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    If your kids are anything like mine, they love to help in the kitchen. But finding recipes they’re interested in (and won’t mess up)? That can be difficult.

    Fortunately, I’ve got you covered.

    Need something to do with the kiddos this weekend or have a holiday you need to bake for?

    Try these kid-friendly fall recipes on for size

    1. Caramel apples.

    These caramel and candy-topped green apples are sure to be a hit with kids of all ages. They’re fun to make, too. Let the kiddos insert the sticks, dip the apples, and then top with their favorite crushed up candies or cookies.

    2. No-bake pumpkin cheesecake.

    Who doesn’t love cheesecake — especially one that requires no baking whatsoever? Make it with the kids for Thanksgiving or just on a rainy Sunday stuck inside. Be sure to top it with some whipped cream and maybe some crunched up Butterfinger candies.

    3. Harvest trail mix.

    Nothing says fall like a good trail mix. This recipe calls for the typical pretzels and M&Ms, but it also takes the fall factor up a notch, adding in candy pumpkins, candy corn, Honeycomb cereal, and more. The Bugles make for a fun “witch” hat addition, too.

    4. Candy corn Rice Krispie treats.

    This festive snack puts a new twist on the traditional Rice Krispie treat recipe. All you need is some orange food coloring, a pie tin, marshmallows, butter, and rice cereal — you’ll have these faux-candy corns in minutes.

    5. Baked cinnamon apples.

    Stuffed with oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon, these apples taste pretty close to apple pie — without the high-calorie crust. They’re easy to make, too. Just top your apples with a handful of ingredients, bake for 50 min, and you’re done.

    6. Halloween pretzel rods.

    Everyone will have a good time decorating these fun pretzel sticks. Make spooky mummies, mini Frankensteins, or anything your heart desires. Melted chocolate and pretzel rods are the only must-haves. Let the kids pick out the rest!

    7. Pumpkin cinnamon rolls.

    Saturday morning calls for cartoons, cups of hot chocolate, and these delectable pumpkin cinnamon rolls. The kids will love rolling them up, and you could even dye the cream cheese icing a fall and festive color (orange, perhaps?) 

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