11 Dairy-Free Desserts for Kids

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    Kid-Friendly Dairy-Free Treats

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    Most of our traditional dessert recipes contain or are based on dairy ingredients, which makes preparing sweets for school parties difficult for parents with lactose-free little ones. This collection contains some favorite dairy-free renditions of classic school party and birthday party favorites.

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    Vegan Banana Brownies

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    These banana brownies are dairy-free, egg-free and so much healthier than traditional brownie recipes. And, they're easy enough that kids can help make them!

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    Vegan Whoopie Pies

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    Not quite a pie, not quite a cookie or cake, these fun vegan whoopie pies are somewhere in between. A sweet creamy filling is sandwiched between two chocolate cakes and served with a fork.

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    Vegan Lemon Cupcakes

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    In this vegan lemon cupcakes recipe, moist dairy-free lemon cakes are topped with vegan lemon buttercream—who can resist? 

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    Dairy-Free Strawberry Shortcakes

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    Kids love these dairy-free strawberry shortcakes. Rich, flaky, sweet vegan biscuits are served with your choice of dairy-free vanilla ice cream and strawberries.

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    Caramel Popcorn

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    Good for holiday parties, kids' birthdays, or anytime treats, this ​dairy-free caramel popcorn recipe is easy and so satisfying. 

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    Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

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    These dairy-free chocolate cupcakes are called "easy" because they're a cinch to make but even easier to eat, especially with rich dairy-free peanut butter frosting. 

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    Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding

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    Dairy-free, egg-free and delicious, this dairy-free chocolate pudding is rich and satisfying while healthier than traditional puddings that are usually made with milk and egg yolks.

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    Vegan Banana Cupcakes

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    Fluffy, sweet, and loaded with banana flavor, these vegan banana cupcakes are perfect for parties or everyday treats. You can experiment with several different frostings, from vegan chocolate frosting to vegan coconut frosting to vegan peanut butter frosting, so while your cupcakes are cooling, browse through these ​​dairy-free frostings and find the one that will suit your taste and occasion best.

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    Dairy-Free Butterscotch Pudding

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    Butterscotch pudding is traditionally prepared with brown sugar, vanilla, milk (or cream), eggs and butter, but this dairy-free butterscotch pudding version cuts down on the calories and fat significantly while still keeping a rich texture and butterscotch flavor. This pudding makes a nice and easy weeknight dessert, lunchbox sweet or afterschool treat.

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    Dairy-Free Chocolate Cheesecake

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    This vegan, ​dairy-free chocolate cheesecake is really special and, although it requires a few steps, it's really easy to make. Topped with vegan chocolate ganache, this vegan cheesecake will surprise your taste buds with its deliciousness. 

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    Dairy-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bakes

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    These vegan dairy-free chocolate peanut butter no-bakes are great for after school snacks or quick, healthier treats. To dress them up a bit, drizzle some melted chocolate over the cookies after they've cooled and serve them with a bit of dairy-free soy ice cream.