Easy Holiday Kid’s Recipes

Easy Holiday Kid’s Recipes

4 Easy At-Home Recipes to Make with Your Kids

Well, we made it to the end of the year. The holidays are my favorite part! Now that I have two kids, this time feels even more magical then a few years ago. I wanted to start some traditions with my family that I hope we all enjoy. I am not a baker or an avid cook, I mean with work, watching my kids, and this little pandemic going around, things just seem hectic.

Taking time this holiday season to enjoy simple things with your family are going to take on a different look this year. Many of us might be not spending the holidays with our extended family which, frankly, sucks. To help bring some happiness this year, I’m going to cook and bake with my 3-year-old. Please pray for me!

Getting simple recipes that don’t take too long but are fun and easy for my daughter to help with was the name of the game. So, I put on my thinking cap and got to work. What can we do that doesn’t require a ton of effort but looks like it did? Below are 4 recipes – 2 savory and 2 desserts – that will hopefully be fun for us to do, pushing my anxiety and OCD aside! Click here for printable recipe cards.

Savory Recipes

Crockpot Meatballs
This meal is a no brainer, and you can literally hand over the reins to the little ones and not think twice about it.

  • 1 Bag of frozen meatballs
  • 1 Jar grape jelly
  • 1 Jar bbq sauce
  1. Dump everything in crockpot and put on high for 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Need better utensils? Check out our collection of beautifully crafted kitchen utensils.

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Crescent Roll Pepperoni Appetizers
This one you can make your own, just have fun with it!

  • 1 Pack of Crescent Rolls
  • Pepperoni
  • Mozzarella Cheese (string cheese, slices, or shredded work)
  • Pizza Sauce
  • 6 candy canes, whole
  1. Take 1 triangle of the crescent roll and fill with the pepperoni, cheese, and sauce.
  2. Roll up.
  3. Bake as directed.
  4. Add some sauce for dipping and you are good to go!

Sweet Recipes

Do It Yourself Cookies
Here is a recipe that can take on a life of its own. Have fun and enjoy the messiness of this recipe.

  • Package Cookie Dough
  • Rice Crispy Treats (get the prepackaged ones OR make them)
  • Pretzel Rods
  • Frosting (get several colors – Red, White, Green)
  • Sprinkles
  1. Bake cookies according to package and let cool.
  2. Now, decorate. Yes, just decorate. Put paper down on the table and let your kids loose.
  3. Store in air-tight containers.
  4. Bonus – use these as gifts for relatives, friends, family, and neighbors!

Cheesecake Dip
Again, this is another recipe that you can tailor to your family’s needs and let your kids make their own. Once you have the dip made, give them each a bowl and let them top it with whatever they want.

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 Tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Toppings: Chocolate Chips, Reese Cups, Sprinkles, Cherries, anything really
  • Dippers: Graham Crackers, Vanilla Wafers, Pretzels, Strawberries, or Apples
  1. Cream the cream cheese and butter in a medium sized bowl. Add in the powdered sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Cream until smooth.
  2. Stir in your favorite toppings. Then place in the bottom of a pie dish. Cover and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
  3. Enjoy with your favorite dippers.

Again, these recipes are meant to have fun with your kids this holiday season. Get a little messy!

Home for the Holidays

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Posted: Nov 12, 2020