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Cooking With Kids

It is summer time, are your kids bored? I think all kids get bored at some point over the summer. They wait and wait for it to arrive and when it does they don’t know what to do with all the time they have. They no longer have a schedule or routine. So, let’s give them something to do.

One of the things that works for us is cooking with the kids. My girls are really enjoying learning how to cook. I thought I would share one of their favorite deserts to fix. Now this is not really cooking, but they feel like it is. They think it is great that they “cooked” desert for the family.

This is easy and my kids love to fix it and especially enjoy eating it.

You need:

  • graham crackers
  • chocolate bars
  • small marshmallows
  • peanut butter, this is optional, some in my family like it, some don’t.

Place a square or two of chocolate on graham cracker.

Place marshmallow on top of chocolate.

Place another graham cracker on top and cook in microwave for 20-30 seconds or until marshmallows are soft and chocolate has started to melt. This will vary with different microwaves.

Now enjoy!

If you like peanut butter, spread peanut butter on graham cracker and then place chocolate on top of peanut butter. I prefer it without the peanut butter, but my husband and kids like it with peanut butter.

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. Oooo. I like the peanut butter idea.

    We make s'mores with skewers right over our stove on rainy days (or in November . . .) It even works on our electric stoves. Always a fun pick me up when life seems to be getting dry.

    Thanks for the reminder, and fun variation, too.

  2. I've never tried peanut butter on them, FUN idea!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Try http://mixingbowlkids.typepad.com/kids/ as a good site to help children get involved in cooking.

  4. Snow White says:

    we trade in the chocolate and graham crackers for saltines, peanut butter and marshmallows ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Allison says:

    We love to cook together, but never make s'mores. We will put this on our list for sure!! I never would have thought of the peanut butter, but I think it would be so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  6. We do open faced smores (no top graham) in the toaster oven. We love toasted marshmallows.

  7. it's really nice that your girls enjoy cooking , I wish our 12 yr old would take to it, she's too busy socializing!

  8. Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam says:

    I am so there with you. i love cooking with my children. Life Lessons for years to come.

  9. I agree..baking with kids is the best. Until they dump your powdered sugar in the middle of the kitchen:)LOL! Its still the best, even then!

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