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Easy Dessert Recipes for Kids

Easy dessert recipes for kids, presented by Crafty Corner

For any questions contact: Winnie

This is an easy kids' recipe with no cooking or hot stoves required.

Apricot and coconut slice

  • 100g butter or margarine, melted
  • 125ml, half a cup Nestle treat caramel
  • 125g, half a packet dried apricots chopped
  • 150g, three quarter packet of marie biscuits, crushed
  • 80ml, one third desiccated coconut

Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl, mix well.
Press evenly into a foil lined 18cm x 28cm lamington pan.
Sprinkle with coconut, lightly press into slice.
Refrigerate until firm.
Cut into squares before serving.

Funny Faces

  • 16 Marie biscuits.
  • 1 can, 380g Nestle Treat Caramel or chocolate.
  • Desiccated coconut and assorted sweets for decoration, such as, Smarties, Jelly Tots and Jelly Tales, melted Easy Melt Chocolate.

Spread biscuit evenly with Nestle Treat, about 15ml.
Decorate with sweets to make faces.
Pipe easy melt to make eyelashes and mouth.

Coconut ice

  • 397g, 1 can Nestle condensed milk
  • 500g, 1 packet icing sugar
  • 390g, 5 cups desiccated coconut
  • Pink food colouring.

Combine condensed milk, icing sugar and coconut together.
Divide mixture in half.
Press half of the mixture into an 18 by 28cm baking tray.
Work a few drops of colouring into remaining mixture press into pan.
Allow to set before cutting into squares to serve.


Date Crunchies

  • 1 tin of condensed milk
  • 3 cups cracked biscuits, crumbed
  • 1 cup stoned dates
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

Thoroughly mix together, condensed milk, cracker crumbs, stoned dates, cinnamon.
Drop by spoonful onto a buttered sheet and refrigerate until firm.

Chocolate Treats

This recipe does use hot water, but hot water from the tap will do the trick, so you don't need to boil anything.
  • 115g bar of chocolate
  • 60g Rice Krispies.

Melt chocolate in a small basin over hot water.
Cool and stir in Rice Krispies.
Place in teaspoonsful on aluminium foil or greaseproof paper.
Allow to set.
Makes plus minus 18.

Kids dessert recipes that require cooking

Maries and Marshmallows

Place marshmallows on one marie biscuit, place in microwave.
Microwave for a couple of seconds until marshmallow starts to melt.
Remove from microwave.
Place second marie biscuit on top.
Allow to cool for a couple of seconds before eating.

Marshmallow Treats

  • 30g butter
  • 60g marshmallows
  • 75g Rice Krispies, strawberry has more flavour.

Melt butter in saucepan.
Add marshmallows and stir over low heat until marshmallows have melted and mixture is well blended.
Remove from heat, add Rice Krispies and stir until well-coated.
Press into greased 18cm square tin.
Cool, then cut into squares.

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