Easy Baking Recipes Your Kids Can Help You With

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Who doesn’t like to bake from time to time? After all, it’s a great way of relaxing after a stressful week at work or school. And since most probably your kids will eagerly want to help you, it can turn out to be a fun, family activity that you can do once in a while. 

When it comes to baking with kids, easy and simple is your way to go, which is why we listed some of the easy recipes that you can try with them. So, without any further ado, let’s get into it. Easy desserts to make from scratch are fun and the kids will love measuring out the ingredients and mixing everything up in the bowl. Enjoy! 

Recipe 1 – Nutella Cupcakes

Kids love both cupcakes and Nutella, so why not combine them into one, and make Nutella Cupcakes? To prepare them, you will need:

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons of boiling water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 40 grams of cocoa powder
  • 115 grams of white, self-rising flour
  • 165 grams of golden caster sugar
  • 175 grams of softened, unsalted butter

For the filling:

  • 200 grams of Nutella

For the Buttercream:

  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 175 grams of softened, unsalted butter
  • 200 grams of Nutella
  • 350 grams of icing sugar

How to Make Nutella Cupcakes

Preparation: Before you start doing anything with the cupcakes themselves, you should preheat the oven to 200 degrees. 

Take a big bowl and place butter and sugar in it – beat them until they are nice and fluffy. Then, add the eggs, but remember to do it one by one, and to add a tablespoon of flour with each egg, which will keep the mixture from curdling. In another bowl, mix the cocoa powder and the water, which will give you a paste. Add flour and baking powder to the bowl with eggs, as well as the Cacao paste – blend them all together until you get a smooth batter. Place it in cupcake cases, filling each of them ⅔ full, and put them in the oven for 12-15 minutes. 

Once the cupcakes are springy, remove them and allow them to cool down. In the meantime, prepare the buttercream by mixing the butter, milk, and half of the icing sugar. Add the remaining sugar and Nutella – beat all together until the icing is light and fluffy (remember that the longer you’ll do it, the lighter it will be). 

Decorating Nutella Cupcakes

When the cupcakes have fully cooled down, you can add the Nutella filling. To do that, you need to carve out the center of the cupcake and fill the piping bag with Nutella. Pipe it into the cupcake, and add the part that you have removed before. 

To finish the cupcakes, fill another piping bag with the buttercream and add it on top of your cupcakes. The rest is entirely up to you and your kids – you can add some sprinkles, chopped hazelnut, chocolate chips, or whatever else you feel like having on them. 

Recipe 2 – Peanut Butter Cookies

If your kids are older, they can try to do these cookies by themselves – of course, with your assistance when it comes to placing them in the oven. What’s more, you only need three ingredients to make peanut butter cookies. 

The ingredients are: 

  • 1 large, beaten egg (room temperature)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of creamy (or crunchy) peanut butter

How to Make Peanut Butter Cookies

Preparation: Take a big bowl, place all the ingredients inside, and mix them. Then, scoop a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball. Place them on an ungreased baking sheet and flatten them with a fork. 

Then, bake them at around 180 degrees for more or less 18 minutes. Once they are baked, let them cool down, and enjoy your peanut butter cookies. 

Recipe 3 – Chocolate Lover’s Pizza

Another very simple recipe, for which you will need:

  • 2,5 cup of graham cracker crumbs
  • ⅔ cup of melted butter
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 20 ounces of chocolate candies
  • ½ cup of chopped pecans

How to Make Chocolate Pizza

Preparation: Mix the graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar. Prepare a pizza pan, grease it, and press the mixture onto it — Bake for around 10 minutes at 180 degrees (until it’s lightly browned). Put the chocolate candies on top of it, and bake for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until the chocolate is softened. Once it is soft enough, spread it all over the crust. 

Now you can add the nuts, or any other thing that you want as a topping for your ‘pizza,’ Let it cool down for around 15 minutes, and place it in a fridge for another hour or two to set. 

Final Thoughts 

The truth is that baking at home is one of the easiest ways in which you can entertain your kids and be productive at the same time. What’s more, there are so many simple recipes that your kids can help you with or do by themselves that if we were to list all of them, we would still be talking about it a week from now. 

So next time you want to do something fun with your kids – let them help you with baking. Might be a little messy, but the fun both you and them will have compensates for it.

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