A lot of people are not sure what to give their kids for desserts because they aren’t familiar with the rich variety available out there. While you’re always going to have your standalone favorites, it’s vital that you step outside the box every now and then – especially when it comes to making your kid’s day.
Here are some great dessert ideas to keep things interesting… something different each time you bring out a plate.
1) Oatmeal Fudge Cookies
These cookies, which use oatmeal as both an ingredient and a means of coaxing your child into eating other good stuff, are chewy delights that will leave them asking for more. Plus these healthy little gems actually have nutritional value aside from just being tasty! They will munch on these cookies and you won’t have to worry about them going back for seconds… because, by the time they’re finished, there won’t be any left.
2) Banana Pudding
This is a sweet and simple dessert that will arrive as a nice surprise if your kids are expecting something different. It’s also inexpensive, which makes it even better from a financial aspect. If you want to give this one an extra special touch, try toppings such as whipped cream or chocolate syrup for an “x-factor” flavor boost!
3) Berry Kebabs With Vanilla Yogurt Sauce
This recipe not only includes a healthy helping of fruit – but also helps to encourage your little one to branch out and experiment with other tastes. The berries add great nutrition to the dish, and the vanilla yogurt sauce is a healthy and low-calorie topping that tastes great!
4) Jell-O Pudding Treats
This dessert just screams “childhood” – and most kids will love it automatically. You can experiment with different pudding flavors to find out which one they like the best, and you can always turn this into an arts & crafts project by involving your child in preparing it!
5) M & M Ice Cream
You’ll need some ice cream for this recipe – however, if you have a home freezer, there’s no reason why you can’t make your own! There are also lots of good recipes for homemade ice cream available online. If you want to take things one step further you can add other candy into the ice cream mix, like chocolate chips or crushed Oreos.
6) Muffin Tin Brownies
This recipe is great for kids because it offers some ways to get creative! You can use candy bars instead of cocoa powder (although your results might vary), and you can even set out some toppings so they have options available. If you have leftovers, you can keep them in an airtight container for up to a week, although they probably won’t last that long!
7) Homemade Waffle Cones
Waffles are another classic kid-friendly food – but if they come in cones this time around, they’re even more fun! To make these cones, simply heat your waffle iron, and add the mixture to the top and bottom plates. You can also add a scoop of ice cream on top if you want more flair to this special treat.
These desserts are sure to provide some tasty treats for kids of all ages! Using these desserts ideas, you’re sure to have a great time baking with your little ones – just be careful not to let them sample the goods too early on!