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10 Chocolate Kiddie Treats Made in Less Than 60 Minutes

We compiled 10 quick and easy chocolate treat recipes you can do to reward or brighten up your kids’ day.

Whether you’re preparing for a birthday party or a simple afternoon treat, you can always rely on chocolate. Kids love chocolate and they find it irresistible for a reason. Aside from its rich and sweet taste, chocolate naturally improves mood and promotes happy feelings. Make every day feel like a holiday with these  easy chocolate treat recipes you can make in less than 60 minutes!

Classic Chocolate Cake

Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 30 mins

This classic chocolate cake recipe may be the most popular chocolate treat among kids. Parents love it too because it’s easy to make at home. Have you ever heard of the One Bowl Chocolate Cake recipe?

A round chocolate cake decorated with chocolate icing and melted chocolate
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Main Ingredients:

-Dry ingredients: All-purpose flour, sugar, salt, cocoa, baking powder, and baking soda.

-Wet ingredients: eggs, milk, oil, water, and vanilla. Take full liberty in creating your specialty frosting by knowing the basics of how it’s done.

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 30 mins

If you are looking for a regular afternoon treat to reward your kids for a job well done, then this chocolate brownie recipe might be the perfect fit. Brownies can last for two weeks in the fridge and a month in the freezer. Make your own version of this beloved chocolate treat to make sure it’s extra fudgy.

Stack of rich and fudgy chocolate brownies
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Main Ingredients:

-All-purpose flour, sugar, salt, cocoa powder, unsalted butter, vanilla, milk, eggs, and dark chocolate bars and nuts of your choice.

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 15 mins

For many kids, the pantry is not complete without a supply of the best-tasting chocolate chip cookies. Several cookie brands are in stiff competition to be number one. Yet, nothing beats the magic of a homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe — it’s chewy, soft, and perfectly golden. The secret to this recipe lies in choosing the chocolate, making the dough, and using an ice cream scooper.

Freshly baked chocolate chip cookie with generous chocolate filling
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Main Ingredients:

-All-purpose flour, baking soda, granulated white sugar, brown sugar, salt, unsalted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, milk, and chocolate chunks of your choice.

Super Moist Chocolate Cupcakes

Prep time: 25 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

This chocolate treat is one of the easiest recipes to make at home. You just need muffin pans, colorful cupcake liners, an oven, and this super moist chocolate cupcake recipe.

Oven-fresh chocolate cupcakes served with milk and a chocolate bar
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Main Ingredients:

-Dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, salt, brown sugar, natural cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda. You may also use store-bought cupcake mix to avoid the hassle of the preparation.

-Wet ingredients: eggs, oil, buttermilk, and vanilla extract.

All Time Favorite: Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Prep time: 30 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

Relive your childhood’s ice cream delight by making this chocolate ice cream sandwich recipe for your kids. It’s perfect for summer especially when you’re in the mood for making chocolate cookie sandwiches! When the cookies are ready, scoop your favorite ice cream and make a sandwich.

Decadent chocolate cookies with ice cream in a sandwich
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Main Ingredients:

-For the cookie sandwich: All-purpose flour, white and brown sugar, salt, baking soda, Dutch-process cocoa powder, unsalted butter, and milk.  

Light and Easy Chocolate Mousse

Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Enjoy a fancy dessert with this light and easy chocolate mousse best for closing the appetite. Kids would enjoy the chocolatey experience without feeling too heavy after. This chocolate treat is best enjoyed when chilled for at least 2 hours.

A rich and airy chocolate mouse on a bowl
Photo by American Heritage Chocolate / Unsplash

Main Ingredients:

-Unsalted butter, chocolate, eggs with yolks and white separated, cream of tartar, sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and chocolate shavings.

Oven Fresh: Chocolate Crinkles

Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 30 mins

Indulge your kids’ chocolate cravings with a fusion of fudgy brownies and chewy cookies. This oven-fresh chocolate crinkle recipe is a traditional Christmas dessert that is also enjoyed any season of the year. Make sure to balance the sweetness with the powdered sugar when coating. This chocolate treat lasts up to 5 days in a sealed container and up to 3 months in the freezer.

Chocolate crinkles with powdered sugar on the side
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Main Ingredients:

-All-purpose flour, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, salt, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, mild-flavored oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.

Malt Hot Chocolate S’mores

Prep time: 3 mins

Cook time: 2-3 mins

Surprise your kids with this new version of their favorite chocolate s’mores. Substitute the traditional crackers with malted milk biscuits to make this malt hot chocolate s’mores recipe. Preheat the grill or the oven, assemble your s’mores, and you’re on your way to recreating a camping night at home!

Malt hot chocolate s'mores with huge serving of marshmallow and chocolate
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Main Ingredients:

-Malted milk biscuits, chocolate chunks of your choice, and marshmallows.

Oreo Truffles

Prep time: 35 mins

Cook time: 5 mins

This may be a popular sweet treat in school bazaars but who said it can’t be recreated at home? The oreo truffles recipe is so easy to make that even your kids can make it with you. These decadent balls of chocolate delight can even be a sweet treat for the neighbors!

Decorated chocolate oreo truffles in sticks
Photo by American Heritage Chocolate / Unsplash

Main Ingredients:

-Crushed or ground Oreo biscuits, baking chocolate, and cream cheese.

Champorado (Filipino Chocolate Rice Pudding)

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 25 mins

This traditional Filipino breakfast is made with pure chocolate locally known as tablea. Champorado is often served in cold weather and it is well loved by kids and adults alike. Some people are also adventurous enough to top it with tuyo or dried fish!

Hot champorado served with dried fish or tuyo / Photo by Panlasang Pinoy

Main Ingredients:

-Glutinous or sushi rice, granulated sugar, pure chocolate or tablea, water, and milk to taste.

Chocolate and Homemade

Homemade chocolate treats will always have a special place in every kid’s heart. Nothing beats the feeling of enjoying your favorite treat made by your favorite person. Express your love today by trying out these chocolate recipes at home!