17 Bright And Colorful Recipes To Make With Your Kids

When you have kids to feed, the variables of what makes a good meal tend to shift pretty dramatically. Food doesn't just have to taste good and be nutritious, no, it also has to look appealing to the eyes of a child. But that's easier said than done, which is why we're going to show you 17 ideas for recipes that look utterly adorable, taste delicious, and can even be made together with your kids. From hot dogs to cupcakes to cute snacks, there's something here for everyone!

1. Polka Dot Pudding Cake

Pudding is a childhood favorite and classic, but for some reason, we just don't eat it all that much as adults. But that's about to change, because this wiggly dessert is fun to look at AND fun to eat! With the help of this recipe, we're prepared to say that pudding is definitely making a comeback. Get the recipe for the Polka Dot Pudding Cake.

Polka Dot Pudding Cake

2. Cheesy Fried Octopus Hot Dog

A hot dog is the ideal snack for any time of day. Whether you pick one up from a hot dog stand or make them yourself at home – they're always delicious and super easy to make. If you're into hot dogs as much as we are, you should definitely try this totally unique version. This dog gets wrapped in cheese and dough and is then fried to crunchy perfection. But the cherry on top is the the appearance – it actually looks like an adorable octopus! Get the recipe for the Cheesy Fried Octopus Hot Dog.

Cheesy Fried Octopus Hot Dogs

3. Gummy Bear Jello Cake

Jello – you either love it, or hate it! But for most people, this wobbly dessert can only mean one thing: pure nostalgia. It reminds them of awesome birthday parties, summer carnivals as a kid, or simply a dessert grandma used to make. Our recipe will show you just how easy it is to magic up a tasty dessert using jello and a couple of bags of gummy bears! Get the recipe for the Gummy Bear Jello Cake.

Gummy Bear Jello Cake

4.–8. Cute Cupcake Decorations

Who doesn't love cupcakes? A basic recipe and a thousand variants are a colorful source of creativity for every baking enthusiast. Here are some fun ideas for your next get-together or kid's birthday party. All you have to do to get started is bake the cupcakes – simple enough! Get the recipes for the 5 Cute Cupcake Decorations.

5 Cute Cupcake Decorations

9.–11. Fun Bread Creations

How many kinds of bread can you name off the top of your head? Most people will probably say white bread and rye bread... and then there will be a long pause while they struggle to think of more. But the great thing about bread is that no matter what kind you decide to make, there's an endless possibility of options when it comes to the presentation, as can be seen in the following 3 recipes that will appeal to every age group! Get the recipes for the 3 Fun Bread Creations.

3 Fun Bread Creations

12.–15. Cute Snacks For Kids

While after-school snacks are a beloved part of any kid's day, there's no denying that they can sometimes be a bit monotonous and look rather boring. But it doesn't have to be that way, as our 4 animal-themed party snacks demonstrate. These adorable finger foods are sure to be the star attraction at your kid's next birthday party! Get the recipes for the 4 Cute Kids' Snacks.

4 Cute Snacks For Kids

16. Kissing Fish Pockets

As the saying goes, there are plenty of fish in the sea, and now thanks to this recipe, you can have all the delicious fish you want! Smoked salmon, cream cheese, spinach, almonds, and feta cheese wrapped up in fluffy dough – you certainly won't have to fish for compliments with this dish. Get the recipe for the Kissing Fish Pockets.

Kissing Fish Pockets

17. Rainbow Jello Cake

Doesn't jello just take you back to your childhood? Jello cups were the perfect way to wind down the lunch period, and if you were lucky, sometimes you even had homemade jello waiting for you as an after-school snack. Really, you just couldn't get enough of the jiggly stuff. Give your kids the same sweet memories by conjuring up this fun, creative, and tasty jello cake with every color of the rainbow! Get the recipe for the Rainbow Jello Cake.

Rainbow Jello Cake

So, are you salivating over these epic recipe ideas yet? Not too shabby for food engineered to get kids in the kitchen and excited about food, right? We dare you to make the hot dog octopus, the jello cake, or the kissing fish pockets and not have fun making them. Oh, and eating them later, too!


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