12 Cute Thanksgiving Desserts for Kids
Kids aren't the only ones who will gobble these up.
When you're an adult, Thanksgiving desserts are pretty standard. Pumpkin and pecan pie rule the dessert table at just about any Thanksgiving feast. But if you have little ones who are sharing the feast, here's your chance to get creative with fun desserts to delight the kids. But watch out — you might find that even the grown-ups want to sit at the kids' table.
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Reviewer Katie603 says, "They were a HUGE hit with both the adults & kids at Thanksgiving dinner! They were also easy to make with minimal expense or effort." It's so easy a kid can do it! All that's needed is chocolate frosting, milk chocolate candy kisses, vanilla wafer cookies, and butterscotch chips.
Turn bite-size homemade brownies into cute little turkeys with just a dab of frosting and some easy candy decorations. "Miniature brownies are the perfect little bite, and dressing them up for Thanksgiving makes a fun project to do with your kiddos or grands! Makes a great kid-friendly addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table, " says recipe creator Kim's Cooking Now.
Full-size caramel apples aren't always the most kid-friendly treat, but luckily this mini-version helps to prevent sticky chins. Recipe creator The Gruntled Gourmand says, "This delicious, diminutive delectable has all the satisfaction of the ubiquitous caramel apple in one bite without the messy chin!"
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"Sugar cones shaped like cornucopias make for a festive treat! I like to dip them in white chocolate and candied ginger, but you could dip them in sprinkles, candies, nuts, you name it! And you can fill them with any kind of fruit (fresh or dried), berries, candies, nuts--the possibilities are endless!" — Kim
These layered candy corn cupcakes are eye-catching fall treats that kids are sure to love. Reviewer Sarah Joy Skipper says, "I made this for my family reunion and they loved it. It was such a simple idea and it's so cute for the fall season."
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These sugar cookies have a subtle pumpkin taste, and can be cut into festive shapes and frosted. It's a great way to get the kids in on the fun!
Popcorn, marshmallows, peanuts, and chocolate chips are all mixed together and molded into balls for a grab-n-go treat. Reviewer JLomama says, "I made these for my boys, but my husband and I couldn't leave them alone!"
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Recipe creator SunnyDaysNora says, "These mini-apple pies are a sure hit and a perfect use for apples in the fall. They look great on a cookie plate and taste great!"
Recipe creator BS4U2C describes this as, "Great caramel popcorn for any holiday or occasion." The little ones will keep going back for another handful. Try wrapping them in cellophane bags for easy gifts or party favors, as shown below.
Who can resist individual portions of no-bake cheesecake served up in little jars? You could take this idea and do it with layers of chocolate or pumpkin pudding, crushed cookies, and whipped cream.
These make-ahead cupcakes are even better the next day, says recipe creator Cassandra.
A childhood treat is made festive with these pumpkin whoopie pies. Reviewer RLAVIOL911 says, "You have to try this...Moist, tasty, and a great crowd pleaser. They are better than bakery-sold."