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7 Easy Valentine’s Day Treats to Make with the Kids

A plate loaded with heart-shaped frosted cookies.
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Are you in charge of making kid-friendly treats for the school’s Valentine’s Day party this year? If so, we’ve got seven stress-free, splendid goodies the kids can help with, too!

All of our suggestions feature common ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, so your little ones can take their Valentine’s Day cards to the next level. From adorable love bug cookies to pretty pink strawberry Chex mix, love will fill the air!

Popcorn

Three small red and pink buckets filled with popcorn and pink and red candies.
Two Sisters Crafting

What’s easier than popcorn? After your kernels are perfectly popped, you drizzle a homemade marshmallow mixture over them. You can also embellish this sweet treat with all the heart-shaped red and pink goodies your heart desires. Whether it’s M&M’s, sprinkles, or marshmallows, add any lovely touch you want to this simple, sweet dessert.

And the best part is, the kids can be involved in almost every step.

Get the Recipe: Two Sisters Crafting

Love Bug Oreos

Seven decorated Love Bug Oreo cookies on a white plate.
Sarah’s Bake Studio

These Love Bug Oreo cookies are unquestionably adorable, and you only need a few ingredients to make them! The recipe calls for cinnamon Oreos, but if you prefer, you can use the original flavor.

After you melt some red chocolate wafers, you dip the cookies in them, and then add some heart-shaped sprinkles and eyeballs.

They’re an adorable, easy, kid-friendly treat to make and enjoy!

Get the Recipe: Sarah’s Bake Studio

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

A plate filled with pretzel rods dipped and decorated in red and pink frosting and heart sprinkles.
Premeditated Leftovers

If sweet and salty is the ticket, nothing beats chocolate covered pretzels! They’re the perfect treat for your little one’s class party.

To make them, you melt your candy and pour it over your pretzels and then add some extra texture and décor. Check out the full recipe below for more in-depth steps.

Allow your child to create edible works of art, and feel like the ultimate decorating master!

Get the Recipe: Premeditated Leftovers

Rice Krispie Hearts

Heart-shaped Rice Krispie treats dipped in light pink chocolate and drizzled with white chocolate.
Lifestyle with Leah

Sweet desserts are the epitome of Valentine’s Day. You can’t go through the day without seeing—or better yet, indulging—in a treat that’s drizzled, dipped, or topped with something chocolatey.

These cute, heart-shaped Rice Krispie Hearts are the perfect example. After you create the precise heart cutouts, your little ones can help with the dipping or drizzling.

Get the Recipe: Lifestyle with Leah

Rolo Pretzels

A pile of pretzels covered with Rolo candies, red M&M's, and sprinkles.
Courtney’s Sweets

It doesn’t get much simpler than Valentine’s Day Rolo pretzel candies. You get to experience sweet and salty in every bite, and your kids will love helping you make these.

The four ingredients and a fun decoration station go a long way. Your kids and their classmates will enjoy munching these dainty delights.

Get the Recipe: Courtney’s Sweets

Valentine’s Bark

Pink and white swirled chocolate bark topped with Sweethearts conversation candies, and pink and purple M&M's.
My Home-Based Life

Chocolate bark is one of the best desserts for any holiday. This is because it’s versatile—you can flavor and decorate it any way you want. And that also makes it perfect for Cupid’s favorite day of the year.

To make Valentine’s bark, you just top off this goodie with sprinkles, chocolate drizzle, or even a few quintessential Sweethearts conversation candies.

Get the Recipe: My Home-Based Life

Strawberry Chex Mix

Strawberry Chex mix covered in sprinkles and pink, red, and white M&M's.
Butter with a Side of Bread

Caution: This strawberry Chex Mix treat is highly addictive, and you’ll want to make it more than once a year. Each bite offers a satisfying crunch and pleases your palate with sweet strawberry flavor.

After you make this sweet treat, you can present it in individual bags to all your kid’s classmates. Don’t forget to show a little love to the teacher, too!

Get the Recipe: Butter with a Side of Bread


All of these goodies are super-versatile so you can make them without nuts or other common allergens. Be sure to check with the school first, so you know its policy for homemade treats.

Most importantly, though, have fun making these tasty snacks with your little ones—even if you have to eat them all yourselves.

Emilee Unterkoefler Emilee Unterkoefler
Emilee Unterkoefler is a freelance food writer, hiking enthusiast, and mama with over ten years of experience working in the food industry. Read Full Bio »

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