60 Easy Dessert Recipes for Kids to Make

Many of us are familiar with today as being Columbus Day, aka a day off work and school for most. But did you know there is actually another (much more exciting) holiday today as well? October 14th is National Dessert Day, and I am HERE FOR IT. Therefore, in honor of this important holiday, I’ve decided to do a round up of dessert recipes that are easy enough for your kids to help with!

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*BONUS* Read through to the bottom to see what we’ve been baking over at the TGC abode 🙂

Baking with kids is so great for bonding with them and teaching them some control! For younger ones, this may mean learning to pour the measuring cups IN the bowl and not stirring too crazily.

Likewise, older kids might try to break eggs, measure things out for themselves, and even handle something on the stove/in the oven! It can be a rather simple way to give them a sense of working on something and having a reward to look forward to.

If it seems like you’re just begging for a huge mess, don’t even worry — wait, no, I can’t lie. They will most likely create a mess hahaha! But, they can help clean up afterwards, and pretty much anything kids touch turns into a mess anyway, amiright??

Seriously though, it is a lot of fun to bake together, and seeing how proud they are afterwards really does make it worth it!

Here is our list of easy dessert recipes for kids:

60 Easy Desserts to Make with your kids | thegrowingcreatives.com
From top left: Strawberry Fluff Pie, Pumpkin Dump Cake, Jello Pudding 3 Layer Pie, Strawberry Angel Food Cake Layered Lush, No Bake Chocolate Eclair Pie, and No Bake Unicorn Cheesecake

Cakes & Pies

60 Easy Desserts to Make with your kids | thegrowingcreatives.com
From top left: Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies, Clam Shell Cookies, Raspberry Jam Heart Cookies, Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies, Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies, and Healthy Pumpkin Cookies

Cookies

60 Easy Desserts to Make with your kids | thegrowingcreatives.com
From top left: Snickerdoodle Blondies, Monster Cookie Dough Bars, Peanut Butter S’mores Bars, Coconut Love Pumpkin Pie Bars, Edible Brownie Batter, and Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Bars & Brownies

60 Easy Desserts to Make with your kids | thegrowingcreatives.com
From top left: Mickey Mouse Pretzels, Healthiest Banana Snack, Peanut Butter Bliss Balls, Strawberry Yogurt Bark, Sugar Cookir Fruit Pizza, and Jello Legos

Lil’ Bites & Other Yums

60 Easy Desserts to Make with your kids | thegrowingcreatives.com
Top row: Easy Pumpkin Muffins and Owl Cupcakes
Bottom Row: Light and Fluffy Blueberry Muffins and Oatmeal Cups with Healthy Fillings

Cupcakes & Muffins

60 Easy Desserts to Make with your kids | thegrowingcreatives.com
From top left: Super Easy Sticky Buns, Pumpkin Crescent Rolls Danish, Apple Crisp, Easy Fruit Turnovers, Nutella Crescent Rolls, and Mini Apple Pies with Puff Pastry

Pastries

Speaking of buns… we have our own bun in the oven! Baby number 3 is coming this February, and we can’t wait.

When I asked Lu if she’d want a baby sister or another brother, she said a brother so that she can stay the only princess- HA! We’re all so looking forward to meeting our newest little dude.

You can be sure we will be enjoying a bunch of these easy dessert recipes for kids over here! To see another one of our baking creations, check out this post.

The only thing my kids love more than helping me bake is getting to eat their creations afterwards. Besides, with the cold weather approaching, now is a great time to start teaching and bonding with your little ones in the kitchen!

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44 thoughts on “60 Easy Dessert Recipes for Kids to Make

  1. I think these are a bunch of delicious treats that kids will totally enjoying helping to make. So many options for the cooler months ahead.

  2. Can’t wait to have a kitchen so I can try some of these with my little guy (we live in a camper and we’re building a house). Saving for later! Great list!

    1. First off, that sounds amazing! A future plan of ours has always been to buy a beat up little house with a lot of property to build on. A camper is a great idea ? and what better way to commemorate having your new kitchen than making treats lol!

  3. Oh my goodness congrats!!! Also these recipes are great! My daughter is allllll about baking right now. Those funfetti cake mix cookies may be happening here this week!

    1. Thank you ? and I can confirm the funfetti cake mix cookies are delicious and probably some of the easiest cookies we’ve ever made!

  4. Wow, I am saving this list to try them with my daughter. She sure has already tested our Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies. Congrats on Baby #3 as well!

    1. Doesn’t it?? I love eclair/cream puff type desserts that are so easy, because when you make them they still seem super impressive ?

    1. I think it makes kids feel so special to help with stuff they normally just see their parents do ? awesome to share that with them!

  5. A fantastic list for getting in the kitchen with the kids! There’s so many fabulous bakes and I can’t wait to try some of them out with my nephews. Thank you for featuring my no bake unicorn cheesecakes too; the boys love making them ?

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