Scrumdilly-Do! Mama Jessica offers up this sweet idea for making Valentine's Day rainbow cakes -- and that bright and beautiful pink color is pretty hard to resist!
Simply made using cake mix, food coloring, chocolate chips, and a healthy dollop of whipped cram on top, these adorable colorful cakes are sure to be an instant crowdpleaser with your tots this Valentine's Day. and for little bit of extra delicious fun, Jessica recommends including marshmallows, jelly beans, or sprinkles. Check out the post for the full recipe.
Make Monthly's features this clever idea for making homemade conversation hearts for Valentine's Day. So long, store-bought Sweethearts!
To get started on your own sweet notes, Mama Natalie says that you'll want to have corn syrup, water, unflavored gelatin, powdered sugar, food coloring and flavoring extracts on hand. After they candies have dried out overnight, simply let your little ones get to work with food writing markers and personalizing all of DIY valentine treats. And the very best part about this recipe? No baking needed!
Perfect for a Valentine's Day goody bag treat, these chocolate-covered colorful spoons featured on
Delicious Delicious Delicious are sure to bring a smile to your valentine's face.
To get started on your own sweet spoons, simply melt your chocolate in the microwave or over boiling and water, let it set, and then get to work on decking them out with sprinkles, jelly beans, M&Ms, and other favorite candies. Overall, an easy treat that kids can help make -- and that all ages can enjoy!
Hoping to brighten your valentine's future? Don't miss out on these fabulous homemade fortune cookies featured on
A fun Valentine's Day treat for all ages, Alisa says that these crowdpleasing cookies are super easy to make with handwritten notes and only a handful of ingredients: egg white, vanilla extract, salt, flour, and white sugar. For the full recipe and walk-through, be sure to visit the site!
Valentine's Day Dippers
Muffin Tin Mom shares this easy peasy recipe for making candy-coated Oreos -- and this is one quick treat that your tots are sure to love!
Easily made using vanilla-flavored melting bars, squeezable frosting, and/or sprinkles and mini M&Ms, Mama Michelle shows off just how easy it is to repurpose your ordinary Oreos into cute and festive treats. All in all, another easy treat idea that kids can help make with no baking needed!
Enamor features these lovely chocolate pretzel buttons -- and what a great idea for inexpensive and quick Valentine's Day treats!
Simply made with Hershey's Kisses, circle-shaped pretzels and M&Ms, these adorable buttons are super easy to make with just a little bit of light baking and chocolate melting required. We love the idea of having a treat that is both sweet and salty... with a possible addition of an almond or peanut M&M for extra crunch -- delicious!
Hugs and Kisses
Why buy Hershey's Kisses when you can make your own? Needless to say, we can't get enough of these delicious homemade chocolate kisses featured on
To make your own homemade kisses for Valentine's Day, you'll only need to worry about having a whopping three ingredients on hand: crushed Oreos, cream cheese, and chocolate bark. Be sure to check out the full post for Bakerella's excellent tips -- and to see how she even made her own personalized message strips to stick out of the top!
Berry Healthy Valentine's Day
Before you get started on the day's chocolate goodies, consider starting off your morning with a delicious berry smoothie, like this one featured on
As long as you have a blender or a food processor handy, these healthy yet delicious smoothies are fun and easy to make with little ones -- and they're packed full of antioxidants! For their very berry smoothies, Mama Lina says that the hands-down winner featured mixed frozen berries, a banana, vanilla yogurt, and a splash of orange juice.
A Hearty Homemade Lunch
Katherine Marie Photography includes beautiful photos such as this one on how you can recycle Valentine's Day chocolate heart boxes and turn them into festive fun lunch boxes for kids. So cool!
Certainly a great excuse to buy Valentine's Day chocolates a little early this year, these recycled lunch heart boxes are sure to be a hit with the little ones who love to think outside the box. Check out the rest of the post for neat tips and ideas on little nibbles that will add color and pop to this year's Valentines Day lunch.
Got a secret message to share with your valentine? Don't miss out on
Gourmet Mom On-theGo's idea for making secret message decoder cookies!
Easily made with crushed hard and transparent red candies in the middle, these cookies reveal what is written on the paper once it is underneath them -- absolutely genius and sure to get a gaggle of giggles out of your child's classmates! Simply write out your secret message on a piece of paper with a light blue fine-tip marker and draw all of the designs over it that you'd like... Only the writing is revealed!
Make Something Happy features these gorgeous homemade Neapolitan heart cookies and we could not be more excited about this idea!
Super fun with their stripey-sweet Valentine's Day colors, these little hearts get their multicolor look from pink food coloring and cocoa powder. Mama Heidi does admit that assembling the colored strips can take a bit of time, but her hard work has obviously paid off! (And really, love takes work, right?) Check out the full post for the recipe and tips on getting started.
Lunch Box Love
Lorajean's Magazine shows off these super cute Valentine's Day heart sandwiches -- and what a great idea for heartfelt holiday lunch.
Incredibly easy to make, you'll only need to have a heart-shaped cookie cutter on hand for turning your child's plain old PB&J into an adorable Valentine's Day sammy. And if you're feeling adventurous, you could even include the strawberry smoothie shown in a thermos as a special treat from mom!
Xs and Os
The Decorated Cookie always has fantastic ideas for fun homemade treats and these bite-size hugs and kisses cookies are no exception!
Using circle and square fondant cutters to give the cookies their shape, Mama Meaghan walks you through the entire recipe so that you too can have these adorable X and O cookies for Valentine's Day. And, hey -- you might even be able to win a couple games of tic-tac-toe before snacking on your lovely sweet treats!
Though these are technically called "Valentine's Day Play Dough Cookie Pops," don't let the name fool you -- Mama Amanda of
Amanda's Cookin' promises that there is no play dough included!
Rather, as Amanda reveals, these colorful cookies are simply made using a basic sugar cookie dough and food coloring paste, which gives them their beautiful swirled colors. Be sure to check out the the site for the full scoop -- your kids will surely thank you later!
Remember eating those delicious Mother's Circus Animal Cookies as a kid? Us too!
Though those particular cookies will always hold a special place in our heart,
Sycamore Stirrings has a wonderful recipe and tutorial for making them at home. Mama Katy recommends making them in smaller batches if you are baking with your child, but confirms the fact that these lovely cookies are absolutely delicious and not to mention, a hit with the little ones. Check out the rest of her tutorial for a great walk-through!