The Berenstain Bears’ Holiday Cookbook {Review}

The Berenstain Bears’ Holiday Cookbook is a fantastic offering for children and families of all ages, especially if you are fans of the series. This cookbook is full of delicious holiday themed recipes that are totally kid-appealing.  My two oldest children ages 8 and 5 are very interested in what’s going on in the kitchen. I took it upon myself more recently to allow them to view and participate in making and preparing snacks and meals for themselves as well as for the entire the family. This cookbook is perfect for my children as it gives fresh ideas and fun approaches not just in what shall be tasted but in what appeals to the eye as well . 

This cookbook features forty recipes. There are breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, and snacks to choose from. There are concoctions of different types of smoothies, soups, vegetable creations, cookies, punch, cake, pie, snack mixes, sandwiches and much more.  The recipes are broken down by the following Holidays; Valentine’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Fall Festivities, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Each of the sections has around 6-8 recipes each which are just enough to make a few or make them all!

Aside from recipes, each of the sections/categories begin with a scripture verse from the Bible, a short story,and  a saying that rhymes. There’s an index in the front of the book and the end of the book has a handy  a measurement chart. Measurements included covers a pinch, tablespoon, teaspoon, cups, quarts, pints, and gallon.

The cookbook features full-page, full-color photographs and complementing illustrations of each of the food dishes. I found the recipes to feature easy to follow directions that range from two to nine steps.A few of the recipes include tips as well as how much will be yielded from what’s made. There’s nothing too complicated but each cooking experience should probably be supervised by an adult.

There’s no shame in making any of these recipes whenever you want. We highly recommend this cookbook!


Interested in Purchasing? The Berenstain Bears’ Holiday Cookbook is available in multiple formats (hardcover & digital) and can be found on as well as other well known book retailers.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.