Kids, Don't Skip Dessert!
Make sure to save room for these kid-approved desserts. They received high marks from our panel of 4 to 11-year-old food experts.
Kids' Taste Testing
Our kid judges completely took over the kitchen and sampled some of our sweetest treats. They were then asked to taste, rate, and critique these dessert recipes.
We weren't sure about some of the flavors we asked them to taste (especially coconut), but were thrilled at their willingness to try new foods – and even more excited to hear their opinions.
Bring the campfire indoors and enjoy the sweet taste of warm chocolate, gooey marshmallow, and crispy graham crackers at any time of year. Top these ingredients with ice cream for an unforgettable after-dinner delight.
Recipe: S'mores Sundaes
Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Vanilla Sugar Cookies
Gather the kids, break out the cookie cutters, and make fun-shaped sugar cookies that can be given as gifts or simply enjoyed as a snack. This simple dough can be made ahead and frozen or stored in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Recipe: Vanilla Sugar Cookies
Photo: John O'Hagan; Styling: BuffyHargett
Raspberry-Banana-Yogurt Freezer Pops
Just four ingredients are needed to make these super-tasty popsicles. Feel free to substitute your child's favorite fruits and flavored yogurt.
Jalen, 11, says "I like yogurt and want to try these with strawberries or blueberries." If you don't have pop molds, try using small paper cups.
Quick & Tasty Banana Pudding
"It's yummy!" was all Douglas, 4, was able to say between giant bites. One of our other judges admitted that she didn't like bananas at all. But she had never tried them in pudding, and after tasting it, she was a huge fan.
Recipe: Quick & Tasty Banana Pudding
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