When you’re a parent, it’s nice to have an extra set of hands in the kitchen, but when the kids want to help, things can get a little messy! Plus, most recipes are simply too complicated for their tiny hands.
That’s why I created a list of easy dessert recipes for kids that are so much fun to make! This is a great way to get them to learn kitchen skills and get interested in cooking.
These desserts are so simple, they’ll be a treat for the adults, too! They’re mom tested and kid-approved. Enjoy!
Get the chocolate pudding and crushed Oreos ready and make scrumptious Oreo dirt cups! This recipe is so easy, even a 2-year-old can help out.
These cute little cups will look even better when you add gummy worms on top, sticking out of the crushed Oreos.
2. Puppy Chow
If your kids are crazy for peanut butter, they’ll love making puppy chow! Also known as muddy buddies, these crispy treats are super customizable and can be made with your favorite sweet ingredients.
Kids might need a little help heating up the chocolate chips, but the rest of the steps will be easy-breezy!
Classic no-bake cookies made with oats, chocolate, and peanut butter are super delicious and easy enough for kids to make on their own with minimal supervision.
They’ll need a little patience since these cookies take some time to set, but once they’re ready, they’ll be perfectly chewy and chocolatey!
What kid doesn’t like ice cream? With these easy ice cream sandwiches, they’ll have a cool treat that’s so much fun to make!
You’ll need to help with the baking (only 10 minutes!), but little ones will definitely be able to put together the ice cream and cookies by themselves. Warning: This recipe is quite addictive, even for adults!
If there are two things kids love, it’s chocolate and cookies. So what better way to get them busy in the kitchen than with these chocolate sandwich cookies?!
Add in cream cheese frosting as the filling, and you won’t believe how delicious these are. I wouldn’t think twice about serving these to guests!
When I’m craving something sweet but don’t want to spend too much time baking, I go for a chocolate lava mug cake!
The kids are going to love helping out with the mixing and whisking. You won’t even need to use the oven, just a minute-and-a-half in the microwave is all it takes!
Muffins aren’t always easy to make, but this recipe is… by using Bisquick mix!
This saves you a lot of time and makes blueberry muffins easy enough for kids to make.
For the best blueberry muffins ever, add in extra blueberries and sprinkle some brown sugar on top before baking!
With kids in the kitchen, you’ll want to keep everything as mess-free as possible. That’s why this one-bowl fudgy brownies recipe is perfect!
You’ll have fewer dishes, extra moist brownies, and a fun activity for the kids. This recipe is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with the family.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert recipe that’s also all-natural, you’ll love these 3-ingredient peanut butter cups!
Using all-natural peanut butter or homemade peanut butter, chocolate chips, and some coconut oil, you’ll have mouthwatering peanut butter cups in less than an hour.
Here’s another treat for all the peanut butter lovers out there. These peanut butter cookies are perfectly chewy, not too sweet, and only use three ingredients.
This recipe is so simple, I love making it when I’m having company. It’s definitely foolproof, and the kids can show off their sweet treats to friends and family!
Here’s a sugar cookie recipe that tops all other sugar cookie recipes, and you won’t believe how easy it is!
With just a few basic ingredients, these irresistible cookies are so simple, and they’re perfect for special occasions!
Kids can’t say no to Rice Krispie treats. This classic dessert is always a winner!
They’ll love helping to make them as much as eating them! This recipe is a breeze, and it makes treats that are both chewy and crispy! Yum!
The whole family will enjoy this fruity and creamy dessert. Plus, it’s a quick treat that the kids can definitely help with.
Did I mention that this recipe is no-bake?! A win-win!
14. Oreo Balls
Looking for the perfect dessert to serve at a kid’s party? These Oreo balls will be a sure hit!
To make these cute little balls, you only need three ingredients: Oreos, chocolate, and cream cheese! Just the thought of these three together is enough to make anyone get excited for dessert.
This dessert is 100% foolproof! When kids make chocolate-covered Oreos, they’ll be gone from the dessert table in no time.
For an even more irresistible treat, top the Oreos off with your favorite ingredients. Try white chocolate, caramel sauce, sea salt, or peppermint candy. Mmm!
16. Crazy Cupcakes
Can’t decide what kind of cupcakes to make? Get creative with this crazy cupcakes recipe! The kids will love all the flavors and colors!
Whether it’s carrot cake, chocolate peanut butter, red velvet, or even lemon and blueberry, there’s something in here for everyone. The best part? Every flavor is super easy to make!
17. Cake Mix Cookies
Did you know that you can make cookies with cake mix?! Yup! This makes baking cookies an absolute breeze, and the best part is that they always come out moist and chewy!
There are so many cake mix flavors to choose from. Plus, you can also add in kid-friendly toppings like candy sprinkles, M&M’s, or peanut butter chips.
You can even use a combination of two different cake mixes for a fun twist!
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