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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!


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...
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...
Incredible White Bean Pizza

Incredible White Bean Pizza

This recipe for Incredible White Bean Pizza is quick and simple to make, and the pizza is delicious to eat!
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!
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...
Cutie Quiche Cakes

Cutie Quiche Cakes

If your children’s repertoire of vegetables includes mostly carrots, corn, and peas, here’s an easy way to expand it at dinner or breakfast. These healthy little quiche...
Mom’s Mango Smoothie

Mom’s Mango Smoothie

Move over milkshakes. There’s a new kid-favorite beverage in town: fruit smoothies. This refreshing and nutritious mango smoothie is so simple, most children will have...
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...
Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Chocolate Toffee Cookies

For perfectly baked cookies, use a light-colored quality cookie sheet. You want the cookie bottoms to be ever-so-slightly browned, so undercook them just a little bit. Cookie...
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.
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.

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.
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,...
BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

If you're thinking of making Crock Pot BBQ Chicken, throw in an extra breast and make these easy and delicious quesadillas for another dinner. Two meals, one simple prep--it...