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

    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.

  • S'mores Sundaes

    S'mores Sundaes

    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.
  • Vanilla Sugar Cookies
    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.
  • Raspberry-Banana-Yogurt Freezer Pops
    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.
  • Hello Dolly Bars
    Oxmoor House

    Hello Dolly Bars

    We weren't sure what the kids would think about these coconut-topped bars, but the sweet flavor and rich chocolate made them a crowd favorite.
  • Quick & Tasty Banana Pudding
    Van Chaplin

    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.
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