The Rainbow Confection: 5 Colorful Desserts

Come rain or shine, everyone loves dessert. And these rainbow treats are the perfect bite of springtime ... even on gloomy days. Here are 5 colorful desserts, from healthy smoothies to decadent cakes. They pretty and pretty easy to make, too!

Playdough Cookies Playdough Cookies 1. Playdough Cookies
Any kid will know just what these sugar cookies are supposed to look like. So go ahead and encourage your little one to put this - and only this - "playdough" in his mouth.


1 tube prepared sugar cookie dough
gel coloring in red, orange, yellow, green, and blue
1/2 cup flour


Slice sugar cookie dough into five equal portions. Use the gel food coloring to color each piece of dough a different color. Add as much flour as needed to keep the dough from becoming sticky. Break the dough into little pieces, twirl into ropes, then twist the ropes together to form ping-pong ball sized rounds. Place the rounds on a cookie sheet. Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool, serve, and enjoy!

Color Block SmoothieColor Block Smoothie2. Color Block Smoothie
Feelin' blah? Cheer up with this colorful smoothie made up of nutrient-packed fruits and veggies!
Make a color block smoothie

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Banana Split Pancake StackersBanana Split Pancake Stackers3. Banana Split Pancake Stackers
Flapjacks get a sweet spring makeover with some banana split ingredients. Don't be surprised if your kids come up with a few other ideas for breakfast sundaes …
Make banana split pancake stackers

Funfetti Banana BreadFunfetti Banana Bread4. Funfetti Banana Bread
Like flowers growing from the dirt, bright pops of Funfetti cake add a sweet kick to classic banana bread.
Make Funfetti banana bread

Related: 15 sinfully sweet dessert recipes in a jar

Worms and Dirt in a JarWorms and Dirt in a Jar5. Worms and Dirt in a Jar
Just because it's too rainy to go outside doesn't mean your kids can't play in the dirt. And everyone digs an easy chocolate treat!
Make worms and dirt in a jar

- By Andrea Roxas and Amanda Green

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