Kid-Friendly Recipes

Sweet, tangy, chewy little nuggets of all-natural flavor — California Raisins are the wise choice for kids.  The perfectly portable snack that goes anywhere with sustained high-energy inputs for growing active children.  Raisins are so good in many other family favorites, too.  Check out this list of Kid-Friendly Recipes for some very special recipes made with California Raisins and start cooking!  No experience ever compares with or is remembered more fondly than those times that parents and kids spend together in the kitchen cooking their favorite recipes.

Remember these Kids Kitchen Simple Rules to insure a great experience in the kitchen.

  1. Never cook alone.
  2. Always ask permission from Mom, Dad or the adult in charge.
  3. Ask for help when you need it.
  4. Dress right for cooking. (No long sleeves or loose fitting clothing to get tangled in the mixer or to catch on fire at the stove.)
  5. Wash hands before starting and again frequently during all food preparation.
  6. Measure and prepare (chop, mince, slice, dice, etc.) all ingredients before starting to mix.
  7. Clean as you go. Keep utensils and work areas free of clutter and rinse when you finish using a tool or equipment.
  8. Never put knives or other sharp things in the sink.
  9. Always wash cutting boards with soap and water.
  10. Have an adult close by at all times when you cook.
  11. Never, ever, leave food unattended while it is cooking.
  12. Use potholders and mitts to handle hot pans.
  13. Always ask an adult to help with heavy, hot pans and food.
  14. Make it FUN! Make it with California Raisins for Good Things to Eat!
Recipes Kids Can Do
Adult to
Supervise
Sharp Object Used
Electrical Appliance Used
Hot Stuff – Stove or Oven
Snacks




Breakfast Raisin-Banana Tortilla Roll-up
yes
yes


Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Muffins
yes
no
oven
yes
Peanut Butter Raisin Spread
yes
no
stove
yes
Pumpkin Pie Popcorn Mix
yes
no
microwave
yes
Bumps-on-A-Bagel
yes
yes


Raisin Apple Mini Pizzas
yes
yes

yes
Raisin Cereal Pops
yes


yes
Raisin Delights
yes
yes


Raisin Peanut Butter Balls
yes


yes
Raisin Peanut Butter Granola
yes


yes
Sunshine Snack Mix
yes



Salads




Favorite Carrot Salad
yes
yes


Million Dollar Salad
yes

can opener

Red and Green Salad
yes
yes


Waldorf Salad
yes
yes


Cookies and Bars




Jiffy Oatmeal Crunch
yes


yes
No-Bake Fruit Cake
yes
yes

No-Bake Happiness Cookies
yes

microwave

Raisin Banana Energy Bars
yes
yes

yes
Sunny Honey Candy
yes
yes

yes
Some More Difficult Ones




Crispy Raisin Tuile
yes


yes
Golden Fruitcake
yes
yes
mixer
yes
Party Shortbread Drops
yes

mixer
yes
Raisin Coconut Macaroons
yes


yes
Spinach Salad with Pears and Raisins
yes
yes


  1. These recipes were selected for kids from 6 to 12 years old. It is not a good practice to leave children in that age group alone in the kitchen. So join the fun and cook with your kids.
  2. Careful shopping for chopped, diced, sliced and grated ingredients may eliminate the need for knives and other sharp tools.
  3. In general, an adult needs to operate appliances for these children.
  4. Very close supervision and assistance is needed and everyone should use potholders or mitts when handling hot stuff.