If the kids are driving you crazy or you just need an hour free from distraction, letting them lose in the kitchen could be the perfect solution – especially with these no-bake recipes.
No burn risks, no waiting for the oven and, if you need to, you can pre-prep the ingredients to avoid your kids having to chop or use a food processor, too. Genius, we know.
NO-BAKE QUINOA PUFF BITES
Remember LCM bars? Those deliciously chewy, chocolatey bars that are oh so bad for you? Consider these the clean version – only just as chewy, chocolatey and delicious as your supermarket faves. They’re gluten free, dairy free, super simple to make and – our favourite part – totally lunchbox friendly.
NO-BAKE MILO BALLS
This Aussie classic is hard to say no to, but if there’s one thing that’s better than an icy-cold Milo on a hot day, it’s these easy, no-bake Milo balls. They’re made up of Marie biscuits, condensed milk, coconut and, of course, Milo to give it that chocolatey, malty, tasty flavour.
NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE CEREAL TREATS
These no-bake chocolate cereal treats are gooey, sticky, crunchy and delicious. Made from puffed cereal, marshmallows and mini m&m’s, this is one seriously simple treat that you can change up each time you make it.
NO-BAKE CHOC CARAMEL SAMBOS
If your kids are caramel lovers they will drool over these no-bake choc caramel sambos. All the ingredients are healthy, but your kids won’t even know they’re eating caramel made from dates and chocolate biscuits made from nuts and cacao powder – what a win.
NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE COOKIES
Cookies are a classic crowd-favourite, but waiting for them in the oven feels like forever. Problem solved. These no-bake chocolate cookies are delicious to eat and quick to make. An isolation activity that keeps kids busy and ends with a batch of cookies? We’re in.
NO-BAKE MANGO CHEESECAKE
Is there anything better than a cheesecake? Yep – mango cheesecake, that your kids make all on their own. You can use fresh, tinned or frozen mango for this recipe by Create Bake Make, so it’s great all year ‘round.
NO-BAKE LEMON FRIDGE SLICE
Nothing like a spritz of lemon to brighten up your day. Tangy and sweet, this slice is sure to be a crowd favourite – and your kids will love making it just as much as they love eating it. You can crush up your biscuits in a food processor, but if you’re leaving it to little fingers, they could crush them up by hand, too.
NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE AVOCADO MOUSSE
We know: chocolate and avocado?? We promise, these don’t taste like avocado – but the consistency this left-of-field ingredient adds to this mousse will knock you and your kids' socks off. It’s a healthy alternative to regular chocolate mousse and is perfect for kids to have as dessert (if it lasts that long).
NO-BAKE NUT FREE MUSELI BAR
This recipe is perfect for both school holidays and Back to School, thanks to the heaping of healthy ingredients and delicious taste. Enjoy them fresh or freeze them for the ultimate snack on-the-go – however you eat them, you’ll wonder why you ever bought muesli bars at the supermarket.
NO-BAKE BLUEBERRY SNACK BITES
Breakfast, lunch or after dinner, we love these blueberry snack bites all day long. Coated in coconut and bursting with blueberry flavour, these bad boys have the added benefit of being equally delicious and nutritious – they’re dairy free, have no refined sugar and are so easy to sneak super foods like chia and flax seeds into.