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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!

photo with different desserts on it with the text 30+ fun recipes to make with your kids

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

homemade magic shell ice cream topping recipe

Magic Shell Recipe

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!

chocolate cookie

Death by Chocolate Giant Cookie

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!

cake batter brownies cut in the pan and served.

Funfetti Brownies

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!

chocolate and peanut butter Rice Krispie Treats, called scotcharoos


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, cut and served

Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

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

Funfetti Mug Cake

Funfetti Mug Cake is a 2 ingredient, personal dessert made with your favorite mug and microwave. Make this mini funfetti cake in minutes!

peanut butter cookies with Reese's cups

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

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 cookie recipe

Monster Cookies

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!

Puppy Chow Recipe

Muddy Buddy Recipe

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!

2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

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 Cookie Pie

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

Funfetti Cookies

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 final photo

No Bake Cheesecake Bites

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!

peanut butter cookie with chocolate ganache

Muddy Buddy Cookies

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!

sugar cookies being cut out

Perfect Roll & Cut Sugar Cookies

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!

brownie ice cream sandwiches

Sheet Pan Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

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!

bird's nest cookies with peanut butter

Peanut Butter Bird’s nest cookies

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.

3 Ingredient Fruit Dip

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

Sprinkle Cookies

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

Cookies and Cream Muddy Buddies

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!

Rice Krispie Treat recipe- finished. Made in the microwave.

Rice Krispie Treats

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 Recipe that is fast and easy, finished and plated.

2 Minute Fudge

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 muffin or cinnamon muffin finished and plated

Snickerdoodle Muffins

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

Brownie Mix Cookies

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 pancake syrup on a stack of pancakes

Vanilla Bubble Syrup

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!

mini fruit pizzas made with sugar cookies and creamy vanilla frosting.

Fruit Pizza Cookies

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 chocolate no bake cookies are the perfect dessert

Chocolate No Bake Cookies

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 slurpee is the most refreshing treat for the summer.

Homemade Slurpees

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 cookie exploding with M&Ms.

Chocolate M&M Cookies

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.

Salty and sweet this spin on the classic Scotcharoo will have everyone asking for more.

No Bake Peanut Butter Salty Bars

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. 

Edible Egg Free Cookie Dough is made for EATING! The taste and texture is just like the real deal- no one will be able to tell the difference!

Edible Cookie Dough

crepes piled onto a plate



About Karli Bitner

This blog is a little glimpse into my kitchen, family & life. I hope you’ll giggle the days away with me and enjoy the craziness that goes on at my house. If you are Cookie obsessed like I am, check out my Sister Site, Cookies for Days.

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