Valentine’s Day is a day to express your love for the special people in your life. Your kids are undoubtedly some of the most important people in your life – and they should know that! Take the opportunity this Valentine’s Day to add some extra love to their day and make some delicious treats to show you care.
We’re sharing some exciting recipes and ideas to help make this Valentine’s Day unique and special for your children. We have compiled 30 amazing ideas that your kids will surely enjoy!
These Valentine’s Day Pretzel Treats are perfect for some special time in the kitchen with kids and even an affordable treat to make and take to school parties. They’re cute and delicious!
Use a variety of sprinkles to let your little ones get creative with the way they decorate these sweet and salty pretzels!
https://dinnersdishesanddesserts.com/chocolate-covered-pretzels/#_a5y_p=3324606 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DINNERS, DISHES, AND DESSERTS
Rice Krispie squares are loved by children and adults alike. You can give an ordinary Rice Krispie square a makeover by using a heart-shaped cookie cutter making this snack perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Then to make this treat stand out dip the cereal treats in melted pink chocolate and a white chocolate drizzle. Your kids can help you make these and they’ll love eating them even more!
http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/diy-wedding-favors-rice-krispies-treat-hearts/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: INTIMATE WEDDINGS
Simple yet delicious and unique, these candy cups are perfect for busy parents or parents who aren’t exactly masters in the kitchen.
You can change the toppings of these to anything you like: cinnamon hearts and mini jelly beans would be good ideas as well.
https://www.eazypeazymealz.com/chocolate-covered-cherry-sugar-cookie-cups/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: EAZY PEAZY MEALZ
Mix it up a little with this tasty snack mix delicately placed in jars to make a festive treat both adults and children will love.
This treat combines Rice Chex cereal with chocolate chips, strawberry cream jello, and Valentine’s M&Ms but you can use whatever festive ingredients you like!
https://www.pipandebby.com/pip-ebby/valentines-day-snack-mix PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PIP AND EBBY
Looking for a simple yet delicious Valentine’s cookie recipe? Look no further. These delectable cookies are festive and fun and they taste absolutely fantastic.
Your kids will love to take these to school on Valentine’s week – and something tells me you might have to make an extra few for their friends!
https://www.hotbeautyhealth.com/food/valentines-day-heart-shaped-sugar-cookies-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HOT BEAUTY HEALTH
How adorable are these little love monster treats? They’re perfect for kids of all ages – especially boys who don’t exactly like all of the lovey-dovey treats you might want to make.
They’re fun and delicious and these cupcakes will undoubtedly be the talk of the town!
http://thecakeblog.com/2014/01/diy-love-bug-cupcakes.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE CAKE BLOG
You don’t have to bake a creative treat to impress your little ones! Instead, try creating these adorable love bug fruit cups. These also make an excellent treat that your kids can share with their friends at school.
You can have 12 love bugs made in just 20 minutes. All you’ll need is pineapple and strawberry fruit cups, pipe cleaners, pompoms, googly eyes, and pink foam shaped hearts. All of these materials can be found at your local craft store or dollar store.
https://thenymelrosefamily.com/love-bug-fruit-cups/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE MELROSE FAMILY
These easy-to-make and utterly adorable love bugs are so simple to throw together that even amateur bakers can pull them off.
Simply dip the pointed part of the end in melted chocolate and decorate accordingly. Adding a toothpick with a message on the top makes these healthy treats even more fun!
https://princesspinkygirl.com/chocolate-covered-strawberry-ladybugs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PRINCESS PINKY GIRL
Everyone loves s’mores, right? Right. So who wouldn’t love this Valentine’s day version of the mouth-watering snack?
It’s easy to make and they’re just as delicious as the traditional version! Add some sprinkles into the mix or some pink icing to make them look a little more festive.
http://thecakeblog.com/2012/02/heart-smores.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE CAKE BLOG
These festive Valentine’s red, pink and white sprinkled donuts aren’t exactly a healthy treat but they’re definitely delicious.
Consider making smaller sized donuts to cut back on the calories. And, hey, it’s Valentine’s Day, right? Everyone’s allowed indulge a little!
https://www.lovefromtheoven.com/valentines-day-donuts/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LOVE FROM THE OVEN
Emojis are simply a way of life now, a way to express how you feel without using any words at all! Create a chocolate bark that your kids will thoroughly appreciate and will enjoy handing out at school.
If your little ones aren’t crazy about white chocolate, switch it out for milk chocolate! For a healthier alternative, dry dark chocolate instead.
https://www.livinglocurto.com/emoji-chocolate-bark-2/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LIVING LOCURTO
Brownies are a crowd favorite and will always be a success with your kids. This Valentine’s day, dress up your brownies for the day of love.
Use icing, sprinkles, toothpicks, and candy to create cupids arrow shooting through the brownie for a fun take on a traditional dessert.
https://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/shot-house-valentines-brownies.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: IT’S ALWAYS AUTUMN
This idea is simple but definitely worth noting. A simple kitchen tool such as heart-shaped cookie cutters can quickly transform a boring snack into one that is perfect for Valentine’s Day!
This set comes with 6 different sizes of heart-shaped cookie cutters. Use these cookie cutters for any soft foods such as lunch meat, sandwiches, soft fruits, and the obvious, cookies!
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Many Valentine’s Day treats are loaded with refined sugars so if you’re looking to add more fruit servings to your child’s diet then create these exciting fruit kabobs. You will need bananas, strawberries, yogurt, a small heart-shaped cookie cutter, and lollipop sticks.
If you’re skilled enough you could cut the strawberries into heart shapes by hand but a cookie cutter may be much easier! Then cut up a banana into inch sized pieces. Arrange them on a lollipop stick and pair them with your child’s favorite yogurt!
https://simpleandseasonal.com/valentines-day-fruit-kabobs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SIMPLE AND SEASONAL
These Valentine’s day Oreos are so easy to make and look adorable too! They would make great gifts for teachers, classmates or to simply give to your children on Valentine’s day.
From start to finish you can have a batch of these cookies ready in just 30 minutes. Additionally, you’ll only need 3 store-bought ingredients. These include Oreos, bright pink candy melts and Valentine’s Day themed sprinkles!
https://happybrownhouse.com/valentines-day-oreos/#_a5y_p=4849429 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HAPPY BROWN HOUSE
If you don’t have a knack for baking don’t fret! These fool-proof candy melt cupcake toppers are so easy and are precious! To create these melt red candy melts and transfer to a piping bag. On a parchment lined baking sheet pipe your Valentine’s Day designs. Lastly, add a dash of sprinkles and allow them to chill in the fridge.
When they’re ready you can add them to any store-bought dessert such as cupcakes! Enjoy these at home with your kids or send them to school for an exciting Valentine’s Day treat.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/valentines-candy-melt-cupcake-toppers/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Combine two classic Valentine’s Day treats, chocolate and Conversation Hearts to create this incredibly easy treat! This lovebug bark is so cute and can be made in just 15 minutes!
First, you’ll need to combine crushed Conversation Hearts with melted white chocolate wafers. Then decorate pink chocolate wafers with a black food coloring pen and candy eyes to create the adorable lovebugs. Once the chocolate has hardened simply break up into pieces and enjoy!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/crushing-hearts-lovebug-bark/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
You don’t have to bake a snack to be creative! This Valentine’s day try creating these fun Valentine’s robot snacks. Your kids will love them and they would be a great treat to share with friends or classmates. They’re so fun to make you could have your kids help you too!
To create these robots you’ll need a few store-bought ingredients. The head can be made from pudding cups, applesauce cups or even jello cups. Further, use any juice box for the body and additional candy for the arms and feet. Lastly, bring your robot to life by decorating the face using a sharpie marker and googly eyes!
https://www.craftymorning.com/valentine-robot-snacks-kids-make/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CRAFTY MORNING
Cake pops are all the rage as of late so there is no question that a brownie pop would be just as popular! these decadent chocolatey pops are made with 3 simple ingredients.
These ingredients include a box of brownies, pink colored chocolate wafers and Valentine’s day themed sprinkles. Additionally, you’ll also need lollipop sticks which you can find at your local hobby store or bulk food store.
https://www.peanutblossom.com/blog/brownie-pops/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PEANUT BLOSSOM
Give your kids heart eyes (literally) on Valentine’s day! This heart eye emoji fruit salad is so fun and will definitely encourage your kids to eat more fruit!
Pineapple and mango slices will work great for the base of the emojis. Then using watermelon and strawberries cut out the heart eyes with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. These come together quickly and will be fun to create too!
https://whatmomslove.com/food/heart-eye-emoji-fruit-salad/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=285379862_7704830_209669 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: WHAT MOMS LOVE
This is another great example of how you can create an exciting Valentine’s Day treat without having to bake anything! Your kids will love these butterfly treats and you could even create them for their classmates too!
This snack is easy to put together you could encourage your children to help you prepare them. You’ll need a few store-bought supplies such as pipe cleaners, markers, Valentine’s M&Ms, sandwich bags, googly eyes, and glue.
https://www.craftymorning.com/mm-butterfly-treats/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CRAFTY MORNING
Puppy chow is an addictive and delicious treat! The fun thing about it is there are so many different variations and recipes out there that there is one for every holiday! This red velvet puppy chow is perfect for Valentine’s Day and your kids will love it!
This sugary chow is made from Rice Chex cereal, white chocolate melts, red velvet cake mix, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk. Once the cereal is prepared and has cooled mix it with colorful candies. It is important to note that because they contain cream cheese they must be refrigerated if you don’t plan on eating them the same day.
https://www.yourcupofcake.com/2013/01/red-velvet-puppy-chow.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: YOUR CUP OF CAKE
Head to your nearest bulk food store and pick up pretzel sticks and heart-shaped gummies to create these adorable Cupid’s arrow pretzels! This sweet snack is very simple and requires next to no time to create too.
To create the feathered end you’ll simply need to cut out a v-shape in the top of the heart. Further, consider picking up a few different kinds of heart-shaped gummies such as sour gummies or non-sugar coated gummies to create variety.
https://onelittleproject.com/valentine-treats-easy-cupids-arrow-pretzels/ PHOTO AND RECIPE HERE: ONE LITTLE PROJECT
You could munch on a handful of Conversation Hearts but combine them with chocolate and pretzels and you’ll be in for a real treat! You’ll need 3 simple ingredients for this snack. This includes pretzel snaps, Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses, and Valentine’s Conversation Hearts.
In addition to the ingredients, you’ll only need your microwave to help make this snack. They come together quickly and would be a great last-minute treat!
https://www.twosisterscrafting.com/candy-heart-pretzel-bites/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: TWO SISTERS CRAFTING
Kids love candy that is for sure, but they also love playing games too! This Valentine’s Day treat combines the best of both worlds and turns a fun little game into an edible treat.
These Tic Tac Toe treats are so easy to make and would make an excellent snack to share at school too! All you’ll need is graham crackers, heart candies, and white chocolate wafers.
https://www.theinspirationedit.com/valentines-tic-tac-toe-treat/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE INSPIRATION EDIT
Present your kids with a delicious frozen treat! These healthy banana pops are so easy to make and are delightful too! To create these banana pops you will need wooden skewers, bananas, vanilla Greek yogurt, and Valentine’s Day themed sprinkles.
Add the banana to the wooden skewer and then dip them into Greek yogurt. Then finish this treat by decorating with sprinkles and set them in the freezer to harden.
http://makingthingsisawesome.com/frozen-banana-pops/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MAKING THINGS AWESOME
Move over Rice Krispies, Cheerios are here to steal the spotlight! these sweetheart Cheerio balls are delicious and so easy to make too! Keep in mind this recipe does contain peanut butter so ensure you only enjoy them at home if your children attend a Nut-free school!
You will need peanut butter or almond butter (your choice), mini marshmallows, Cheerios, butter, white chocolate chips and Valentine’s Day themed sprinkles. Melt the butter, nut butter and marshmallows together and smother the cereal in the ooey-gooey delicious mixture. Make sure you rub your hands in oil so you can form the balls effortlessly! Lastly, decorate these treats with melted white chocolate and sprinkles.
https://gymcraftlaundry.com/simply-sweet-valentines-day-peanut-butter-cheerio-balls/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: GYM CRAFT LAUNDRY
These Valentine’s cookie bars would make for a great school treat or to enjoy at home with your children. Cookie dough is infused with red, pink, and white colored M&M’s that provides this treat with colors that are perfect for Valentine’s Day.
These require about 15 minutes to prepare and then the rest of the time is spent baking in the oven. You’ll know they’re done once they’ve turned a lovely golden brown color.
https://www.number-2-pencil.com/mms-valentines-day-cookie-bars-2/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: NUMBER 2 PENCIL
Popcorn is the perfect snack for every movie night. However, on Valentine’s Day try making this exciting white chocolate popcorn for a fun treat that you can enjoy with the whole family.
All you’ll need is white chocolate, popped popcorn, salt, and sprinkles. Drizzle the melted chocolate on the popcorn then add salt and sprinkles and allow to cool. This treat will need at least 10 minutes to cool so make sure you make this ahead if you plan on digging in for movie night!
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/valentines-popcorn-white-chocolate-popcorn/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: GIMME SOME OVEN
Why not try making your own homemade chocolates for Valentine’s Day? With a silicone mold, you can make delectable chocolates effortlessly! Considering this is an easy idea your kids can help you prepare them too and they’ll surely have fun with it!
Head to your local bulk food store and pick up pink, white, and red colored chocolate wafers as well as Valentine’s Day themed sprinkles. Fill the molds with the sprinkles then add the melted chocolate after. Once the chocolate has hardened you’ll be left with a beautiful little chocolate that your kids will be proud of!
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