Make 15 Kid-Pleasing Summer Desserts With 5 Ingredients or Less
The kids are home for summer and they're yammering for treats. You need quick and easy ways to meet their demands. (You know how persistent kids can be.) Here's the solution. Take a look at these ideas for easy kid-pleasing summer desserts that you (or they) can whip up with no more than five everyday ingredients. You'll find low- and no-sugar-added options, too. It's going to be a sweet summer!
Magical Chocolate Bars
"I took a quart of ice cream and put it in disposable cups, which I froze for hours, cut the cup away, inserted sticks, cut the ice cream into bars, then froze it again. I let the chocolate mixture cool for up to 30 min before coating the ice cream, so the heat wouldn't melt the ice cream, and the shell became solid within a minute." — OG
These colorful pops are made with a refreshing blend of yogurt and fruit. They're also darn cute, and good for you, too. But you don't have to tell the kids that last part.
Frozen Banana Bites
"Yes! These are delicious. Frozen bananas taste so much like ice cream. Can't wait to make these with my little nieces." — dcorbin
Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
"This is amazing! It definitely tastes like ice cream and coming to think of it, it's the dietary equivalent of eating one banana and one tablespoon of peanut butter per serving which is pretty healthy. I can't wait to make this again!" — KBJR
Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Parfait
"Yummy and super simple. The kids thought it was a special day because I made them a fancy dessert," -- Jen says.
Elnora's Peach Cobbler
You can make this old-fashioned cobbler with any fresh fruit you like. The recipe calls for one cup of self-rising flour. To make your own, simply measure out 7/8 cup of all-purpose white flour and add 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder and ½ teaspoon salt. Whisk together and proceed with the recipe.
Bake Sale Marshmallow Treats
"You really can sub in just about any cereal in these. Quick and easy, kids can make them!" — Momma Bear
Funfetti® Birthday Cookies
"These were really good. They taste just like birthday cake. My kids said they were 'super yummy' which is high praise in my house." — Lisa Altmiller
Refrigerated crescent roll dough is formed into cups, filled with banana slices, spread with Nutella, and baked. It's that simple. "Tried and true, teenager approved! My teenage kids made these on their own. They enjoyed how easy they are to make and clean up!" — Buckwheat Queen
How fun is this! Take boxed brownie mix, fill ice cream cones, and bake "The kids really liked these! I think I may have overfilled mine because they seemed to bake over, but the kids didn't mind. They said it was like the 'ice cream' was melting," Christina says.
Gooey Tortilla S'more
"It's really good and easy to make. I was a little unsure of what it would taste like in a tortilla but it adds to the flavor instead of taking away from it. I highly recommend using the uncooked tortillas instead of the regular flour variety you buy off the grocery shelf. The uncooked tortilla (that you heat in a pan at home) has a more refined and authentic taste." — House of Aqua
Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
"My daughter renamed this recipe 'The Best Dessert I've Ever Eaten' this summer when I prepared it for Memorial Day. I had made it before, but my husband had probably eaten all of it before she had a chance to get a taste!"
Glazed Doughnut Strawberry Shortcake
"Oh, this is amazing! I can't believe I've never thought of this before," Christina says. "The extra little sweetness from the doughnut made this just perfect!"
"Awesome recipe! I tweaked mine to fit my family's taste buds. I used brown sugar, fresh peaches, doubled the vanilla, and added a dash of salt. Over vanilla ice cream it was so yummy. I'll never go back to peach cobbler! It was that good," Eddilisa Saldivar says.
Four ingredients are all you'll need to create these frozen versions of classic campfire s'mores. Recipe creator Beilerfam says, "My 13-year-old daughter created this recipe for a quick yummy summer snack. Easy for anyone to make and enjoy. Before you take the popsicle out of its individual mold, run it under hot water to loosen so it is easier to pull out."