50 Dessert Recipes to Make for a Sweet Afternoon with Your Grandchildren

Mary Shannon Wells

There’s nothing more valuable than time spent with your grandchildren, but it can be hard to find things to occupy their time that don’t involve a screen. An afternoon spent baking up a storm with your grandkids is one of the most fun (and delicious) ways to enjoy each other’s company. Not only does baking require some incognito math practice, but they’ll use these novice baking skills forever. These easy dessert recipes for kids cover any and all taste bud preferences. If your grandkids favor citrus over chocolate, try our Cakey Lemon Brownies or Frozen Lemonade. Have a few cookie monsters on your hands? They’ll love baking homemade Funfetti Cookies from scratch. If you think you have a true future baker in your kitchen, teach your grandchild how to make his or her first Old-Fashioned Pound Cake or batch of chocolate fudge. Let them get creative decorating an easy sheet cake recipe or our simple sugar cookies. These easy dessert recipes for kids range from no-bake delights like Chocolate Lasagna, Buttermilk-Peach Popsicles, and Fresh Strawberry Milkshakes to baking projects that will hone their skills like Rainbow Sherbet Cake and Oreo Cheesecake. Whatever dessert you end up with, the most important part of baking with your grandkids is that they have fun and make a new memory.