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When you’re young, holiday meals are all about dessert! We think the kids might be onto something here … That’s why we’ve gathered our top 10 Christmas recipes you can bake with kids. These easy and delicious desserts will have the whole family enjoying time together in the kitchen.


Our 10 Best Kid-Friendly Holiday Dessert Recipes

As a kid, you stood on your tiptoes to help with the Christmas baking: mixing, pouring, shaking and slicing. Continue the tradition with these delicious desserts. From brownie pops to dessert pizza, these holiday treats are a sweet way to celebrate with family. And they're all beginner recipes that kids can help make (and taste!).

1. Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies Recipe

Christmas cookies just got better! This recipe actually has no leavening agent to ensure your cookies have crisp, clean edges. Drizzle them with HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate and Premier White Baking Chips for a plaid Christmas jammies effect.

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2. Christmas Brownie Pops Recipe

Christmas Brownie Pops Recipe

Easy, delicious brownie pops that are just as fun for kids to make as they are to eat.

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3. Christmas Cookie Pizza Recipe

Christmas Cookie Pizza Recipe

Your kids will never forget the Christmas that you had pizza for dessert! This dessert pizza is a cookie crust made with HERSHEY’S Cocoa. Spread whipped topping on top as the “sauce.” Then drizzle with melted chocolate, holiday sprinkles and candy of your choice.

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4. Holiday Sugar Cookie Blossoms

Holiday Sugar Cookie Blossoms

Here's a cookie that's fun to make — and looks amazing on a holiday serving plate! Instead of the usual milk chocolates, each of these holiday blossoms gets topped with a HERSHEY’S KISSES Sugar Cookie Candy. Use decorator’s sugar to give them alternating Christmas colors.

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Cute, whimsical and easy to assemble: Your kids will love creating friendly bear faces with candy eyes and REESE'S PIECES Candies. They’re even more fun to eat!

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6. ROLO® Pretzel Reindeer

ROLO® Pretzel Reindeer

A few simple ingredients become a holiday treat filled with personality. Your kids could make a batch of these to share with friends or take to a holiday party. The sweet and salty, caramel and chocolate, crunchy and creamy combination will make them a favorite.

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7. Candy Cane Mint Dipped Pretzels

Candy Cane Mint Dipped Pretzels

Here’s a treat for the peppermint lover in your life. These white creme-covered pretzels are easy to make and easy to package. Their refreshing mint flavor is a nice break from richer desserts, too. Package some up in clear cellophane bags and ribbon for an easy holiday gift or classroom party favor.

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8. Brownie Christmas Tree

 Brownie Christmas Tree

For a truly festive centerpiece that the kids can help you make, look no further. Transform brownies into a Christmas-tree shape by baking them in mini foil baking cups; then top with HERSHEY'S KISSES Milk Chocolates in holiday foil wrap.

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9. Hershey’s S’mores Pops with Candy Canes

Hershey’s S’mores Pops with Candy Canes

Here’s the perfect treat to serve with brimming cups of hot cocoa. Get around the mixing, forming, chilling and waiting required by cake pop recipes: The “cake” part is a whole marshmallow! Have fun giving each one a candy cane “stick” on Christmas Eve.

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10. Peanut Butter Temptations

Peanut Butter Temptations

Your kids will love making the best mini-muffins they’ve ever had. Muffins infused with peanut butter are a treat; when you add unwrapped REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures on top, they’re unbeatable. It’s a fun and easy dessert to make together.

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Baking brings us together.

Baking brings us together, and this is never more true than during the holidays. Use these fun, easy recipes to get the kids involved in the kitchen this Christmas. These fun, kid-friendly Christmas desserts are great for neighborly care packages, holiday feasts and family bake-offs.


Want to keep your Christmas cookie party going?

Check out these variations on the peanut butter blossom.