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Fun and Easy Recipes for Kids: Sweet Treats!

Fun and easy recipes for kids are a great way to pass the time on a cool, rainy day, or to add some fun to a weekend. I love cooking and baking with my kids, and here are four of our favorite treats to make! Bonus — no eggs added! No, we don’t have egg allergy (just nut allergies here), but sometimes it’s just easier to not have the kids fighting over who will crack the egg, and then trying to scoop the rogue egg shell out of the batter.

Fun-Fest Pretzels:

Easy, delicious, colorful, and of course FUN!
Great for gifting in a little box with a bow!

easy chocolate pretzels
Yield: As many as you want!

Fun-Fest Pretzels

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Super-easy, super-fast, super-delicious snack or dessert. Fun to make with kids!


  • Pretzel rods
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • White chocolate chips
  • Any sprinkles, colored sugar, decorations you want to drizzle on!


  1. Line cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
  2. Melt semi-sweet chocolate in a bowl according to package directions (I use the microwave).
  3. One by one, dip pretzels into bowl of chocolate to cover the ends or as much of the pretzel stick as you'd like. Lay the pretzels on the cookie sheet.
  4. Melt the white chocolate chips in a bowl according to package directions (I use the microwave).
  5. With a spoon, drizzle the white chocolate over the pretzels on the cookie sheet in whatever way you want.
  6. Using hands or a spoon, sprinkle the decorations/toppings over the melted chocolate portion of the pretzel.
  7. Put cookie sheet in refrigerator for about an hour or until chocolate hardens.
  8. Serve and enjoy!


You can also reverse the white chocolate and semi sweet, or use just one kind!

Click recipe card for printable, easy-to-follow recipe.


This is another fun favorite of ours. On a free day early in the fall, I chose three different fudge recipes and let each of my boys make one of the recipes. What a fun way for them each to have their own cooking project, and of course a delicious trio of treats to taste afterwards!
Also great for gifting as a variety pack of fudge pieces or just one delicious flavor!

easy fudge recipes, fun to make with kids

The three we made are linked here — easy to do! We made a few substitutions, like using semi-sweet chocolate instead of white chocolate and using almond butter instead of peanut butter because of a peanut allergy here. I think the good thing about fudge recipes is that substitutions are easy, and the fudge is generally hard to mess up!

Easy chocolate fudge

Chocolate covered pretzel fudge

No bake chocolate cereal bars

Easy fudge recipes.  Fun to make with kids.

Pumpkin Bread

We make it. We love it. We write about it. And somehow, it has become our most popular blog post– a whole post about easy pumpkin bread! LOL. Not what I would have imagined. But check it out. It’s delicious.
Also great for holiday gifts or simple treats to drop off for friends! And it can be made in mini-loaves if desired!

pumpkin bread recipe
Easy pumpkin bread. So easy! So yummy!

Cream Cheese Fluff Fruit dip

Cream Cheese & Fluff Fruit Dip
Yield: Small Party Bowl

Cream Cheese & Fluff Fruit Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The simplest, most delicious, quickest fruit dip on the planet.


  • 1 jar of marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 brick of cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of milk


  1. Scoop the entire jar of Fluff into a small-medium mixing bowl
  2. Slice the cream cheese brick into three sections and place in the mixing bowl.
  3. Add one teaspoon of milk.
  4. Blend together with an electric mixer. Do not mix too long -- this should be a thick dip, not liquid.
  5. Serve with sliced fruit and ENJOY!


We also love serving this with Nilla Wafers or Pretzels.

A friend of ours brought this to our house for a playdate snack almost 10 years ago, and I could not believe when she told me how EASY and QUICK it is to make! I have made it for countless get-togethers since then, jazzed up with different fruits or even little cookies or pretzels. Click recipe card to get in on the secret of this incredibly simple, scrumptious dip.

What are your go-to sweet treats and favorite easy recipes for kids?

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