40+ Easy Kids Recipes | Kids In The Kitchen

Browse our collection of super simple kids recipes the are perfect for the mini chefs in your house! From cookies to bliss balls, slices, cupcakes, muffins and more!

A collage of images of recipes that can be made by kids.

I’m a massive fan of getting kids into the kitchen and cooking.

The ex-primary school teacher in me will tell you ALL the skills that your little ones will learn by cooking... and the Mum in me will tell you what a special time you’ll have cooking with your kids.

Sure, it can be a bit chaotic… but the trick is to pick really easy recipes that your kids can make either completely on their own or with a little help.

The recipes below are perfect for getting your kids busy in the kitchen and super excited about cooking!

 

Skills That Kids Learn Through Cooking

There are soooo many things that your little ones will learn while they cook. Here’s just a few:

  • following instructions (and we all know this is a BIG one for kids!) – learning to follow a recipe or listen to instructions is a must when cooking!
  • measuring ingredients – using measuring cups and measuring spoons is a great way to start talking about fractions (1 cup, 1/2 cup etc)
  • fine motor skills – just think about the fine motor skills you use when you take a teeny teaspoon of baking powder and carefully place it into a bowl – these are such important skills for kids to learn
  • reading – reading a recipe (which is a type of procedural text) is a great practical way for kids to learn. If they’re too young to read, try drawing pictures of the ingredients and steps.
  • safety – this is obviously a HUGE one! Learning about hot ovens and stoves, dangerous beaters and food safety is so, so important. Cooking gives you a perfect opportunity to explain this to your little one. 

There are SO many more skills that kid learn while cooking – these are just a few of the most important ones!

 

What Type Of Recipes Are Suitable For Kids To Cook?

When deciding what kind of recipe your little one can cook, think about:

  • their age
  • their experience with cooking
  • their reading ability
  • how long they’ll be able to concentrate on a recipe

For example, an 11 year old who has cooked with a parent for several years and can easily read a recipe on their own may be able to make a baked dessert, muffins or a cake etc from scratch all on their own (with parent supervision with the oven and any equipment). 

A toddler or young child will need some parental help and supervision throughout the entire recipe (even if it’s a no-bake recipe that requires very little equipment). 

 

Easy Kids Recipes

Here are a few of my favourite recipes that are perfect for making with kids. Simply click on the recipe link to be taken to the full recipe (they’re all free). 

 

Kids Cookie Recipes

Cookies are perfect for cooking with kids! Most of these recipes can be made without any fancy equipment (you can substitute beaters for a wooden spoon) and are so fun to make! The kids will love rolling the mixture into cookies (and taste testing, of course!). 

 

Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the recipe I ALWAYS bake with my son. It’s my all-time favourite choc chip cookie recipe and it’s always a winner. 

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect and simple... these classic chocolate chip cookies are just like the ones your grandma used to make (maybe even better!!). 
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
A stack of chocolate chip biscuits.

 

Milo Biscuits

If you’ve got a tin of Milo (malted milk powder) in the cupboard, these are the biscuits for you. We love to top them with melted chocolate and sprinkles (but this is totally optional). 

Milo Biscuits

These Milo Biscuits are an all-time Australian favourite! Made from just 5 basic ingredients, these quick and easy biscuits are sure to be a hit with the entire family. 
Milo Biscuits Recipe
These Milo Biscuits are an all-time Australian favourite! Made from just 5 basic ingredients, these quick and easy biscuits are sure to be a hit with the entire family. 

 

ANZAC Biscuits

An absolute favourite Australian biscuit recipe made with rolled oats (ooh and they’re completely egg-free so you can eat as much mixture as you like!). 

ANZAC Biscuits

Our classic ANZAC biscuits are an all-time Australian favourite recipe. Have a batch of sweet golden biscuits ready in less than 20 minutes... with the perfect amount of chewiness and crunch!
ANZAC Biscuits Recipe
A plate of 3 ANZAC biscuits.

 

100 Cookie Recipe

If you’re wanting to make a LOT of cookies… this is the recipe for you. You’ll get 100 cookies from one batch of mixture – and the kids will love flavouring the mixture with their favourite add-ins. 

The Famous 100 Cookie Recipe

Introducing the famous 100 Cookie Recipe made with just 4 ingredients... butter, caster sugar, condensed milk and self-raising flour! This freezer-friendly cookie dough can be flavoured with any add-ins you like!
The Famous 100 Cookie Recipe Recipe
Introducing the famous 100 Cookie Recipe made with just 4 ingredients... butter, caster sugar, condensed milk and self-raising flour. This freezer-friendly cookie dough can be flavoured with any add-ins you like!

 

Cornflake Cookies

If you’ve got a box of cornflakes in the cupboard, then it’s the time to let your little ones make a batch of cornflake cookies. Add chocolate chips and sultanas for an extra special treat. 

Crunchy Chocolate Chip & Sultana Cornflake Cookies

These Crunchy Chocolate Chip & Sultana Cornflake Cookies are the perfect lunchbox recipe. They're quick, easy and kid-approved!
Crunchy Chocolate Chip & Sultana Cornflake Cookies Recipe
These Crunchy Chocolate Chip & Sultana Cornflake Cookies are the perfect lunchbox recipe. They're quick, easy and a guaranteed winner!

 

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Got a little chocoholic in the house? They’re going to LOVE these cookies!

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Delicious Double Chocolate Chip Cookies... a rich chocolate cookie packed with white chocolate chips! The perfect treat for any chocoholic!
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Delicious Double Chocolate Chip Cookies... a rich chocolate cookie packed with white chocolate chips! The perfect treat for any chocoholic!

 

Quick & Easy Slice Recipes For Kids

Our slice recipes are SO simple to make and have just a few basic ingredients. 

 

ANZAC Slice

This is the exact same recipe as our classic ANZAC biscuits… but in a super easy slice!

ANZAC Slice

Our classic ANZAC Slice takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is perfect for lunchbox snacks! Chewy, sweet and oh-so-delicious (just like your favourite ANZAC biscuits!). 
ANZAC Slice Recipe
Our classic ANZAC Slice takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is perfect for lunchbox snacks! Chewy, sweet and oh-so-delicious (just like your favourite ANZAC biscuits!).

 

Chocolate Brownies

In just 5 minutes, your little ones will be ready for you to pop their brownie mixture in the oven. It couldn’t be easier!

Easy Chocolate Brownies

Our rich and dense chocolate brownies are so easy to make... and take just 5 minutes to prepare! This is the perfect recipe for delicious and classic brownies!
Easy Chocolate Brownies Recipe
Rich and dense chocolate brownies on a gold fork.

 

Easy Chocolate Slice

We LOVE this slice in our house. It’s so simple to make and the icing and sprinkles on top are a kids dream!

Easy Chocolate Slice

A super easy chocolate slice with chocolate icing and sprinkles... a good old fashioned favourite with the kids (and adults too!).
Easy Chocolate Slice Recipe
A super easy chocolate slice with chocolate icing and sprinkles... a good old fashioned favourite with the kids (and adults too!).

 

Chocolate Coconut Slice

One of our all-time favourite slices! You little ones will be able to make this slice all on their own (except for the oven, of course). 

Coconut Chocolate Slice

A completely no-bake Coconut Chocolate Slice with a crunchy coconut biscuit base and a crispy milk chocolate top. Delicious, quick and easy!
Coconut Chocolate Slice Recipe
A completely no-bake Coconut Chocolate Slice with a crunchy coconut biscuit base and a crispy milk chocolate top. Delicious, quick and easy!

 

Weet-Bix Slice

If you’ve got a box of Weet-Bix sitting in the cupboard, let your little one loose making this chocolatey slice!

Easy Weet-Bix Slice

Our super easy Weet-Bix Slice is always a hit with the kids! Perfect for lunch boxes or an after school treat! 
Easy Weet-Bix Slice Recipe
Our super easy Weet-Bix Slice is always a hit with the kids... perfect for lunch boxes or an after school treat! This is sure to become a family favourite!

 

Oat & Milo Slice

Made from pantry basics, this slice recipe is most definitely kid-approved. 

Oat & Milo Slice

Lunch box recipes don't come any quicker or easier than this yummy Oat & Milo Slice! Simply melt, mix and bake... too simple!! This will become a family favourite in no time!
Oat & Milo Slice Recipe
Lunch box recipes don't come any quicker or easier than this yummy Oat & Milo Slice! Simply melt, mix and bake... too simple!! This will become a family favourite in no time!

 

Chocolate Chip Muesli Bars

Our favourite muesli bars are great for lunch boxes and are perfect for being prepped by the kids!

Super Easy Chocolate Chip Muesli Bars

Perfectly easy chocolate chip muesli bars that take only 10 minutes to prepare (and even less time to eat!!). These are a winner with the whole family!
Super Easy Chocolate Chip Muesli Bars Recipe
Easy Chocolate Chip Muesli Bars

 

Kids Cupcakes, Breads & Muffin Recipes

Our cupcake, bread and muffin recipes are perfect for getting the kids in the kitchen! Plus all of the recipes are freezer-friendly!

 

Banana Muffins

Got some ripe bananas?? This is the recipe for you!

Easy Banana Muffins

Our classic banana muffin recipe bakes perfectly soft and moist muffins that are ready in less than 30 minutes! A super easy recipe that's great for lunch boxes.
Easy Banana Muffins Recipe
Our classic banana muffin recipe bakes perfectly soft and moist muffins that are ready in less than 30 minutes! A super easy recipe that's great for lunch boxes.

 

ABCD Muffins

Apples, bananas, coconut and dates… get your little ones mixing the muffin mixture together!

ABCD Muffins

Our award-winning ABCD Muffins are great for kids and are packed with apple, banana, coconut and dates making them a perfect lunch box option!
ABCD Muffins Recipe
ABCD Muffins

 

Banana Bread

Our FAMOUS banana bread recipe is so easy for kids to make on their own – just give them a hand with the oven!

The Best Banana Loaf

A delicious one-bowl banana bread that is so quick and easy to prepare!
The Best Banana Loaf Recipe
Best Banana Bread

 

Chocolate Cupcakes

My son and I LOVE making these chocolate cupcakes – whether it’s for a birthday party or just a yummy little treat.

Quick & Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

Our famous chocolate cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting really are the best! So simple to make and perfect for birthday parties.
Quick & Easy Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe
Our famous chocolate cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting really are the best! So simple to make and perfect for birthday parties.

 

Vanilla Cupcakes

Our vanilla cupcakes are the BEST recipe to make with your kids. They’re super easy… and your little ones will love decorating them too!

Vanilla Cupcakes

Our famous vanilla cupcakes are light, fluffy and so easy to make... top them with creamy buttercream for the perfect birthday party cupcakes, lunch box treat or bake sale favourites.
Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

 

Lemon & Yoghurt Loaf

A super easy yoghurt loaf that everyone will love. 

Lemon & Yoghurt Loaf

A simple one-bowl Lemon & Yoghurt Loaf with a deliciously tangy lemon glaze poured over the top. This is an all-time favourite school lunch box recipe... plus it's freezer-friendly too!
Lemon & Yoghurt Loaf Recipe
A lemon and yoghurt loaf made with greek yoghurt and covered in a lemon icing glaze.

 

Butter Cake

Our number 1 favourite birthday cake recipe! The kids can whip this cake up and then decorate it until their hearts content. 

The Ultimate Butter Cake Recipe with Buttercream Frosting

The ultimate classic butter cake recipe with buttercream frosting... the perfect cake for birthdays, school lunch box treats, cake stall fundraisers or delicious morning teas. 
The Ultimate Butter Cake Recipe with Buttercream Frosting Recipe

 

Strawberry & Yoghurt Loaf

Use up some pantry and fridge staples with this yummy loaf recipe. 

Strawberry and Yoghurt Loaf

A simple Strawberry and Yoghurt Loaf that's perfect for school lunch boxes, afternoon snacks.. or even breakfast on the run!
Strawberry and Yoghurt Loaf Recipe
A simple Strawberry and Yoghurt Loaf that's perfect for school lunch boxes, afternoon snacks.. or even breakfast on the run! 

 

Super Easy Chocolate Cake

The kids will LOVE making this classic chocolate cake… and then decorating it with ALL the sprinkles!

Super Easy Chocolate Cake

A classic favourite - super easy chocolate cake!
Super Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe
Super Easy Chocolate Cake

 

Oat & Apple Muffins

Oat & Apple Muffins take just a few minutes to prepare and make the perfect kid-friendly snack. 

Oat & Apple Muffins

Oat & Apple Muffins - super moist!
Oat & Apple Muffins Recipe

 

Blueberry Muffins

Our classic blueberry muffins are a winner with the kids.

Blueberry Muffins

Cafe-style fluffy and moist blueberry muffins with a crunchy sugar top and bursts of fresh or frozen blueberries. A simple 3 step recipe that takes just 5 minutes to prepare!
Blueberry Muffins Recipe
A half-eaten sweet white muffin with blueberries mixed throughout.

 

White Chocolate & Raspberry Muffins

Our favourite muffin recipe couldn’t be easier to make (or more delicious to taste test!). 

Quick & Easy White Chocolate & Raspberry Muffins

The perfect combination comes together in these deliciously easy White Chocolate & Raspberry Muffins (you wont be able to resist the chunks of chocolate!).
Quick & Easy White Chocolate & Raspberry Muffins Recipe

 

No-Bake Kids Recipes

If you have toddlers or young kids, then our no-bake recipes are the perfect option. There’s no need to worry about hot ovens or stoves and all of the recipes have a couple of simple steps and need minimal equipment!

 

Milo Balls

The EASIEST no-bake balls ever… the hardest part will be stopping your little ones from eating all of the mixture. 

Easy Milo Balls

These super easy Milo Balls are sure to be a hit with the littlest people in your home! Just 4 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time... they're just so simple!
Easy Milo Balls Recipe
These super easy Milo Balls are sure to be a hit with the littlest people in your home! Just 4 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time... they're just so simple! Made from plain biscuits, condensed milk, coconut and Milo... you can't beat these delicious little bites!

 

Chocolate Ripple Cake

Everyone’s favourite dessert is perfect for getting the kids in the kitchen. Whip the cream ahead of time and let the kids assemble and decorate the cake. 

Classic Chocolate Ripple Cake

Our classic Chocolate Ripple Cake is an all-time favourite Australian dessert made from whipped cream and chocolate ripple biscuits and decorated with Peppermint Crisp bars, Flakes and raspberries. 
Classic Chocolate Ripple Cake Recipe
A whipped cream chocolate ripple cake decorated with raspberries, Peppermint Crisp and chocolate.

 

Clinkers Rocky Road

Melt the chocolate in the microwave and then let your kids mix through all of their favourite add-ins. 

Clinkers Rocky Road

Our famous Clinkers Rocky Road is the only rocky road recipe you'll ever need! Made from milk chocolate, raspberry lollies, marshmallows and Clinkers... and ready in less than 10 minutes!!
Clinkers Rocky Road Recipe
A plate of Clinkers rocky road.

 

Mars Bar Slice

Everyone’s favourite slice couldn’t be easier to make! Help any little kids with melting the ingredients and then let them mix it all together. 

Mars Bar Slice

Everyone's favourite no-bake Mars Bar Slice recipe couldn't be easier to make... with just 5 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time.
Mars Bar Slice Recipe
Mars Bar Slice

 

Malteser Slice

Who needs an excuse to buy a bag of Maltesers? Certainly not me!

Malteser Slice

Our famous no-bake Malteser Slice takes only 10 minutes to prepare... and tastes AMAZING! A chocolate rice bubble base topped with sweet and creamy white chocolate and decorated with extra Maltesers. 
Malteser Slice Recipe
My no-bake chocolate Malteser Slice takes only 10 minutes to prepare... and tastes AMAZING! This is one of my most popular slice recipes ever!

 

Lemon & Coconut Slice

This is one of our favourite slices to make together. I crush the biscuits and melt the ingredients, but then my toddler can do the rest!

Lemon & Coconut Slice - New & Improved

This new and improved Lemon & Coconut Slice recipe is absolutely perfect! A beautiful tangy base topped with a creamy lemon frosting!
Lemon & Coconut Slice - New & Improved Recipe
This new and improved Lemon & Coconut Slice recipe is absolutely perfect! A beautiful tangy base topped with a creamy lemon frosting... it seriously doesn't get any better than this!

 

Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls

Kids will love help rolling the bliss balls!

Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls

These Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls are the perfect healthy treat... but best of all... they taste super naughty!
Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls Recipe
These Raw & Guilt-Free Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss Balls are the perfect healthy treat... even though they taste super naughty! Includes a simple step by step recipe video!

 

Kid-Friendly Rum Balls

This recipe is the perfect way to fill in a few spare minutes. Plus… they’re totally delicious!

Kid-Friendly Rum Balls

Super easy and kid-friendly rum balls made from crushed biscuits, sweetened condensed milk, cocoa and coconut and ready in just 5 minutes. This is a great recipe to make with the kids (and great for school lunch box treats). 
Kid-Friendly Rum Balls Recipe
No-Bake Rum Balls made with coconut, biscuits, condensed milk and cocoa powder.

 

Chocolate Crackles

A party food staple… and great for kids to help mix together!

Chocolate Crackles

A simple classic chocolate crackles recipe made with rice bubbles, cocoa, icing sugar, coconut and copha... a kids party food favourite!
Chocolate Crackles Recipe
A simple classic chocolate crackles recipe made with rice bubbles, cocoa, icing sugar, coconut and copha... a kids party food favourite!

 

Honey Joys

Everyone loves these super easy sweet treats.

Honey Joys Recipe

The famous Honey Joys recipe made from cornflakes, butter, honey and sugar. The ultimate kids party food recipe that everyone loves!
Honey Joys Recipe Recipe
The famous Honey Joys recipe made from cornflakes, butter, honey and sugar. The ultimate kids party food recipe!

 

Apricot, Coconut & Chia Balls

Healthy and delicious – these balls are so much fun for the kids to make. 

Healthy Apricot, Coconut & Chia Balls

Super easy and healthy Apricot, Coconut & Chia Balls - the perfect kid-friendly lunch box snack! Just 10 minutes prep time and completely no-bake... mix, roll and eat!
Healthy Apricot, Coconut & Chia Balls Recipe
Super easy and healthy Apricot, Coconut & Chia Balls - the perfect kid-friendly lunch box snack! Just 10 minutes prep time and completely no-bake... mix, roll and eat!

 

Tic Toc Tea Cup Biscuits

This is the perfect activity for kids to do on a quiet afternoon (… or a busy afternoon!)

Tic Toc Tea Cup Biscuits

The cutest Tic Tic Tea Cup Biscuits made from Tic Tocs, marshmallows, Freckles and musk Life Savers... includes a step by step guide to make these kids party food favourites!
Tic Toc Tea Cup Biscuits Recipe

 

Healthy Weet-Bix Balls

A few basic ingredients is all it takes to make these kid-friendly balls. 

Healthy Weet-Bix Balls

These Healthy Weet-Bix Balls with medjool dates, honey, coconut, chia seeds and sultanas are super easy to make and take only 10 minutes to prepare. 
Healthy Weet-Bix Balls Recipe
These Healthy Weet-Bix Balls with medjool dates, honey, coconut, chia seeds and sultanas are super easy to make and take only 10 minutes to prepare. 

 

Milo & Weet-Bix Balls

The kids will love whipping up these sweet little balls. 

4 Ingredient Milo Weet-Bix Balls

The easiest Milo Weet-Bix Balls made from just 4 ingredients (Weet-Bix, Milo, condensed milk and coconut) ... and only 10 minutes prep time!
4 Ingredient Milo Weet-Bix Balls Recipe
The easiest Milo Weet-Bix Balls made from just 4 ingredients (Weet-Bix, Milo, condensed milk and coconut) ... and only 10 minutes prep time!

 

Tiny Teddy Racing Cars

Little ones will love putting these simple little cars together. 

Tiny Teddy Racing Cars

These super cute Tiny Teddy Racing Cars are the ultimate in kids party food! Made from Milky Ways, Smarties and Tiny Teddies, these quick and easy cars are always a hit!
Tiny Teddy Racing Cars Recipe
These super cute Tiny Teddy Racing Cars are the ultimate in kids party food! Made from Milky Ways, Smarties and Tiny Teddies, these quick and easy cars are always a hit!

 

Healthier LCM Bars

Just like the store-bought version… but much healthier (and great for the kids to make!). 

Healthier LCM Bars

A simple 4 ingredient recipe for making healthier LCM Bars at home using just honey, rice bubbles, coconut oil and sprinkles!
Healthier LCM Bars Recipe
A simple 4 ingredient recipe for making healthier LCM Bars at home using just honey, rice bubbles, coconut oil and sprinkles!

 

Healthy Salted Caramel Balls

For a healthy snack, get the kids to help make these yummy little date balls. 

Healthy Salted Caramel Balls

Deliciously Healthy Salted Caramel Balls made from medjool dates, rolled oats, desiccated coconut and a pinch of salt! YUM!
Healthy Salted Caramel Balls Recipe
Deliciously Healthy Salted Caramel Balls made from medjool dates, rolled oats, desiccated coconut and a pinch of salt! YUM!

 

Healthy Coco Pop Bars

Chocolatey, healthy and delicious! The kids will fall in love with these super simple bars. 

Super Healthy Coco-Pop Bars

Healthy 'Coco-Pop' Bars that taste just as good as the real thing but are soooo much healthier thanks to the raw cacao, coconut and chia seeds!
Super Healthy Coco-Pop Bars Recipe
Healthy Coco-Pop Bars | Lunch Box Recipe

 

More Kids Recipes

If you want even more recipes that the kids will love helping to make, then check out our entire collection of Kids & Toddler Recipes here.

Or browse our Lunch Box Recipes that are all freezer-friendly here. 

A collection of the very best freezer friendly lunch box recipes – including our most popular muesli bars, muffins, scrolls, cookies, loaves, breads and savoury snacks.

 

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