Cooking With Kids Thursday: Watermelon Pops

This idea comes from one of my favorite sites, Kraft Recipes.  These watermelon pops would be so fun to make with the kiddos.  There is lots of stirring and pouring to do so even the little ones have ways to help.

Here’s what you need to make these:

  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water, divided
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 cup cold water, divided
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
  • 3 Tbsp. miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 pkg. (4 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • Dixie Cups
  • Popsicle Sticks
Here’s how to make them -> Watermelon Pops Tutorial

Cooking With Kids Thursday: Sugar Cookie Tacos

These look delicious and make the perfect summer treat!  What kid wouldn’t enjoy assembling these?  Even making the “taco shells” is fun.  Just try not to eat too much cookie dough!

Here’s what you need to make them:

  • 1 Package 18oz refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups of your favorite fruit cut-up

Here’s how to make them -> Sugar Cookie Tacos Tutorial

(Thanks Whats Cookin Girls!)

Cooking With Kids Thursday: Bert and Ernie Fruit Snacks!

I thought these were just so creative!  My kids were so excited when they saw the picture on my computer screen and are already begging me to make them with them.  Good thing we have all the ingredients on hand.  Thanks for the idea Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons!  I just know my kids are going to have a blast making and eating these.

Here’s what you need to make them (yields 2 sets):

  • 1 clementine
  • 1 banana
  • raisins
  • 2 mini marshmallows
  • 1 red fruit roll-up

Here is how to make them -> Bert and Ernie Fruit Snacks Tutorial


Cooking With Kids Thursday: Frozen Chocolate Bananas

I love eating frozen fruit.  I remember growing-up we used to have huge contatiners of frozen peaches, melon balls, and raspberries in our freezer.  I used to love sneaking in there and grabbing handfuls to snack on during the hot summers.  I also remember the first time I had a frozen banana dipped in chocolate and then dipped in peanuts.  It was so good!  Now I want my kids to have some of those same great memories.  How fun would it be to make these dipped bananas with them?  You could even set-up a topping bar so they can pick and choose what they want on their bananas.  If you aren’t too big on chocolate, I have also heard that using yogurt instead is just as yummy.

Here’s what you need to make these:

  • 2 ripe but firm bananas
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped, or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granola, chopped pecans and walnuts, or sprinkles (optional)
  • (yields 4 servings)

Here’s how to make them -> Frozen Chocolate Dipped Bananas Tutorial

(Thanks Epicurious!)


Cooking With Kids Thursday: The Lorax Dinner

If your kids love Dr. Seuss stories, then they will love this meal.  It is based off the movie, The Lorax, but even if your kids haven’t seen it yet they will like this dish.  What a great way to celebrate Earth Day this Sunday, Aprill 22nd.  Thanks Toni Spilsbury for the idea!

Here’s what you  need to make this:

  • Cavatappi Pasta- 1 lb
  • steam-ready broccoli florets- 8 oz.
  • steam-ready asparagus tips- 8 oz.
  • Alfredo sauce- 1 jar
  • food coloring (to color the noodles while they are cooking)

Here’s how to make it -> The Lorax Dinner Tutorial