Eat Your Heart Out: 6 Kid Friendly Recipes for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a wonderful holiday for anyone with a sweet tooth. Kids can expect to receive a deluge of candy-grams from their friends at school, but there are plenty of tasty alternatives if you're hoping to skip the sugar rush. In fact, preparing a special Valentine's Day treat with your kids can be a great way to make the holiday feel even more special! To help you get started, here are six of our favorite kid friendly Valentine's Day recipes. Each recipe offers kids a chance to have fun helping out in the kitchen. There are muffins and cookies made with love, festive homemade pizza hearts, tasty frozen yogurt hearts, and a heart healthy fruit platter that's perfect for a party. Read on to find a Valentine's Day treat your kids will love!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Valentine Snack Platter

    This fruit and cheese platter is a yummy and healthy way to celebrate Valentine's Day without all the sugar! We recommend an adult or older sibling take the lead on the knife work required to slice the fruits and cheese. Once the prep work is done, kids can have fun stamping hearts from the melon and cheese slices with cookie cutters, and spearing the sliced grapes with toothpicks to make tasty fruit hearts! Feel free to add your favorite fruits to the platter!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Valentine Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Looking for a sweet alternative to all that Valentine's Day candy? Try making these simply delicious banana nut chocolate chip muffins. Kids can help achieve the festive heart shape by rolling the tinfoil balls you'll place inside the cupcake trays.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Valentine Yogurt Treats

    All you need to create these tasty frozen Valentine's Day treats is your favorite brand of yogurt, heart-shaped cookie cutters, wax paper, and a cookie sheet. Kids can help by spooning the yogurt into the molds and spreading it into smooth, even layers. Pop them in the freezer for an hour and soon you'll have a sweet, healthy alternative to all that Valentine's candy.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Pizza Hearts
    Pizza Hearts

    (Ages 3-12)

    Looking for a Valentine's Day lunch kids will love? Try making these tasty pizza hearts! Kids can help shape the dough, spread the sauce, cover with cheese, and add any of their favorite decorations. You can make them on Valentine's Day as a fun family activity, or make them ahead of time and use them for pack lunches!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Marshmallow Pops
    Marshmallow Pops

    (Ages 5-12)

    Make your valentines extra special with these DIY marshmallow pops. Kids can help by dipping the marshmallows in chocolate and decorating with colorful sprinkles, frosting, or any other toppings you can think of. Friends and family are sure to appreciate the extra effort put into these cute and sweet creations.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Valentine's Day Ginger Crinkles

    Last but not least, try this recipe for delicious Valentine's Day ginger crinkle cookies! Kids can help mix and roll the dough into balls before the cookies go into the oven. Once they come out, have them help decorate the cookies with delicate frosting hearts for that special Valentine's Day touch! These cookies make a great Valentine's Day gift for friends, family, or your favorite teachers.

Get inspired!