6 Easy Baking Projects Your Kids Will Love

The Food Network Kitchen app is your key to stress-free baking with your little ones.

March 22, 2020
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Every parent knows that baking with children can sometimes be a messy, time-consuming and patience-testing experience. While you might be tempted to just whip up your favorite sweets solo, we know a foolproof way to make baking fun for you and your little ones: the Food Network Kitchen app. Whether you’re on the hunt for an easy recipe for tonight’s dessert or you just want to teach your kiddos a few new skills in the kitchen, the app has tons of easy, on-demand classes perfect for your next baking adventure. Here are a few of our favorites:

Chocolate Tacos (pictured above)

End taco night with a versatile dessert the whole family will enjoy. This Chocolate Tacos class from baking expert Gemma Stafford shows you how to make sugary taco shells from scratch. Once the taco shells have cooled, your kiddos can pitch in and help melt chocolate to dip the outer edges of the shells in. Have them load the “tacos” up with their favorite flavors of ice cream for a delicious treat.

Small Batch Brownies

Christina Lane, Small Batch Brownies as seen on Food Network Kitchen

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Christina Lane’s Small Batch Brownies class teaches an important lesson: baking just enough for one or two is a great way to reduce food waste. Small batch brownies are a must-try for a quick afternoon snack or after-dinner dessert. For both little and big kids: Let them help with measuring, stirring and decorating with chocolate-covered candies.

No-Bake Cookie Dough Balls

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The hardest part about baking cookies? Keeping your kids’ wandering hands from sneaking a bite of raw cookie dough out of the bowl! Catherine McCord’s No-Bake Cookie Dough Balls class can teach your little ones a lesson on food safety while also allowing them to indulge in chewy, sprinkle-covered treats. Put your young bakers to work by having them help measure out the oats, chocolate chips, peanut butter, honey and other ingredients.

Brownie Mix Cookies

Brownie Mix Cookies

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Teri Lyn Fisher

Can’t decide between brownies and cookies? Get the best of both worlds with Vivian Chan’s Brownie Mix Cookies class. This simple recipe comes together with only four ingredients, and the cookies are chocolatey and fudgy enough to please the brownie and cookie lovers in your family. Your little ones will get out a kick out of dressing them up with crushed candy and sprinkles.

S’mores Cookies

Bring your kids’ favorite summertime activity indoors. In his S'mores Cookies class, Marc Murphy reveals the way to get all those melty marshmallow and chocolate flavors — minus the mess and mosquitoes. Show your kids how to scoop the uncooked cookie dough onto the baking sheet with an ice cream scooper and top your treats with mini marshmallows.

Yogurt Banana Pops

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Jason DeCrow

Jaymee Sire’s Yogurt Banana Pops class is a kid-friendly dessert that can double as a healthy afternoon snack. Have the kids start by peeling the bananas, and then slice each banana in half and help them insert a craft stick into each half. Cover the bananas in yogurt and let the kids dip the pops into their favorite toppings (think fruit, nuts and sprinkles). Pop the yogurt banana pops into the freezer for a mess-free masterpiece.

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