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12 Recipes You Can Make With Your Grandkids This Summer

Summer can feel like the longest season if you're not prepared. Sure, the weather is great. But going to the beach every day isn't always an option. Plus, with camps, vacations, and summer school it can be hard to find some quality time with your grandkids.

One of my favorite things to do with my Nana was help her in the kitchen, and the summer time was no different! It's a perfect opportunity to bond and have a great time.

While kids may not be ready to learn the secret spaghetti sauce recipe, there are some fun kitchen adventures you can have together that will keep everyone entertained and no one hungry!!

Me, my brother, and my Nana making her famous chocolate house. Family Photo

1. Crunchy Nacho Pogos

Kiss Recipe

A deliciously cheesy favorite, perfect for a week night treat or a Sunday ball game!

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2. Pepperoni Pizza 'Sushi'

What About Pie

You can use Pillsbury pizza dough that does not require leavening! A perfect treat for lunch that can be customized to your liking.

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3. PB&J Skewers

A Whisk and Two Wands

A spin on a classic treat that the grandkids will love helping out with. Bananas are a yummy switch up.

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4. Glow-in-the-Dark Jello

Mom Advice

HOW COOL IS THIS?? Not only a fun treat, but also a great science experiment. Win-win!

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Continue reading to see what you can make with a muffin tin and some frosting!

Being a grandparent is all about spoiling your grandkids, isn't it? You think you love your kids a lot...then you have grandkids and experience a whole new kind of love!

I know if I had made these recipes when I was a kid I would have never wanted to go back to school!

5. Lemon Bar 'Puppy Chow'

Lemon Tree Dwelling

These bite size treats pack a punch of pucker! They're a burst of summer flavor, perfect for a picnic at the park or a summer movie night.

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6. Teddy Bear Cookies

Kids Kubby

A hands-on, cute, tasty snack that doubles as a craft! If your grandkids are younger, using pre-made dough or preparing the dough in advance might me a good idea.

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7. Homemade Soft Pretzels


A ballpark classic right at home! Having the grandkids shape the pretzels is a great way to have them involved in the kitchen.

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8. Cupcake Fondue

Hoosier Homemade

This one is perfect for younger grandkids. It's less about the baking and more about the MAKING! Using a muffin to hold the different frosting, sprinkles, and candy options is a fun dessert for a family BBQ.

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9. Doggy Dogs

DIY Cozy Home

A cute way to liven up the boring old hot dog! It's perfect for lunch or dinner.

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10. M&M Brownie Pizza

Lady Behind the Curtain

A sweet twist on a classic treat. Is there anything better?

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11. S'Mores Pops

A Latte Food

Maybe you live in the city and can't campfire, or maybe it's a rainy summer's day. These s'mores pops are a fun compromise!

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12. Mini Pot Pies

One Little Project

A bite-sized version of an American classic.

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Meagan has an intense love for Netflix, napping, and carbs.