Roses are red, violets are blue. My kids love sweet treats how about you? My kids love Valentine’s Day and all the sweet treats that come with it. When I was creating this post I was looking for snacks that would work well for a special Valentine’s Day lunch box treat or for a class party. I am happy to say that several of the treats involve fruit, which equal a mom win! My kids were able to help me make all of these.
Here are 5 easy Valentine’s Day treats for kids:
I love a snack that is an activity and a treat. The kids had so much fun assembling these and using their imagination. In addition to “guys,” they also made dinosaurs, porcupines and princesses!
- Strawberries (firm ones will hold up better than really soft ripe ones)
- Pretzel sticks
- Edible candy eyes
- Mini marshmallows
- A small amount of frosting to “glue” on the eyes
- Wash your strawberries. You can either cut the tops off or leave them on and the green leaves can be hair.
- Put the marshmallows on the pretzel sticks then push the non-marshmallow ends into the strawberry.
- We used a little dot of frosting to glue on the candy eyes and to create a mouth.
- Eat and enjoy!
Chocolate Covered Clementine Segments
During the winter we eat so many clementines. I always think of chocolate-covered strawberries as a Valentine’s Day treat, but this was a fun and delicious twist on that concept.
- Dark chocolate melting wafers or chips (around 10 oz )
- Bag of clementines
- Wax paper
- Melt the chocolate in either a double boiler on the stove or in the microwave. If using the microwave method, put the chocolate wafers or chips in microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30-second increments, stirring in between.
- While chocolate is melting, peel clementines and divide into segments.
- Line a tray or cookie sheet with wax paper.
- Once the chocolate is melted, use a fork or skewer and dip half of the clementine segment into the chocolate and place it on wax paper. Repeat for each one.
- Put the chocolate covered clementines in the fridge to set for 20 minutes.
Valentine’s Popcorn Mix
This snack was a huge hit with my kids. We used a bag of Original Skinnypop Popcorn. I love that you could alter this snack for any holiday or occasion by switching out the sprinkles and candy.
- Popcorn (store-bought or air-popped) – about 13 cups of popcorn
- White chocolate melting wafers or chips (10 oz)
- Sprinkles (We used Rainbow Nonpareils)
- M & M’s (Valentine’s themed)
- Start by popping your popcorn and putting it on a wax paper-lined tray to cool.
- Melt the chocolate in either a double boiler on the stove or in the microwave. If using the microwave method, put chocolate wafers or chips in microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30-second increments, stirring in between.
- Once melted, drizzle the white chocolate over the popcorn. Toss popcorn to coat. Before the chocolate hardens, mix in sprinkles and M&M’s.
- Let the popcorn candy mixture set for 30 minutes.
Heart Fruit Kabobs
My kids love when food items are cut into shapes, so these fruit kabobs or wands were a big hit. I used 4-inch lollipop sticks so they could fit into lunches, but larger ones will fit more fruit. I also like using lollipop sticks because they do not have sharp ends.
- Watermelon slices
- Small heart cookie cutter
- Cake pop or lollipop sticks
- Wash and cut the tops off the strawberries; leave them whole.
- Cut watermelon into slices. Using the heart cutter to make heart shapes.
- Stack fruit on the lollipop sticks.
This is such an easy but fun way to tell your kids you love them. This would also be fun to take into an office for Valentine’s Day. Darker colored Sharpies worked best.
- Sharpies markers (Darker colored Sharpies worked best.)
- Write fun Conversation Heart sayings on the clementine skins.
I hope you enjoyed these ideas! Does your family make special Valentine’s Day treats? Comment below with your favorites.
And if you’re looking for more Valentine’s Day activities to do with your kids, check out these 5 Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Toddlers.