Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

This one’s for the chocolate lovers. Step up your game with these Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies. They’re soft, chewy, and include a spicy surprise!

A Sprinkle of Furikake

Furikake

Furikake is a common household item in Japan. Many homecooks even them keep furikake in their spice cabinets at home and use it to flavor a variety of different foods. In the U.S., you might find furikake at an Asian market or festival. But today we’ll teach you how to make it yourself!

*Grown-up Note: If you only have raw sesame seeds at home, help your kids toast them in a skillet on low heat before preparing the rest of this recipe. Advise them to stir the seeds every minute or so until they become fragrant and lightly toasted. This should take about 7-8 minutes.

Mini Apple Pie Recipe

Mini Apple Pies

These tiny treats are a fun way to teach kids how to bake pies. We started with an all-natural storebought crust to make the pie making easier for kids. We made our pies with an apple filling, but you can use any pie filling (try sliced peaches or fresh blueberries or even dried cranberries).

Mini Cinnamon Muffin Recipe for Kids

Cinnamon Mini Muffins

Are you a fan of churros, the sweet cinnamon Spanish and Mexican treats? Then you’ll love these mini muffins! They are easy to mix up, and kids have fun dipping the warm muffins in melted butter and cinnamon sugar. They are as tasty as the real churros without all the mess of deep-frying.

Applesauce Muffin Recipe for Kids

Easy Applesauce Muffins

Looking for a fun after school baking activity? Mix applesauce into cinnamon muffins. If you’d like to add a little extra flavor and nutrition, stir in grated carrot or zucchini. Eat the moist muffins for school day breakfasts, lunch, or snacktime.

Apple Cupcake Recipe

Looking for a fun back-to-school classroom treat? Mix up our Easy Applesauce Muffin batter (or your favorite recipe), then decorate them with natural red frosting, pretzels, and mint leaves to look like apples!

Butterfly Snack Mix

Butterfly Snack Mix
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For a fun summer time snack, make and eat this snack-activity.

Make trail mix
In a medium-size bowl, stir together 1/4 cup of each of the following: dried cranberries or other dried fruits, granola or o-shaped cereal, nuts or seeds (sunflower seeds or walnuts), and yogurt covered raisins.

Spoon it into baggies
Scoop the trail mix into sealable snack baggies. Seal the tops.

Turn the bags into butterflies
Color clothespins with markers and draw butterfly eyes. Clip the clothespins into the centers of the baggies. Add pipe cleaner antenna.

Homemade Granola

Homemade granola

Get your kids to skip the sugary store-bought cereal–and make this whole grain granola instead. You can pick up all the ingredients in the dry food bins at your local health food store. Try the basic recipe, then get creative with stir-ins (see our list below but the sky’s the limit!).