Delicious food is one of the main ingredients for any occasion or celebration. Especially for kids, there are a variety of mouth watering and delicious recipes that are cooked by the mothers.

On the occasion of Children’s Day, try some tempting recipes and dishes including snacks and cakes for your kids.

It is commonly observed that children normally like snacks and junk-food to eat. What better than preparing these snacks at home with healthy ingredients.

Click on the recipes below to find a way to bring a smile to your kid’s face this Children’s Day:


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Cheesy Crunch Snack Mix

Preparation  Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups thin pretzel sticks
  • 4 cups Wheat Chex cereal
  • 4 cups Cheerios cereal
  • 13 ounces jar salted or dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 t. (4 shakes) garlic powder
  • 1/2 (2 shakes) teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup melted butter

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. Toss together all ingredients in a large bowl until the cereal is well coated.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes or until the cereal is toasted dry, but not burnt.

Finger Pizza

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 12 mozzarella sticks
  • 1 cooked pizza crust
  • Pizza sauce

Preparation:

  1. Spread pizza sauce on cooked crust.
  2. Form fingers by slicing mozzarella sticks in half lengthwise, then width wise.
  3. Put a notch in the rounded tip. Cut pepper lengthwise and then again width wise, so they look like a fingernail.
  4. Arrange cheese(fingers) on pizza crust and place fingernails in the notch.
  5. Heat until cheese just starts to melt. 
  6. The finger Pizzas are ready to serve.

Popcorn Balls

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 qt Popped popcorn
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 1/3 c Corn syrup
  • 1/3 c Water
  • 1/4 c Butter
  • 1/4 ts Salt (omit if popcorn is already salted)
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 250. Put popcorn in a large, 4 inch deep buttered baking pan.Keep warm in the oven.
  2. Combine sugar, corn syrup, water, butter and salt in a large saucepan.
  3. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cook until mixture reaches 250 on a candy thermometer, stirring frequently.
  4. Remove from heat.Quickly stir in vanilla.
  5. Remove popcorn from oven. Pour syrup mixture over popcorn, stirring to mix well.
  6. Form into balls. Makes approximately 8 balls.

Apple Smiles Recipe

Make a fun snack with this apple smiles recipe.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Apple
  • Peanut Butter
  • Miniature Marshmallows

Preparation:

  1. Cut apples into wedges. Smear peanut butter on one side of 2 wedges.
  2. Stick a few marshmallows on the peanut butter on one of the apple wedges and top with the other apple wedge - peanut butter side down.
  3. When you look at this it looks like a smile (the red part of the apple are the lips and the marshmallows are the teeth!)

Chocolate Chip Cake

Oven Temp: 375°
Baking Time:
30 Min.
Pan Type:
8 inch pans

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Flour   
  • 1 Cup Sugar    
  • ¾ tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Sea salt   
  • 1 Cup Chocolate chips   
  • 1 Cup Club soda   
  • 1 tb Vinegar   
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla   
Preparations:
  1. Preheat oven, grease and sprinkle pan with flour.
  2. Mix the first five ingredients together in a bowl
  3. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients
  4. Add the next three ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well
  5. Pour Batter into prepared pan.


2 Minute Chocolate Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Self-raising flour   
  • 1/2 cup Superfine Sugar   
  • 2 level Tbsp Cocoa   
  • Salt pinch    
  • 1/4 cup Melted butter   
  • 1/2 cup Milk   
  • 1 Egg   
  • A little Vanilla   

Preparation:

  1. Preheat Oven,Grease and flour pan.
  2. Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl in the above order.
  3. Beat well for 2 minutes. Pour into a prepared pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until cake test done, when using a toothpick.

Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe

Oven Temp: 350°
Baking Time: 50 - 60 Min.
Pan Type: Bundt pan

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg Dark chocolate devil s food cake mix    
  • 1 pkg Instant chocolate pudding   
  • 1 cup Sour cream   
  • 1/2 cup Cooking oil   
  • 1/2 cup Warm water   
  • 4 Eggs  
  • 1/2 cups Semi sweet chocolate chips 

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven, grease and flour pan. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, except chocolate chips.
  2. Beat 4 minutes. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Bake in prepared pan until cake tests done.
  4. Cool in pan for 10-15 minutes; turn out on wire rack or serving plate to complete cooling. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
  5. Serve with ice cream.


Spring rolls

Ingredients:

For the covering:

  • 1 Cup Maida/Flour
  • 2tsp Maida/Flour, mix with water to a paste
  • 14 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2tsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep-frying

For the Filling :

  • 500gms Cabbage
  • 250gms Carrot
  • 200gms Capsicum
  • 1 Bunch of Spring Onion Scallions
  • 12 tsp Ajinomoto
  • 12 Cup Soya Sauce
  • 2tsp Sugar
  • 2tsp Chili Sauce
  • 1tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  1. The outer covering can be prepared using Maida/flour. Mix Maida, Salt, Baking Powder, Oil and using water knead into dough.
  2. Divide the dough into balls and roll out each one into a thin circle. Roast each circle for a minute or two let it not become crisp.
  3. Cut Cabbage, Capsicum and Onion finely, grate Carrot. Heat Oil, add all the Vegetables and Ajinomoto and mix well.
  4. Add Salt, Sugar, Soya Sauce and Chili Sauce and cook for 3 minutes on high flame. Remove and let it cool.
  5. Fill the vegetable mixture on the Wanton sheet or the Maida/Flour bread and roll it tightly.
  6. Seal the edges using the Maida/Flour paste. Heat Oil in a wok and deep-fry them till golden brown and crisp.
  7. Remove on the kitchen towel and cut each roll into three pieces and serve hot.

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