The best way I have of showing my kids that I love them is by spending quality time with them.
So, if you are like us and like getting creative in the kitchen, why not spend Valentine’s Day cooking up a storm of love with your little ones?
To get you in the mood, I’ve hunted down some scrumptious yet simple Valentine’s Day treats to make with the kids.
For more ideas on how to enjoy Valentine’s Day with your kids see: 10 Valentine’s craft ideas to make with love.
Sweet Valentine’s Day treats to make with the kids
Red velvet makes perfect Valentines day treats. Here’s a breakfast version the whole family will love: Heart shaped red velvet pancakes. They look complex to make but are really easy and very effective.
Get recipe here: Kid Spot
Looking for healthier Valentines day treats? I get it. These fruit skewers are tasty, nutritious and take no time to make. Great way to sneak in fruits for your kids.
Get recipe here: Best Friends for Frosting
Popcorn for Valentines day? Oh yes! This festive version is guaranteed to be a hit with kids and adults. We just adore the heart-shaped confetti sprinkles.
Get recipe here: Live Love Texas
Can you tell that I like to try and keep things healthy? Here’s another recipe that’s super easy and loaded with nutrition. Chances are, you already have the ingredients in your pantry: rolled oats, strawberries, maple syrup, coconut and seeds.
Get recipe here: My Kids Lick the Bowl
Mmmm, doughnuts for Valentines day breakfast. This yummy treat gets a fruity, zesty twist with fresh raspberries and lemon zest. One of our favourites … for any time of the year.
Get recipe here: Yummy Toddler Food
If you have a little time to spare, these chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes are absolutely worth it. You get two Valentines day treats in one: a decadent chocolate cupcake and chocolate-covered strawberries.
Get recipe here: Life, Love and Sugar
Savoury Valentine’s Day treats for children
Pizza for breakfast is a Valentines day treat that my kids can’t get enough of. Minify the pizzas (use a handy heart-shaped cookie cutter) and customise your toppings. So much better than takeaway!
Get recipe here: Sarah Heart
Make dinner/brekkie/snack time extra special this Valentines day with heart-shaped roasted potatoes. Serve as a yummy side dish or the main event for the littles.
Get recipe here: Kroll’s Korner
This list is filled with savoury valentines day treats that are tasty and easy to make. If you’re in a rush, the classic egg in a basket (heart shaped, of course) is always a winner.
Get recipe here: Yummy Mummy Club
Just when you thought we’ve ran out of heart-shaped eatables … these sandwiches are perfect Valentines day treats at a lunch party. Egg salad, cream cheese, cucumber, avocado…the filling options are endless.
Get recipe here: Crafting a Family