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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 Orange Cookies

Chocolate Orange Cookies

Chocolate Orange Cookies

My three sisters like the combination of chocolate and orange as much as I do, so we all really savor these beautiful cookies. The candied orange peel on top is a special twist. —Ruth Rumple, Rockford, Ohio

Cindy's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cindy's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cindy's Chocolate Chip Cookies

My husband and two sons try other chocolate chip cookies and tell me there's no comparison with mine. And my husband doesn't even like chocolate! These cookies are nice and crisp, but be sure to not overbake them. —Cindy Utter, Jacksonville, Illinois

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie

This recipe originated here in Louisville. It is often served during the famous Kentucky Derby, but it's good any other time of year, too!
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Miniature Peanut Butter Treats

Miniature Peanut Butter Treats

Miniature Peanut Butter Treats

This recipe is one of my family's favorites, and I make these treats a lot, especially at Christmas. I have 3 children and 8 grandchildren, and every one of them loves those "peanut butter thingies", as the grandchildren call them! —Jodie McCoy, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Dirt Cake

Dirt Cake

Dirt Cake

Dirt Cake is fun to serve at family gatherings, or to give as a gift. I've also taken it to church dinners. It not only tastes good but is unique.

Holiday Gumdrop Cookies

Holiday Gumdrop Cookies

Holiday Gumdrop Cookies

MAKING these cookies, I feel I'm keeping my mother's Christmas spirit alive. They were her special treat each year at holiday time. These cookies are great for keeping children busy - they can cut up the gumdrops and eat all the black ones (they turn the dough gray). -Letah Chilston, Riverton, Wyoming

Cinnamon Apple Dumplings

Cinnamon Apple Dumplings

Cinnamon Apple Dumplings

WHEN Mom made pies to feed the crew during wheat harvest, she always had plenty of dough left over, so she treated us kids to apple dumplings. I've carried on this tradition in my own family. Now my husband and I enjoy this special dessert even when I'm not baking pies.

Mr. Fruit Bunny

Mr. Fruit Bunny

Mr. Fruit Bunny

This hare will be a hit with everyone at your spring gathering. "Children especially enjoy it," pens Gail Toepger from Iron Ridge, Wisconsin. "I've taken it to school functions and gotten rave reviews from the youngsters. What I like about it is that it gets little ones to eat fruit instead of candy."—Gail Toepger, Iron Ridge, Wisconsin

Easter Egg Cookies

Easter Egg Cookies

Easter Egg Cookies

My mother started baking these cookies with me and my eight brothers and sisters when I was a child," reveals Barbara Neuweg of West Point, Iowa, "and I carried on the tradition with our four youngsters when they were little." Now, it may not be long before Barbara's children begin making the cookies with their own tots. Reports Mom, "They've all left home to start families of their own."

Butterfly Cake

Butterfly Cake

Butterfly Cake

Emerging from a 13- x 9-inch pan, this bright idea comes from Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. "I pipe on some frosting, but you can simply decorate with purchased candies and cake trims if you prefer," she notes.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

"Here's a different version of the traditional favorite cookie that I think is especially good," notes Clarice Schweitzer of Sun City, Arizona.
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