10 Easy Desserts for Kids to Make

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but dessert is everyone's favorite meal of the day. Do your little chefs love helping you out in the kitchen? Why not treat yourself, and let them take the lead with these simple, delicious dessert recipes? Tasty desserts with minimal effort on your part? That sounds pretty sweet!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Magic Mug Cake
    Magic Mug Cake

    (Ages 5-16)

    Normally, a cake would take an hour or more to make in an oven, but with a microwave oven, you can make one in minutes! Microwave ovens use waves of energy called – you guessed it – microwaves to cook food quickly. The microwaves go into the food and make water molecules inside move around really fast. The movement creates heat which cooks the food. But the microwave is just one part of this scientific process. First, you need to mix up ingredients. Two of the ingredients are key to making a tasty mug cake! Baking powder will make your cake spongy because it produces gas bubbles that get trapped in the batter as it cooks. The egg will help your cake rise because it has proteins that create a strong structure. Without these ingredients, your cake will look like soup! Experiment with the other ingredients to customize your mug cake. What will you add to give it a whole new flavor?!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Homemade Marshmallows

    Your kids will love making (and eating) these homemade marshmallows. Once they've baked, have fun cutting them into any shape you choose!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Valentine's Day Ginger Crinkles

    These cookies are perfect to make for your Valentines!

  • Visual aid of how to complete 'Thin Mint' Christmas Cookies

    With this simple recipe, you and your children can have thin mints any time of year. Take that girl scouts!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Microwave Cherry PIe

    Your child can treat your family to a special dessert with this easy-to-follow cherry pie recipe.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Star Spangled Fruit Pops

    Not ready for summer to end? Brighten up your day any time of year with some refreshing, star-spangled fruit pops!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Banana Truffles
    Banana Truffles

    (Ages 3-7)

    Kids love these chocolate dipped banana truffles, and they couldn't be simpler to make!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Peppermint Bark
    Peppermint Bark

    (Ages 5-16)

    Oh, look, it's another lovely handmade holiday gift! Perfect on plates of goodies for neighbors, or in a pretty tin for Grandma.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Peppermint Ice Cream In A Bag

    Use this peppermint ice cream recipe to make a festive holiday treat, or choose your own flavors and follow the steps to make delicious, creamy homemade ice cream. 

  • Visual aid of how to complete Valentine Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Valentine treats don't have to be all about candy. Here are some healthier treats with a bit of chocolate and an easy trick to shape these muffins into hearts for your sweeties.


Get inspired!