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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.

Lemon Tea Cakes

Lemon Tea Cakes

Lemon Tea Cakes

For your next tea party, try these lovely tea cakes. The subtle lemon flavor is so delicious and your guests will not be able to eat just one.—Robin White, Fountain City, Wisconsin

Graduation Sheet Cake

Graduation Sheet Cake

Graduation Sheet Cake

This delicious dessert will shape your graduation party into a sweet occasion...and then some. "Its surface is perfect for decorating in any way you like," details Patsy Dean of Sealy, Texas. "We use it year-round for special events." —Pasty Dean, Sealy, Texas

Birthday Blocks

Birthday Blocks

Birthday Blocks

Cream cheese is the secret ingredient in this simple pound cake recipe. It makes the cake firm for cutting—and easy to frost, too. This cake can be baked ahead and frozen, then thawed before the party and decorated, leaving you with plenty of time for other preparations. — Ethel Ledbetter, Canton, North Carolina
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Blarney Stones

Blarney Stones

Blarney Stones

To top off the meal, Connie bakes these appropriately Irish cookies. "But they taste good anytime," she says. "You can even change the food coloring to fit other holidays."—Connie Lou Blommers, Pella, Iowa

Decorated Easter Cookies

Decorated Easter Cookies

Decorated Easter Cookies

The idea to hang Easter egg-shaped cookies from a tree came from hanging gingerbread cookies on a Christmas tree. You can use the tree as a decoration, then at the end of the meal, kids and adults alike can help themselves to dessert.—Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Happy Clown Cake

Happy Clown Cake

Happy Clown Cake

Children will find this colorful cake irresistible! It's a snap to put together when you use a cake mix to bake one round cake and a dozen cupcakes. To serve, first pass out the cupcakes, then cut up what's left. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Doughnut Snowman

Doughnut Snowman

Doughnut Snowman

No need to bundle up to build this snowman—you construct it in the kitchen out of doughnut and candy! The Crafting Traditions cooking staff suggests making these snowmen would be fun at a get-together, especially if you set out the "supplies" so guests can create their own, and also a wonderful wintertime project for the whole family.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Coconut Snowball Cake

Coconut Snowball Cake

Coconut Snowball Cake

This quick-to-make cake so closely resembles a large fluffy snowball that people may admire it instead of eating it. But it tastes so good, says Jan Bass, Council Bluffs, Iowa, that they won't wait long before taking a slice!—Jan Bass, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Football Cake

Football Cake

Football Cake

Surprise your favorite fan on his birthday with a cake he's bound to get a kick out of! This cake can cover the field for non-birthday occasions, as well. Think what a hit it would be at a Super Bowl party, taken along for tailgating at a game this fall, or at a bake sale to raise funds for the local school football team, cheerleaders or pep band! —Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

I packed chocolate chips, raisins, nuts and cinnamon into my recipe. These cookies are easy to make. Best of all, our kids love them! —Janis Plageman, Lynden, Washington

Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples

Nothing tastes better at this time of year than a sweet-to-eat caramel apple! For our harvest fest, subscriber Karen Ann Bland of Gove, Kansas happily agreed to share her favorite recipe, including instructions on making caramel sauce. "That rich homemade flavor just can't be beat," she says.—Karen Ann Bland, Gove, Kansas
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