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Most kids love to cook, even at an early age. I try to help my kids cook as much as possible, although sometimes it's hard finding fun recipes for kids. Since mine are still little, they do need assistance. The real fun part of any fun recipes for kids to make is dumping in the ingredients and stirring. This can be done with just about any recipe, although we've found a few easy and fun recipes for kids to make that can be done alone by older children.

Specific Fun Recipes for Kids

Peanut Butter Play Dough
The best part of this fun kids recipe is it's not only something they can make and eat, but play with too!

What you'll need:
1 (18 oz.) peanut butter
6 tsp. honey
Non-fat dry milk or milk plus flour to right consistency

Mix all ingredients together. Shape and decorate with raisins, chocolate chips; you name it! Be sure kids wash their hands before mixing and playing, so it CAN be eatten when they are finished.

Dinosaur Food
While this is part of our list of fun recipes for kids to make, you might have to do some preparing before the kids dig in. Make it a fun story as you mix together all the ingredients.

--PART 1:-- 2 c. Pterodactyl toenails, crushed (sugar)
1/2 c. swamp water (evaporated milk)
1 stick Iguana fat (margarine)

Cook 1 minute at a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

--PART 2:-- 3 c. bones (oats)
1 c. dried grass (coconut)
5 tsp. dirt (cocoa)
1/2 tsp. dirty water (vanilla)

Mix together Part 2. Add Parts 1 and 2 together. Stir, drop by spoonful onto waxed paper. Cool and eat. Don't let the dinosaurs eat all the food.

Dump Cake
1 can fruit (any kind)
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick margarine or butter
1 can opener
1 spoon
1 rectangular cake pan

1. Wash hands.
2. Turn on oven to 350 degrees.
3. Put a little butter in the pan and smear it all over the inside.
4. Open fruit and dump it in the pan, juice and all.
5. Dump the dry cake mix evenly over the fruit.
6. Chop up the stick of butter and dump the pieces on to.
7. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
8. Cool and eat. Yummy!

For each 4 children:
1 pt. whipping cream
4 sm. clean baby food jars & lids

Take whipping cream out of refrigerator 2 hours before using to get to room temperature. Divide evenly into jars, put on lids and let children shake, shake, shake. When butter forms, pour off liquid (taste this!) and spread on crackers or bread. (Add a touch of salt if desired.)

Option: Put 1 pint of cream into a mayonnaise jar and take turns shaking.

Orange Yogurt Frozen Dreams
1 sm. can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 pt. plain yogurt
2 tsp. vanilla
Honey to sweeten (opt.)*

*Never give honey to a child under 2 years. Beat ingredients together until blended. Fill popsicle molds or paper cups and popsicle sticks. Freeze 24 hours. Makes 8 (1/2 cup) servings.

Yogie Pear Pops
1 (16 oz.) can pear halves, drained
1 (8 oz.) plain yogurt
3 tbsp. honey
1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
Few drops almond extract

In blender container combine pears, yogurt, honey, lemon juice and almond extract. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into 5 (5 oz.) paper cups. Cover each cup with foil. Make a small hole in the foil with knife. Insert a wooden stick into the cup through the hole. Freeze 4 to 6 hours. To Serve: Remove foil and tear paper from pop.

Baboon Butter
3/4 c. peanut butter
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. raisins
3 sm. very ripe bananas
1 tbsp. shredded coconut

Mash peanut butter and bananas. Add cinnamon, raisins and coconut. Blend well. Spread on fruit, crackers and bread.

Cut Out Cookies
1 c. Crisco
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla


1 tbsp. margarine
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Powdered sugar

Blend Crisco and sugar. Add eggs and beat. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to mixture; blend well. Bake on greased cookie sheet 10 to 12 minutes at 375 degrees. Frost when cool.

1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow creme
1 c. peanut butter
1/2c. honey
3 oz. milk chocolate bar, grated
1 1/2 c. raisins
1 c. chopped walnuts
2 c. shredded coconut

Kids can stir all ingredients except coconut together and help form into 1" balls. Roll in coconut. Chill or freeze. Makes about 6 dozen.

Spinach Omelet
1 egg per child
1 slice cheese per child
Well drained spinach, enough for a vegetable for each child

Scramble eggs slightly, add spinach and cheese. Place under broiler until hot and bubbly. Serve with biscuits and fruit and milk.

Cherry Cake
2 cans pie filling
1 yellow cake mix
1 stick oleo
1/3 c. nuts, chopped

Mix cherry pie filling and cake mix with melted oleo. Pour into greased 13'x9" pan. sprinkle nuts on top. Bake 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.

Jig-Time Tarts
Thin slice sandwich bread
Fruit cocktail, drained
Cool Whip

Cut crusts from bread. Butter both sides of bread. Place in muffin tins. Sprinkle insides with sugar. Place in oven and brown. when browned, remove from pans, slightly. cool. Fill with drained fruit cocktail. Top with Cool Whip.

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