Delicious Desserts: Step-By-Step Healthy Recipes for Kids


32 pages
Contains Photos, Illustrations, Index
ISBN 0-7787-1276-1
DDC j641.8'6




Reviewed by Steve Pitt

Steve Pitt is a Toronto-based freelance writer and an award-winning journalist. He has written many young adult and children's books, including Day of the Flying Fox: The True Story of World War II Pilot Charley Fox.


Like the other cookbooks in Crabtree’s Kid Power series, these volumes
offer simple step-by-step recipes that preteens can follow with little
or no adult supervision. Both books start off with a brief chapter on
kitchen safety and basic cooking terms. The majority of each book is
devoted to recipes that feature an ingredient list, easy-to-follow
instructions, and lots of bright colour photographs of children
preparing the particular dish.

Delicious Desserts features healthy and tasty treats like Baked Apples,
Fruity Ice Pops, Chocolate Macaroons, Best-Ever Ice Cream,
Apple-Raspberry Cloud, Fruit Custard, Chocolate-Covered Fruit, Jumping
Jellied Fruit, Honey and Nut Treats, Sweet Potato Pie, and Berry

Multicultural Meals features foods from around the world. Recipes
include Vegetable Curry, Pita Toppers, Mediterranean Meatballs, Greek
Salad, Bocconcini Salad, Bagels and Lox, Spinach Quiche, Thai Coconut
Soup and Noodles, Chinese Lemon Chicken, Mexican Fajitas, and Japanese
Tofu Steaks.

A glossary is included in each book. Although most of these dishes can
be created without adult supervision, preparing them together presents a
great opportunity for multi-generational family fun. Highly recommended.


Kalman, Bobbie., “Delicious Desserts: Step-By-Step Healthy Recipes for Kids,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 17, 2024,