Kid-Friendly DIY – 3 fun No Bake Recipes

I absolutely love to cook.  There is nothing better than making a big meal for my family, and watching their faces as they enjoy every bite of my creations.  But there are times when I have a little helper in the kitchen and want to make something quick, easy and oven-free.  Here are 3 great easy no bake recipes you and your tot can make together.  Enjoy!

Celebrate Red White & Blue Style

Pretzel Wands: Make a wand for your little princess or prince with this easy no bake pretzel recipe.  You can use different color jimmies to match a party theme or even heart shape jimmies, smiley face ones or even m&m’s.  For my sisters baby shower my mom made baby blue and seafoam green ones for the candy table to match the decor.  Have fun!

What you need:

Pretzel sticks

white almond bark

Jimmies – any color, and/or any shape

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Break up almond bark into a large bowl.  Place into microwave oven for about 2 minutes, until it is melted. Make sure there are no lumps in bowl.
  2. Take pretzel stick and dip about half of it in the bowl.
  3. Sprinkle with Jimmies and place on foil.
  4. Waaaah laaa you done!

Trix Crispies: No not rice crisps but TRIX Crispies! A great twist to a classic recipe.

What you need:
 
1 bag of mini marshmallows (about 2 cups)

Tricks crispy treats

 
10 cups Trix cereal
 
1/4 cup butter
 
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Place the butter and marshmallows in a glass bowl and pop in the microwave for about 2 to 3 minutes to melt.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Mix in your trix and stir.
  4. Pour into a large greased pan (9 x 13 or 11 x 11) and press down with a spoon.
  5. Cut into squares.

Pretzel and m&m’s: My aunt and cousin make these absolutely DELICIOUS treats for every birthday and holiday.  I can’t get enough and they are sooo easy to make.  From my family to yours, here is the easy recipe.  You do need to use the oven for this recipe.  Daily Bottle Tip: Use red white and blue m&m’s for fourth of July!  Or any color that coordinates with the party or holiday!

What you need:

48 to 50 pretzel squares or rings

Pretzel and m&m’s snack

48 to 50 milk chocolate or striped chocolate kisses

1/4 cup milk chocolate M&M’s

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place the pretzels on greased baking sheets; place a chocolate kiss in the center of each ring. Bake at 275° for 2-3 minutes or until chocolate is softened. Remove from the oven.
  2. Place an M&M’s candy on each, pressing down slightly so chocolate fills the ring. Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes or until chocolate is firm. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Yield: about 4 dozen.
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