5 New Year's Desserts to Make With Kidsby Elizabeth MacDonald
Is it a Monday? Could it be a Thursday? Most of us have lost track of the days this holiday season and are looking for creative things to do with the kids to pass the time.
If you haven’t noticed, the baking aisles at the grocery stores are busier than ever, and there’s a good reason: families are spending more time in the kitchen. As inflation continues to hit hard, the kitchen has become the most visited room in everyone's house. There’s no better time than now to try out all those recipes you’ve pinned over the years, right?
Baking dessert can be a great bonding experience between you and your kids. What kid doesn’t want to try a little cookie dough or lick the beaters? Sure, it’s bound to get a bit messy, but you can handle it.
Instead of breaking out the standard cookie recipes to celebrate the ball dropping, think outside the box and get creative! Even if your end results look nothing like the pinned versions, your kids will love it all just the same. Turn on some music, pull out your baking dishes, and get to beating some eggs.
5 Desserts to Make With Kids for New Year's Eve
Hopefully, your pantry is already stocked full of flour, sugar, and baking powder, if not, jump in line and grab some.
If you don’t have the ‘right’ baking pan, then use your cupcake pan and just top them with ice-cream. Make sure you spray your pan well so the cookies can easily be removed after cooling.
No freezing occurs with these ‘popsicles,’ the name just means that they resemble the summer treats. After baking your favorite brownies (box mix or from scratch), you’ll let them cool, slice them up, and insert popsicle sticks. To make the outer popsicle layer, you’ll melt almond bark and mix in an oil-based food coloring (opt for a natural version) for color. You’ll dip your brownies into the melted mixture and then sprinkle them with toppings before letting them sit to harden.
These babies are addicting! You won’t be able to eat just two. Layers of Ritz crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate will have you coming back for more.
You won’t believe the main ingredient in these: mashed potatoes! Just trust it… these doughnuts are lick-your-fingers good.
A simple twist on an old favorite!