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.

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

50 mins
Easy
30 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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
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6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
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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
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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
4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr
More effort
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
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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 hr and 20 mins
More effort
13 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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
101 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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
7 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star 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
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
Gluten-free
59 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This recipe is part of Food Editor Barney's 'cooking with kids' series. Here, Barney and his daughter Maisie make chicken skewers with peanut sauce

40 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star 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
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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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
10 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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

10 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Dip these fruity ice lollies in natural food colouring then encourage kids to start scribbling

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
26 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

6 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
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