3 recipes to make with the kids (that won’t make a total mess)

By TASTE, 23 March 2022

Kids are the best kitchen helpers, but there’s no denying that things can get messy with them around. We’ve picked three of the best recipes to make with kids that require minimal clean-up afterwards.


Is there anything sweeter than a little one who wants to help out in the kitchen? While we want to encourage the chefs of the future as much as we can, we can all agree that sometimes having kids in the kitchen means there's likely to be more mess to clean up. To try to keep it down to a minimum, we've picked three kid-friendly recipes that won't leave the kitchen untidy.

Jelly-and-custard moulds

Kids of all ages (including adults) love jelly and custard. These moulds are so easy, the little ones will be able to do most of the work themselves (with supervision around the hot water, of course).
Jelly-and-custard mouldsGet the recipe for jelly-and-custard moulds here.

3-ingredient peanut butter biscuits

This recipe doubles up as a great rainy-day activity, as you can leave the kids to mix the peanut butter and sugar by themselves. For extra fun, dip the baked cookies into melted chocolate and top with sprinkles.
Three-ingredient peanut butter biscuitsGet the recipe for 3-ingredient peanut butter biscuits here.

Raspberry-and-ricotta pudding cake

While this cake might sound too ambitious for kids to make, the secret is that it only requires one bowl, which means less to wash up afterwards. The cake also keeps well, which means you've got snacks for the kids ready to go. You can swap the raspberries for any berries you like.
raspberry and ricotta pudding cakeGet the recipe for raspberry-and-ricotta pudding cake here.

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