Published On: Fri, Aug 3rd, 2018

10 bakes to make with the kids this summer

Looking for bakes to make with the kids as the summer holidays begin? Keep them entertained with these 10 awesome, fun, and thankfully simple recipe ideas.

Peanut Butter Oat Squares by Listotic

The only ingredients you need for this fun recipe are peanut butter, oats and honey. The finished product is full of fiber and protein, so not only will you enjoy making them, but you just might convince the kids to eat something with health benefits too!

Peanut Butter Oat Squares

Rainbow Cupcakes by Kerry Cooks

Add some colour to a summer day with these beautiful rainbow cupcakes. The kids will love layering the different colours of cake mix (and topping them with icing and sprinkles, of course)!


Rainbow Cupcakes

No Bake Nutella Cookies by Shugary Sweets

If you’re looking for a super quick and easy recipe that is sure to go down a treat, try out these no bake cookies. The chocolate covering and the gooey Nutella will be loved by kids of all ages.

Nutella No Bake Cookies

Hedgehog Rolls by BBC Good Food

This is a fun and inventive way to introduce the family to bread making. With spiky little shapes and raisins for eyes, these rolls are both cute and delicious!

Hedgehog-shaped bread rolls

Monster Cookies by Delish

For the little monsters in your lives! These crinkle cookies are actually made from cake mix, giving a fluffy texture and a great wrinkled look. Kids will love adding eye-shaped sweets as the finishing touch.

Monster cookies

Unicorn Cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

Unicorns are EVERYWHERE right now. As well as being a favourite among kids, unicorn cupcakes are a great excuse to go wild with the sparkles, gems and edible gold paint!

Cupcake with unicorn horn

Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats by Little Sugar Snaps

Another classic! This one is a serious comfort food. Packed with nuts, shortbread, coconut and cherries, these Rice Krispie treats are easy to bake and even easier to eat!

Rocky Road slices

Easy Chocolate Brownies by Kidspot

Bored? Bake brownies! These ones are super simple and great for making with kids, and the website specialises in family baking. Take a look to discover lots of great ideas.

Stack of chocolate brownies

Flower Cookie Pops by Food Network

Perhaps for slightly older kids because of the boiled sweets in the middle, these cookie pops are a different creative idea to try in the kitchen. They only take half an hour and will dazzle kids with their shapes and colours.

Flower-shaped Cookie Pops

CRAZY Easy Maple Pecan Flapjacks by Kitchen Mason

We definitely have a soft spot for flapjack! Maple syrup makes these fun traybakes perfectly chewy. If nutty desserts aren’t your thing, this website offers lots of different flapjack ideas, too. The whole family will enjoy these.

Maple Pecan Flapjacks

For even more baking ideas to try with your kids, have a look here.

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