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Kids' picnic recipes

31 Recipes

Planning a family picnic? Children will love making these sweet and savoury treats in preparation for the big day out.

Pressed picnic sandwich

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(2 ratings)
A great recipe for kids to assemble - fully load a ciabatta loaf with favourites like prosciutto, artichokes, peppers, spinach and mozzarella
28 minutes
Easy

Sausage roll-ups

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(5 ratings)
The traditional combination of pork bangers and flaky pastry will never get old - this version has a chutney filling
40 minutes
Easy

Ham, pea & mint pasties

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(8 ratings)
Get nostalgic for childhood picnics with these springtime homemade pasties
1 hour and 40 minutes
Moderately easy

Homemade pink lemonade

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(3 ratings)
Mix up a jug of this refreshing, still, cloudy lemonade made from zingy lemons and plump raspberries
10 minutes
Easy

Best-ever pesto & potato pasta

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(1 ratings)
A child-friendly take on pasta alla genovese. Kids can help make the green sauce and toss the whole mix together
31 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Treacle tart bars

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(3 ratings)
This sticky traditional golden syrup pudding is given the traybake treatment. Slice into bars and serve at a party or picnic
1 hour and 30 minutes
Easy

Blackberry & apple loaf

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(74 ratings)
This moist and fruity cake is a great way to get kids to eat fruit, you may have trouble stopping them!
2 hours
Easy

Wrap-your-own spring rolls

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(5 ratings)
A superhealthy recipe that's ideal for cooking with young children
1 hour and 5 minutes
Easy

Omelette wedges

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(12 ratings)
With this easy-to-follow recipe your kids can treat you to breakfast... get printing off copies now
30 minutes
Easy

Houmous with veg sticks

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(1 ratings)
Kids won't eat garlic? Try this houmous recipe - it's ready in 15 minutes
10 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Welsh rarebit muffins

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(36 ratings)
Get the kids to help make these yummy muffins, perfect for lunchboxes
40 minutes
Easy

Healthy coleslaw

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(45 ratings)
Get the kids cooking with this simple coleslaw - they'll be keen to eat it if they've helped out
10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Cheese & spinach pasties

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(2 ratings)
Teach your kids some pastry skills - and provide a lunchbox filler - with this recipe from CBeebies 'i can cook'
35 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Sausage plait

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(5 ratings)
A step-by-step recipe for kids from CBeebies series 'i can cook'- the roll contains peppers and chilli and teaches pastry skills
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy

Coconut & mango sponge

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(11 ratings)
This thrifty traybake sponge used canned fruit and coconut yogurt. Cut into squares and serve up at a party or cake sale
50 minutes
Easy

Strawberries & cream cheesecake jars

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Make your strawberry ripple cheesecakes portable by packing them into jam jars, then enjoy on a summer picnic
20 minutes
Easy

Favourite pasta salad

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(6 ratings)
A low-fat, zesty salad, perfect for a summer lunchbox - vary with your favourite ingredients
20 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Sugared scones

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(5 ratings)
A simple and quick scone recipe that has a great sweet finish - the crunchy sugar top adds texture too
32 minutes
Easy

Cheese roll-ups

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(5 ratings)
Teach kids a lifetime cookery skill with a special recipe from CBeebies' 'i can cook'- these buns show how to make dough
55 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Cornbread muffins

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(13 ratings)
These savoury snacks are brilliant for picnics and lunchboxes - plus they can be frozen ahead
1 hour
Easy
Vegetarian

Ploughman's cheese & tomato pockets

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Put a fresh twist on a picnic classic with these moreish cheese & tomato rolls
2 hours
Moderately easy
Vegetarian

Pinwheel pizzas

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(2 ratings)
Use a packet bread mix to roll up individual pizza buns filled with tomato, basil, mozzarella and pepperoni
45 minutes
Easy

Little strawberry cheesecakes

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(7 ratings)
Individual portions will save fights over the biggest slice of this creamy ricotta pud with fruity compote
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Sunshine bars

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(19 ratings)
The solution for any picnic or open air event – a no-bake bar packed with good stuff
2 hours and 25 minutes
Easy

Big egg, bacon & bean salad

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A substantial 'almost-Niçoise' that goes with just about anything, and won't get soggy on the way to the picnic
30 minutes
Easy

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