Kids love chocolate treats and tasty healthy desserts. With the right ingredients, you can make these recipes healthy. Explore delicious, parent-approved ideas for sweet snacks to feel good about. From decadent vegan chocolate to fresh fruit desserts, this fun and nutritious list has something for everyone with a sweet tooth.
Vegan Chocolate Bars
Does your little one like to snack on chocolate bars? They’ll love the taste of vegan chocolate! Vegan chocolate bars have a satisfying flavor with ingredients that keep treats guilt-free for parents. As you shop around for chocolate, look for bars with organic ingredients and lower sugar. We like to recommend creamy oat milk chocolate or rich, fudgy dark chocolate made with single-origin cacao.
There’s something for every kid, including dark chocolate bars with lush, fruity notes or decadent fudge flavor that keeps nutrition on track. Vegan oat milk chocolate with tasty inclusions like almond butter or vegan toffee will delight adventurous taste buds. You can even give them a taste of plant-based white chocolate.
For those parents looking for kid-sized chocolate bars, you’re in luck. Some of the best vegan chocolate comes in bite-size squares. Give them the perfect portion for dessert or pack a sweet treat in their lunchbox. They’ll appreciate the surprise, and you’ll like that they’re eating an organic and plant-based snack.
Icy Fruit Pops
There’s nothing more satisfying and refreshing than a fruit pop. Low-sugar options are easy to find at many stores and shops, but you can easily make them in your kitchen with your favorite fruit and a reusable silicone popsicle mold. The best part about DIY fruit pops is that they’re a fun activity and require only a few nutritious ingredients.
Strawberry fruit pops are a classic recipe featuring fresh strawberries and your sweetener of choice (agave and maple syrup are popular). Add coconut milk or another non-dairy milk and a hint of lemon juice. This vegan treat is so simple! All you need to do is blend your choice of ingredients in a blender until smooth and pour into the popsicle mold. Add a popsicle stick and freeze the mold overnight. When the kids wake up, they’ll have a tasty strawberry treat they can enjoy as a snack or take with them outside.
More kid-friendly vegan ice pop recipes include mango popsicles with mango chunks and lime juice. Add your favorite sweetener and some water for a creamy treat without added sugar or dairy ingredients. Watermelon and berry pops include a combination of sweet summer melon and your favorite berries such as blueberries or raspberries. Add agave and freshly squeezed lime juice, and you have the perfect treat to take with you to the pool.
Chocolate-dipped fruit offers children the perfect combination of sweet fruit flavor and rich chocolate decadence. Kids love it because it’s a rich and fudgy dessert, but it’s parent-approved because of its tasty dose of nutrients and vitamins. Some of the best choices for chocolate-dipped fruit include strawberries or bananas. Or try something new as a family when you dip blueberries or raspberries into dark chocolate.
Dipping fruit is a hands-on activity, so let your kids participate in age-appropriate activities like helping to sort fruit or drizzle chocolate. Older children may be able to help with melting the chocolate using a microwave or double boiler. All you need to make this fun and tasty recipe are quality baking chocolate discs and your washed and prepared fruit of choice.
First, you’ll melt the chocolate until it’s smooth using a microwave or double boiler method. Then, you’ll set up your workspace with a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Dip your fruit piece by piece into the melted chocolate. If you’d like, you can add toppings such as coconut shavings or chopped nuts. Let the chocolate set, and then you’re free to enjoy.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Chocolate pudding is a smooth and creamy treat kids love. With only a few simple ingredients and just five minutes of prep time, anyone can make this recipe for vegan chocolate avocado pudding. Don’t tell your tweens and teens that it includes avocado, because they won’t be able to tell! All they will taste is the cool consistency and decadent chocolate flavor.
To make chocolate avocado pudding for your kids, grab ripe avocados and your choice of dairy-free milk. Coconut and oat milk are nut-free and give the recipe a delightful flavor and silky texture. You’ll add non-alkalized cocoa powder and a sweetener like agave or pure maple syrup.
Blend all ingredients on high in a food processor until smooth. Taste, and then add more sweetener if necessary. Serve immediately or store the pudding in an airtight container. If you’re ready to serve, you can mix in additions like roasted cacao nibs or homemade whipped coconut cream. This pudding will stay fresh in the refrigerator for three to four days or for up to one month in the freezer.
Children of all ages will perk up for pizza! Fruit pizza is a yummy, brightly colored treat to please even the pickiest of eaters. Best of all, you can make this type of pizza both healthy and vegan. Our favorite recipe includes a plant-based sugar cookie crust and tasty vegan yogurt and your fruit of choice. Create a rainbow of flavors or select the top-voted fruit from your household.
To make the sugar cookie crust, you’ll use vegan butter and granulated sugar. Plain and unsweetened oat milk with cornstarch helps bring the crust together. Additions include all-purpose flour and baking powder, and then you’ll flavor the recipe with pure vanilla extract and sea salt.
Once you create the sugar cookie crust and bake it, you’ll let it cool before decorating it with fruit and plant-based yogurt. Spread the yogurt over the dessert pizza crust and add colorful chunks or slices of fruit on top. Some of the best choices for a fruit pizza include strawberries and blueberries. You can also add kiwi slices or mandarin oranges. Raspberries and peaches taste delicious on a dessert pizza, but you can also try grapes or pineapple. Please everyone when you create mini fruit pizzas featuring their favorite flavors.
Make a Healthy, Tasty Dessert for Your Kids
Delicious doesn’t have to be unhealthy! When your kids want dessert, it’s easy to give them something wholesome and made with nutritious ingredients. Try our inspiring ideas for parents, including these scrumptious DIY recipes and tasty homemade treats. These recipes are so simple to make and enjoy together that you’re bound to find your new favorite snack.