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What are the Best Recipes to Make with Kids During the School Holidays?

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by Sue W (subscribe)
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Published January 11th 2022
Are you looking for something to do these school holidays? Are the kids getting bored? One way to entertain the kids is to make a recipe together and then enjoy eating the results! It is also a good way to teach your kids about measurements, ingredients and how food is made. Be warned that it can get a little messy (which they love!), so keep the dustpan and cleaning products on hand for afterwards!

These recipes below, are the ones that our family like to make during the school holidays as they are fun to make, and even more so to eat. What do you like to make with your children during the school holidays? Do you have any favourite recipes that you would like to share? If so, please leave a comment at the top of this article with your ideas and it will be shown underneath, for others to read. We can never have too many ideas during the holidays!

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Mini Sultana Cakes


Mini Sultana Cakes are easy to make and the kids can stir the bowl and enjoy decorating them afterwards! This basic recipe uses sugar, eggs, vanilla essence, self-raising flour, milk and sultanas. Eat them warm, or let them cool and add a tasty lemon icing. See here for how to make them. This recipe requires a mini muffin tin.

Chocolate Mug Cakes are fun for kids to make and each child can add their favourite ingredients. The basic recipe uses plain flour, cacao powder (or cocoa), sugar, baking powder, milk and olive oil, then you can add choc chips, frozen raspberries or whatever they want! My older daughter loves to make this recipe and put it in the microwave herself, so it feels like she has made it from start to finish. See here for how to make them.

Mini Cheesecakes are also quick to make and go down a treat - if your kids can wait for them to set in the freezer! The recipe that we use the most is a Cookies & Cream combination which uses vanilla ice cream, Ripples chocolate biscuits, cream cheese, caster sugar, vanilla essence and margarine. See here for how to make them. Make sure you sneak one too!

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Mini Cookies & Cream Cheesecakes


Cheat Sausage Rolls are an easy recipe that the kids can help with and the whole family can eat for lunch. If your kids like to get their hands messy, then they can squish the sausage meat mixture in their hands to help combine it! This recipe uses meat from inside 8 sausages, grated carrot, grated cheese, 2 sheets of puff pastry and egg. They will enjoy helping you making them and love eating them! See here for how to make them.

Easy Chocolate and Peanut Butter Ice Cream is a family favourite to eat for dessert and it is easy to make! Kids will love to put all the ingredients in the food processor and watch it spin. Combine 2 frozen bananas, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, 1/3 cup of milk and 1 Tablespoon of cacao powder and blitz! See here for how to make it.

Cakes are always fun to make and they are a good way to teach your children about measurements. My daughter loves measuring out the cups of ingredients and then stirring them all in. Carrot Cake is a popular choice and it feels a little healthy as it contains a vegetable! See here for some cake recipe ideas.

Do you have a favourite recipe that you love to make with your kids? Please leave a comment at the top of this article and share your ideas, recipes and tips. Why not get in the kitchen today and see what fun (and mess!) you can make! Your kids (and yourself!) are sure to enjoy eating the results...

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Carrot Cake with cream cheese icing (they love the icing in particular!)

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