Fancy cooking with the kids this Mother's Day? They'll love getting their little hands dirty and just imagine their faces when they present their freshly-made treats.
There’s nothing more special than a hand made treat from your kids on Mother’s Day and you don’t have to worry about them in the kitchen with our easy selection of no-bake recipes.
These sweet treats will brighten up any day of the week but we think they’re special enough for Mother’s Day – especially if your little ones have lovingly made them.
Cake pos, rocky road and even a cheesecake, these no-bake recipes are a fun way to spend the day in the kitchen – or you could put your other half in charge for a complete surprise!
Adult supervision: The only heat needed in the majority of these recipes is to melt chocolate. This can be done in the microwave and cooled before the kids use it, so you don’t need to worry about them burning themselves.
No-bake cheesecakes are great to make with the kids. For this lemon and lime ginger crunch recipe, get them to crush the biscuits (they’ll love this bit!), then whip the simple condensed milk and cream topping. They can decorate as they wish once it’s set.
Get the recipe: Lemon and lime ginger crunch recipe (pictured)
Click through for more no-bake Mother’s Day recipes for kids…
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Homemade mini peanut butter cups are probably the quickest and easiest little treats you could possibly make. They hardly take any effort at all to assemble and, let’s face it, it’s everyone’s favourite flavour combination. What’s not to love!
Get the recipe: Homemade mini peanut butter cups
Does your mum love a cuppa? These chocolate marshmallow sandwiches are the perfect side. Sandwich biscuits with melted marshmallow and
dunk-in melted chocolate – simple! You can make fun-shaped cookies or
dunk in coloured icing and sprinkles for a different treat.
Get the recipe: Chocolate marshmallow sandwiches
You need just 5 ingredients to make these Mars bar cakes and they’re stuck together with white chocolate – need we say more?
Get the recipe: Mars bar cakes
Are the kids not ready to make a full cake recipe? These cupcakes takes
ready-made Madeira cake, crumbles it down and tops it with a chocolate,
raspberries and cream cheese topping – it’s like a mini cheesecake!
Get the recipe: Raspberry chocolate cupcakes
Popping round to grandmas on Mother’s Day? Why not get the kids to make her some fruity biscuit truffles are a food gift – we’re sure she’ll love tucking into them!
Get the recipe: Fruity biscuit truffles
It’s not just chocolate that can be melted down to combine cereal bars.
This no-bake toffee krispie bars recipe uses toffees and marshmallows to
bring together the rice krispies – super sweet and super delicious!
Get the recipe: No-bake toffee krispie bars
Cookies don’t always need to have time in the oven. These peanut butter
cookies are combined with melted butter (use the microwave), golden
syrup and stick peanut butter. You can mould the dough into different
shapes or letters before chilling.
Get the recipe: Peanut butter cookies
These delicious popcorn pops are really easy to rustle up and shouldn’t create too much mess. This recipe uses white chocolate but you could use your favourite chocolate instead – it is your day after all!
Get the recipe: Popcorn pops
These raw brownie bites are good if you fancy making something a little sweet but a little healthier than your average batch of brownies. These no-bake bites are made with dates, cacao powder and pecan nuts.
Get the recipe: Raw brownie bites
Get the kids to smash up all their favourite fillings (the naughtier the better), cover with chocolate then mould into shapes to make some special rocky road.
Get the recipe: Rocky road
These chocolate covered ice cream balls require quick hands so is one for the older children. Scoop out balls of
ice cream, chill, then dunk into melted chocolate and
decorate. Have different plates of toppings so they can choose whatever
combination they like.
Get the recipe: Chocolate covered ice cream balls
Oh we do love rocky road. Not only is it easy to make, you can add in your favourite ingredients too – your favourite biscuit, fruit or marshmallows. It’s all about you!
Get the recipe: White chocolate rocky road
Our cake pops recipe shows you how to make a cake then turn it into cake pops, but you can
make this easier for cooking with kids. Buy a ready-made cake, crumble
and roll into balls with buttercream and dip in candy melts. Once set,
cake pops are great fun to decorate with the kids.
Get the recipe: Cake pops