With March right around the corner and a toddler just getting the hang of his colors, I’ve been searching for cute rainbow desserts for kids, especially for St. Patrick’s Day. And as luck o’ the Irish would have it, the food bloggers of the world did not disappoint with these fun and (mostly) easy creations.
So break out that box of food coloring that you’ve definitely got in the pantry somewhere and get to work. You’ll brighten — and yes, significantly sweeten — somebody’s day with these cute rainbow desserts.
7 Cute rainbow desserts for St. Patrick’s Day…
or any day that needs brightening up!
Cute rainbow cookies
If you want a cute rainbow dessert recipe that looks special without a ton of effort, check out these these beautiful rainbow cookies at Dessert for Two. They do require a piping bag, tip, and an afternoon to make several flavors of icing, but if that sounds like fun to you or your kids, I say go for it. The result is lovely and I adore that they don’t have to be “perfect” to totally come out great.
Cute rainbow donuts
I absolutely love the look of these homemade rainbow donuts at The First Year. If you’re short on time, just pick some up some store bought donuts and then let the kids do the Fruity Pebbles sorting for you by following her instructions. Most cheerful breakfast — or after-school treat, or classroom party treat — ever!
Cute rainbow fudge
The rainbow fudge recipe at Wine and Glue had me at “3-ingredient recipe.” Yes, it really is! Now consider that you will need to make 6 different bowls of fudge for each layer of this cute rainbow dessert, but hey, that’s what dishwashers are for. (And did I mention only three ingredients?)
Cute rainbow fro-yo bark
This rainbow frozen yogurt bark at A Night Owl totally redeems its sugary sprinkles with a big helping of nonfat Greek yogurt, making it slightly healthier than the other cute rainbow desserts here I think older kids could even make it themselves without supervision — as long as you’re okay with them heavily sampling the ingredients along the way.
Cute rainbow cupcakes
The great thing about this rainbow cupcake recipe at Mommy’s Fabulous Finds is that the rainbow itself is totally store bought — just check out her tutorial to see the secret ingredient! This way, all you have to do is whip up a few components yourself and boom. Rainbow dessert perfection, no advanced candy-sculpting skills required.
Cute no-bake rainbow sprinkle bites
If you’re looking for a cute rainbow dessert for little kids who may not care so much about the rainbow shape, but are all about multi-colored sprinkles, try these no-bake rainbow bite desserts at A Cultivated Nest. I think my son will flip over the hidden M&Ms inside once he discovers them!
Cute (very!) rainbow Swiss roll cake
Raise your hand if this DIY Lisa Frank rainbow cake takes you way back! It’s a bit of a commitment, but if you’re a child of the 90s like I am, it might be worth it for a gorgeous twist on a classic Swiss roll cake that calls to mind such a fun blast from the past. Check out the full instructions at Club Crafted — even if you skip the homemade chocolate leopard pattern on top.