If you’re looking for sweet Valentine’s Day recipes, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’ve got 10 minutes or two hours to spare, we’ve got all kinds of options that your kids will love (think pizza, cookies, muffins and more!) Keep reading to see them all.
1. Strawberry Cheesecake Dip
Get all the flavors of cheesecake without having to spend hours in the kitchen thanks to this genius dip from Tara’s Multicultural Table. Paired with graham crackers, berries, and pretzels, it’ll be an instant hit with your little valentines. Click here to grab the recipe.
2. Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
For a healthy dessert (or a special breakfast), you’ve got to try this smoothie bowl from Lively Table. It’s super easy to throw together with frozen berries and yogurt, and you can load it up with tasty toppings—think granola, chocolate covered strawberries or chocolate chips. To get the recipe, click here.
3. Berries & Cream Stuffed French Toast Casserole
From Certified Pastry Aficionado, here’s another dish that can do double duty as breakfast or dessert, and will be a hit either way. The filling is made with cream cheese (so it tastes like cheesecake) and fresh berries (so you can say it’s “healthy-ish”). To snag the recipe, click here.
4. Mini Heart-Shaped Pizza
Mini pizzas and hearts—a match made in heaven. We love how simple these cheesy little bites are to make for a quick Valentine's Day surprise. Grab your cookies cutters and head over to Sarah Hearts for the recipe.
5. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate covered strawberries are a Valentine’s Day classic, and this version from Eat Cho Food will definitely win over your kids. You can swap in your favorite type of chocolate (white, milk and dark all work) and top them with graham cracker crumbs or chocolate swirls. Get the recipe by clicking here.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Valentine Puppy Chow
If your kids are fans of classic puppy chow (aka muddy buddies), chances are they'll love this Valentine-themed twist on that classic snack from Sarah Halstead. It'll come together in 10 minutes flat with red velvet cake mix, M&Ms, and chocolate. Click here for the full recipe.
12. Chocolate-Filled Raspberries
This tangy but sweet treat might be the easiest of them all. Grab a handful of fresh raspberries and your favorite chocolate chips, then slip a chocolate chip in each berry. Done!
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What will you be cooking for the loves of your life this Valentine’s Day? Share with us in a comment below.