15 Summer Recipes for Kids

Summertime is the perfect opportunity to get your kids cooking and baking. I’ve put together a list of 15 fun and yummy summer recipes for kids. This list of cooking recipes for kids mostly sweet treats with a few savory recipes thrown in, too.

If you’re nervous about cooking with your kids, check out my list of tips and tricks on cooking with kids. My number 1 tip is to mentally prepare yourself for the mess. Your kids are going to have a blast and you can, too! If you want to start small, I recommend the recipe for fruit kabobs with strawberry dip. There is a minimal mess and the recipes are very kid friendly.

15 Recipes to get Kids Cooking this Summer. Get your kids in the kitchen with these 15 fun cooking with kids recipes!
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15 Summer Recipes for Kids

S’mores Brownie Cups

These s’mores brownie cups are a decadent way to enjoy s’mores any time of year without having to light an actual fire. The brownies are chewy and chocolaty, and the mini marshmallows crisp up in the oven in less than 1 minute.

S'mores Brownie Cups made with brownies in a muffin tin and topped with mini marshmallows and graham crackers. Enjoy summer any time!

Honey Lime Fruit Salad

This fruit salad is made with all fresh fruit – strawberries, blueberries, red seedless grapes, and mandarin oranges (also knows as cuties). It’s a great summer recipe for kids because you don’t have to turn on the oven.

Honey Lime Fruit Salad made with all fresh fruit and tossed with a delicious and light honey lime dressing | https://aileencooks.com

Soft Pretzels

These are so much fun to make. The soft pretzel dough resembles play dough, so it’s perfect for cooking with toddlers.

Cooking With Kids: Soft Pretzels. Get your kids in the kitchen with this fun recipe for soft pretzels. This recipe makes traditional salted soft pretzels and cinnamon sugar soft pretzels. Recipe from aileencooks.com.

Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Frosting

Your kids can whip these babies up in under and hour and have a sweet treat to nibble on all weekend.

Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Frosting made with a chewy peanut butter cookie base, natural peanut butter, and creamy chocolate frosting. You even get to sneak some whole grains into your kid's diet with this recipe! Recipe for Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Frosting from aileencooks.com

Peach Cobbler

This homemade peach cobbler recipe is the perfect summer treat!

I make this peach cobbler recipe every year and have even made it with frozen peaches in winter to get my "fix". Ha!

Colorful Pita Pizzas

Get your kids excited for vegetables with this fun and easy colorful pita pizzas recipe!

Cooking With Kids: Colorful Pita Pizzas. Get your kids in the kitchen with this fun and flavorful recipe for kids. Recipe from aileencooks.com.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Bars

All the goodness of a cookie in cookie bar form. Let your kids add their favorite chocolate candy to make it extra special.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Bars are filled with mini Reese's, Oreos, and semi-sweet chocolate chips. They are so much better than the regular blondies recipe! Recipe from aileencooks.com

Creamy Fruit Salad

Fruit salad has never looked better with this dessert-style fruit salad recipe that is perfect for kids to make this summer!

This creamy fruit salad is the perfect side dish for thanksgiving dinner or a backyard barbecue. It's perfectly sweet and could even pass as a healthy dessert. Recipe from aileencooks.com.

Strawberry Banana Muffins

If your kids like making banana bread, then they are going to love making these tasty muffins!

Sweet and Moist Strawberry Banana Muffins | aileencooks.com

Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies

These take your traditional chocolate chip cookies and knock them up a few pegs. They are sure to make your budding chef feel like a total rock star in the kitchen.

Chocolate butterscotch cookies are chewy with the classic buttery brown sugar butterscotch flavor. Recipe from aileencooks.com. cookie exchange recipe. christmas cookies. valentines day recipes.

Cinnamon Glazed Bananas

A fruit-filled dessert that is great on its own and even better topped with vanilla ice cream.

Cooking With Kids: Cinnamon Glazed Bananas. A perfect recipe to get your kids in the kitchen and learning about fresh product and practicing their knife skills. Recipe from aileencooks.com

Pull Apart Pizza Bread

This fun pizza bread is made from scratch with biscuit dough. It’s incredibly easy to make. See how my toddler made it in this post!

Pull Apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread with homemade biscuit dough. Make this fun and kid-friendly recipe tonight! Recipe from aileencooks.com. Pizza Recipes. Real Food Recipes.

S’mores Blossom Cookies

Like s’mores without the campfire. These fun cookies are fun to make and even more fun to eat! The littlest kids can help by unwrapping the kisses!

S'mores blossom cookies topped with toasted marshmallows and Hershey's kisses. Perfect blossom cookie recipe for a Christmas, Valentine's Day, or cookie exchange Recipe from aileencooks.com.

The Best Double Chocolate Muffins

These chocolate muffins have a healthier addition. They are a fun way to spend a summer morning!

Fruit Kabobs with Strawberry Dip

Kids can make the dip, kabob the fruit, and even cut the strawberries with a butter knife!

Make this healthy valentine's day snack for kids. Fruit Kabobs with Strawberry Dip. This is a yummy and healthy snack that is perfect for a cooking with kids activity. Recipe from aileencooks.com.

We hope this list of summer recipe for kids inspires you to get in the kitchen with your kids!