Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without sweets for your sweeties. This year shower your little ones with love by making them an extra special homemade dessert. Whether you’ve got ten minutes or two hours to spare, we’ve got an option that your valentines will love.

Dark Chocolate Strawberry Shortbread Cookies
These little gems from Apple of My Eye are like chocolate covered strawberries in cookie form (sign us up!). Get the kids involved in rolling out the dough and topping the freshly baked cookies with jam and chocolate. Click here to get the recipe.


photo: Apple of My Eye

Deep Dish Red Velvet Cookies
Red velvet is the perfect pick for Valentine’s Day, and this recipe from Show Me the Yummy is an easy way to make your loved ones smile. It’s the perfect size for sharing, and it gets even tastier with the addition of vanilla ice cream and some chocolate syrup. To grab the recipe, click here.

photo: Show Me the Yummy

Raspberry Bites
If you don’t have time to break out the apron and make a dessert from scratch, no worries. Keep it simple and stress-free with this cute idea from Saucy’s Sprinkles. Just pop high-quality chocolate chips into raspberries and let your tots gobble them up. Click here for all the details.

photo: Saucy’s Sprinkles

Red Velvet Sugar Cookies
These chewy, moist cookies from Creme de la Crumb are heavenly when paired with a tangy cream cheese frosting. The whole fam will be impressed by how adorable these look with pink and red sprinkles on top—we’re willing to bet they won’t last ’til the 15th! To see the recipe, click here.


photo: Creme de la Crumb

Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats
Nobody can resist a rice krispie treat, especially when they’ve been dipped in chocolate and coated in sprinkles. Your little ones will swoon over this delicious (and super easy!) recipe from Christina’s Kitchen. Click here to find out how it’s done.


photo: Christina’s Kitchen

Glazed Strawberry Muffins
For a lighter dessert, whip up these pretty muffins from Garnish & Glaze. With strawberries dotted throughout and a lightly sweetened glaze on top, this one is sure to be a hit with your whole crew. Click here to snag the recipe.


photo: Garnish & Glaze

Valentine Puppy Chow
If your kiddos are fans of classic puppy chow (AKA muddy buddies), chances are they’ll love this Valentine-themed twist on that classic snack from Whimsy & Hope. It’ll come together in ten minutes flat with red velvet cake mix, M&Ms, and chocolate. Click here for the full recipe.


photo: Whimsy & Hope

Chocolate & Pink Vanilla M&Ms Bark
Get your mini chefs involved in whipping up this simple but impressive treat from Food Family & Finds—just melt some chocolate and candy melts, swirl them together, then let the littles go to town topping with sprinkles and candies and breaking it into bite-sized pieces. Click here to get the full recipe.


photo: Food Family & Finds

White Chocolate Raspberry Mousse
Keep things a little lighter but just as festive with this delish mousse recipe from Something Swanky. It may look complicated, but it’s actually super easy to pull off using an instant pudding mix, cool whip, and some raspberries. To get the recipe, click here.


photo: Something Swanky

What will you be cooking for the loves of your life this Valentine’s Day?

— Susie Foresman

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