Baking with a Toddler: How to Make an Easter Dessert Tray

Learn how to create an Easter Dessert Tray by Cooking with a Toddler with popular DC Mommy Blogger Baby Castan on Board

Recently we have been doing a lot of baking with our little guy. It’s a fun way to spend an afternoon and baking with a toddler teaches so many skills. It can even help with picky eaters. We are in charge of dessert this year for Easter so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to come up with a fun Easter dessert that the little guy could help with. We decided to go with a dessert tray with chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and white chocolate covered strawberries. We did a test this past weekend and this post is all about baking with a toddler and how we made our Easter Dessert Tray.

Learn how to create an Easter Dessert Tray by Baking with a Toddler with popular DC Mommy Blogger Baby Castan on Board

Easter Dessert Tray: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

The chocolate covered strawberries didn’t technically require any baking but it was still a fun dessert to make. We used white chocolate and fun spring colored Easter sprinkles to give them an Easter egg-feel. Aiden helped measure out the chocolate chips and then helped dip the strawberries and decorate them. He loved playing with the sprinkles!

Learn how to create an Easter Dessert Tray by Baking with a Toddler with popular DC Mommy Blogger Baby Castan on Board
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Learn how to create an Easter Dessert Tray by Baking with a Toddler with popular DC Mommy Blogger Baby Castan on Board 

Easter Dessert Tray: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries
  • 1 cup White Chocolate Chips we used Ghirardelli Classic White Chips
  • Wooden Skewers
  • Sprinkles we used this assorted Easter Sprinkles pack

Instructions

Directions:

  1. Clean the strawberries and skewer them.
  2. Put the sprinkles you want to use in shallow bowls and have your toddler ready to go (once the chocolate is melted there is not a lot of time).
  3. Melt the chocolate. We used the microwave and heated the chips for 1 minute initially, stirred, and then another 30-seconds.
  4. Once the chocolate is smooth, bring it to the table and help your toddler "twirl" the strawberries in the chocolate.
  5. Next, your toddler can either dip the chocolate covered strawberries in the sprinkles or use his/her fingers to drop sprinkles on the strawberries (we did a little of both).
  6. Put finished chocolate strawberries in the refrigerator to harden.

Learn how to create an Easter Dessert Tray by Baking with a Toddler with popular DC Mommy Blogger Baby Castan on Board

Learn how to create an Easter Dessert Tray by Baking with a Toddler with popular DC Mommy Blogger Baby Castan on Board

Here is a quick video tutorial on how to make the chocolate covered strawberries:

 

Easter Dessert Tray: Chocolate Chip Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Next up came the cookies. We used a recipe from Cook by Colours called Toucan Cookies. I love this book because the recipes are super simple but taste really good and they have more than just baked goods. The way the recipes are written out in the Cooking with Colours book makes it easy for the little guy to follow along because everything is measured by specific colored measuring cups and spoons.

Learn how to create an Easter Dessert Tray by Baking with a Toddler with popular DC Mommy Blogger Baby Castan on Board

We did change some of the ingredients up because we wanted to make them a bit healthier. We found this Cup for Cup gluten-free flour substitute (which I was skeptical about but I didn’t notice a difference in taste or consistency so I’m pretty excited about it).  We also used this coconut palm sugar which is is gluten-free and naturally vegan as a substitute for brown sugar.

Learn how to create an Easter Dessert Tray by Baking with a Toddler with popular DC Mommy Blogger Baby Castan on Board

Aiden loves putting all the ingredients in the mixer and then turn the mixer on to watch everything come together!

Learn how to create an Easter Dessert Tray by Baking with a Toddler with popular DC Mommy Blogger Baby Castan on Board

Learn how to create an Easter Dessert Tray by Baking with a Toddler with popular DC Mommy Blogger Baby Castan on Board

Once the cookies were done and cooled we added them to a long serving plate and taste tested them.

Learn how to create an Easter Dessert Tray by Baking with a Toddler with popular DC Mommy Blogger Baby Castan on Board

The little guy definitely approves!

Learn how to create an Easter Dessert Tray by Baking with a Toddler with popular DC Mommy Blogger Baby Castan on Board

Check out this video of the little chef making his cookies:

 

Have you ever tried baking with a toddler? What are your favorite things to make? What Easter Dessert are you preparing this year? I would love to hear about it in the comments!

If you liked this post check out How to Make a Get Well Soon Card & Tea Bag Holder and How to Fill Your Toddler’s Easter Basket.

Looking for something for your toddler to wear for Easter? Check out this post on The Best Toddler Easter Outfits for Boys.

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Hi, I’m Melissa! I am a mama to an energetic preschooler and newborn, a wife to my amazing husband Dan, and I work full-time as a meeting planner. I started this blog because, after having my first little guy, I quickly learned that exhaustion and baby brain causes you to forget some of the amazing (sometimes horrible and sometimes wonderful) details related to the first several months of raising a baby. Realizing that we would probably have more kids in the future, I wanted to document everything, so we would remember what worked the first time around, and hopefully help other first time mamas along the way!

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