Dessert is a wonderful thing.You know it, and your kids really know it, but buying dessert can be expensive and most busy moms don’t have time to make the really fun types of desserts, if at any at all. You could just slop some ice cream in a bowl and call it good, or you could use some of the quick, easy and delicious dessert recipes for kids listed here.
Strawberry Short Cake Teased with Chocolate Dessert for Cheaters:
Way quicker than real strawberry shortcake, but just as yummy and even sneaks fruit in on the kids.
What you’ll need:
Short cake cookies (I especially like Quickbury short bread cookies a German import.)
Vanilla Ice cream
Strawberries (fresh or frozen, but as you know fresh is always better.)
How you do it?
Break cookies into piece in bottom of desire dessert size bowl. Scoop ice cream on top, and then slice or chop strawberries to top. Drizzle with chocolate.
Apple Pie Alternative Desserts:
I love apple pie, I also love buying apple buy from the bakery for under 10 dollars. Not that apple pie isn’t good enough but, a few additive ideas to make it a that much better dessert.
Microwave apple pie and place vanilla ice cream on top. If you want to try french vanilla, or give your kids flavor options and you happen to be a coffee cream drinker, splash a bit of your creamer on your vanilla ice cream.
Don’t knock it till you try it. A slice of good old cheddar makes apple pie so much better. It also helps teach kids to try new things no matter how weird they sound. Grilled cheese with pickles anyone? ( You heat the pie first so the cheese melts.)
Sugar and Cinnamon:
Not that apple pie isn’t sweet enough, but try a dash of cinnamon and sugar on top for added flavor if your apple pie isn’t dutch style. This can also be done to ice cream on top of the pie rather than the pie itself. If your really brave, let the kids sprinkle themselves.
A tricky way to eat more fruit. Even if you don’t have time to slow melt chocolate or caramel your local grocery store sells convenient little tubs of chocolate or caramel usually in the fruit section for just this purpose. Interactive desserts are always more fun! Too cheap for the store bought dipping sauces? Try just heating a bowl of chocolate syrup in the microwave. (Heat slowly, stir often, have an older kid do it?) A good precursor to this dessert? Go berry picking, and eat what you pick.
You can also alternate fruit with breaded snacks like pretzels are left over short break cookies from that first recipe.
The best way to have dessert with your kids is not to spend all day baking, but to improvise. Spending time with you is more of a treat than the treat.