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Haystack Snacks

Our trip to the farm took a little bit of a turn today, and we’re headed into the barn to visit with the horses! And what to horses love to snack on? Hay! So we’re making a easy, tasty treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup marshmallows
  • 1 cup Chow Mein Noodles
  • Wax paper

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the butter and marshmallows and microwave until melted, stirring occasionally.
  • Add noodles and stir until combined.
  • Place wax paper on a baking sheet and spoon the mixture onto the tray making little piles.
  • Let the haystacks cool and some of the stickiness will go away.

Posted by Kids Cook on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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Fairy Bread

It’s time for our final stop on this week’s trip around the world. What a fun adventure we’ve had! We’ll definitely be headed off on a second trip around the world soon. Today, we’re making our final stop in the land down under — Australia. After spending the week getting dinner ready, it was definitely time for a sweeter treat and what better than the special occasion party treat in Australia: fairy bread!

Ingredients

  • White bread, trimmed of crust
  • Butter or margarine, softened
  • Colored Sprinkles

Directions

  • Spread slices of bread with butter or margarine.
  • Sprinkle with candy sprinkles.
  • Cut into triangles.
  • Arrange on serving plate.

Posted by Kids Cook on Friday, May 15, 2020

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Homemade Popsicles

We’re preparing for a warm weekend which will be full of outdoor fun and WATER! With temperatures finally hitting the 80s for a few days in a row, we’re planning to fill up our inflatable pool, play with our water table and even turn our jungle gym slide into a water slide! We need a tasty treat to enjoy and popsicles seem like the perfect choice! Use whatever combination of fruits you have on hand, add milk, water, yogurt or juice and blend. If you don’t have popsicle molds, you can easily use a plastic cup and a straw!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of fruit (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • Liquid of choice (milk, water, yogurt, juice) to blend

Directions

  • Place all ingredients into a blender.
  • Turn blender on an slowly add enough liquid to mix.
  • Blend until smooth and pour into popsicle molds.
  • Freeze until solid.
  • Use any extra popsicle mix for a smoothie treat!

Posted by Kids Cook on Friday, May 1, 2020

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Fruit Salad Pops

From Brooklyn: This is a recipe from the Daniel Tiger show “I Love to Be with my Family.” She is very excited to cook it for you today!

Ingredients

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Kabob Sticks or Skewers

Directions

  • Wash all of your fruit.
  • Cut the bananas into slices or circles.
  • Cut the strawberries into quarters or triangles.
  • Put the fruit onto the kabob stick in a pattern.
  • That’s it!

Posted by Kids Cook on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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No Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies

Continuing birthday week, today we celebrate Uncle Jeff’s birthday! He requested some cookies and while the famous DoubleTree Chocolate Chip recipe was very tempting, this recipe seemed a little more palatable for a morning snack.

Ingredients

  • 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon pieces
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1⁄4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats

Directions

  • Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  • Place the butter, sugar, milk, and cocoa powder in a saucepan. Over medium heat, bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once the mixture comes to a boil, boil for one minute.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the peanut butter, vanilla, and salt. Stir until peanut butter is melted and smooth. Stir in the oats.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking sheets. Let sit at room temperature until cooled and hardened, about 30 minutes.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 to 4 days on the counter or in the fridge.

Posted by Kids Cook on Thursday, April 23, 2020

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5 Minute Personal Pizzas

In celebration of my goddaughter’s 4th birthday, we are making personal pizzas! Just a few ingredients (likely that you have on hand) and you can create your own pizza masterpiece in just a few minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pasta sauce
  • 8″ flour tortillas
  • 3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • Toppings of choice

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
  • Place tortillas on a baking sheet.
  • Spoon sauce onto each tortilla and spread around evenly.
  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese, followed by shredded mozzarella on each pizza.
  • Top with desired toppings.
  • Place pizzas in the oven directly on the rack and bake for 5 minutes, or until desired color/crispness. Remove from oven and allow to cool a few minutes before cutting and serving.

Posted by Kids Cook on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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Easy Pantry Hummus

No need for tahini or any fancy ingredients in this recipe! This 5 ingredient hummus recipe is easy to make and taste great. Originally from The Disney Princess Cookbook, prince and princesses alike will be able to help make this hummus.

Ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas (garbanzo) beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Crackers or veggies to dip

Directions

  • Combine ingredients in the bowl of a food processor or blender.
  • Mix until smooth.
  • Serve with pita chips, crackers and veggies.
  • Store in the fridge for up to one week.

Posted by Kids Cook on Thursday, April 16, 2020

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Banana Bread Mug Muffin

A quick, healthy way to use up brown bananas — and since it cooks in just a few minutes, it’s a quick snack for hungry kids. Use any combination of add-ins to change up the flavor; peanut butter and chocolate chip anyone?

Ingredients

  • 1/2 very ripe banana
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Salt
  • Any add-ins you want: sprinkles, chocolate chips, peanut butter, chopped nuts, cinnamon, Chia seeds, etc,

Directions

  • Mash a brown banana in a small mug or ramekin with vanilla.
  • Mix in the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Blend thoroughly with a fork.
  • Mix in any add-ins.
  • Microwave 90 seconds. Allow to cool for one minute before enjoying!

Posted by Kids Cook on Monday, April 6, 2020

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Trail Mix Energy Balls

We are going through snacks at a break neck speed over here. I’m trying to limit our snacks to healthy, nutrient dense options (like these muffins) but giving some grace for the occasional gummy fruit snack request. This recipe combines some pantry staples — and items we’ve pretty much used up that are just taking up valuable pantry space — to give a healthy, fun snack option. These will keep in the fridge for two weeks, but can be frozen and last for months. Substitutions are also easy to do: sun or nut butter for peanut butter, agave for honey, nuts or granola in place of trail mix.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup flax seed
  • 2 Tbsp Chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Salt
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup trail mix or a mix of nuts, seeds, raisins, candy

Directions

  • In a stand mixer (or large bowl) combine all ingredients except trail mix. Mix on low until combined, scraping sides of the bowl if needed.
  • Stir in trail mix.
  • Working 1-2 tablespoons at a time, roll the mixture into small balls. Place in an air tight container and store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Posted by Kids Cook on Friday, April 3, 2020

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Spinach and Banana Monster Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 cup unsweetened applesauce (one of the single serving cups)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach (you could also add shredded carrots, zucchini, or even peppers)
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled
  • 1⁄3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp. flax seed
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Combine the applesauce, egg, vanilla, spinach, banana, maple syrup, chia seeds, flax seeds, and coconut oil in a blender and blend until combined.
  • Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt) in a smaller mixing bowl.
  • Pour the spinach mixture from blender into the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
  • Scoop the batter into a silicone (or well greased) muffin tin.
  • Bake at 350 degrees (12-14 minutes for mini-muffins or 17-19 minutes for regular-sized muffins).
  • These freeze great in a plastic bag, just reheat in the microwave for a few seconds to serve!

Posted by Kids Cook on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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