Easy Kids Meals with 6 or Fewer Ingredients

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 in 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 needed.
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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.

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Easy Dessert Recipes

Easy Homemade Ice Cream

  • 4 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 Cups 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.
Check out some more easy ice cream recipes.
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Mini Cheesecakes

  • 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.
brownie a la mode

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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.
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Stuffed Strawberries

  • 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 chocolate chips.
strawberry filled with cream
Or try these Chocolate Strawberries

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
  • Butter, sliced
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.
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Microwave Brownie in a Mug

Homemade Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

  • Devils food cake mix or other chocolate cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 Cup shortening
  • White frosting
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.

Chia Seed Pudding

Make an easy chia seed pudding recipe here.
chia seed pudding
In a pint jar add the following ingredients:
  • 2 Tablespoons Chia seeds
  • 1 Cups milk (substitute with almond, coconut or soy if desired)
  • 1/2 Cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • berries, whichever you like
After adding all the ingredients into your jar.  Add lid onto jar and shake gently. Place in refrigerator overnight.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Dessert

A twist on the popular lunchtime sandwich into an easy kids meals dessert.
peanut butter dessert sandwich
  • Vanilla pudding mix
  • Envelope of Whipped topping mix
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup strawberry jam
  • Plain cookies, Vanilla flavored cookies or shortbread cookies
In mixing bowl add pudding, envelope of whipped topping, cream cheese and peanut butter. Blend together. Roll mixture into small balls the size of your cookies. Flatten balls. Add on top of a cookie. Spread jam over top of peanut butter. Add cookie to the top to sandwich the peanut butter and jelly.

Oreo Cookie Smores

  • Oreos or sandwich cookies
  • marshmallows
  • mini chocolate bars
Toast a marshmallow. Open an Oreo add toasted marshmallow and mini chocolate. Easy and a little different then the usual smore.
oreo smore

Cupcake Sundae

  • Chocolate cupcakes
  • Scoop of ice cream
  • Cherry
  • 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 if desired.
cupcake sundae

Try making an ice cream cake
ice cream cake how to make tutorial

Push Pops

These push pop molds are great for creating fun kids snacks and something you can be really creative with.
Here are two easy ideas for using these push pops:
  1. Create a fruit salad within the push pops create layers of color.
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  2. Layer mini cupcakes with frosting and fresh fruit. Find more combo ideas on our Cupcake pops.
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