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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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Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers

Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers

Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers

“I had a package of puff pastry in my freezer and mentioned to a friend that I’d like to make apple turnovers,” notes Coleen Cavallaro of Oak Hill, New York. “She shared a recipe that I adapted for the puff pastry. These turnovers were a big hit on my first try!”

Spiced Pumpkin Mousse

Spiced Pumpkin Mousse

Spiced Pumpkin Mousse

“Kids love to dip into this pumpkin mousse!” Gingersnaps add crunch to this creamy, smooth-as-silk mousse that’s spiced just right. —Lara Pennell, Mauldin, South Carolina

Vanilla Pudding Dessert

Vanilla Pudding Dessert

Vanilla Pudding Dessert

So easy to prepare, this eye-catching dessert will go fast…and everyone will want the recipe. Try peaches, pineapple or bananas instead of strawberries. —Betty Clemons, Hartselle, Alabama
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Chocolate Banana Split Cupcakes

Chocolate Banana Split Cupcakes

Chocolate Banana Split Cupcakes

My mom often made these cute cupcakes when I was young. They go over just as well now when I bake them for our three children. My husband and I raise grain and cattle-and in my spare time, I enjoy needle crafts, woodworking and reading.—Lorelie Miller, Benito, Manitoba

Elvis Cupcakes

Elvis Cupcakes

Elvis Cupcakes

Elvis lives in a cupcake! Our Test Kitchen took the King of Rock's favorite flavors and rolled them into a banana cupcake frosted with peanut butter and kissed by chocolate.

Fluffy Lemon Squares

Fluffy Lemon Squares

Fluffy Lemon Squares

A few handy convenience items hurry along the prep for these creamy bars with a vanilla wafer crust. They get their sweet-tart flavor from lemon gelatin, sherbet and pudding mix. They're not only fun to make with my grandchildren, but they're delicious, too. —Joyce Speerbrecher, Grafton, 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!"

Icebox Cake

Icebox Cake

Icebox Cake

You don't have to bake to serve a wonderful dessert! This "cake" is made from chocolate wafers and whipping cream. It is so delicious.—Cindy Hawkins, New York, New York

No-Bake Bars

No-Bake Bars

No-Bake Bars

Susie Wingert from Panama, Iowa, shares this recipe for chewy treats big on taste but needing little effort. "They are handy to make when the weather is hot," she comments, "since the oven never has to be turned on."

No-Bake Candy Bar Pie

No-Bake Candy Bar Pie

No-Bake Candy Bar Pie

"I've made this no-bake dessert for many occasions because the recipe is so simple and easy to remember," says Sharlie Hanson of Tulsa, Oklahoma. "I freeze the candy bars and use a rolling pin to make crushing them easy."

Pecan Double-Chip Cookies

Pecan Double-Chip Cookies

Pecan Double-Chip Cookies

I created this recipe one day when I decided to revise a family favorite. My kids loved the variation, and I've been making these cookies this way ever since.
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