Peach melba pop pies

School holiday recipes

54 Recipes

Keep the little ones busy over the school break by joining you in the kitchen. From easy cupcakes to tasty pizzas, we've got plenty of fun foodie projects.

Peach melba pop pies

5

(1 rating)

These easy peasy pies are stuffed with flavour and are great fun for little fingers to decorate
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate chip muffins

4.5

(14 ratings)

Make these easy chocolate chip muffins with kids over the weekend or school holidays. They take just 15 minutes prep and are a guaranteed family favourite
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Holiday pizzas

4.666665

(3 ratings)

The latest in our cooking with kids series looks at kneading, rolling and sauce skills- then let your child build their own pizza from their favourite toppings
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Simple iced biscuits

5

(3 ratings)

Make these sweet iced letters and numbers with your kids during school holidays. They'll have fun making them and then devour them once ready...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Tropical granola lollies

0

(0 ratings)

Simple fruity lollies that count as one of your five-a-day, topped with rich dark chocolate and crunchy cereal for a moreish frozen treat
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Simple nutty pancakes

3.666665

(3 ratings)

Stephen Mangan's easy breakfast pancakes are great for getting kids into cooking, and they're healthier with the addition of agave syrup rather than sugar, and chopped mixed nuts...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mixed fruit tart

5

(1 rating)

This tasty tart is a great introduction to pastry and gives budding young chefs a chance to flex their creative muscles as they decorate with vanilla mascarpone and a variety of berries
  • 1 hour
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Simple stir-fry

4.75

(4 ratings)

Kids getting into cooking? This simple stir-fry with prawns, veggies and noodles is great for aspiring chefs and will make a quick meal for busy weeknights
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Mini quiches

5

(1 rating)

Pack these mini quiches with bacon and cheese for a picnic. Great for feeding a hungry crowd, plus you can make them a day ahead and even freeze them
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort

Chocolate & hazelnut thumbprint cookies

3.666665

(12 ratings)

The food processor does most of the work in this cookie recipe, but younger children will enjoy rolling the dough into balls and thumbprinting. Older kids can make them on their own
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Amazing chocolate cupcakes

4.17143

(70 ratings)

Whip up a batch of simple chocolate cupcakes for a party, coffee morning or afternoon tea. Top with buttercream, or perhaps a cream cheese frosting
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Double-dipped shortbread cookies

5

(1 rating)

What could be better than shortbread biscuits? Shortbread double-dipped in milk and white chocolate! They're sure to go down a storm with family and friends...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sunshine lollies

4.5

(2 ratings)

A combination of orange, satsuma and carrot make these refreshing lollies a low-calorie treat. They're also vegan, gluten-free and sure to be a hit with kids!...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken satay

4.65909

(44 ratings)

Food editor Barney begins his cooking with kids series- first off, Barney and his daugher Maisie make chicken skewers with peanut sauce
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate concrete with caramel sauce

5

(1 rating)

Update a classic school-dinner recipe by using caramel sauce instead of pink custard to serve alongside chocolate squares. Kids (and big kids) will love it
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate jungle jam jar

5

(1 rating)

The base of these pots is a squidgy chocolate pudding. Add a layer of wild coconut grass, jelly snakes and chocolate trees for an edible jungle
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate traybake

4.714285

(7 ratings)

This American-style chocolate traybake is super-easy, can be prepared in advance and cuts into even portions. It's perfect for birthday parties or bake sales...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Strawberry milk pops

4.142855

(7 ratings)

Homemade ice lollies are healthier and cheaper than shop-bought. These are as creamy as ice cream but lower in fat
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Strawberry tarts

4.75

(4 ratings)

Get your kids in the kitchen to create these teatime treats, perfect for 8-14 year-olds to show off their cooking skills
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Fruity ice-lolly pens

5

(1 rating)

Dip these fruity ice lollies in natural food colouring then encourage kids to start scribbling
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pizza with homemade sauce

5

(2 ratings)

Make pizza for the family with a homemade base and tomato sauce. The recipe is perfect to get kids involved in cooking. Top with mozzarella and fresh basil
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Loaded open sandwiches

0

(0 ratings)

Keep the kids happy over the summer holidays with a patisserie-style afternoon tea complete with these easy open sandwiches featuring a variety of toppings
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Easy cornflake tart

5

(9 ratings)

Make this cornflake cake for a fabulously easy family dessert that uses simple ingredients. With a pastry case and jam base, it's delicious served with custard...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy strawberry ice cream

4.25

(8 ratings)

Children aged 3-6 can enjoy getting stuck in to making and eating this summery treat. Add your own toppings for extra fun
  • 6 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Courgette muffins

4.357145

(28 ratings)

Get kids busy in the kitchen with these scrummy courgette muffins, perfect for cooks aged between 8-14
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

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