7 Fun Kids Summer Recipes

S'more dip with crackers and chocolate chips.

Summer is one of the most anticipated times of the year, especially for kids. It is always a fantastic season to take advantage of the warm weather, outdoor activities, and family fun. Below are seven kids summer recipes for the whole family to snack on this summer that are easy for your kids to help out with too!

1. Frozen Fruit Smoothies

Smoothies are always a refreshing summer staple! Freeze your favorite fruit and combine them with your choice of juice, milk, or yogurt, then blend. From strawberry banana to raspberry pomegranate, your kids will have fun experimenting with delicious combinations. You can even sneak in some vegetables.

2. S’mores Dip

Indulge your favorite summer fruits and graham crackers in a delicious S’mores dip! You’ve probably seen how to make this viral recipe on Tik Tok. To make your own S’mores dip you just need a cast iron skillet, chocolate and marshmallows. Bake them all together in the oven and you have a delicious treat you can use with anything.

3. Nacho Fries

Skip the traditional nachos! Try these Nacho Fries instead. Start by baking or air-frying frozen french fries, then season them with seasoning of your choice. Spread them on a plate and cover the fries with toppings of your choice, such as black beans, nacho cheese, ground beef, etc. Cook for 10-15 minutes, and then top with salsa, guacamole, and shredded lettuce.

4. Pudding Pops

Pudding pops are an easy way to turn pudding into a frozen snack. Transfer pudding of your favorite flavor into a popsicle mold, let it freeze, and enjoy it on a hot summer day. For an extra kick, add goodies like chocolate chips, nuts, or toffee pieces into the pudding mix.

5. Funnel Cakes

Bring a taste of the state fair home to you and your family. Make this dessert easy, and use pancake mix for the batter! Heat a skillet with oil, and pour in the batter with a funnel. Your kids will be entertained with the various designs of the batter. Once the edges are slightly browned, let cool and cover with powdered sugar.

6. Kabobs

Fruit kabobs with two strawberry smoothies and a side of coconuts.

Grab your favorite foods and some skewer sticks! Common kabob combinations include meat and cheese kabobs, fruit and cheese kabobs, veggie kabobs, or fruit kabobs. Another unique kabob combo? PB&J on a stick! Cut a peanut butter and jelly sandwich into bite-sized pieces, and stick it on a kabob.

7. Homemade Ice Cream in a bag

Have your kids make their own ice cream in a bag. It only takes about 15 minutes to make and the kids will love making it! Customize your ice cream by adding frozen fruit such as bananas, strawberries or peaches. Top it with whipped cream and chocloate syrup for a homemade sundae in a bag.

To get your summer fun started, pick up all your cooking essentials at Stater Bros. Markets. We hope you enjoyed this Kids’ Summer Recipes tag us on our socials; we’d love to see your delicious creations!