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Kids in the kitchen: Sweet treats to feast on

Looking for a fun and inexpensive way to keep your kids entertained? You can guarantee that creative kids of all ages love to make a mess in the kitchen!

Here are four delicious recipes for sweet treats that will have your kids covered in flour before you know it.

Starfish cookies

They may taste naughty but these crunchy, chocolate starfish cookies are surprisingly nice.

By Delicious.

Prep: 50 mins
Cooking: 15 mins
Serves: 12


  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 80g brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 80g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) milk
  • 50g chopped walnuts, lightly roasted
  • 100g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped
  • 150g rolled oats
  • 20g pitted dates, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C
  2. Line two large baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
  3. Cream butter and sugars until pale.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla and stir to combine.
  5. Sift in flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt.
  6. Add milk, then stir in nuts, chocolate, oats and dates.
  7. Form into 12 balls, then, using damp hands, form into 12 starfish shapes.
  8. Place on trays and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  9. Remove and set aside to cool.


  • Protip: Allow cookies to dry for 3 hours before enjoying.

Banana s'mores

Looking for a fun, healthy-ish snack? You'll never go camping again without this twist on classic s'mores.

By Australian Banana's.

Prep: 5 mins
Cooking: 5 mins
Serves: 4


  • 2 large bananas
  • 200g fine chocolate, chopped
  • 1 Packet digestive biscuits


  1. Chop 2 large bananas into coins.
  2. Fill bowl with chopped chocolate pieces, warm in microwave 10 seconds.
  3. Take digestive biscuits or biscuit of your choice, place chocolate on each.
  4. Place marshmallows, and banana coins as desired.
  5. Create a sandwich and munch on!


  • Protip: Take the ingredients camping and enjoy with roasted marshmallows by open fire. But remember to be careful!

Chocolate crackles

Chocolate crackles are a must-have for all kids, so consider this a shortcut.

By My Food Book.

Prep: 10 mins
Cooking: 5 mins
Serves: 12


  • 250g (1 block) Copha
  • 125g (1 cup) icing sugar
  • 60g (1/2 cup) cocoa powder
  • 4 cups Rice Bubbles
  • 100g (1 cup) desiccated coconut


  1. Line a standard 12 cup muffin tray with paper cases.
  2. Melt Copha in microwave on high or in a saucepan until fully melted.
  3. Mix rice bubbles, icing sugar, cocoa powder and desiccated coconut in a large bowl.
  4. Add in the melted Copha, and stir to combine
  5. Spoon crackle mix evenly into the prepared muffin cups.
  6. Place in fridge for 1 hour to set


  • Protip: Can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days

Honey joys

The delicious taste of honey combined with the crunch of Kellogg's® Corn Flakes makes this treat a family favourite.

By Kellogs.

Prep: 5 mins
Cooking: 5 mins
Serves: 24


  • Preheat oven to 150°C.
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 cups Kellogg's® Corn Flakes


  1. Line 24 hole patty pan with paper cases.
  2. Melt butter, sugar and honey together in a saucepan until frothy.
  3. Add Kellogg's® Corn Flakes and mix well.
  4. Working quickly spoon into paper patty cases.
  5. Bake in a slow oven 150°C for 10 minutes.
  6. Cool.
  7. Eat.


  • Protip: Add in a little surprise with 75gm chopped almonds and 75gm mixed dried fruits.

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