Archive of ‘Cooking with Kids’ category

Ice Cream Cupcakes

Ice Cream Cupcakes –  Some days the freezer is a much more attractive appliance than the oven. On those days when just the thought of turning on the stove makes you sweat, you need a dessert like this — no bake Ice Cream Cupcakes. These are super-fun for birthday parties and kids love to get […]

Red, White, and Blue Pretzel Sticks (Pretzel Sparklers)

Patriotic pretzel sparklers

Red, White, and Blue Pretzel Sticks – Guests will love if you bring these patriotic pretzels to a Fourth of July party. Old Glory’s stripes inspired these red, white, and blue pretzel rods. Do you call them pretzel rods or pretzel sticks? Either way, they’re so much fun to decorate!   These are made just like my […]

Cupcake Cake Toppers

Cupcake Cake Toppers – If you want to get extra “oohs” and “aahs” when you make cupcakes, top them with these baby “cakes” made out of candy. Use mini peanut butter cups as the base of these miniature “cupcakes.” They’re fast and fun to make and look adorable crowning cupcakes or full-sized cakes.  I wasn’t really sure what to call […]

Edible Chocolate Cupcake Wrappers

How to Make Edible Cupcake Wrappers out of Chocolate – We are about to embark on a journey to a magical place where you can have your cake and eat the container too. These edible chocolate cupcake wrappers are the first step toward the Ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Cupcakes. The wrappers look like the outside of […]

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Cinnamon Roll Cookies – Can you guess what inspired these Cinnamon Roll Shortbread Cookies just by looking at them? I bet it would take you at least a few tries…that is unless maybe you have a preschooler in the house.  Play-Doh inspired these cookies! To be more specific it was bright green Play-Doh with some mashed in electric blue smears. I […]

Thin Mint Ice Cream (No Ice Cream Maker Required)

No-Churn Thin Mint Cookie Ice Cream – Do you keep a sleeve of Thin Mint cookies stashed in the freezer? We’re all friends here so you can admit you hide the cookies behind the icy bag of broccoli so the kids won’t find them. I know I can’t be the only one.  The freezer is a […]

Thin Mint Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies

Thin Mint Cheesecake Sandwich Cookie Recipe –  Just when you thought Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies couldn’t get any better, these Thin Mint Cheesecake Sandwiches arrive. A swirl of creamy cheesecake beckons you from between two minty-chocolate cookies.  When Thin Mints are out of season and you’ve gobbled up your secret stash, you can use Keebler […]

Easy Caramel Pretzel Brownies

Caramel Pretzel Brownies – These brownies should come with a cape because they are ready to save you from so many dessert dilemmas. Forgot the school bake sale is tomorrow? Quick brownies to the rescue. Feeling pressure to bring just the right treat to the office party? These easy salty-sweet snacks will please everyone. Just got dumped […]

Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches

Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches – Have you ever have one of those days where you sent your kid to preschool with two different shoes, forgot your lunch (and your wallet) at home as you ran out the door for work? I know it can’t just be me. Can it? On days like that, there’s no […]

Seven Fun Twists on S’mores; Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Nutella, and More

S’mores with a Twist – Welcome to my s’more-gasbord! I’m sharing seven fun twists on s’mores. I have experimented with lots of different fillings and a few graham cracker replacements in the classic cook-out dessert. However, I never mess with the marshmallows. You just couldn’t call them s’mores without that crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside, perfect […]

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