Are you on FHE-treats duty this week? Are you short on time? Are you looking for some easy, cool, delicious treat ideas? Well, look no further—social media’s got your back (well, your stomach, technically). We’ve rounded up a fun list of sixteen FHE treats with videos and recipes that you and your kids can cook right along with.
1. 5 Easy Microwave Desserts
Do these desserts really take just five minutes to make? Yes, yes they do.
Okay, almost all of them. The peanut brittle does take an hour to cool (unless you want to munch on the equivalent of molten lava). But the rest should be quick! And these 5 easy microwavable desserts aren’t only ones of their kind out there. Just google “cookie in a mug” and see what you come up with—or “pie in a mug”!
2. Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip by Tasty
A divine Greek Yogurt dip you can keep cold overnight and pack in the kids’ lunches (if there’s any leftover, which we doubt).
- 16 oz Greek yogurt
- 3 Tbsp. dried parsley
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 Tbsp. green onions
Healthy, flavorful, fun to eat, we’d give this recipe five stars (if they wanted our opinion). You can also mix Lipton’s dry onion soup mix with sour cream for a simple alternative. Tasty also has some fantastic recipes for three different kinds of hummus!
3. Waffle S’mores by Food Steez
Pretty much exactly what they sound like: FHE-treat nirvana.
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 ¾ cups milk
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 pinch of salt
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- 4 graham crackers (smashed)
- ½ cup marshmallows
The great thing about these s’mores waffles is that you can use different kinds of chocolate. Ever tried a s’more with a square of Hershey’s cookies and cream bar? We highly recommend it.
4. Avocado Fries by Tasty
We’d heard of sweet potato fries and zucchini fries, but never avocado fries. Cool, huh?
- 3 avocados (slightly firm)
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper (adjust to taste, or substitute with garlic powder)
(In case you’re not already an avocado fan) avocados are great for more than just avocado french fries. Put them in a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich (BLT) and enjoy.
5. Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups by 12 Tomatoes
A new twist on a delicious classic. We guarantee your kids will love these!
- 6 slices bread
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 6 slices cheddar or American cheese
This one wins for having the smallest list of ingredients. I’d love to try this recipe for grilled cheese roll-ups with ham, chicken, or even turkey, make some “fancy” sandwich rollups and add dijon and mayo.
6. Breakfast Granola Cups by Proper Tasty
Don’t let the word “breakfast” throw you off; they make for a delicious evening snack, too.
1 cup honey
1 tsp almond extract
½ cup rolled oats
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
Suggested toppings: yoghurt, blueberries, and raspberries
Proper Tasty—the British version of Tasty, if you hadn’t guessed—has some pretty great recipes for FHE treats, including, of course these breakfast granola cups. The greatest thing about them is you can top them with whatever you’d like.
7. BBQ Chicken Pinwheels by Tasty
Slice ’em snack-sized, or eat ’em for dinner!
- 1 refrigerated pizza crust
- ½ cup BBQ sauce
- 1 ½ cups shredded rotisserie chicken
- ½ red onion, finely chopped
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- ¼ cup parsley, chopped
Now that BBQ chicken pinwheels are out there, why not try the same basic recipe with a few yummy alternatives? You can make pepperoni pizza pinwheels, for example, or Hawaiian (that’d be cool).
8. Cauliflower Fritters by Tasty
Is there even a food out there that isn’t improved by the word “fritter?”
- 3 cups of cauliflower
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ cup of chopped onions
- ¼ cup fo chopped parsley
- ½ cup of wheat flour
- ⅓ cup of grated parmesan
- 1 egg
- Additional wheat flour for coating
- Oil for frying
Although cauliflower is really good, there are other veggies you can use in place of the cauliflower. Google “pumpkin fritters” for a sweet alternative. And then, of course, there’s always tuna. MyRecipies.com has a great recipe for tuna patties.
9. Eggs Benedict Cups by Tasty
Eggcellent, eggsquisit, eggstacy: call them what you will.
- 6 slices of ham
- 6 eggs
- 3 egg yolks
- ½ tsp white vinegar
- ½ cup melted butter
- 4 Tbsp. lemon juice
- A pinch of salt
- A pinch of black pepper
- 3 English muffins (6 halves)
If you’re not a fan of runny yolks in your eggs Benedict cups, never fear! Just cook the eggs for a little longer. To simplify the dish, just fry an egg, put a slice of ham over the top, flip it over and let the ham cook, then put the whole thing on an English muffin. Bahm. Breakfast.
10. Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Nuggets by Tasty
If you’re not a fan of fried, try baking them instead!
- 2 cups salted pretzels
- ½ cup parmesan cheese
- ½ cup flour
- ¼ tsp pepper (optional)
- 2 eggs
- 1 lb boneless chicken breasts
These pretzel-crusted nuggets are the perfect snack food for family movie nights, and they’re an easy treat kids can help make. Start a line for dipping and mixing—just make sure to wash everyone’s hands thoroughly afterwards!
11. Mini Key Lime Pies by Tasty
So simple, so good. You can eat them out of the oven (after they cool) or stick them in the fridge for an hour, your choice.
- 4 ½ teaspoons grated lime zest
- ½ cup lime juice (3-4 limes)
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 (14 ounces) can sweetened condensed milk
- 11 graham crackers
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
Depending on how large your family is, you can split into three teams to work on the filling, the crust, and the whipped cream for these mini key lime pies.
12. Swiss Roll Pops by Proper Tasty
Proper Tasty does it again with these delightfully simple swiss roll pops.
- ½ cup powdered sugar (plus more for dusting)
- 3 eggs
- ¾ cup plain flour (plus more for dusting)
- Vegetable oil
- Strawberry jam
- Icing sugar to dust
- Lollypop sticks
This recipe for swiss roll pops calls for a strawberry jam filling, but we wonder how other sweet spread (like Nutella) would work . . . mmmmm.
13. Spinach and Artichoke Cups by Tasty
Why does everything look that much more delicious in the shape of a cupcake?
- 8 oz cream cheese
- ¾ cup frozen spinach, defrosted and drained of excess liquid
- ½ cup mozzarella
- ½ cup romano
- ½ cup parmesan
- 14 oz can artichoke hearts, quartered
- ¼ cup chopped bacon
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp dried basil
Spinach and artichoke cups are one thing, but have you ever tried spinach and artichoke dip? Slice up some french bread, place the slices on a cookie sheet, and brush the bread with olive oil. Then broil the slices in the oven for a minute or two (seriously, that’s it) and dip away!
14. Cinnamon Sugar Cheesecake Bars by Tasty
Who doesn’t love creamy, soft, cinnamon-sugar-covered goodness?
- 2 tubes crescent dough
- 16 oz cream cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 cup sugar, divided
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 Tbsp. cinnamon
You can almost taste the cinnamon sugar cheesecake bars in your mouth, can’t you? Try topping them with your favorite berries—or just side them with a fruit salad!
15. Easy Pizza (Junior Recipe) by Tasty
These pizzas are easy to make (and easy to eat).
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 packet active yeast
- 2 ½ cups bread flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 jar marinara sauce
- Mozzarella cheese
- Additional toppings of choice
It’s true, that’s all the ingredients you need for these junior pizzas. Store-bought pizzas will also do just fine if you want to skip the dough-making step. We wonder what these look like if you took a cookie cutter to them and made pizza bites . . .
16. Easy Omelette Cups by Tasty
To make these delicious omelette cups, you’ve got to break a few eggs.
- 36 frozen tater tots, thawed
- 8 eggs
- 3 Tbsp. milk
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Your favorite omelette fillings!
These omelette cups would be fun to make on a Saturday morning, too! For the omelette fillings, we recommend ham, cheese, tomatoes, peppers, or even mushrooms.
As an FHE activity, try making some cooking videos of your own and send them to your friends and family! What are some of your favorite FHE treats to make? Leave the recipe in the comment box below, then check out some more FHE treat ideas.