Looking for simple, kid-friendly desserts and treats for Valentine’s Day? You’ll capture their heart with these delicious (and easy!) Valentine’s Day treats for kids. Quick recipes and handcrafted tutorials for a variety of treats and delightful surprises to please your young Valentines!
This article was originally published January 17th 2022 and has been updated and republished with a new date.
Valentine’s Day Treats for Kids
Forget the flowers and fancy dinner out in a restaurant. Children just want to get straight to the good stuff – delicious desserts!
Enjoy this lively round-up of Valentine’s Day treats for kids, freshly baked and prepared by fellow bloggers. It’s a toothsome mix of sweet treats, including chocolate, candies, cupcakes and more. I’ve also added a healthy treat or two!
Any of these recipes would ideal for a Valentine’s Day party or served up as a festive treat for the entire family. Just click the links to visit each site for the Valentine’s Day recipes. Images and links to these Valentine’s Day desserts are shared with permission of each website.
Easy Treats for the Whole Family
If easy is your game, these ideas include shortcuts like using a boxed mix and store bought items. Many of the recipes offer simple ingredients that go together quickly into a fun treat. This article also includes tips on how to bag up individual portions for gift giving or school holiday parties.
Hosting your own celebration or Valentine’s Day parties? From toddlers to teenagers, there are ways to show your love and affection for the kids. Read more about celebrating Valentine’s Day at home with kids, using these fun party ideas.
Who needs a box of chocolates from the store when you can delight the kids with delicious homemade treats? In fact, these hand crafted sweets will likely be better received.
These Valentine’s Day treats for kids feature chocolate including cake, brownies and fudge…yum!
Mmm, Valentine’s Day special treats with a cherry on top! Enjoy mini sundaes for dessert with these Red Velvet Cake Brownie Cups from Soulfully Made.
Make yummy Heart-shaped Fudge in the slow-cooker using this 3-ingredient recipe for melted chocolate bites from What the Redhead Said.
Whip up these decadent Dark Chocolate Cupcakes from scratch. The Healthy Epicurean offers suggestions on how to make the recipe gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and nut-free.
This dairy-free Chocolate Depression Cake is a rich and moist Valentine’s Day treat for kids. Served with vanilla ice cream and berries? Amazing!
Giftable Goodies for Valentine’s
If your child needs something to donate towards the class party, these are the recipes you need. These homemade goodies are easy to bag up individually inside of a Valentine-themed cellophane treat bag.
Four basic ingredients and you’ll have these adorable Valentine’s Day Oreo Pops from Urban Bliss Life. Wrap individually in bags and give them as great gifts!
Young kids will love helping you make this Graham Cracker Chocolate Bark. Just a few pantry ingredients to prepare this no-bake Valentine’s Day treat from Drugstore Divas.
Thrifty Jinxy shares this cute Valentine’s Tic Tac Toe Sweet Treat, using just graham crackers, icing and classic Conversation Heart candies. This could be a fun (and slightly messy) activity for classroom parties with kids!
Who needs candy conversation hearts when you can create your own! Try this tutorial for Valentine’s Day Rice Krispies Treats from Fun Money Mom that pleases kids of all ages.
The perfect treat to bring for Valentine’s Day celebrations! Brooklyn Active Mama offers up the recipe for this sweet and crunchy Valentine’s Day Candy Popcorn. Bag it up individually and have kids hand it out to classmates.
Bundle up a few of these pinkalicious Strawberry Shortcake Oreo Balls from Two Pink Peonies. These are a sweet snack for little hands!
Double the brownies, double the fun! Topped with M&M chocolate candies, these Double Decker Brownies are a delicious delight. Change up the colors to represent different holidays. Include these bars at the next bake sale.
Sweet Snacks for Kids
Delightful as an afterschool snack or pop a few of these tiny treats inside the lunch box on February 14th. Serve these snacks at home in a heart-shaped treat bowl for added fun!
Looking for the ideal Valentine’s Day treats for kids’ school parties? These Valentine Pretzel Snack Bites from XOXO Bella can be individually bagged.
You’re just a few ingredients away from a simple Valentine’s Day treat for kids. Try making White Chocolate Bark from Julia’s Simply Southern.
Quirky and unique Valentine’s Day treats for kids, these Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookies from Thrifty Jinxy are a no-bake alternative.
Love raw batter but want to make sure it’s safe to eat? Try the tips and tasty recipe for Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough Bites from A Seasoned Greeting.
From Loving Homeschool, this Valentine’s Day Bark is perfect for the child who loves sweet and salty with a mix of chocolate, candies and pretzels.
Everyone can count on the simple krispy treat as a crowd pleaser. Try these easy heart-shaped Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treats from Suburban Simplicity.
For a great treat, Homemade Heather offers up this Valentine Whoopie Pie recipe. Bake up precious pink cakes, then sandwich with a center layer of vanilla frosting.
Make it a Valentine Movie Night
Stay home and snuggle with the kids on Valentine’s Day this year. These love-inspired movie ideas will entertain all. Of course, having ample seasonal treats and snacks makes the evening better!
For a grab and go munchable during your evening at home, try these White Chocolate Pretzel Bites from This Farm Girl Cooks. Hershey’s chocolate Kisses Hugs, pretzels and M&M candies and it’s an easy bite-sized treat.
Valentine’s Day Movies to Watch With Kids
- Lady and the Tramp
- The Princess and the Frog
- Charlotte’s Web
- The Princess Bride (for elementary aged kids)
- La La Land (for teens), available to stream on Amazon Prime
Toss together a quick Valentine’s Day snack mix of pretzels, candies, cereal, marshmallows and peanuts in palate of pinks and red using this tutorial for Valentine’s Day Trail Mix from Loving Homeschool.
Family Favorite Holiday Recipes offers up this candy-coated Sweetheart Popcorn, a colorful fun snack that kids will love.
Sweet and delicious, Valentine’s Day Chocolate Popcorn from Drugstore Divas is a crunchy addition to your movie night.
A tray of Dark Chocolate Valentine Hearts can be made within minutes using just a few ingredients. Find the tutorial at Fun Money Mom.
Cookie Valentine’s Day Treats for Kids
Indulge in these heavenly cookie recipes and you’ll have a perfect gift to show your friendship. These adorable Valentine treat bags are part Valentine’s card, part goodie bag.
Add a few home-baked cookies inside, then tie on the ribbon. They’re now a giftable treat for neighbors and friends!
A simple box of vanilla cake mix is the basis of these Valentine Crinkle Cookies from XOXO Bella. Use food coloring to make them whatever color you wish!
If your kids enjoy cookies, these One Cup of Everything Cookies are simple to prepare together. The recipe is almost all one-cup measurements so children love to help with baking!
Chocolate Valentine’s Day Cookies from Dancing Through the Rain can be prepared fast using a boxed brownie mix and a few extra ingredients.
These Chocolate Covered Oreos are a decadent and delightful treat that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, from Recipes from a Pantry. It’s a twist on the classic cookie that’s affordable and so easy to make that the kids can get in on the action.
Valentine’s Cookies to Bake at Home
Let the kids know they are “purrrfect” on February 14th with these precious Cat Valentine Cookies from Fun Cookie Recipes.
Make it sweet, but make it gluten-free! XOXO Bella shares these Gluten Free Sugar Cookies for Valentine’s Day that are perfect for kids and adults.
No heart-shaped cookie cutter needed for this perfect sweet treat! Craft up a beautiful Heart-Shaped Cookie Wreath from Dancing Through the Rain for a showstopping table setting that kids will love.
This recipe for Valentine’s Day Marble Cookies from Nourish Plate uses an easy glaze icing that offers up this beautiful look with minimal time and mess.
An alternative to the typical round, these square-cut Valentine’s Day Cookie Bars from Brooklyn Active Mama are made quickly with a yellow boxed cake mix and studded with M&M candies.
Delicious Valentine’s Breakfast Ideas
Kick off the day of love with these enjoyable morning delights. Consider some of these ideas for a healthy breakfast for kids to round out their sweet tooth.
Start a yearly tradition for the February 14th breakfast. Serve up the first meal on a personalized heart plate each year.
From Haute and Healthy Living, Raspberry Oatmeal Muffins are gluten-free. This is a healthier Valentine’s Day treat for kids that everyone in the family will enjoy.
Adventurous eaters will enjoy trying Tab Tim Grob, a sweet coconut dessert from Thailand that’s shaped like pink hearts from Healthy Thai Recipes.
Heart-Shaped Donuts are the perfect way to tell someone you love them this Valentine’s Day! Made with store-bought biscuit dough and pantry staples, this recipe for tasty air fryer donuts from Recipes from a Pantry come together quickly and easily.
There’s a surprise inside these Secret Strawberry Heart Muffins! What a fun way to start the day, from In the Playroom.
Red Velvet Donuts? Yes, please! Bake your own doughnuts using this recipe from So Easy Being Green.
One of the more healthy Valentine’s Day treats, these seed butter Puffed Cereal Treats from Simple Bites are flavored with maple tahini and milk chocolate.
No-Bake Valentine’s Day Treats for Kids
If time is tight, consider one of these delectable (and easy!) homemade desserts. No oven is required to make up these no bake goodies and most have minimal ingredients that go together quickly.
Let children help prepare this simple, three-ingredient Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bark from Suburban Simplicity. Adding the candies and sprinkles will be their favorite part!
Recipes like Fairy Bread from Daisies and Pie are short and sweet. Just 3 ingredients for this simple snack!
Desserts are always better on a stick. Try this tutorial for Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treat Pops from Homemade Heather.
Two Pink Peonies shares this fruity favorite – Chocolate Oreo Covered Strawberries are a twist on the classic Valentine splurge.
You’re just 4 pantry ingredients and a few minutes from whipping up these bite-sized treats. Try this recipe from Just is a Four Letter Word for Valentine’s Day No Bake Brownie Bites.
This Easy Strawberry Fudge from Thrifty Jinxy only has two ingredients and goes together fast in the microwave. A few pieces in a bag and it’s a nice take-home treat!
Use store-bought bakery items to create your own enjoyable dessert. Cooking for My Soul shares how to put together Super Easy Brownie Sundaes.
Try one of the 50 cake pops or cookie truffle recipes in this round up. Lots of quick and easy ideas for fun treats that kids will love (no plate required!)
Children will enjoy helping to make these Chocolate Dipped Wafer Cookies from Flour on My Face. Use purchased cookies, melting chocolate and sprinkles to create these pretty Valentine’s Day treats for kids.
Delightful Valentine’s Day Cupcakes
No kid can pass up a cupcake. These pretty confections take the…well, cake! If you don’t have the time to bake one of these recipes, consider a Valentine’s cupcake set. Whimsical cupcake toppers dress up even a simple boxed mix or store bought dessert.
Looking for a showstopping Valentine’s Day treat for kids? Check out this one from Consumer Queen, a triple-layered Brownie Cupcake!
These Heart Shape Cupcakes from In the Playroom are a lovely addition to any Valentine’s Day festivity.
Make them feel special with these Personalized Conversation Heart Cupcakes from Swirls of Flavor.
This dessert is part cookie, part cupcake. A few store-bought ingredients go together sweetly in this adorable Valentine’s Day Cookie Cups recipe from Savoring the Good.