11 Easy Valentine’s Day Treats For School

Valentine's Day treats for kids

Valentine’s Day is special for everyone, from adults to kids. To help your kids celebrate the day, you can pack some special Valentine’s Day treats they can have and share with their friends at school. Wondering what Valentine-themed treats for kids are? Well, these treats are inspired by love, so most likely shaped like a heart, are red/pink-coloured and decorated with hearts and sprinkles. We have some ideas for colourful Valentine treats you can whip up to make the day special for your kids.

Nutritious Valentine’s Treats for School

Kids love to celebrate Valentine’s Day in school with Valentine’s treats and food. Store-bought treats are convenient, and the stores have a wide range of Valentine-themed treats. However, as much as you want your kids to enjoy the day, you do not want them to eat junk food. The parent in you understands the value of nutrition and hygiene, so you need to use your creativity to make healthy and nutritious Valentine’s Day treats for school parties.

Use these easy Valentine treat ideas to make your kids’ Valentine enjoyable.

1. Cherry Cheese Dip

A delicious dip for your kids to enjoy with crackers.

Ingredients:

  • Cherry pie filling – 20 oz
  • Cool whip – 8 oz
  • Marshmallow cream – 7 oz
  • Cream cheese – 8 oz
  • Vanilla – ½ tsp

Instructions:

  • Pour the cool whip, cream cheese, marshmallow cream, and vanilla in a bowl and mix.
  • Spread the mixture in a serving dish and pour the cherry pie filling.
  • Enjoy the Cherry cheese dip.
Cherry Cheese Dip
Source: Pinterest

2. Oreo Pops

Oreo Pops are delicious popsicles covered with chocolate for a special Valentine’s Day party.

Ingredients:

  • Double Stuff Oreo Cookies – 1 packet
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Pink candy melts
  • White candy melts
  • Sprinkles (any colour)
  • Parchment paper

Instructions:

  • Take an Oreo cookie and gently push a lollipop stick through it to make a cookie lollipop.
  • Repeat with all the Oreo cookies.
  • Line baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Melt the candy melts in a bowl.
  • Dip the Oreo popsicles in the candy melt and coat each pop well.
  • Place the popsicles on the parchment paper, and let them set.
  • Design the popsicles with candy melt drizzle and sprinkles.
  • Let the popsicles to set again.
Orea Pops
Source: Pinterest

3. Strawberry Love Bugs

These are cute little bugs made from strawberry and chocolate for a special Valentine.

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries
  • Chocolate chips – 2 ounces
  • Bamboo picks or toothpicks
  • Ziplock bag
  • Parchment paper
  • White chocolate
  • Paper marker

Instructions:

  • Wash and pat dry the strawberries and insert a small bamboo pick or toothpick.
  • Semi-melt the chocolate chips in a bowl.
  • Dip the tips of the strawberries in the melted chocolate.
  • Take a zip lock bag and transfer the melted chocolate to it. Cut the tip a bit.
  • Place the parchment paper in a tray.
  • Now pipe the melted chocolate from the zip lock bag to make antenna-shapes and let them set.
  • Then, with the remaining melted chocolate, make dots on the strawberries.
  • Draw take some melted white chocolate and fill it in another zip lock bag. Make a small cut in the corner of the bag.
  • Pipe out eyes, eyebrows, and mouths on the strawberry heads covered with dark chocolate.
  • Use melted dark chocolate to attach the antennas to the strawberries.
  • Cut out some strips of paper and tape them on toothpicks. Write messages on the strips and skewer them in each strawberry bug and your Lovebugs are ready!
Strawberry Love Bugs
Source: Pinterest

4. Heart Donuts

Doughnuts are every kid’s favourite. So a heart-shaped doughnut will add to the festive spirit.

Ingredients:

  • Milk
  • Flour
  • Yeast
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Nutmeg powder
  • Red Sprinkles
  • Powdered sugar
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter

Instructions:

  • Make the dough for doughnuts.
  • Add the red sprinkles to the doughnut batter.
  • Roll the dough to make circular shapes. Then, using the heart shape cookie cutter, cut the dough in heart shapes.
  • Fry the doughnuts in oil and glaze them as per your preference or sprinkle powdered sugar on the doughnut and pack them.
Heart Donuts
Source: Pinterest

5. Love Brownies

Brownies drizzled with icing for the special occasion of Valentine’s Day is sure to be loved by all kids.

Ingredients:

  • Brownie mix
  • Royal icing
  • Red food colouring
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Cookie sheet

Instructions:

  • Make brownies as per the instructions mentioned on the pack.
  • After they set, cut them in heart shape with the help of a heart-shaped cutter.
  • Take the royal icing in a bowl and mix the red food colour.
  • Drizzle the red icing with a spoon on each of the brownies.
  • Let the icing dry.
  • Pack for school.
Love Brownies
Source: Pinterest

6. Chocolate Pretzels

This delicious Valentine’s Day treat is made using just two ingredients. Cute to look, this decadent treat is sure to wow all the kids at the party.

Ingredients:

  • Large pretzels
  • Chocolate (dark/white/milk/strawberry)

Instructions:

  • Melt the chocolate in a large bowl.
  • Place parchment paper in a baking tray.
  • Dip the pretzels one by one, completely or partially in the melted chocolate of your choice.
  • Keep them in the baking tray to set.
  • Drizzle more melted chocolate of the same colour or a different colour. Let it set.
  • Pack for school.
Chocolate Pretzels
Source: Pinterest

7. Rosebud Cupcakes

Cupcakes decorated with roses are most suited to the spirit of Valentine’s Day. Kids will relish these delicious cupcakes.

Ingredients:

  • Cupcake mix of ingredients as per your recipe
  • Confectioners’ Sugar – 1 lb
  • Unsalted butter – 1 c
  • Heavy cream – 2 tbsp
  • Pure Vanilla Extract – 2 tsp
  • Red Sour straps
  • Toothpicks

Instructions:

  • Make cupcakes as per the recipe mentioned on the cupcake mix packet, or as per your own recipe.
  • Let them cool.
  • To make the frosting, mix confectioners’ sugar, unsalted butter, heavy cream, and pure vanilla extract in a bowl.
  • Pour the frosting into a zip lock bag. Cut the tip of the zip lock bag and drizzle the frosting on the cupcakes.
  • Roll the red sour strap to form a rosebud. Then take a few more pieces to form the petals. Tuck the end of the rose underneath and secure it with a toothpick.
  • Skewer the rose on the toothpick in the cupcakes.
Rosebud Cupcakes
Source: Pinterest

8. Chocolate Bark

Chocolate barks are one of the most delicious options for Valentine’s snacks for school.

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate (semisweet) – 24 oz
  • White chocolate – 6 oz
  • Pretzels – 1 ½ c
  • White sprinkles
  • Red sprinkles
  • Heart sprinkles
  • Pink Sprinkles
  • Parchment paper

Instructions:

  • Take a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper.
  • Melt the chocolate in a bowl.
  • Spread the melted chocolate on the parchment paper in an even layer.
  • Splatter the pretzels over it.
  • Sprinkle the red, white, and pink sprinkles over it.
  • Melt the white chocolate and transfer it to a piping bag.
  • Pipe the white chocolate in the centre of each pretzel to fill the middle part.
  • Place a heart sprinkle over it.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour to set. Break the chocolate into pieces.
  • Pack for school.
Chocolate Bark
Source: Pinterest

9. Edible Scrabble Valentines

These edible scrabble treats are ideal for school parties where the kids can eat them as they play scrabble.

Ingredients:

  • Scrabble Valentine Printable – Inside and outside
  • White cardstocks
  • Scrabble Cheez-Its
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Large transparent treat bags

Instructions:

  • Download the Valentine Printable (inside and outside) and print them on the white cardstocks. Print on both sides.
  • Cut the cards with scissors along the dotted lines.
  • Take the large cellophane bags and fill them with a handful of crackers.
  • Fold the bag from the top a few times.
  • Take one printed card and tuck the folded edge of the bag inside.
  • Secure the bottom edge by stapling it.
  • The gift scrabble bag is ready.
Edible Scrabble Valentines
Source: Pinterest

10. Sweetheart Cupcakes

Valentine’s Day is about love and what better way to celebrate it than a sweetheart cupcake.

Ingredients:

  • White cake mix – 1 packet
  • Water – 1 ¼ cups
  • Vegetable oil – 1/3rd cup
  • Egg white of 3 eggs
  • Red Food colouring – 8 drops
  • Raspberry candy oil – 2 drops
  • Frosting
  • Red and Pink sprinkles

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.
  • Line the muffin tin with paper cupcake liners.
  • Take a bowl and pour the cake mix, egg whites, water, and vegetable oil.
  • Fill the cake mix in the cupcake liners till they are 1/3rd full. Set the muffin tin aside.
  • Now, add 4 drops of the red food colour to the remaining batter to get a nice pink colour. Mix raspberry oil in it.
  • Pour 1/3rd of this pink batter in a resealable plastic bag and keep aside.
  • Mix the remaining red colour in the batter in the bowl.
  • Pour this batter into another resealable bag.
  • In the muffin tin, pour the red batter in the centre of the white batter, and then pour the pink batter bag in the centre of the red batter.
  • Bake the cupcakes for at least 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Cool for a few minutes.
  • Pour white frosting on the cupcakes.
  • Sprinkle red and pink sprinkles on the frosting.
  • Pack these cute Valentine’s Day treat for school.
Sweetheart Cupcakes
Source: Pinterest

11. Valentine Heart Necklaces

Cute hearts in a necklace that the kids can eat can be perfect as Valentine treats.

Ingredients:

  • Butter – 1 1/3rd cup
  • White sugar – 3/4th cup
  • Egg – 1
  • Vanilla extract – 2.5 tbsp
  • Lemon zest – 1 tbsp
  • All-purpose flour – 2.5 cups
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Confectioners’ sugar – 3 cups
  • Milk – 2 tbsp
  • Red food colour – 3 drops
  • Candy sprinkles – 2.25 ounces
  • Red vine liquorice – 60
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Drinking straw
  • Coloured sugar

Instructions:

  • Take a bowl and mix 1 cup softened butter and white sugar.
  • Add 1 egg, 1 tbsp vanilla extract, and lemon zest to it.
  • Sift in a bowl the all-purpose flour and baking powder. Then, add it to the egg and sugar mixture.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate it for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C or 375 degrees F.
  • Roll the dough to a quarter-inch thickness.
  • Cut the dough into heart shapes using the heart-shaped cookie cutter.
  • Place the heart shapes on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Use a drinking straw to make holes at the top centre of all heart shapes.
  • Bake for 7 to 8 minutes, till lightly brown.
  • Cool the cookies.
  • Take a bowl and add 3 cups of confectioners’ sugar and 1/3rd cup of softened butter. Add vanilla extract with 2 tbsp milk and stir together. Beat to make a smooth frosting.
  • Add in the red food colour to make the frosting pink.
  • Spread the frosting on cooled cookies along with sprinkles, nonpareils, and coloured sugar.
  • Let the frosting set.
  • Tie the ends of 2 pieces of red liquorice and thread them through the cookie hole. Tie the other ends to make a necklace.
  • Pack for school.
Valentine Heart Necklaces
Source: Pinterest

Make these delicious Valentine’s Day treats for your kids’ and make their day special. These Valentine treats are tasty and nutritious and can be made easily with few ingredients.

Also Read:

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Children
Valentines Day Crafts for Children
Valentine’s Day Games for Children

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