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This collection of easy dessert recipes for kids is full of fun and easy recipes your whole family will enjoy! Best of all they only require a few ingredients and can be whipped up in no time!

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A collage of dessert recipes that are easy for kids to make.

Baking With Kids!

My kids love to be in the kitchen! They love to get their hands dirty and be involved and I love to let them.

Cooking and baking are such great skills for kids to have. We have a great collection of easy kid recipes, I thought it would be fun to make one with just desserts!

I’ve hardly ever met a kid who doesn’t like dessert, so really with any of the choices on this list you can’t go wrong and I’m sure your kids will find several recipes that will become their new favorites!

Favorite Kid Desserts

What kinds of desserts do kids like best? Kids especially love desserts with fun colors and fun textures.

Colorful desserts like Birthday Cake Popcorn, Fruity Pebble Treats, and Cake Batter Milkshakes grab kids’ attention right away.

Fun textures like our crunchy Haystack Cookies are also a big hit with kids. Just like most of their food choices kids tend to like simple desserts and if they are finger foods all the better!

Dipping is also always fun for kids and our Fruit Dip Recipe can be made in just a few minutes and enjoyed right away. This is also a good opportunity to make a healthier dessert by serving apple slices, strawberries, and sliced bananas to dip. Caramel Apple Nachos is another fun kid-friendly recipe that couldn’t be easier for kids to make.

Strawberry cake mix cookies stacked on a blue plate.

Best Age for Baking

Every child is different and you know your kids best, but once kids learn to read and can start practicing some basic measuring skills, they are ready to learn how to bake on their own.

Toddlers. Having said that, even little toddlers can help with simple tasks such as:

  • adding in pre-measured ingredients
  • stirring a bowl of batter
  • shaking sprinkles of cinnamon on top of a treat

We also recommend using a kitchen helper stool to help your little ones work safely beside you as they learn to bake. A regular step stool also comes in handy for older kids who can’t quite reach the counter yet.

Safety for all ages. No matter the age it is important to teach kids kitchen safety:

  • the proper handling and use of knives
  • good handwashing practices
  • oven safety measures

These are skills that will really serve them well as they grow into more mature bakers.

Kids really love being involved in the baking process and even tasks as simple as cracking eggs, turning on a mixer, and scooping cookie dough onto a baking pan are fun and rewarding for them.

No-bake treats are often some of the best for kids to start out with and they usually only require a few ingredients to put together.

Dirt cake consisting of crushed oreo cookies, chocolate pudding and gummy worms in small glass cups.

Fun Desserts for Kids

It’s fun for kids to make treats that have only a few ingredients and are ready to enjoy right away like Rice Krispie Treats and Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies.

Kids also love to get involved with hands-on activities like crushing up cookies for our Sand Pudding Cups or adding sprinkles to top cookies or milkshakes.

Even some of the littlest chefs can help put the strawberries and cake pieces on the skewers to make Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs and older kids can help drizzle the melted vanilla candy coating over the top.

Adding the gummy worms to our Dirt Cake With Worms treat would be such a fun task for toddlers to help out with. One-bowl recipes like our Avalanche Cookies are some of the very best to begin with when kids are making a dessert on their own. Not only are they usually pretty easy, but there is also a lot less to clean up after!

Starting out with simple, uncomplicated recipes like the ones in this collection are your best bet for having fun in the kitchen with your kids and you will see their confidence grow with each recipe they make!

Sliced red and green apples on a white platter topped with caramel sauce, a white chocolate drizzle, mini chocolate chips, and toffee bits.

Easy Baking Recipes for Kids

These simple recipes are perfect for getting little hands involved! Kids of all ages will love baking up these easy dessert recipes.

Rice Krispie Treats

Gooey Rice Krispie Treats are made in minutes. This classic recipe is so scrumptious you can’t eat just one!!

1 Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

Dessert Rice Krispie Treat Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes

Recipe Video

5 from 34 votes
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3 Ingredient Sugar Cookies

Quick, easy and delicious sugar cookies made with just 3 ingredients – butter, sugar and flour.

2 3 Ingredient Sugar Cookie Recipe

Dessert 3 Ingredient Sugar Cookie Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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4.81 from 71 votes
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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Quick, easy and delicious 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies. They take just minutes to throw together and are so easy the kids can make them!

3 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Dessert 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
4.97 from 26 votes
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Haystack Cookies

4 ingredient haystack cookies whip up in minutes for a quick and easy peanut butter no bake treat that will be gone in minutes!!

4 Haystack Cookies

Dessert Haystack Cookies
Total Time: 20 minutes

Recipe Video

5 from 8 votes
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Butterscotch CornFlake Cookies

The kids LOVE making these no bake butterscotch cookies – they’re simple, quick and yummy! Cornflakes mixed with melted peanut butter, chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips.

5 Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies

Dessert Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies
Total Time: 13 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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Apple Brickle Dip REcipe

This 5-Ingredient apple brickle dip recipe takes minutes to make and is so delicious! Plus, it uses common ingredients. The addition of Heath Toffee Bits makes it even better!

6 Apple Brickle Dip Recipe

Dessert, Snack Apple Brickle Dip Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes

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5 from 19 votes
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Fruit Dip

This easy fruit dip is one of the best fruit dip recipes you will ever try. It whips up in no time, and ALWAYS vanishes in minutes!

7 Fruit Dip

Dessert, Snack Fruit Dip
Total Time: 10 minutes

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5 from 207 votes
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Puppy Chow

Whether you call it Puppy Chow or Muddy Buddies, you’ll love this recipe! It’s so easy to make and includes Chex cereal, powdered sugar, & yummy melted peanut butter and chocolate chips!!

8 Puppy Chow Recipe

Dessert Puppy Chow Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

Recipe Video

5 from 164 votes
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Pumpkin Dump Cake

Simple and delicious pumpkin dump cake preps in minutes. With all of these earthy flavors, it’s perfect all fall long!

9 Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe

Dessert Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Recipe Video

4.98 from 1042 votes
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Peach Dump Cake

Three ingredient peach dump cake is quick, simple, and utterly tasty. It is warm, gooey, and perfectly peachy!!

10 Peach Dump Cake Recipe

Dessert Peach Dump Cake Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes

Recipe Video

4.98 from 487 votes
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Easy Peach Cobbler

EASY homemade peach cobbler takes minutes to prep and is buttery and delicious. This is our FAVORITE peach dessert!

11 Peach Cobbler

Dessert Peach Cobbler
Total Time: 35 minutes

Recipe Video

4.99 from 962 votes
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Dirt Cake with Worms

Creepy crawly dirt cake with worms whips up in a flash and is always a big hit with the kids. It’s disgustingly delicious!

12 Dirt Cake with Worms Recipe

Dessert Dirt Cake with Worms Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Chocolate Rice Krispie treats are a tasty twist on a beloved classic. Ready in 10 minutes, this dessert is perfect for any occasion!

13 Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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No Bake Cookies

Deliciously chewy no bake cookies are made in minutes! These simple, yummy cookies will become a go-to treat.

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Dessert No Bake Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 6 minutes

Recipe Video

4.98 from 75 votes
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Churro Popcorn

Melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon + sugar churro popcorn is a simple and sweet treat that only takes 15 minutes to whip up!!

15 Churro Popcorn Recipe

Dessert, Snack Churro Popcorn Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Peanut Butter Balls

Simple peanut butter balls are perfect for every peanut butter-chocolate lover. These decadent bites are SO easy to whip up!

16 Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Dessert Peanut Butter Balls Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes

Recipe Video

5 from 71 votes
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Fruity Pebble Treats

Fruity Pebble treats are gooey and sweet. These rainbow goodies are a fun twist on the traditional marshmallow treats!

17 Fruity Pebble Treats Recipe

Dessert Fruity Pebble Treats Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

Recipe Video

5 from 7 votes
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Oreo Fluff

Easy Oreo fluff is a creamy and tasty no-bake dessert filled with crushed Oreos and whipped topping. It only requires 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make!

18 Oreo Fluff Recipe

Dessert Oreo Fluff Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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5 from 133 votes
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Grey Stuff

Disney World’s “Grey Stuff” recipe!! It’s so easy to make and so delicious. Tastes just like the recipe from the Be Our Guest restaurant. So smooth and made with vanilla and chocolate instant pudding mix, milk, cool whip, and Oreos and topped with sprinkles!!

19 Grey Stuff Recipe

Dessert Grey Stuff Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
4.83 from 39 votes
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Easy Strawberry Shortcake

Easy strawberry shortcake is one of the easiest desserts you’ll ever make!! It’s light, refreshing and perfect for summer.

20 Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

Recipe Video

5 from 97 votes
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Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

Strawberry shortcake kabobs are a simple version of a classic. Fluffy cake and strawberries are drizzled in melted vanilla candy coating! 

21 Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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Avalanche Cookies

Crispy crunchy cookies filled with peanut butter, marshmallows, and chocolate chips! These are no-bake and such a fun recipe to try with kids.

22 Avalanche Cookie Recipe

Dessert Avalanche Cookie Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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Sand Pudding Cups

Crumbly and creamy sand pudding cups are a tasty beach inspired treat. Enjoy a quick and easy sandy escape perfect for sharing!!

23 Sand Pudding Cups Recipe

Dessert Sand Pudding Cups Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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Popcorn Bars

Popcorn bars are delicious bars made from popcorn, marshmallows, peanuts and M&Ms. Everybody loves this yummy treat!

24 Popcorn Bars Recipe

Dessert Popcorn Bars Recipe
Total Time: 12 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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pudding milkshake

Thick and creamy pudding milkshake is rich, delicious and only takes 5 minutes to whip up. It is one of our favorite treats!

25 Pudding Milkshake Recipe

Drinks Pudding Milkshake Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Cake Batter milkshake

This easy soda shop style cake batter milkshake is perfect for celebrations and enjoying on a hot summer day!

26 Cake Batter Milkshake Recipe

Dessert, Drinks Cake Batter Milkshake Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 18 votes
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Watermelon Juice

Delicious and refreshing watermelon juice – a favorite drink in the summer time! Made with watermelon & strawberries! 

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Drinks Watermelon Juice Recipe
Total Time: 8 minutes

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4.94 from 32 votes
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Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

Strawberry cake mix cookies use 5 ingredients to make one chewy, delicious cookie! They are a favorite go-to cookie.

28 Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 48 minutes
5 from 20 votes
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3 Ingredient Banana Bread

Easy, quick and delicious banana bread made with only 3 ingredients – overripe bananas, eggs and yellow cake mix. Add a 4th ingredient – chocolate chips – if you love them!

29 3 Ingredient Banana Bread Recipe

Bread 3 Ingredient Banana Bread Recipe
5 from 8 votes
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Cherry CHeesecake Cupcakes

Cherry cheesecake cupcakes are a bite-sized cheesecake treat. They’re sweet, tart, and ultra simple to make!

30 Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe

Dessert Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

Recipe Video

4.97 from 55 votes
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Birthday Cake Popcorn

Birthday cake popcorn – this sweet and salty gooey treat has a delicious cake batter flavor that is SO addicting! You can’t go wrong with white cake mix, vanilla extract, marshmallows, butter, and popcorn!!

31 Birthday Cake Popcorn Recipe

Dessert Birthday Cake Popcorn Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
4.92 from 23 votes
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Cream Cheese Mints

Adorable cream cheese mints are the best little treat. They are melt-in-your-mouth sweet and incredibly delicious!

32 Cream Cheese Mints Recipe

Dessert Cream Cheese Mints Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

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4.89 from 53 votes
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Caramel Apple Nachos

Caramel apple nachos taste just like a caramel apple, but simpler to make! Topped with white chocolate, caramel sauce, mini chocolate chips and toffee bits they are irresistible! They are an easy treat perfect for movie nights and get togethers.

33 Caramel Apple Nachos Recipe

Dessert Caramel Apple Nachos Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
4.85 from 20 votes
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Chocolate Dipped Cookies

Simple chocolate dipped cookies are literally melt-in-your-mouth delicious! With only 3 ingredients, they’re perfect any time of the year.

34 Chocolate Dipped Cookies Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Dipped Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 28 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

Quick and easy Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies are festive and fun, perfect for a birthday party or celebration!

35 Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

Dessert Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 48 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Desserts kids will love to make and eat!

We hope you enjoy this list of fun, easy, and delicious dessert recipes to make with your kids! Let us know which ones are your favorites!

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4 Comments

  1. Tina Puth says:

    My kids love to bake with me so these are such great ideas. We tried making the cheesecake cupcakes recipe and they were sooo good. Even our carpet cleaners liked them!

  2. Olivia says:

    We all like dessert and kids are no exception! I really like all the ideas here. I want to try them all. Thank you for the variety.

  3. Joy says:

    Love that these are super easy to make!! My son loves to help me in the kitchen & these are perfect for him!

  4. Kristina says:

    One of the first recipes my daughter made on her own was the cream cheese mints. They’re sinfully good