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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.

Chocolate Malted Ice Cream

Chocolate Malted Ice Cream

Chocolate Malted Ice Cream

As a child, I helped crank out gallons of homemade ice cream. And thanks to this recipe, I'm carrying on the tradition in my family. We're chocolate fans-so you can imagine the reaction when we spoon up this fudgy summer treat.

Coconut Chip Nut Bars

Coconut Chip Nut Bars

Coconut Chip Nut Bars

There's something for everyone in these delectable bars, from coconut and chocolate chips to walnuts and toffee. They're popular with kids and adults alike, so make a big batch. You'll be amazed at how fast they vanish! —Judith Strohmeyer, Albrightsville, Pennsylvania

Chocolate Mint Parfaits

Chocolate Mint Parfaits

Chocolate Mint Parfaits

This minty chocolate dessert tastes so light and refreshing. For fun, you can add some tempting finishing touches to the dessert parfaits. Top them with shaved chocolate, nuts or crumbled cookies. Or you can substitute vanilla or banana pudding.—Karalee Reinke, Omaha, Nebraska
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C Is For Crayon Cookies

C  Is For Crayon Cookies

C Is For Crayon Cookies

On a school party platter or in a lunch sack, these creative treats are sure to "draw" attention! The mild lemon confections get their colorful look from simple tinted frosting.

Ghostly 'Boo-Day' Cake

Ghostly 'Boo-Day' Cake

Ghostly 'Boo-Day' Cake

THIS CREEPY CONFECTION is fast to conjure up...and it's bound to disappear just as quickly! The delicious birthday dessert starts with a homemade chocolate cake kids find hard to resist. For a festive finish, CT's cooks prepared speedy frosting and spread on a ghoulish design with a "Happy Boo-Day" sign.

Sunflower Popcorn Bars

Sunflower Popcorn Bars

Sunflower Popcorn Bars

Kansas is called the Sunflower State because of the wild sunflowers that grow abundantly. Cultivated varieties of sunflowers are now becoming an important crop for many Kansas farmers.

Crispy Kiss Squares

Crispy Kiss Squares

Crispy Kiss Squares

White or milk chocolate kisses add the fun final touch to these chocolaty treats from Chris Budd of Lewiston, Idaho. Since you need just four other ingredients, you can stir up a pan of the sweet squares in a jiffy.

Cheerio Treats

Cheerio Treats

Cheerio Treats

In Wynot, Nebraska, Penny Reifenrath uses peanut butter, Cheerios and candies to put a tooth-tingling spin on marshmallow-cereal bars. "Whether I take them to picnics or bake sales, I'm always asked for the recipe," she notes.

Cookie Dessert

Cookie Dessert

Cookie Dessert

"This no-bake treat tastes so good that no one believes how quickly it comes together," writes June Smith from her home in Byron Center, Michigan. "The recipe calls for just five ingredients and can easily be doubled or tripled...just use a larger pan."

Chocolate Caramel Apples

Chocolate Caramel Apples

Chocolate Caramel Apples

Caramel apples get dressed up for this harvesttime holiday with chocolate, nuts and toffee bits. "Cut into wedges, these scrumptious apples are easy to share," says Linda Smith of Frederick, Maryland.

Contest-Winning Peanut Butter Squares

Contest-Winning Peanut Butter Squares

Contest-Winning Peanut Butter Squares

I grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and spent a lot of time in the kitchen with my mom and grandmother making Pennsylvania Dutch classics. This scrumptious recipe, which combines two of our favorite flavors, is one I adapted. -Rachel Keller, Roanoke, Virginia
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