty stomachs in seconds...
Carrot Patch Cupcakes

Carrot Patch Cupcakes

Carrot cake may sound “healthy,” but that’s often not the case. We turn carrot cake into carrot cupcakes and create a batter and frosting that has bragging rights when...
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

This recipe requires a double-batch of my Simple White Sauce. If desired, serve with Spanish rice, which is brown or white rice combined with sauteed onions, garlic, peppers,...