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Kids Desserts

Treat your children with these awesome recipes for kids desserts, including cake, cupcakes, candy, cookies, ice cream, brownies, funnel cake, marshmallows, granola bars, peanut butter cups, pretzel bites and more.

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Ultimate Fudgy Brownies

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Sarah Thompson
In these ultra fudgy brownies, coffee granules bump up the chocolate flavor. Add chocolate chips to the batter and you’ve got irresistible treats. —Sarah Thompson, Greenfield, WI
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Stars and Stripes Forever Dessert

Stars and Stripes Forever Dessert

Stars and Stripes Forever Dessert

Served with a creamy, full-bodied dip, sugared puff pastry stars and a fresh berry medley make a festive dessert. It's pretty, delicious and easy to prepare for the Fourth of July or any summer gathering. —Gail Sykora, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Gingerbread Christmas Cutouts

Gingerbread Christmas Cutouts

Gingerbread Christmas Cutouts

"Baking gingerbread cookies was a Christmas tradition when our three sons were at home," says field editor Virginia Watson of Kirksville, Missouri. "Now, our granddaughter loves to help!"

Creepy Cupcakes

Creepy Cupcakes

Creepy Cupcakes

With chocolate bodies and licorice legs, these cute spiders on cobwebs will "catch" attention fast! They're easy to scare up, too—our home economists simply put a Halloween spin on cupcakes they baked from a purchased mix.
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Kittens N Mittens Cake

Kittens N Mittens Cake

Kittens N Mittens Cake

Furry friends from Julie Todd's party set inspired our home economists to bake a "purrfect" complementary cake. Wait and see—guests are sure to be drawn to this dessert...quicker than a cat to a mouse. Using a standard cake mix to keep their creation on the quick-and-easy side, our kitchen staff simply shaped felines and mittens using Julie's fun patters Then food coloring brightened up old-fashioned frosting to form spots, hearts whiskers and other details. For a final flavorful twist, li

Circus Peanut Gelatin

Circus Peanut Gelatin

Circus Peanut Gelatin

Circus Peanuts were one of the most talked-about candies in my hometown's old-fashioned candy shop. When I saw this gelatin recipe that called for Circus Peanuts, I knew just where to buy them and tried the recipe. Kids love its cool fruity taste, and older folks enjoy the trip down memory lane. -Ruthanne Mengel, Demotte, Indiana

Pizza for Dessert

Pizza for Dessert

Pizza for Dessert

At first glance, people might think this colorful "pizza" is a savory snack. But truth comes in the tasting! Kids get a kick out of the fun candy toppings.—Sandy Gibbons, Ocean Park, Washington

Halloween Chocolate Lollipops

Halloween Chocolate Lollipops

Halloween Chocolate Lollipops

"Kids really love the spooky shapes of these lollipops, and the vanilla and chocolate coatings make a pretty pair," says Sandra McKenzie, Braham, Minnesota.

Gingerbread Teddy Bears

Gingerbread Teddy Bears

Gingerbread Teddy Bears

These cookies have been a Christmas tradition in my family since I was a little girl. The big bears are so soft and chewy that we can hardly wait until they come out of the oven!—Elizabeth Manzanares, Gloucester, Virginia

Cherry Gelatin Flowers

Cherry Gelatin Flowers

Cherry Gelatin Flowers

Our Test Kitchen had fun creating these jolly gelatin jigglers—but not as much fun as your kids are likely to have helping to make them! Best of all, you can vary the cookie-cutout shapes (and gelatin flavors) to suit a year of seasonal holidays—from Halloween to Valentine’s Day.

Caramel Tassies

Caramel Tassies

Caramel Tassies

Buttery cookie cups with a smooth caramel filling make a nice addition to a Christmas dessert tray. These are one of my family's favorites.

Peanut Butter Honeybees

Peanut Butter Honeybees

Peanut Butter Honeybees

Children young and old find these snacks irresistible. Even the youngest kitchen helpers can help out by crunching the graham crackers or measuring and mixing the ingredients.—Heather Bazinet, Ingleside, Ontario
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