I have always been a HUGE fan of desserts and was born with an overactive sweet tooth. Growing up, my grandma would always create fun, just-for-kids desserts for me and my siblings. One of my favorites was monster toast we painted with food coloring and would douse in butter, cinnamon, and sugar. Any opportunity to throw together sugar, vanilla, and candy bits, I’m IN!

Do your kids enjoy fun, kid-friendly desserts? Here are 6 fun desserts for kids:

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1. No-Bake Monster Cookie Bars

Anything with the word “monster” in it will get your kids excited! And anything with the word “no-bake” makes this mama happy! This is a win-win dessert for the whole family. All you need is peanut butter, m&m’s, chocolate, and oats to make this recipe work!

Check out togetherasfamily.com for the recipe and a list of family dinners made easy!

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2. Unicorn Popcorn

Unicorns are all the rage right now! This popcorn is what I plan to make for my daughter’s Unicorn-themed birthday party that’s coming up. Not only will it be a tasty treat, but it looks pretty magical, too!

Check out sweetmakesthree.com for more “magical” recipes.

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3. Rainbow Wands

These rainbow wands are the perfect combination of a sweet and salty snack! Just dip pretzel sticks into candy coating and then let your kids choose what sprinkles or colored candy pieces to shake over the top.

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4. Mud Pudding

This was and is one of my favorite desserts! Vanilla pudding is easy to make and all you need to do is add cookie crumbles and bury gummy words into the Oreo “dirt.” As a kid, I loved unburying and pretending to eat the worms! Now I just love the chocolatey taste of the pudding and Oreos mixed together.

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5. Monster Cookies

These treats are adorably frightening. Choose a variety of fun colors and then add in candy eyeballs to create the “monster” look. I can picture my kids giggling as they eat these right up!

Check out lilluna.com for recipes, DIY tips, and gift ideas!

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6. Mermaid Ice Cream

Superman ice cream was popular, but now mermaid ice cream is taking over! You see, mermaids are as trendy as unicorns right now, and your kids will want to jump on the bandwagon! Whip together heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk and some vanilla extract. To make it “mermaid ice cream,” split the mixture into 4 bowls and mix in food coloring like teal and purple in several shades. For all the details on this recipe, check out homemadeinterest.com.

Tell us in the comments all about your favorite dessert to make with your kids! 


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Amanda Foust
Amanda is a wife, mother, writer/editor, and certified life coach. Pen and paper make her spirit come alive. She spends her creative time reading, decorating, and handwriting fonts. Her world is better with an assortment of chocolate and a stack of books packed and ready for travel. She works each day to be a creative maker and a light bringer. You can find more of her writing at Downs, Ups & Teacups and TheDailyPositive.com.