Kids love helping out in the kitchen — and who doesn’t need a sous chef when it’s time to whip up munchies for a holiday party or a special breakfast on New Year’s morning? These recipes straight from Dishing It Up Disney Style: A Cookbook for Families with Type 1 Diabetes are the perfect way to involve the whole family in the feast! (Published by the same collaboration that produces this website, you can request your own free copy of the cookbook at your pediatric endocrinologist’s office.)

Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Crunchy Nut Clusters

It’s hard not to squirrel away these nut-tastic snacks! Junior chipmunks can get artistic and drizzle the chocolate glaze over the chilled clusters.

Peter Pan’s Pumpkin Waffles

Peter Pan's Pumpkin Waffles

You don’t need any pixie dust to make these tasty waffles — just a bit of cinnamon! Kids can almost fly on their own, from measuring the ingredients to mixing the batter. But only grown-ups should use the waffle iron.

Cinderella’s Dream-Come-True Coffee Cake

Cinderella's Dream Come True Coffee Cake

This coffee cake is as easy as saying bibbidi bobbidi boo! Little chefs can measure out and mix the dry ingredients, sprinkle on the topping, and marbleize the batter.

Pooh’s Honey Apple Cake

Pooh's Honey Apple Cake

This honey-covered cake will put a rumbly in everyone’s tumbly! Piglets can measure out all the ingredients and spread on the honey topping.

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Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.