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These 10 Kid-Pleasing Summer Desserts Are 5 Ingredients or Less

The kids are home for summer and they're yammering for treats. Well, here's your answer. Take a look at these ideas for easy kid-pleasing summer desserts that you (or they) can whip up with no more than 5 everyday ingredients. You'll find low- and no-sugar-added options, too. It's going to be a sweet summer!

1. Magical Chocolate Bars

"I took a quart of ice cream and put it in disposable cups, which I froze for hours, cut the cup away, inserted sticks, cut the ice cream into bars, then froze it again. I let the chocolate mixture cool for up to 30 min before coating the ice cream, so the heat wouldn't melt the ice cream, and the shell became solid within a minute." -- OG


Magical Chocolate Bars

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2. Tropsicles

These colorful pops are made with a refreshing blend of yogurt and fruit. They're so darn cute, and good for you, too. But you don't have to tell the kids that last part.



Photo by Umm Sulaimon

3. Frozen Banana Bites

"Yes! These are delicious. Frozen bananas taste so much like ice cream. Can't wait to make these with my little nieces." -- dcorbin

4. Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

"This is amazing! It definitely tastes like ice cream and coming to think of it, it's the dietary equivalent of eating one banana and one tablespoon of peanut butter per serving which is pretty healthy. I can't wait to make this again!" -- KBJR


Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Photo by Yoly

5. Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Parfait

"Yummy and super simple. The kids thought it was a special day because I made them a fancy dessert :)" -- Jen


Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Parfait

Photo by Linda(LMT)

6. Elnora's Peach Cobbler

You can make this old-fashioned cobbler with any fresh fruit you like. The recipe calls for one cup self-rising flour. To make your own, simply measure out 7/8 cup of all-purpose white flour and add 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder and ½ teaspoon salt. Whisk together and proceed with the recipe.


Peach Cobbler

Photo by Meredith

7. Bake Sale Marshmallow Treats

"You really can sub in just about any cereal in these. Quick and easy, kids can make them!" -- Momma Bear


Bake Sale Marshmallow Treats

Photo by magicallydelicious

8. Funfetti® Birthday Cookies

"These were really good. They taste just like birthday cake. My kids said they were 'super yummy' which is high praise in my house." -- Lisa Altmiller


Funfetti Birthday Cookies

Photo by stormybeach

9. Nutella® Cups

"Tried and true, teenager approved! My teenage kids made these on their own. They enjoyed how easy they are to make and clean up!" -- Buckwheat Queen


Nutella Cups

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

10. Brownie Cones

"The kids really liked these! I think I may have over filled mine b/c they seemed to bake over, but the kids didn't mind. They said it was like the 'ice cream' was melting,' lol." -- Christina


Brownie Cones

Photo by Christina

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Browse our entire collection of delicious summer dessert recipes.

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Vanessa Greaves

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