When you try to think of foods for kids that start with K, is Kellogg's the only thing that comes to mind? If so, then you're in the right place! We've got some great “K” recipes here for you, along with some other ideas for dinner and dessert! Let's dive in.
Kids Popcorn Balls
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup molasses
1 1/2 cubes butter (3/4 cup)
8 cups popped popcorn
1. Cook 1/2 cup molasses with corn syrup until thermometer reaches hard crack stage, about 270 degrees F.
2. Stir in butter and salt. Have the popcorn in a bowl. Slowly stir in the mixture with a wooden spoon. Coat all the popcorn.
3. IMPORTANT! Butter your hands lightly and shape the popcorn into balls.
4. Set them on wax paper and let them harden. Wrap the ones you don't eat with wax paper.
Kids Trail Mix
4 cups Chex cereal
1/2 cup Raisins
1/2 cup Dried fruit bits
1/2 cup Reeces Pieces
1/2 cup Yogurt covered peanuts
1. Put into a large ziploc bag and shake to mix.
Kids Krunchy Krazy Korn
8 cups Puffed popcorn curls; from 8 oz. pkg.
1/2 cups Butter
1 cups Brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
1/4 c Light corn syrup
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1. Heat oven to 250 degrees F. Place popcorn curls in 15x10x1″ baking pan.
2. In large saucepan, combine brown sugar, margarine and corn syrup; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Simmer 2 mins.; remove from heat.
3. Stir in baking soda and vanilla. Pour mixture evenly over popcorn curls; mix well.
4. Bake at 250 degrees F. for 30 mins., stirring twice during baking.
5. Immediately remove from pan; cool completely on waxed paper or greased foil.
1 pk Garlic and Onion Croutons
2 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds
1/2 cup Melted Butter
1 teaspoon Paprika
2 teaspoons Celery Salt
1. Pour croutons into large bowl. Combine remaining ingredients and toss with croutons.
2. Place onto cookie sheet and toast in 275 degree F oven for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Allow to cool.
Other “K” Ideas Kids Will Love
Looking for other ideas? We've got you covered! These are all great ideas that kids will love, whether it's for snacks, dessert, or dinner.
- Kabobs. Kabobs are a lot of fun to make and eat! You can put whatever you want on them, as long as it can sit on a stick! Meat and peppers are common choices. Your kids will love this different way of eating dinner!
- King crab. Crab meat is sweet, making it a good choice for kids who might not like other seafood options. Grab some king crab, fresh or frozen, and make it for dinner next week.
- Kielbasa. Kielbasa is a type of Polish sausage. You can eat it however you wish, but try putting it on a sandwich with some condiments for any picky eaters.
- Kiwi. Kiwi is an underappreciated fruit! It often slides under the radar compared to blueberries, strawberries, watermelon, and other fruits, but it deserves some recognition! Kiwis are great to include in your kids' lunches or as part of their breakfast.
- Key lime pie. Need a dessert your kids will love? This key lime pie is the perfect embodiment of summer. It's a great dessert for your kids to come in for after a hot day of playing outside.
- Ketchup. We're not suggesting you just serve ketchup to your kids, don't worry. Why not make a dinner that includes only foods that can be dipped in or served with ketchup? Fries, nuggets, burgers, and fish sticks are all options.
- Kit-Kats. A true favorite of many chocolate-lovers. Buying a bag of Kit-Kats is sure to delight your kids. You can take it the extra mile by crushing them up over ice cream, or mixing them in with some yogurt.
- Kettle corn. A fair food staple, kettle corn is sweet and savory. You can try your hand at making your own at home, or grab some from the store! This snack will surely remind your kids of fun times at the fair.
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