For Mother’s Day, or really any day of the year, it’s fun for kids to whip up creations in the kitchen as a thank you for being the best mom ever! If you are looking for easy recipes for kids to make, check out the list below of easy Mother’s Day recipes kids can make on their own.

Chocolate Covered S’Mores Pops

For this delicious dessert, you will need graham crackers, marshmallows, 2 bags chocolate chips or a few chocolate bars, and lollipop sticks. These are easy enough to make in a toaster oven or even a microwave.  Line a baking sheet with tin foil if using your toaster oven. Break the graham crackers in half and line them up on a baking sheet. Put a marshmallow on half and chocolate on the half.  Put the baking sheet in the toaster oven at 400 degrees for a few minutes. The chocolate will met and the marshmallow will start to puff up quickly. After removing from the toaster, insert a lollipop stick in each marshmallow and put the chocolate covered graham cracker on top, chocolate side down. Put the S’Mores in the freezer for about five minutes while you melt the chocolate to dip them in. Once your chocolate is melted, take the pops out of the freezer and dip them into the chocolate. Feel free to add sprinkles or any kind of topping after dipping.  If you do not have sticks, dip them in and leave the bottom of the cracker plain for grabbing.  Let the chocolate harden in the refrigerator before serving.

Pancake Bites

Mix together an instant pancake mix and add in a few of your favorite ingredients like berries, bananas or chocolate chips. Pour the mixture into a muffin pan and fill about ¾ of the way up. Feel free to add a few extra ingredients to the top of each pancake bite, whether it is fruit or chocolate chips! Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.

Oreo Parfaits

You may have to help younger kids with this recipe. For this delicious dessert, you can either make one large serving in a trifle dish or smaller portions in mason jars.  You will need one pack of chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed into crumbs. Save a few for garnishing. You will also need three cups of whole milk, two small boxes of instant vanilla pudding, 12 ounce container of whipped cream, half-stick of butter, eight ounces of cream cheese, one teaspoon vanilla extract and one cup of powdered sugar.

In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and pudding mix. The mixture is going to be thick. Put in the fridge for about 30 minutes until it is firm. Fold in whipped cream and put back in fridge. Beat together the butter, cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Slowly add the powdered sugar and beat for about a minute on medium. Fold cream cheese mixture into the pudding mixture and mix until combined. Create a layer of cookie crumbs on the bottom of your dish. Layer pudding mix on top carefully with a spoon, then cookie crumbs, then pudding mix. Top with an Oreo cookie and enjoy! 

Chocolate Banana Sundae

You will need four small bananas, one pint of mom’s favorite flavor of ice cream, ¼ cup chocolate sauce, ¼ cup sweetened shredded coconut and a few bowls for the whole family. Each sundae will use about one banana so plan accordingly.  Peel the bananas and slice them into small slices. Scoop the ice cream into each bowl. Top with bananas, chocolate sauce and coconut to your liking. Feel free to add in any of mom’s favorite toppings. This is an easy yet delicious dessert!

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