Cooking With Kids Thursday: Banana Peanut Butter Sushi

When I saw this meal idea, two things came to mind.  First is that this would be such a cute lunch to send with my preschooler and kindergardner to school.  Second is that this is the perfect lunch that my kids could make all by themselves.  They are always asking if they can help when I am prepping meals, and I am always freaking out as I watch them heading for a knife to “help” me.  Letting them make this gives them the opportunity to practice those cutting skills, while using a harmless butter knife.  Can you guess what we are having for lunch tomorrow?  Thanks I Love Easy Kids Recipes!

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • 1 (8″) soft whole wheat tortilla
  • 1 banana
  • 1T raisins
  • cinnamon
  • honey
  • 2T peanut butter

Here’s how to make it -> Banana Peanut Butter Sushi


Cooking With Kids Thursday: Edible Crayons

These edible crayons are another fun way to get your kids excited about school starting again.  How fun would it be to let your kids invite friends over and have a big crayon making and eating party?!  Thanks Gourmet Mom On The Go!

Here’s what you need to make these:

  • Pretzel Rods
  • Candy Melts (or white chocolate bark/chocolate chips with a little of your favorite food coloring added)
  • Paper Labels (make them yourself or download here. Print on colored paper of your choice)

Here’s how to make them -> Edible Crayons Tutorial



Cooking With Kids Thursday: Mini Funnel Cakes

Funnel cakes are always a must any time I go to an amusement park.  I remember a few years back when my husband and I went to Disney World for the first time and I mentioned getting this delicious treat.  My husband just gave me a confused look.  Apparently he had never heard of them.  Consequently, I made a beeline to the nearest funnel cake stand and my husband has been converted ever since!

I am so excited that I can now have funnel cakes any time I want, in the comfort of my own home.  I also love that I can use any cookie cutter I want to make some really fun shapes.  Just think of the fun your kids will have picking their cookie cutter, squirting the batter into the pan and then putting all the toppings on the finished product.  Although, I advise that an adult be the one to do all the frying.  Grease burns can be pretty painful.  Thanks Bird on a Cake!

Here’s what you need to make these:

Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Toppings (optional):

  • whipped cream
  • fresh fruit
  • powdered sugar
  • jam
  • chocolate or strawberry syrup

Here’s how to make them -> Mini Funnel Cake Tutorial


Cooking With Kids Thursday: Homemade Goldfish

I am still in a bit of shock over this recipe.  My kids love eating Goldfish but they can get kind of pricey if you have to buy them often enough.  I find that a lot of “homemade” recipes for things online end up costing at ton to make once you buy all the ingrdients and are time intensive.  This is not one of those recipes.  These homemade goldfish only require 5 ingredients and I can guarantee you have them in your home.  This tutorial also includes how to make the fish shaped cookie cutters.  Thanks Tasty Kitchen!

Here’s what you need to make these:

  • 8 ounces, weight Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, Cut Into Cubes
  • 1 cup Flour
  • ¾ teaspoons Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Cold Water

Here’s how to make them -> Homemade Goldfish Tutorial


Cooking With Kids Thursday: Campfire Cones

If you are planning a family camping trip this summer or you have a fire pit in your backyard, you definitely need to add making these campfire cones to your list of things to do.  I might even try doing it in the oven.  Kids can customize their own cones with whatever fillings they choose and everybody wins.  Thanks Chef Jessica Bright!

Here’s what you need to make these:

-Waffle cones

-Pieces of foil, big enough to wrap the cone

-An assortment of the fillings of your choice. They can include but are not limited to:

  • Chocolate chips
  • Butterscotch morsels
  • White chocolate morsels
  • Walnuts
  • Peanuts
  • Almonds
  • Toffee pieces
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Brown sugar
  • Coconut
  • Cocoa nibs (raw chocolate)
  • Banana pieces
  • Dried fruit


Here’s how to make them -> Campfire Cones Tutorial