12 Cute Thanksgiving Desserts for Kids

plate of Mini Turkey Brownies with candy corn feathers, googly eyes, and red candy noses
Photo: Kim's Cooking Now

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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Acorn Candy Cookies

cookies with chocolate kisses

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.

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Nutty Caramel Apple Pops

Nutty Caramel Apple Pops
The Gruntled Gourmand

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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Easy Sugar Cone Cornucopias

Easy Sugar Cone Cornucopias

Recipe creator Kim says, "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!"

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Candy Corn Cupcakes

Candy corn layered cupcakes with white icing and candy corn garnish

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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Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

pumpkin sugar cookie cut into the shape of a flower

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!

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Rocky Road Popcorn Balls

Rocky Road Popcorn Balls
Melody Almogabar Barr

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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Awesome Apple Pie Cookies

Awesome Apple Pie Cookies drizzled with sauce

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!"

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Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Popcorn

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 here.

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Cheesecake in a Jar

Cheesecake in a Jar
Allrecipes Magazine

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.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes

pumpkin cheesecake cupcake topped with powdered sugar in a cupcake wrapper
Buckwheat Queen

These make-ahead cupcakes are even better the next day, says recipe creator Cassandra.

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies on a white plate

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."

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Mini Brownie Turkeys

plate of Mini Turkey Brownies with candy corn feathers, googly eyes, and red candy noses
Kim's Cooking Now

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.

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