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50 Edible Party Favors Kids Will Love

Save your money, Mom and Dad! Instead of filling goody bags with trinkets, hand out these tasty birthday party favors. Make them ahead or have pint-size partygoers help out with the decorating.

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Marshmallow PopsTaste of Home

Marshmallow Pops

Making these pops is a fun activity for a children's party because any age can participate. Customize them for holidays or special occasions by rolling them in coordinating colored sprinkles. —Marcia Porch, Winter Park, Florida

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Apple-Cinnamon Mini PiesTaste of Home

Apple-Cinnamon Mini Pies

I came up with the idea for my mini pie recipes while snacking on applesauce one night and thought it would make a quick and delicious pie filling. They were a total hit and what's better than a mini pie that you can actually hold in your hand to eat? —Kandy Bingham, Green River, Wyoming

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Rainbow StrawberriesTaste of Home

Rainbow Strawberries

Dip strawberries in colored candy coating, or go all-out and decorate them like little unicorns. Either way, these treats are almost too pretty to eat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Sleeping Bag BlondiesTaste of Home

Sleeping Bag Blondies

Next time your kiddos have a slumber party, make these blondies. Mint candies make pillows for little gumball heads that peek out from colorful sleeping bags. —Sharon Bickett, Chester, South Carolina

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Cinnamon Caramel ApplesTaste of Home

Cinnamon Caramel Apples

We used cinnamon and chocolate to give a fun and tasty twist to traditional caramel apples. Rolled in nuts, coconut or colorful candies, they'll delight kids of all ages. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Domino BrowniesTaste of Home

Domino Brownies

What family doesn't have a fondness for brownies?! Try these flavorful double-decker bars. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Curveball CupcakesTaste of Home

Curveball Cupcakes

After frosting the cupcakes white, I used a fork and red gel icing to "stitch the seams." Everyone went nuts when they saw these all-star treats. —Cathy Runyon, Allendale, Michigan

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Bugle ConesTaste of Home

Bugle Cones

Making these treats is a breeze. I simply whip up a sugary filling, roll it into small balls to resemble scoops of ice cream and perch them on top of Bugle corn snacks. Then I roll them in sprinkles or nuts.—Dianne Conway, London, Ontario

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Chocolate-Raspberry Whoopie PiesTaste of Home

Chocolate-Raspberry Whoopie Pies

I’ve saved this jam-filled whoopie pie recipe for years after cutting it out of a newspaper. It’s one of my grandson's personal favorites. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

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Cookies & Cream Truffle BallsTaste of Home

Cookies & Cream Truffle Balls

For easy truffles, I roll cookies and cream cheese into balls and dunk them in white chocolate. That’s merry and bright in one bite. —Carla Giorgio, New York, New York

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Farm Friend CupcakesTaste of Home

Farm Friend Cupcakes

These chick and pig cupcakes just can't get more adorable. Young children especially are taken with them! —Colleen Palmer, Epping, New Hampshire

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Chocolate-Glazed Doughnut CookiesTaste of Home

Chocolate-Glazed Doughnut Cookies

My little nieces love to help decorate these doughnut-shaped cookies. They top them with sprinkles, chopped pecans or crushed candy canes. —Jolie Stinson, Marion, Indiana

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Peanut Butter Popcorn BallsTaste of Home

Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

Friends and family are always happy to receive these tasty peanut butter popcorn balls. I love making them as well as eating them! —Betty Claycomb, Alverton, Pennsylvania

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Meringue BunniesTaste of Home

Meringue Bunnies

These cute meringues are a great addition to your table when entertaining at Easter. Enlist the kids to help shape the bunny rabbits. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Tie-Dyed CupcakesTaste of Home

Tie-Dyed Cupcakes

Take a trip back to the sixties with these sweetly psychedelic cupcakes. Each is a simple white cake, but tinting the batter all the colors of the rainbow makes them funky and fun!— Gwyndolyn Wilkerson, Kyle, Texas

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Glazed Doughnut HolesTaste of Home

Glazed Doughnut Holes

Here's a simple recipe to create a colorful and fun breakfast (or snack!). For the glaze, use any type of juice you like. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Homemade Peanut Butter CupsTaste of Home

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I like using pretty mini muffin liners and topping these homemade peanut butter cups with colored sprinkles to coordinate with the holiday we're celebrating. People can't believe how simple it is to make this irresistible candy with gooey peanut butter centers. This is how to make homemade peanut butter cups. —LaVonne Hegland, St. Michael, Minnesota

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Watermelon Slice CookiesTaste of Home

Watermelon Slice Cookies

Once when I made these butter cookies for a party, a neighbor thought they were so attractive that she froze one to show friends. They're easy to make, too! —Sue Ann Benham, Valparaiso, Indiana

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Trail Mix Cookie CupsTaste of Home

Trail Mix Cookie Cups

My granddaughter helped create these cookie cups for the first time by using ingredients from my pantry and fridge. We used trail mix to jazz them up. —Pamela Shank, Parkersburg, West Virginia

 

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Sunshine CupcakesTaste of Home

Sunshine Cupcakes

Want to put a smile on someone's face? Look no further than these cheery cupcakes! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Cone CupcakesTaste of Home

Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

I created this recipe based on our family's love of chocolate-dipped ice cream cones. Red heart-shaped sprinkles make them fun for Valentine's Day. Vary the color to match the occasion. —Jennifer Gilbert, Brighton, Michigan

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Chocolate Pretzel RingsTaste of Home

Chocolate Pretzel Rings

If you like chocolate-covered pretzels, you'll love these simple snacks. They're fun to make any time of year because you can color-coordinate the M&M's to each holiday. —Kim Scurio, Carol Stream, Illinois

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Out-Of-This-World CupcakesTaste of Home

Out-Of-This-World Cupcakes

These are a cinch to bake—and even more fun to decorate! Save the decorating fun for a party activity, and let the kids top their cakes any way they want. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Frozen Chocolate Monkey TreatsTaste of Home

Frozen Chocolate Monkey Treats

Everyone needs a fun, friendly way for kids to play with food. These rich bites are nutty and yummy. Just coat bananas in chocolate and dip them into peanuts, sprinkles or coconut. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin

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Candy Cereal TreatsTaste of Home

Candy Cereal Treats

These scrumptious bars travel well and are loved by kids of all ages. — Janet Shearer, Jackson, Michigan

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Owl CookiesTaste of Home

Owl Cookies

I came up with these cookies as a treat for my kids’ class parties. Not only do they look cute, but they are also delicious.—Starrlette Howard, Ogden, Utah

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Yellow CupcakesTaste of Home

Yellow Cupcakes

Nothing is better than homemade cupcakes. They are so delicious and fluffy. Choose whatever frosting you want to top these treats. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel RodsTaste of Home

Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Rods

Kids of all ages enjoy making and eating these fun treats. The decorated pretzels are a pretty gift in a cellophane bag or a glass jar. —Kay Waters, Benld, Illinois

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Ghost Shortbread CookiesTaste of Home

Ghost Shortbread Cookies

Pac-Man was my favorite video game when I was growing up. For a party, I decided to get creative and shape my go-to sugar cookies into the ghosts from the game. —Jamie S, Regina, Saskatchewan

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Chocolate-Hazelnut SpoonsTaste of Home

Chocolate-Hazelnut Spoons

My daughter has a great time decorating spoons with mini M&M’s, Sno-Caps and sprinkles. She likes to stir them into hot chocolate or eat as is. —January Brylow, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Chocolate-Raspberry Cutout CookiesTaste of Home

Chocolate-Raspberry Cutout Cookies

When my daughter, Katie, was 2, the juicy, ripe raspberries in my backyard inspired me to create this cutout cookie. It's become a mother-daughter tradition to pick the raspberries, choose the cutter shapes, cut out the cookies and frost them. —Cindy Beberman, Orland Park, Illinois

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Ahoy Matey! CupcakesTaste of Home

Ahoy Matey! Cupcakes

For pirate lovers and treasure hunters, these cupcakes will be the stars of your party. Sail the seven seas! All you need are a few pieces of candy and some fruit rolls. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Mini S'moresTaste of Home

Mini S'mores

Combine marshmallow creme, chocolate, graham crackers and more for a summery delight at any time of year. —Stephanie Tewell, Elizabeth, Illinois

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Sugar Cookie TartsTaste of Home

Sugar Cookie Tarts

Whenever my husband and I visit family in Maryland, we all cook dinner together. Everybody offers up ways to improve recipes, and that's how this dessert came to be. Sugar cookies from the bakery make a speedy "crust." —Barb White, Ligonier, Pennsylvania

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Alligator Cookie PopsTaste of Home

Alligator Cookie Pops

These cookie pops are downright adorable. They might look exotic, but they use everyday ingredients. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Best-Ever Sugar CookiesTaste of Home

Best-Ever Sugar Cookies

What makes these cookies the best ever? A delicious cream cheese dough flavored with vanilla, almond and a hint of nutmeg that's wonderfully easy to work with. The adorable decorations don't hurt, either! —Christy Hinrichs, Parkville, Missouri

 

 

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Jelly Bean BarkTaste of Home

Jelly Bean Bark

Homemade Easter candy really doesn't get easier than this. It's so simple—all you need are three ingredients, a microwave and a pan! —Mavis Dement, Marcus, Iowa

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Cream-Filled CupcakesTaste of Home

Cream-Filled Cupcakes

These moist chocolate cupcakes have a fun filling and shiny chocolate frosting that make them different from any other. They always disappear in a flash! —Kathy Kittell, Lenexa, Kansas

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Nuts-About-You Cookie SticksTaste of Home

Nuts-About-You Cookie Sticks

These cookies make a fancy meal finale that couldn’t be quicker to whip up. Start with purchased Pirouette cookies, dip in a rich creamy chocolate and peanut-butter coating, and dust with nuts or sprinkles. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Soft Sugar CookiesTaste of Home

Soft Sugar Cookies

My sugar cookie recipe is perfect for tailoring to the season. I tint the frosting and add all sorts of fun toppers to match the special day. Here, Teddy Grahams have a fun day at the beach. —Coleen Walter, Bancroft, Michigan

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch BarsTaste of Home

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

My twist on rice crispy bars includes crunchy crushed pretzels. Then I top them with a creamy peanut butter coating and rich chocolate topping. Garnished with peanuts and even more pretzels, I don’t think I'd ever go back to plain old bars again. —Sherri Melotik, Oak Creek, Wisconsin

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Snowman TreatsTaste of Home

Snowman Treats

My daughter, Hannah, and I came up with this recipe on Christmas Eve when she wanted to make treats for Santa. Building a real snowman is fun, but we think coating one in candy is even cooler! —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia

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Lady Bug Chocolate CupcakesTaste of Home

Lady Bug Chocolate Cupcakes

Who wouldn't smile when they see these fun little treats sitting on the kitchen table? They're as much fun to make as they are to eat! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Chocolate-Topped Marshmallow SticksTaste of Home

Chocolate-Topped Marshmallow Sticks

I like to use all sorts of different marshmallow shapes and flavors to mix things up. These chocolate-dunked pops are always a hit at local bake sales. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan

 

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Dipped Brownie PopsTaste of Home

Dipped Brownie Pops

I had to have a quick fundraiser at school for a student organization, so I made these brownie pops. The kids loved them and I sold over 200 in an afternoon. For s'mores brownie pops, add crushed graham crackers to the dipped chocolate. —Jamie Franklin, Murtaugh, Idaho

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Eyeball CookiesTaste of Home

Eyeball Cookies

All eyes will definitely be on these adorable cookies when they're set on any buffet table. I created them for my son's kindergarten class for Halloween. —Sherry Lee, Columbus, Ohio

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Caramel Cashew Cake PopsTaste of Home

Caramel Cashew Cake Pops

Nothing beats the pairing of buttery caramel and rich cashews; add it to a chocolaty cake pop and you have one irresistible little treat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Orange Sugar CookiesTaste of Home

Orange Sugar Cookies

I make these citrusy cookies for parties and special occasions, and we always get to eat the ones that don't come out perfectly. Eventually I had to start making extra "mistakes" to keep my family happy! —Myrrh Wertz, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolaty FrostingTaste of Home

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolaty Frosting

I begged my aunt for this recipe when I was 16 years old, and it's still my very favorite. The silly monster eyes give these devilish cupcakes some Halloween fun! They are always on my husband's short list for special desserts. —Dawn Koestner, St. Louis Park, Minnesota

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Frozen Banana Cereal PopsTaste of Home

Frozen Banana Cereal Pops

When we want a healthy snack, we dip bananas in yogurt, roll 'em in cereal, then freeze. Ta-da! —Scarlett Elrod, Newnan, Georgia

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