Is your little one’s birthday coming up? If you need inspiration for the special day, check out these 10 cute party treats for kids. They are super quick and easy to make. There are also some healthier recipes if you’re trying to curb your toddler’s sugar intake.
For the crunchies
- 250g butter
- 1 tbsp golden syrup
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup cake flour
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- ½ tsp salt
For the trains
- 125ml icing sugar
- 18 Jelly Babies
- 2 x 400g Liquorice Allsorts
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 19cm x 26cm baking dish with baking paper. Heat the butter on medium until melted. Stir in the syrup and sugar and bring to a boil. Stir in the vanilla and bicarbonate of soda.
- Combine the oats, flour, coconut and salt. Stir in the butter mixture. Press into the prepared dish until flat. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn oven down to 160°C and bake for about 10 minutes until golden brown. Cool in the pan. Slice into 18 bars.
- For the trains, combine the icing sugar with just enough water (about 10ml) to form a thick icing to use as “glue” to stick the Jelly Babies and Liquorice Allsorts onto the crunchies to form tractors.
Quick cake lollies
These cake lollies are gluten and sugar-free, so if you prefer to serve healthier party treats for kids, this is a great recipe to try.
*Makes about 8
- 1 egg
- ½ tbsp water
- 2 tbsp cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1⁄3 cup almond flour
- ½ tsp gluten-free baking powder
- Pinch ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp granulated xylitol
- Food colouring of your choice
- ¼ cup xylitol icing
- Blitz the egg, water, cream cheese and vanilla in a blender until smooth. Add the almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon and granulated xylitol. Divide between 3 bowls and colour each. Set aside for 2 minutes.
- Remove the glass plate from the microwave and place a piece of baking paper on top, then grease with cooking spray. Add a teaspoonful of each colour on top of each other and insert a skewer. Repeat with the rest, (you should be able to do 4 at a time). Microwave for about 20 seconds until cooked. Cool.
- Combine the xylitol icing and about 1 tsp water to form a thick icing that should be able to drizzle. Add colour, if you like. Drizzle over the cakes.
Dino hatch eggs
Throwing a dinosaur-themed birthday party for your little one? He’ll love these cute treats.
Healthy chocolate fudge skewers
These yummy treats are refined sugar free, low carb and gluten free!
Your toddler will love these cute penguin party treats!
The kids will love these yummy jelly treats, and they’re really quick and easy to make.
No-bake pretzel ladybug peanut butter bars
These peanut butter bars contain quite a bit of sugar so don’t let your kids have too many of these yummy treats at once.
Frozen Olaf hot chocolate
Hosting a winter birthday party? Make your own warm drinks at home for the kids with this quick and easy hot chocolate recipe. They’ll love the cute Olaf chocolate dippers.
Easy Toy Story 4 cupcakes
Throwing a Toy Story birthday party for your little one? Let them decorate their own cupcakes!
Healthy doughnut bites
The kids won’t even know that these yummy doughnut bites aren’t packed with sugar.
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