Fun Food for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras isn't just a celebration for adults, kids love it too! Let the good times roll with these 10 extra-fun recipes inspired by the New Orleans festivities. You'll find everything from traditional king cake to colourful cupcakes, tasty gumbo, and cute pastry crowns - all with a kid-friendly twist!

Mardi Gras Hi-Hat Cupcakes
You cant go wrong with a delectable yellow cupcake covered in sweet clouds of frosting and dipped in chocolate. Get recipe from I am Baker.

Mini King Cakes
If you’ve never had king cake, it basically tastes like a giant cinnamon roll. The icing-topped cake is decorated with beautiful coloured sugar in traditional Mardi Gras colours: purple (justice), green (faith), and gold (power). With this recipe, you'll have beautiful and delicious mini king cakes in no time at all. Get recipe from Pillsbury.

King Cake Pancakes
Kick off Mardi Gras with a plate of these festive pancakes. Get recipe from Tablespoon.

Mardi Gras Gumbo
The festive pasty toppers are the perfect final touch for this kid-friendly gumbo. Get recipe from Hungry Happenings.

Pecan Praline King Cake Cookies
Know what’s better than a pecan praline or a yummy slice of king cake? A pecan praline king cake cookie, that’s what! Get recipe from Aimee Broussard.

Mardi Gras Muddy Buddies
Whip up a batch for your Fat Tuesday party or just for a yummy after school snack! Get recipe from Totally The Bomb.

Tie-Dyed Mardi Gras Cupcakes
These gorgeous cupcakes are almost as much fun to make as they are to eat. Get recipe from She Knows.

Mardi Gras Monkey Bread Muffns
These monkey bread muffins are a great alternative to traditional king cake! Get recipe from Cooking Channel.

Mardi Gras Munchies
These Mardi Gras munchies are the perfect way to quickly add some sweet Mardi Gras colours to your Fat Tuesday celebrations. Get recipe from Bake Love Give.

Pastry Crowns
These adorable pastry crowns are filled with cheesecake mousse and topped with glazed bananas, a fun take on a classic New Orleans dessert: Bananas Foster. Get recipe from Hungry Happenings.

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