Kid-Friendly Fall Recipes: 3 You Need to Try!

You want your kids to develop independence and life skills while making special memories with you. At GameTruck, we’re all about helping you play and create family memories. From booking video game or laser tag parties to providing fun activity ideas, we’re helping you rock this parenting thing.  

Use this blog as a beginners cookbook for your kids with no add pop-ups or long recipe back stories about third cousin Sue on your grandpa’s side. This blog delivers recipes, directions, and helpful tips that are straight to the point. 

Here are our top three fall recipes for your kids to experiment with in the kitchen!

Kid-Friendly Fall Recipes: Bake an apple tart with Dad!

Kid-Friendly Fall Recipe 1: Apple Tart

First off, get ready to delight your taste buds with our easy-to-make Apple Puff Pastry, a dessert that marries the sweetness of apples with the lightness of puff pastry.


  • 1 package puff pastry sheets, thawed, each cut into half or thirds 
  • 3 apples, cored, halved, and sliced very thin
  • 2/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Powdered sugar, caramel sauce, and/or whipped cream, for serving, optional


  • Firstly, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Secondly, spray your pans with nonstick spray for easy removal later.
  • Thirdly, place the puff pastry rectangles onto the prepared pans.
  • Then, add sugar and salt to your apples and give it a good stir.
  • Next, let the apple mixture sit for a few minutes to meld the flavors.
  • After that, arrange the apple slices neatly on top of the pastry rectangles, in a straight line.
  • Subsequently, bake for 18 – 20 minutes until they are just right.
  • Once the baking time is over, your pastries should look golden brown and perfectly puffy.
  • Lastly, quickly remove the tarts from the pans and place them on a serving dish. Now, they’re ready to be enjoyed!

Helpful Notes

Additionally, try serving with ice cream, caramel topping, whipped cream, and/or a sprinkling of powdered sugar. 

Kid-Friendly Fall Recipes: Make a sweet potato salad!

Kid-Friendly Fall Recipe 2: Sweet Potato Salad

Additionally, prepare to be amazed by our quick and delicious Sweet Potato Salad, perfect for a comforting Fall meal.


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 4 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons Honey Mustard Dressing (or Balsamic Dressing or Orange Vinaigrette for vegan)
  • 2 cups baby arugula (not standard arugula*, plus 2 to 3 cups mixed greens for the plated salad variation)
  • 1/2 medium shallot, thinly sliced into half moons
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries or cherries
  • ¼ cup pepitas
  • ¼ cup feta or goat cheese crumbles (optional)


  • To begin with, preheat the oven to 450.
  • Next, do not peel the sweet potatoes. Instead, cut them into cubes.
  • Afterward, get a big bowl to mix the sweet potatoes with garlic powder, salt, and olive oil.
  • Then, put a sheet of parchment paper on the baking sheet and place the sweet potatoes on top. Bake for about 25 minutes. They should be tender and brown on the bottom.
  • Finally, in a bowl, mix potatoes, baby arugula, shallot, cranberries, pepitas, and feta or goat cheese crumbles. Add the dressing if desired. Now it’s ready to serve!

Helpful Notes

Additionally, it’s best to only use baby greens! Baby arugula is mild in flavor, but as it matures, it becomes spicier.

However, you can use baby mixed greens or spinach as a substitute.

Note that you can make ahead the roasted sweet potatoes and refrigerate until serving: bring them to room temperature prior to making the salad, or reheat them in the oven. 

Kid-Friendly Fall Recipes: cook with kids

Kid-Friendly Fall Recipe 3: Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge (Allergy Warning!)

Lastly, brace yourself for a simple and mouthwatering dessert with our 2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge that can be whipped up in no time.


  • ½ cup peanut butter 
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 sheets parchment paper


  • Firstly, whisk peanut butter and maple syrup together in a bowl until well combined.
  • Secondly, pour the mixture onto a single sheet of parchment paper. Then, place another sheet of parchment paper on top of the mixture and press down to make sure it’s flat.
  • Thirdly, transfer the flattened peanut butter mixture into the freezer for about 10 minutes.
  • Finally, roll the mixture into balls and store them in an airtight container.

Helpful Notes

In addition, if you prefer smooth Peanut Butter, you can use that instead of crunchy! Check out this link for more information:

In conclusion, cooking with your kids is not just a fun activity, but also a great way to build new memories and teach them important life skills. Feel free to bookmark this blog in your cookbook or help your kids craft their own to store these fantastic recipes!

Looking for more fun recipes for kids! Head over to our Kid-Approved Recipes that They Can Make Themselves: Summer Edition!