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14 Healthier Desserts For Kids

My little guy has a sweet tooth so fierce I can’t leave any treats out in the open. If there happens to be a crumb from a cookie he will sniff it out like a bloodhound and proceed to have a nuclear meltdown if he can’t have it that instant. He scared the entire neighborhood into going sugar free. OK, not really. But his sweet tooth rivals my own. So now I’m on the hunt for desserts that are healthier yet still satisfying and appealing to little ones. Keep reading for all the good stuff…

  • Creamsicle Yogurt 1 of 14
    Creamsicle Yogurt
    This is a kid invented dessert, love this little genius child who came up with a healthier version using yogurt.
    Get the recipe for Creamsicle yogurt at Momtastic
  • Roasted Peach and Raspberry Crepes 2 of 14
    Roasted Peach and Raspberry Crepes
    Skinny pancakes will go well with lots of different types of fruit. I say go with what's in season and right now that's Cara Cara oranges.
    Make your own roasted peach and raspberry crepes
  • Reduced Guilt Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies 3 of 14
    Reduced Guilt Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies
    All the kids will see is a cookie oozing with caramel, little do they know it's got reduced sugar and fat.
    Make your own caramel apple oatmeal cookies
  • Yogurt Pops Your Kid Can Make 4 of 14
    Yogurt Pops Your Kid Can Make
    We keep our freezer stocked with these pops. My kids love the idea of a popsicle for dessert, and us parents can feel good about giving it to them.
    Make your own yogurt pops your kid can make
  • Giant Chocolate Covered Raisins 5 of 14
    Giant Chocolate Covered Raisins
    Since making these we have had them for dessert, snacks, and more dessert. We can't get enough!
    Make your own giant chocolate covered raisins
  • Yogurt Parfait Pie 6 of 14
    Yogurt Parfait Pie
    Pie always equals dessert, but this one is make with yogurt, fresh fruit, a cheerio crust, then frozen!
    Get the recipe for yogurt parfait pie at Cooking With My Kid
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Reduced Guilt) 7 of 14
    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Reduced Guilt)
    Pumpkin is not just for fall, surprise the kids and make these in the spring!
    Make your own pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
  • Homemade Healthier Stracciatella Gelato 8 of 14
    Homemade Healthier Stracciatella Gelato
    We all know how much trouble our waistlines can get into with ice cream. With this make at home version you control the calories.
    Get the recipe for homemade healthier stracciatella gelato at Cooking With My Kid
  • Breakfast Sherbet 9 of 14
    Breakfast Sherbet
    Who says breakfast can't be dessert AND healthy?!
    Get the recipe for breakfast sherbet at Cooking With My Kid
  • Honey Nut Crunch Parfait 10 of 14
    Honey Nut Crunch Parfait
    What's a kid not to love? Yogurt, fruit, honey and cheerios.
    Get the recipe for honey nut crunch parfait at Cooking With My Kid
  • Chocolate Fondue 11 of 14
    Chocolate Fondue
    Not only is this a healthier version of dessert (lots of fresh fruit), it's also a fun way to spend time together with the family.
    Get the recipe for chocolate fondue at Delish
  • Cinnamon Tortilla Chips With Fruit Salsa 12 of 14
    Cinnamon Tortilla Chips With Fruit Salsa
    This will trip up the kids. They will think you are giving them a savory appetizer, until they take a bite of sweet goodness.
    Make your own cinnamon tortilla chips with fruit salsa
  • Mango Lassi Pops 13 of 14
    Mango Lassi Pops
    A lassi is an Indian yogurt drink that can be savory or sweet. This one is sweetened with mango and then it's frozen.
    Make your own mango lassi pops
  • Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed Bananas 14 of 14
    Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed Bananas
    Wow, just wow. My kids are going to freak when they see this! Make sure you use healthy peanut butter with no hydrogenated oils.
    Get the recipe for chocolate dipped peanut butter stuffed bananas at Celebrations

Read more great recipes from Macki on Cooking With My Kid!

Follow Macki on Twitter for updates on my Got Milk adventures at BlissDom!

More on Family Kitchen:
creamy horchata

oatmeal to go

See all Macki’s recipes on Family Kitchen



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