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3 Yummy Desserts Kids Will Love Making as Much as They Love Eating

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fruit pizzaWhen it comes to dessert and kids, the simpler, the better. Not many little palates leap for things like creme brulee or tiramisu, but give them anything colorful, frosting-filled, or sprinkled with candy, and they go wild.

There are few things more joyful to watch than a child devour a dessert with pure bliss on his or her sticky little face, and while sweets should of course be enjoyed in moderation, it's fun to feed their fantasies with the ooiest, gooiest concoctions on occasion. Even more fun -- having them help make them or make them all by themselves. Here are three delicious desserts kids love to make almost as much as they love to eat them. Adults won't find them too shabby either. 

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Oreo Flowerpot Desserts

These are absolutely adorable, and they're bloomin' delicious too. The base consists of layers of cookies, pudding, and a fluffy frosting. The "dirt" is made of crushed up Oreos. Pretty fake (or real if you like) flowers and gummy worms make them picture perfect.

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

This is the perfect summertime activity. You make the ice cream yourself, then let the kids assemble between any kind of cookies you like. Set out sprinkles, chocolate chips, and candies and let them roll and decorate as they please.

Fruit Pizza With a Sugar Cookie Crust

This is a great way to sneak some healthy stuff into dessert. The cookie crust is topped with a cream cheese icing, then they can go to town decorating it with all sorts of fruit. You can also have them add things like coconut, chocolate chips, or nuts -- anything goes.

What desserts do your kids like to make?


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ceciliam ceciliam

He likes to make smores or ice pops.

Leele... Leelee1008

cool ideas. they enjoy making smores/

RobynS RobynS

Ooooh, that fruit pizza is pretty!

Kmakk... Kmakksmom

Fun!  My girls love making cookies, and my son loves eating the cookies his sisters make :) 

arpazia arpazia

Nom nom nom

Those look yummy, I know what we will be doing:)

godde... goddess99

My dd likes making pumpkin spice cake.

.Ange... .Angelica.

thanks for the ideas!

Bmat Bmat

I love the dirt dessert- fun to make and to eat. :)

dusky... dusky_rose

I used to make a dessert pizza for my older children with strawberry jam, strudel topping and icing drizzled over it, after it was cooked. It was a hit with them.

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