Here is a big list of not your usual desserts that are simple enough to make with kids. These unique desserts are the perfect way to bring a little excitement into your day!
Baking with Kids
Whether it be summer break, winter break or just a day off from school, baking with my kids is one of my absolute favorite things to do. I’m seriously crossing my fingers over here that years from now it will be one of those lasting memories, I know it will be for me!
The teaching opportunities are vast when it comes to baking together. Measurements are just fractions! Count the cups, have the kids stir, scoop, measure. All of these things are wonderful gross and fine motor skills AND amazing life skills, too.
If you have been here for any time at all, you know I have a massive sweet tooth and can never have too many desserts. I absolutely love creating unique, kind of off the wall desserts and my kids love eating them. 😉 I am sure your kiddos will feel the same way.
Scroll through below and click on the title of the dessert to be taken to the post with the printable recipe. Of course, don’t forget to message or tag me (@cookingwithkarli) when you make your dessert of choice! I absolutely love seeing your photos, it makes my whole day!
Happy Baking, Friends!
Kid Friendly Dessert Recipes
Magic Shell is a fun chocolate ice cream topping that hardens on top of the cold ice cream! Made with just two ingredients, chocolate chips and coconut oil, this has to go down as the fastest and easiest ice cream topping ever!
This GIANT Chocolate Cookie (yes, singular for the entire recipe!) is the perfect gooey fix for all chocolate lovers. Rich, soft & chewy, this recipe is perfect!
Funfetti Brownies are made by adjusting the recipe on a boxed mix of funfetti cake. You won’t believe how easy it is to make thick, dense funfetti flavored brownies!
Scotcheroos are delicious Rice Krispie treats with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and peanut butter. This classic Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treat is always a hit!
Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats are an awesome twist to the traditional treat. Crunchy cereal being held together with chewy marshmallows and the sweet taste of chocolate in every bite, this snack is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.
Funfetti Mug Cake is a 2 ingredient, personal dessert made with your favorite mug and microwave. Make this mini funfetti cake in minutes!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are a mega soft and chewy from scratch peanut butter cookie, baked and then topped with a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup right as they come out of the oven. This cookie is made for all Peanut Butter and Chocolate lovers!
Monster Cookies consist of peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and M&M, all held together with the chewiest, softest cookie dough around! These are hands down the best Monster Cookies ever!
Muddy Buddies, or maybe you know it as Puppy Chow is a simple no bake dessert that consists of Chex Cereal, peanut butter, chocolate and powdered sugar. Made in 5 minutes or less, this goes down as one of the fastest desserts of all time!
This Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe couldn’t be any easier! Just two ingredients and about 30 minutes until your Peanut Butter Fudge is cooled, cut and headed for your mouth.
Chocolate Chip Pie is an ultra chewy pie. The Chocolate Chip Cookie is inside of a classic pie crust. Serve it up with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate dessert. Kids absolutely love this pie!
Funfetti Cookies have that classic cake batter, Funfetti flavor that everyone loves! This recipe use the cake mix in place of some of the flour which makes the Funfetti flavor spot on! These are so simple, easy and perfect for every occasion!
No Bake Cheesecake Bites are a fun and easy way to serve cheesecake to a crowd! You can serve as bars or as small bite-sized treats, either way this dessert is sure to be a hit!
Muddy Buddy Cookies are a mega soft Peanut Butter Cookie with Milk Chocolate Ganache, sprinkled with powdered sugar. This is a top notch cookie that it completely beginner friendly! Give them a try today!
Perfect Sugar Cookie Recipe is really just that- PERFECT. These sugar cookies come together quickly with only 6 ingredients; butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, flour and baking powder. The cookies keep shape while baking, are soft and chewy, plus there is NO chilling!
Sheet Pan Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches are the perfect summer treat! Minimal ingredients and effort involved for these Ice Cream Sandwiches, brownie mix, a few other ingredients and ice cream! Kids will love these!
Peanut Butter Bird’s Nest Cookies are a fun twist on a classic! These no bake peanut butter cornflake cookies get a fun easter twist thanks to cute little Egg shaped M&M’s.
Easy Fruit Dip is a 3 ingredient dip perfect for Apples, Strawberries, Bananas.. Any fruit you can think of! Brown Sugar, Vanilla and cream cheese is all it takes! It tastes just like caramel, too!
Sprinkle Cookies are a fun, happy sugar cookie that will be everyone’s favorite! The sugar cookie dough comes together quickly, no refrigeration required! The cookie dough is rolled in sprinkles which make these cookies outrageous in the best way possible!
Cookies and Cream Muddy Buddies are a quick and easy dessert for all of the Oreo Lovers out there! This fun twist on the classic chocolate Muddy Buddies will become a new favorite!
This truly is the ONLY Rice Krispie Treat Recipe you need! All done quickly in the microwave, plus a secret to making pressing the treats into the pan easy, with NO STICKING to your hands! You are 5 minutes away from the best Rice Krispie Treats of your LIFE!
Fudge is a creamy, smooth chocolate square made from just two ingredients and takes about two minutes to make! This Fudge Recipe comes out perfect every time. Quick, easy and delicious!
Snickerdoodle Muffins are an easy, vanilla muffin baked and then dunked in melted butter and cinnamon and sugar. The end result is absolutely mouth watering! The Cinnamon flavored Muffin will be a new family favorite!!
Brownie Mix Cookies are rich fudgey cookies made from only 3 ingredients! Easily thrown together, these chocolate cookies will be your go-to for now on! Easy, adaptable and delicious!
Vanilla Bubble Syrup is a simple, hot vanilla syrup made in minutes with a handful of ingredients. Perfect for pancakes, French toast or waffles! Because of the buttermilk and baking soda, you are literally eating foamy bubble syrup!
Fruit Pizza Cookies are all the deliciousness you get in a traditional fruit pizza recipe just individual sized!! Soft sugar cookie crust, topped with a sweet, creamy frosting & your favorite fruits; strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, blackberries, bananas.. the possibilities are endless!
Classic No Bake Chocolate Cookies are the same chocolate peanut butter and oatmeal cookie that your grandma used to make! These come together in minutes with only a handful of ingredients. No Bake Cookies are everyone’s favorite!!
Homemade Slurpees will be the fastest, easiest and most refreshing treat this summer! All it takes is 4 ingredients and a minute or two. Unlimited flavors and endless possibilities!
Chocolate M&M Cookies are soft, chewy and are quite literally crusted with mini M&Ms! The rich chocolate cookie dough is scooped and then rolled in mini M&Ms before baking in the oven. Baked to perfection, these final cookie is thick and fudgy.
No Bake Peanut Butter Salty Bars are the perfect salty and sweet treat. Potato chips, pretzels, marshmallows, M&M’s, are held together with a sweet, peanut butter coating.