15 Valentine's Day Treats and Sweets for Kids
Combine your love for Oreos with all things pink this Valentine’s Day with this fun recipe featured on Thirty Handmade Days! Made using strawberry cake mix and a cream cheese frosting filling, these sweet pink cookies are sure to have your whole family falling head over heels for your baking skills. See the full recipe (and a cool free V-Day printable!) by visiting the rest of the post.
Hoping to jazz up this year’s batch of Valentine’s Day Rice Krispies treats? Take a tip from Mom Jocelyn of Inside BruCrew Life and consider whipping up these delicious cherry marshmallow Rice Krispies treats! Featuring cherry-flavored M&Ms, these sweet bars are made with Cocoa Krispies and extra mini marshmallows for the delicious binding. (Can’t go wrong there!) Click through to the full post for Jocelyn’s complete recipe.
Spread the love this year by making this festive and sweet conversation heart chocolate bark featured on Bake at 350. A fantastic idea for a quick and easy classroom or party snack, this treat only needs five ingredients total — conversation hearts, Rice Krispies, white chocolate chips, bittersweet (or semisweet) chocolate chips, and plenty of colorful sprinkles. Don’t miss out on Mom Bridgette’s great walkthrough when getting started — she also has a variety of other adorable Valentine’s Day sweets to peep!
Craving something sweet and salty? If so, be sure to check out Love From the Oven for Mom Christi’s recipe for salty sweet chocolate-covered pretzels. Easily made with only three ingredients max — pretzels, chocolate, and sprinkles — these tasty treats are perfect for all holidays and occasions, and Christi admits that they’re always a hit with guests both big and small! See the rest of Christi’s post for helpful tips (and a video!).
Start your morning off right with these gorgeous red velvet pancakes featured on Sarah Hearts! Whether you’re actually having them for breakfast or simply saving them for a fun dessert, these rich and delicious flapjacks offer a cream cheese drizzle for the “frosting” and a vibrant red color that’s perfect for a heartfelt treat. Want to make your pancakes even more adorable? Consider using a heart-shaped cookie cutter on them before stacking and serving! Learn more about the recipe and see Sarah’s tips on getting started by visiting the full post.
Speaking of red velvet… These sweet red velvet crinkle cookies served up on Two Peas & Their Pod are downright irresistible — Mom Maria says they’re also “easy peasy” to create! Craftily made using a red velvet cake mix with the addition of flour, these cookies get their snowy dusting from a quick roll through powdered sugar and their good looks courtesy of a heart-shaped cookie cutter. But really, what valentine could say no to these gorgeous cookies?
Mom Shelly of Cookies and Cups sure does make it easy to play Cupid this year with these lovely Valentine’s Day Rice Krispies treats! To make your own, simply make your treats as usual, and then dip the tops in some candy melts to create a frosted look (use pink candy melts to drizzle over the top). Check out the rest of Shelly’s post to see how she creates her cute arrows — what a fun idea for your mini sweethearts!
Bakerella’s known for her amazing cake pops, but these cheesecake Valentine’s Day pops truly take the cutesy cake! Perfect for a large group (and for snacking at home), these fun little cheerful treats are easy to make with storebought cheesecake and melted chocolate, or your own if you’re a “from scratch” type. Be sure to check out the rest of the post for helpful tips to assure sweet success.
Need to give your valentine s’more lovin’ this year? Consider whipping up these adorable Valentine’s Day s’more bites featured on Somewhat Simple! Made with graham cracker crumbs, colorful heart-shaped marshmallows, melted butter, delicious melted chocolate (such as Ghirardelli), and festive sprinkles for a topping, these mini bite-sized sweets are sure to please all of your beloveds, both big and small.
Strike up a sweet conversation with these lovely Valentine’s Day cookie pops shared on The TomKat Studio by Meaghan of The Decorated Cookie. As Meaghan notes, crushed hearts may seem contrary to the sentiment of Valentine’s Day, but we have a feeling that your valentine will be too busy falling in love with these treats to notice. Learn more about Meaghan’s process and recipe by checking out the rest of the post.
Mom Kara of Happy Go Lucky shares these fun Valentine’s Day treats that offer up plenty of sweet and salty notes for everyone’s cravings this holiday. Based on Halloween scarecrow treats, these bars serve up plenty of flavor with peanut butter, rice cereal, mini marshmallows, peanuts, M&Ms, and pudding. Talk about a complete package!
Hoping to make up a batch of mini sweets for Valentine’s Day? Don’t miss out on Multiply Delicious’ chocolate-strawberry bite-sized cheesecakes! Made completely from scratch with Madeleine cookies, strawberry conserve, and a favorite cheesecake recipe, these sweet little cakes are perfect for a quick treat and for small bites. See the rest of Mom Heather’s post for the complete recipe.
The ever-crafty confection queen Callye of Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle shares these lovely colorful cookies on Haniela’s, and she admits that these fun sweets are her #1 requested-after cookies. Known traditionally as “wedding cookies,” Callye makes these treats a perfect match for Valentine’s Day by adding red food coloring to the dough. Clever!
We are always in awe of the fantastic Jell-O treats featured around the web — and these darling Valentine’s Day Jell-O squares included on The Hungry Housewife are no exception! Easily made using strawberry Jell-O for the hearts and a mixture of unflavored gelatin and condensed milk for the white frames, these cool squares only require a couple of hours of chill time before being served. Get the full scoop and walkthrough by visiting the post!
Mom Shelly of Cookies and Cups serves up this tasty idea for making strawberry gooey butter cookies… The name alone makes your mouth begin to water! To get started on these heartfelt cookies, grab strawberry cake mix, cream cheese, butter, an egg, and powdered sugar. Shelly not only says that these cookies are “freaking amazing,” but she adds that they are also absolutely delicious, easy and perfect. High praise indeed!