It’s the summer holidays! For some of you, this is the best news you’ve had all year and you can’t wait to spend some quality time with your kids, and maybe to create some tasty summer recipes for them. For others, now begins the seemingly endless task of finding ways to occupy your children and keep them out of mischief until school starts up again. Baking is often a go-to activity but when we’re experiencing a heat wave, I don’t know about you, but I’m doing everything in my power to keep cool, which includes not turning the oven on if it can be avoided. But that doesn’t mean foregoing homemade treats throughout the summer months! I’ve rounded up a shortlist of some delicious-looking, no-bake, kid-friendly snacks or desserts to whip up this summer. Some of these summer recipes are even pretty healthy so it’s a win for everybody!
Some tasty summer recipes:
Banana ice lollies: Who doesn’t love an ice lolly on a hot day? These chocolate-dipped frozen bananas are so easy to whip up and make for a healthy yet indulgent treat. Let the kids get creative with toppings too – mini marshmallows, sprinkles or chopped strawberries would all be great.
Blueberry yoghurt bark: It really doesn’t get easier than this – simply mix yoghurt with blueberries (or other fruit and mix-ins of choice – granola anyone?), freeze then slice and serve! I might actually throw this together tonight for after-work treats this week…
Apple “doughnuts”: Doughnuts are one of my all-time favourite treats – but one of the last things you want when the kids are on their summer holiday is to be dealing with too many sugar highs! Apple doughnuts to the rescue! All you need is apples, cream cheese, food colouring (if you want) and toppings – how good do these look?
Banana fruit ice lollies: Similar to the ones posted above but these ones use strawberries and a chocolate yoghurt covering – if you squint they actually kind of look like Fabs…
Rainbow fruit pizza: Another variation on a popular treat – pizza! If you don’t fancy making your own pastry then I’m sure shop-bought would do just fine (and save you a bit of time and elbow grease too). This would be a great dessert or snack at kids’ parties (alongside cake and chocolate of course – it’s all about the balance)
Chocolate banana peanut butter ice lollies: I’m drooling at my desk – these look amazing. What are you waiting for?!
If these summer recipes haven’t got you in the baking mood (or chopping, mixing and freezing mood – the summer version of baking!) then I don’t know what will. I’m putting all of these on my baking list… I can’t guarantee that my kids will actually get any of the finished product though!