31 Recipes Inspired by Popular Children's Books

Can you remember what your favorite book was once upon a time? These classic children's book recipes will bring your and your child's favorite stories alive, right in your kitchen.

Green Eggs and Ham: Deviled Green Eggs & Ham

Although Sam-I-Am detested Green Eggs and Ham, this kooky recipe will have your guests proclaiming their love for these colorful deviled eggs.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Jelly Rolls

Alexander’s miserable day takes a turn for the worse when his mother forgets to pack him dessert. Make up for his misery by baking some Jelly Rolls — the same dessert that he longed for in the book.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins: Penguin Cupcakes

Inspire the same silly, sidesplitting antics that occur in Mr. Popper’s Penguins with these adorable chocolate cupcakes.

George and Martha: Split Pea Soup

Martha was fond of making Split Pea Soup for George and sometimes she would make it all day long. Make pots and pots of soup to commemorate literature's most-loved (and largest) duo.

Goodnight Moon: Blue Moon Ice Cream

Don’t say goodnight until you’ve tucked away some blue moon ice cream — the perfect treat for celebrating this iconic bedtime tale.

Harold and His Purple Crayon: Berry & Banana Smoothies

We suggest you take a note from Harold and color outside of the lines with this bright purple smoothie.

Madeline: Classic Madeleines

Who could forget that old house in Paris, covered in vines, which housed 12 little girls in two straight lines? Celebrate the red-headed Madeline by eating the light-and-airy cookies that share her name.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Turkish Delight

Travel to Narnia with these sweet and gooey Turkish Delights — the same treat that the villainous queen used to trick Edmund in this mythical tale.

Where the Wild Things Are: King Cake

This colorful King Cake will get the wild rumpus started just like mischievous Max did in this classic book. If you make it correctly, your guests may even make you "the king of all wild things" too.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Blueberry Ice Cream

This blueberry ice cream won’t turn you into a blueberry like the chewing-gum in this Roald Dahl masterpiece. But it is your golden ticket to join Charlie and Willie Wonka's gang.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: Spaghetti and Meatballs

Would't it be marvelous if food dropped from the sky like it did in the town of Chewandswallow? Pack your umbrella and shower readers with bowls of this marvelous spaghetti and meatballs.

Winnie the Pooh: Honey Bun Cake

If you ask Pooh, eating honey is a very good thing to do. Make like Christopher Robin and share this sticky honey bun cake with your gang of Tiggers, Piglets and Eeyores.

Guess How Much I Love You: I-Love-You Scones

Profess your admiration for this classic tale with these heart-shaped scones. Everyone will love their sweet jam filling to the moon and back.

The Story of Babar: Elephant Ears

Celebrate the heartfelt adventures of Babar with these cinnamon-crusted Elephant Ears. Babar may have been dubbed the king of elephants, but this flaky dessert is certainly the king of cookies.

Corduroy: Teddy Bear Snack Mix

Join Corduroy on the quest for his missing button and friendship while noshing on this bear-shaped snack mix.

Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes: Mother Goose Popcorn

This popcorn, named after Mother Goose, is sure to cause quite a rouse, while a dish runs away with a spoon. Don’t make too little, or you’ll be saying hey diddle diddle to a cow that jumps over the moon.

Charlotte’s Web: Spider Cupcakes

In this barnyard tale, Charlotte spun messages into her web to save Wilbur from becoming someone’s dinner. Commemorate her intelligence and heroism with these spider-shaped cupcakes.

Frog and Toad Are Friends: Fruity Frogs

This touching book chronicles the adventures of two friends named Frog and Toad. Kids will enjoy this healthy snack-in-disguise as much as the iconic duo enjoyed each others company.

Curious George: Monkey-Lovin' Mocha Mouthfuls

You don’t need a yellow hat or a big city to enjoy this chocolatey bite-sized dessert. Named after the star monkey in Curious George, this treat will evoke his fun and mischievous antics.

Stellaluna: Garlic Bat Bites

This tale of two Megabats depicts Stellaluna’s separation and thrilling return to her mother. What better way to celebrate the two being reunited than with this cheesy bat-shaped appetizer?

The Hungry Caterpillar: Caterpillar Sandwiches

The hungry insect in this story ate for five days before becoming a beautiful butterfly. Recreate The Hungry Caterpillar on your child’s plate with this delicious and healthy wrap.

Stone Soup: Ol' Fashioned Stone Soup

Characters in this tale reminisced about "the finest soup they had ever eaten" long after their meal. Emphasize the profound morals in this story by cooking this Stone Soup for your own community.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Porridge

This warm and comforting bowl of porridge is "just right."

The Velveteen Rabbit: Honey Bunnies

The Velveteen Rabbit proclaims that "becoming real lasts for always," but these rolls won’t last long at all. So hop in the kitchen and commemorate the velvety-star of this tale with these Honey Bunnies.

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish: Seasoned Goldfish Crackers

One fish, two fish, eat a few fish. These seasoned Goldfish crackers are perfect to eat while enjoying the wonderfully-wonky words of Dr. Seuss.

Clifford: Pound Puppies

The big red dog in this heartfelt series was actually the runt of his litter. Take a chance on these Pound Puppy cookies — they may look small, but they pack a flavor worthy of Clifford.

The Giving Tree: Maple Leaf Sandwich Cookies

Sharing these leaf-shaped sandwich cookies is a sure-fire way to re-create the unbreakable bond depicted in Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree.

James and the Giant Peach: Peach Paradise Smoothies

In this iconic tale, James found the portal to a world of adventure inside a large, delicious peach. Slurp down this peachy smoothie while exploring this magical book.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

This book has had readers craving chocolate chip cookies for decades. Like the overall-wearing mouse in this playful story, whoever you share these crispy cookies with will likely ask for a glass of milk.


Caps for Sale: Monkey Bread Muffins

Honor the sneaky monkeys in Caps for Sale with some Monkey Bread Muffins. Take a note from the mustached-peddler in this book and keep an eye on your share — or they may disappear like his caps.

The Rainbow Fish: Funfetti Cookies

These colorful cookies are as dazzling as the beautiful fish in this book, however, you may not be as delighted to share this crispy dessert as the Rainbow Fish was to share his scales.