Top 10 Easy Dessert Ideas for Thanksgiving

How to make thanksgiving desserts for kids and family?


For most people, Thanksgiving is all about preparing turkey in the best possible way. However, at a Thanksgiving party, you know for a fact that you will have to prepare more dishes to offer some varieties to your guests and family members. What can be better than preparing some mouth-watering dessert dishes that can be enjoyed by both adults and children!

We have gathered the best Thanksgiving desserts for kids and some of the easy dessert recipes that everyone can make. Also, to let everyone know how you have made it and to promote your video, we will talk about a video editing tool that will let you do that.

Part 1. Top 5 Thanksgiving Desserts for Kids

Kids look forward to desserts. That's why we have hand-picked five Thanksgiving desserts for kids that they will love to try. Follow the simple recipes and learn how to make them.

01 Acorn Candy Cookies

These acorn candy cookies not just taste good, but they look super cute too. These cute Thanksgiving dessert ideas will become an instant hit.


Step 1: Take a flat bottom of a candy kiss and smear a little bit of frosting.

Step 2: Press some frosting at the bottom of the vanilla wafer.

Step 3: Take more frosting, just a little bit, and add it to the flat bottom of a butterscotch chip. Take it and press it right on top of the cookie.

Step 4: Repeat the steps and let it dry for around 30 minutes.

Acorn Candy Cookies

02 Mini Brownie Turkeys

If you have prepared homemade brownies, then turn them into adorable little turkeys. All you will need to prepare this dish is a dab of frosting along with some candies. These miniature brownies will fit into your mouth perfectly. They are bite-sized, and kids will enjoy them. You can ask your kids to come and take part in the decoration. This is one of the easy recipes for Thanksgiving desserts.


Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Use cooking spray and spray it on the mini muffin tin.

Step 2: In an electric mixer, mix sugar, and ¼ cup butter. Now add vanilla extract and egg. Take a separate bowl and stir salt, baking powder, cocoa powder, and flour. You will have to add this flour mixture to the already prepared butter mixture. Mix until smooth.

Step 3: Bake it for 14 minutes. Transfer it to a wire rack. Allow it to cool for 20 minutes.

Step 4: In an electric mixer, add milk, cocoa powder, butter. Mix well. Add powdered sugar, but gradually.

Step 5: Add the frosting in a piping bag, and start decorating the brownie as a turkey face.

Mini Brownie Turkeys

03 Sugar Cone Cornucopias

These sugar cone cornucopias will make your Thanksgiving party a super hit. You can dip them into white chocolate first and then candied ginger. However, you can dip these cones into nuts, candies, sprinkles as well—anything you want. Inside the cone, just fill them up with dry fruits, candies, and berries. This way, they become healthy too!


Step 1: Take a sugar cone, wrap it in a paper towel. Now place it in a microwave only for 15 seconds. Use your hands and give it a shape of a cornucopia.

Step 2: In a bowl, add some white chocolate and microwave it until melted. In another wide bowl, place some candied ginger. Take the cone, drip it in the melted white chocolate first, and then candied ginger.

Step 3: Add some fruits inside the cone.

Sugar Cone Cornucopias

04 Candy Corn Cupcakes

Just by looking at the images of these candy corn cupcakes, you can already guess that they will be loved by all.


Step 1: Just prepare mini-sized cupcakes, add a dash of cream on top and top it up with two candy corns.

Step 2: To finish the decoration, place the candy corn cupcakes on a plate and sprinkle candy corn. This could be a simple idea, but kids love bright and colorful desserts.

Candy Corn Cupcakes

05 Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Since Thanksgiving always has the element of pumpkin in it, we think this Thanksgiving, you should go ahead with thanksgiving themed desserts.


Step 1: Prepare sugar cookies and add a little bit of pumpkin. Don't overdo it.

Step 2: Cut the sugar cookie into different festive shapes. This is a great way to make your kids eat something healthy and delicious.

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Part 2. Top 5 Easy Recipes for Thanksgiving Desserts

Those looking for an easy Thanksgiving recipe, you have come to the right place. Take a look at these hand-picked five easy recipes for Thanksgiving desserts.

01 Classic Apple Cranberry Crisp

This classic apple cranberry crisp recipe is perfect for people who like to old-fashioned. This dessert tastes amazing, warm, and so divine. You can have it just like that; else you may add a scoop of ice cream.


Step 1: To make this dish, you will have to preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2: Take a large bowl, mix cinnamon, some lemon juice, ¼ cup of brown sugar, some cranberries, and apples.

Step 3: Now take a spate bowl, and add the left brown sugar and flour. Sprinkle over some fruits on top.

Step 4: Now, bake it for 25-30 minutes. Serve along with a scoop of ice cream.

Classic Apple Cranberry Crisp

02 Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream Pie

It is always a good idea to try new things during the holidays, so why not try a special dessert.


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Take a bowl and mix walnuts and crushed cookies. Stir in oil.

Step 3: You need to bake for around 8 to 10 minutes. Before serving, make sure to cool it completely.

Step 4: Take a large bowl, mix the pie filling and ice cream, and blend generously. Spread the mixture into a prepared crust.

Step 5: To spice it up, sprinkle some pie spice.

Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream Pie

03 Grandma's English Trifle

Call everyone and let them try this Grandma's English trifle.


Step 1: Prepare a loaf pound cake and slice it in half horizontally.

Step 2: Replace the top of the cake with jam. Cut the cake into nine pieces.

Step 3: Now, you need to line the sides; after that, fill the center of the glass serving bowl with the slices of cake.

Step 4: For the pudding, prepare it with milk. Pour the pudding over the delicious cake. Don't forget to chill the cake for a few hours before serving.

Grandma's English Trifle

04 Red Wine and Poached Cranberry Pears

Preparing this sophisticated looking Turkey dessert is not difficult at all!


Step 1: Take a large saucepan and add 2 cups of dry red wine, 1 cup of water, ½ cup of sugar, 1 lemon zest strip, 1 cinnamon stick, and ½ teaspoon of whole peppercorns. Bring it to boil.

Step 2: Now add the cranberries. Simmer for 10 minutes. Don't cover it.

Step 3: Core the pears from the bottom, but leave the stems behind. Peel pears.

Step 4: Add to the pan and simmer for around 10 minutes. Drain pears, but reserve cranberries and poaching liquid. Take out the peppercorns.

Step 5: Now take a dessert plate and place pears on top. Toss it up with some poaching liquid.

Red Wine and Poached Cranberry Pears

05 Snappy Pumpkin Dessert

Everyone loves pumpkin dessert, but what we have for you is something special.


Step 1: Take a large bowl and add butter and gingersnap crumbs.

Step 2: Press it into an ungreased baking dish. You will have to bake it at 325 degrees.

Step 3: Take another bowl, a bit bigger, beat the cream cheese. Add milk and confectioners' sugar and mix until smooth.

Step 4: Take the mixture and spread it over the crust. You will have to whisk milk and add pudding mixture to it and mix it separately for a minute.

Step 5: Now, you will have to add pie spice and pumpkin. Keep whisking until blended properly. Go on and fold in whipped topping. These cream cheese layers need to spread over the layer.

Step 6: Put it in the refrigerator for around 3 hours.

Snappy Pumpkin Dessert

Part 3. How to Make Your Dessert Video?

Since you will be making delicious Thanksgiving recipes, won't you want to convert this moment into a beautiful memory? Consider using Wondershare VidAir that will let you edit your charming Thanksgiving dessert-making video into something extraordinary.

Step 1 Log in or SignUp for free

First, you will have to sign up or else login. If you already have a Wondershare ID, you can use the same credentials to log in. For those who are new to VidAir, click on the signup option.

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Step 2 Go through the wide range of templates

For the next step, click on the template option to check out the templates list that VidAir has to offer. You will find Thanksgiving templates that you can use.

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Step 3 Edit your video and save

Now that you have chosen the template you want to work with, you can click on the edit option to edit the video. You can add text, video, image, audio, and even import local files to your video. Once done, click on the Save option to save the video. By clicking on the export option, you will be able to export the video.

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Go on and try these thanksgiving dessert ideas for kids and everyone else. And don't forget to record your dessert-making process and share it with everyone.