These 6 or fewer easy kids meals were composed with the chef in
training age group in mind. To help them continuously learn and
practice after the chef
training cooking lessons.
However they are also great for quick easy meal ideas that your kids
can help with. As stated before these recipes were composed with
7-11 years old in mind so you may adjust the recipe directions as
For example, older kids can do the cooking where as younger age
groups will not be cooking and do not have the attention span for
some recipes. They will do better when given small tasks and helping
you create the recipe.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Easy Dessert Recipes
Easy Homemade Ice Cream
4 ounce Can sweetened condensed milk
4 Cup half and half or light cream
1 Tablespoon vanilla
Combine following ingredients and blend well. Pour into a 4-5 quart
ice cream freezer, Freeze according to manufacturer’s directions.
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Lemon Jell-O gelatin, 4 serving size
½ Cup boiling water
8 ounces Cream cheese, softened
2 Cup Cool whip
Nilla wafer cookies
Prepare a muffin tin with paper liners. In each liner place one
Nilla wafer in the bottom of each muffin cup. In bowl, dissolve
gelatin in boiling water. In separate bowl, beat cream cheese until
smooth; gradually beat in gelatin. Add whipped topping into cheese
mixture. Stir gently. Spoon into paper liner. Chill 4 hours. Serve
with berries or pie filling on top of each mini cheesecake.
Brownie a la Mode
Prepare a brownie mix according to package directions. Adult should
bake and allow to cool. Cut into squares. In a serving dish place a
brownie square, a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream and crushed
cookies, a cherry or sauce on top if desired.
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 Cup peanut butter
1 Cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon Baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease baking sheet. In mixer bowl,
beat peanut butter and sugar together. Add in egg and baking soda.
Roll teaspoons of dough into balls and place on baking sheet. Make
criss-cross pattern on top and bake about 10 minutes.
whole strawberries, washed and hulled
whipped cream or marshmallow fluff
1 C. chocolate chips, melted
On the end of each strawberry at the tip make a slit each direction.
Stuff cream or fluff inside each strawberry and drizzle with melted
Easy Peach Crisp
2 cans sliced peaches, drained
2 pkgs. Cinnamon and spice instant oatmeal (dry)
1/3 Cup flour
1/3 Cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare a 2 quart baking dish by
buttering the sides and bottom. In a bowl combine instant oatmeal
and flour. Add butter and stir until mixture is crumbly and butter
is distributed throughout. Sprinkle over peaches and bake 15 minutes
or until golden brown. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
Pineapple Cherry Dessert
One can crushed pineapple
Yellow cake mix
One can cherry pie filling
Pour pineapple and cherries in bottom of cake pan. Sprinkle with
cake mix (don’t add anything to cake mix). Place sliced butter all
over top and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Pudding with Brownies and Fruit
Homemade Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Devils food cake mix or other chocolate cake mix
2/3 Cup shortening
Mix cake mix, eggs and shortening together in a mixing bowl. Form
into balls and place on a ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375
degrees for 8 minutes. Let cool and spread cookie with frosting.
Place another cookie on top making a little sandwich.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Dessert
A twist on the popular lunchtime sandwich into an easy kids Meals
Vanilla pudding mix
Envelope of Whipped topping mix
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup strawberry jam
Plain cookies, Vanilla flavored cookies or shortbread cookies
In mixing bowl add pudding, envelope of whipped topping and peanut
butter. Blend together. Pour into a square pan. Spread jam over top
of pudding. Place in the freezer several hours. Before serving cut
out pudding with a biscuit cutter. Sandwich pudding circle between
Scoop of ice cream
chocolate or caramel syrup
Take top off of chocolate cupcake if too round on the top. Add
a scoop of ice cream. Place a cherry on top and drizzle syrup on top