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Cooking experiences in which preschoolers can participate.


  • 3 oz. pkg. cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup finely shredded cheddar cheese.
  • 1 Tbsp. apple juice concentrate
  • 1 cup finely grated carrots
  • ½ cup finely chopped walnuts.

Cream together the first three ingredients.  Stir in the carrots, then roll into small balls and roll in the chopped walnuts.


  •  Have each child place 5 vanilla wafers into a zip-lock bag.
  • Then using a rolling pin or their fists, crush the wafers.
  • Next, have each child dump their crushed wafers into a small bowl.
  • Now let them add one or more teaspoons of orange juice until their crushed wafers are a consistency that the child can mold into small balls.
  • Finally, have the children place their small balls into another bowl filled with powered sugar.
  • Place each child’s orange balls on a small plate to eat later, or let them eat their treats now.


  • Combine peanut butter with honey.
  • Then spread it on graham cracker squares.


  •  Let your child pour pineapple juice into a small glass.
  • Then have her put 3-4 carrot sticks into the glass.
  • Place the glass in the refrigerator to chill before eating.

  • ½ cup dried fruit.
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. honey

Stir ingredients, then drop them by teaspoons into dried coconut flakes.
Roll them around until well coated and place them on some waxed paper.


  • Figs or dates
  • Raisins
  • Lemon juice
  • Graham crackers

Grind figs, dates and raisins together.
Add 1 tsp. lemon juice.
Make balls with the mixture.
Roll the balls in crushed graham crackers.


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 1 ½ cup crushed Wheat Chex or similar cereal
  • ¾ cup crushed Corn Chex

Let your children mix all the ingredients together, then shape into 1 inch balls.
Then have the children roll them in ¼ cup of crushed Rice Chex.  Store the balls in the refrigerator for about ½ hour before eating.


  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 cup crushed cereal or toasted wheat germ
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered milk
  • Chopped nuts or crushed graham crackers

Mix all ingredients, then shape them into balls and roll them in the nuts or graham crackers.
Store the balls in the refrigerator for about 1/2 hour.