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Fun Baking Projects To Keep The Kids Busy

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Keep the kids entertained in lockdown with a few fun baking projects. Stick to the basics with classic Rice Krispies cereal treats, mini flapjacks and peanut butter cookies. It may be a tad messy, but they will be learning a valuable life skill, and you get to enjoy the sweet rewards afterwards!  baking

Rice Krispies Treats

Birthday parties as a child just wouldn't have been complete without a tray of Rice Krispies Treats. These sticky and sweet treats are the perfect introduction to baking for kids. While there is no actual baking involved, it's sure to get them interested in the kitchen. Plus, it's super fun and all kinds of messy, so you can all have a good laugh.


  • 90g butter, plus extra for your hands
  • 400g pink and white marshmallows
  • Pinch of salt
  • 7 cups Rice Krispies


  1. Combine the butter, marshmallows and salt in a large pot over a low heat, stirring until melted, taking care it does not burn.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the Rice Krispies.
  3. Rub your hands with butter to prevent sticking, and press the mixture into a greased 34cm x 20cm baking or pyrex dish. Allow to cool and cut into squares. Note: If you are cutting out shapes, do so while it is still warm.

Source: https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/lifestyle/food/2017-02-12-classic-rice-krispies-treats/


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Peanut Butter Biscuits 

What kid doesn't adore peanut butter? Incorporate this much-loved sandwich spread into a scrumptious biscuit batter and watch their eyes light up. This recipe is also great for teaching little ones to knead and press dough, which is wonderful for their fine motor skills. So, rope in those tiny hands and get busy baking.


  • 50 g butter
  • 200 g peanut butter
  • 400 g (500 ml) Huletts Brown Sugar
  • 2 extra-large eggs, beaten
  • 5 ml vanilla essence
  • 480 g (860 ml) cake flour
  • 10 ml baking powder
  • 2 ml salt
  • 150 ml milk


  1. Preheat oven to 190° C.
  2. Mix the butter and peanut butter together in an electric mixer.
  3. Add the brown sugar, a little at a time and beat well after each addition.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla essence and beat well.
  5. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together and stir into the butter and sugar mixture.
  6. Add the milk and using the K beater of the mixer, knead well.
  7. Add more milk if the mixture is too dry.
  8. Using your hands, form even sized balls and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  9. Distribute evenly and leave spaces between the biscuits to spread.
  10. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes.
  11. Serve with a tall glass of cold milk.

Source: http://www.hulettssugar.co.za/step_into_our_kitchen_recipes_peanut_butter_biscuits#


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Mini Flapjack Cereal Bowl

Childhood memories are made of flapjack stacks served lovingly by Granny on Sunday mornings. Put a twist on the classic flapjacks and syrup breakfast by creating this adorable mini flapjack cereal bowl. This recipe is perfect for lactose-intolerant tummies too, so everyone can enjoy the results.


  • 2 cups self-raising flour ⁠
  • 2 cups Parmalat Easygest Strawberry Flavoured Medium Fat Yoghurt, with extra to serve
  • 2 eggs ⁠


  1. Sieve the flour in a medium mixing bowl.⁠
  2. Make a well in the centre of the flour and add the Easygest Strawberry Flavoured Yoghurt and the eggs. Using an electric mixer, beat until smooth and lump-free. If the batter is too thick, slowly add 5-6 tablespoons of water while beating until you have a thick but pourable consistency. ⁠
  3. Pour the batter into an upcycled squeeze bottle (a clean sweet chilli, mayo or tomato sauce bottle will work!) or strong resealable bag and cut off a tiny corner. ⁠
  4. Heat a greased non-stick pan over a medium heat and squeeze small, equal drops of the batter into the pan, leaving space for each to spread slightly. Allow to cook until small bubbles appear on the surface, then flip them over and cook the other side until golden, about 1-2 minutes a side.⁠
  5. Serve the mini flapjacks in two breakfast bowls. Add dollops of strawberry yoghurt, fresh strawberries and a drizzle of honey. Serve with your favourite juice and enjoy!

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/CAeqqeQj03g/

Need more easy recipes for miniature bakers? Check out our guide on baking for beginners.

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