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Tropical Island Dessert

In New Iberia, Louisiana, Ashely Walls makes this adorable island with instant pudding and blue gelatin. While teens can easily assemble this treat, younger kids may need an adult's help.
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Fiesta Fruit Cups

Fiesta Fruit Cups

Fiesta Fruit Cups

Two types of melon and other fresh fruit combine with peach preserves in this best-of-the-season fruit dish from Karen Ann Bland. The Gove, Kansas reader writes, “These colorful fruit bowls are great to serve for brunch or as a snack.”

Kids' Sushi

Kids' Sushi

Kids' Sushi

I’ve taken these fun, mock sushi rolls to picnics and parties and served them at home with an Asian dinner. Kids always enjoy the bite-sized treats.—Lorri Reinhardt, Big Bend, Wisconsin

Pecan Chocolate Chip Brownies

Pecan Chocolate Chip Brownies

Pecan Chocolate Chip Brownies

"We call these 'magic bars' because they're fast and easy to make, and they disappear quickly when finished-just like magic!" declared Beverly Wilkerson of Crocker, Missouri.

Peanut Butter Teddies

Peanut Butter Teddies

Peanut Butter Teddies

These adorable teddies are almost too cute to eat but that won't stop the crew of youngsters who helped make them from gobbling them up.—Cynthia Kolberg, Syracuse, Indiana

Turtle-Shaped Cookies

Turtle-Shaped Cookies

Turtle-Shaped Cookies

“My mom and I make up to six batches of these cute cookies each Christmas,” says Holly Snyder of Milton, Pennsylvania. “My brother and sister always seem to know when they’re around...they show up at Mom’s house saying, ‘The turtles are calling.’”

Play Ball Cake

Play Ball Cake

Play Ball Cake

You won't need any fancy pans for this sporting dessert. The kids always want the pieces that have the red licorice "lacing!" I have found that fresh, pliable licorice works the best for forming the laces on the curved ball cake. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Flower Power Cupcakes

Flower Power Cupcakes

Flower Power Cupcakes

These lemony cupcakes look like they took a lot of effort, but flower-shaped cookie cutters and rolled fondant make them simple to decorate! —Taste of Home Cooking School

Backwoods Bonfire Bark

Backwoods Bonfire Bark

Backwoods Bonfire Bark

Not only do the flavors of chocolate, marshmallow and peanuts taste great together, the easy recipe reminds me of being up north at the cabin with my family. Makes a fast batch of treats to sell at your school bake sale. —Jamie McMahon, Cologne, Minnesota

Perky Penguins

Perky Penguins

Perky Penguins

My children and I needed something to perk up our spirits during the cold month of January, so we decided to celebrate Penguin Awareness Month with these cute critters.—Julie Lavender, Silverdale, Washington

Birthday Blocks

Birthday Blocks

Birthday Blocks

To lay the foundation for this crafty birthday confection, our kitchen staff turned first to a deliciously simple pound cake recipe supplied by subscriber Ethel Ledbetter of Canton, North Carolina. It's texture was just right for building the blocks. "The secrets in the cream cheese I added to the recipe," confides Ethel. "That's what makes my cake firm for cutting—and easy to frost, too." What'll bring even bigger grins is the fact that the cake can be baked ahead and frozen, then thawed

Chocolate Almond Tarts

Chocolate Almond Tarts

Chocolate Almond Tarts

If you love chocolate, you'll find these tarts irresistible. The rich filling blends chocolate marshmallows and whipping cream for a treat that's hard to beat.—Susan Martin, Chino Hills, California
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