Making sweet treats is a great way to get kids excited about baking and introduce them to new techniques. Gather the whole family in the kitchen, tie on some aprons, pull out the measuring cups and mixing bowls, and try these yummy recipes! With an adult nearby to help out, they’re simple to pull off — and little ones will be proud of their homemade creations.
Filled with strawberries or cherries, these toaster pastries make perfect snacks to enjoy at home or on the go. The classic American treats are a snap to prepare with a pastry press — kids will love cutting and filling them.
You use your thumb to make a dent in each ball of dough, which holds the filling — that’s how these colorful cookies get their name. Play around with different variations to make them your own.
These bar cookies include the same ingredients that are used to make those favorite campfire treats: graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate.
While you still can, pick up strawberries at your farmers’ market to take this dessert to the next level. Kids will love making the crumbly crust and arranging the fruit on top.
|Easy Chocolate Mousse
This rich and creamy dessert is the original chocolate pudding. And with just two ingredients, it’s so easy to make!
Kids and grown-ups will love these cookies, which are chock-full of hearty rolled oats. These chewy treats are perfect for a lunch box dessert.
|Rocky Road Fudge
Marshmallows, chocolate chips and chopped walnuts fill these sweet treats, which are made entirely on the stovetop.
|Sweet Lemon Cupcakes
With this single recipe, kids can learn plenty of baking techniques: zesting citrus, mixing batter, cracking eggs, filling muffin tins, and icing cupcakes.
|Peanut Butter Bars
Kids can make these bars almost entirely on their own — they’re that simple. The desserts are delicious as is, but a drizzle of melted chocolate and sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes takes them over the top.
|Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
It’s easy to make a big batch of ice cream sandwiches with this recipe, which calls for placing ice cream in between two large brownies, then cutting into individual servings. Fill them with your favorite flavor of ice cream.
|Buttery Pecan Cookies
These buttery cookies are very easy to make: just roll the dough into a log, slice it and bake! They make wonderful gifts, too.
|Black Bottom Cupcakes
Filled with a tangy cream cheese mixture, these chocolate-y cupcakes are sure to become a family favorite. Let the little ones fill the pastry bag and pipe the filling for a new challenge.
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