Growing up, I never had an Easy-Bake Oven. I always helped bake with my mom and grandma but I did want one. All my friends had them and they looked so fun.
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to use one with my guy's daughters. And let me tell you, I suggest using the word "easy" loosely. Overall it's an easy process to make the food, but the oven itself is another story. And it's really time-consuming for the minimal amount of food you get at the end of the process.
We let each girl pick out one treat to make and although one of the girls picked out a chocolate cake ball treat, the package actually had red velvet mix in it. We improvised and went with it and she was happy it was red with pink frosting! Bonus win!!!
The girls did all the mixing, stirring, and pouring, and even started sneaking bites of the treats before cooking. My guy and I managed the oven because even though it's made for children, it still gets rather hot and adult supervision/assistance is a must!
Once everything was cooled down, we let the girls add their own frosting and sprinkles to the treats and fingers were the chosen spreading tool. They both did a great job with their treats and we all shared the final product.
I definitely would like to bake with them in the future, but I'm thinking we make a batch or two of full size cookies that they can help with. You get a lot more treats from a full size recipe with just as many dirty dishes!