Running low on time but still want to make something special for Valentine’s Day? Check out this huge list of homemade treat ideas that are as fun as they are delicious. We put together more than 150 quick and delicious ideas and certainly, you’ll find the perfect Valentine’s Day treat here — even if you super busy! (Aren’t we all?)
Up for something totally homemade? Got you. Semi-homemade more your style? We’ve got you too. Whether you’ve got Valentine’s classroom treat duty, you’re looking for a thoughtful after-school snack, a fun dessert idea for the kids, or a heart shaped dessert just for the adults after dinner on February 14, we pretty much have you covered.
Just scan this list of our favorite posts for Valentine’s treats and get cooking. Or dipping. Or cutting stuff into heart shapes.Hey, we’re all about easy on Valentine’s Day. And that’s not a double entendre.
Okay, it is.
Start with our post on 40 creative heart-shaped foods you can make for Valentine’s Day with one set of cookie cutters. From sweet to savory, you’ll find loads of inspiration for easy, fun, last-minute Valentine’s treats!
Cookies are always a perfect Valentine’s Day treat — and yes, vanilla is perfectly acceptable! Not everyone needs chocolate on Valentine’s Day. Here are some of our favorite posts that make it a snap to whip up some cookies, heart-shaped or not. And psst…plenty of semi-homemade ideas here that are as fun and impressive as anything made from scratch.
Chocolate and Candy Treats
While we’re all for dark-chocolate around here, milk chocolate and white chocolate might go over better with the kids. These treats range from chocolate brownies and other baked goods to some surprising sweet treats, like making your own homemade candy. Or pink hot chocolate!
Treats Just for the Classroom or Lunch Boxes
There are so many wonderful ideas that we’ve shared in the past, all perfect for packaging up and bringing to school for the whole class, or tucking into a lunch box. We even have some considerations for kids with allergies to nuts, peanut butter, gluten, dairy, and eggs — including this handy guide to one-to-one allergy-free baking substitutes. Everyone deserves treats on Valentine’s Day, right?
Fresh Fruit Treats and Healthier Valentine’s Recipes
Fresh fruit and fresh berries (maybe with some homemade whipped cream?) are always a refreshing dessert idea if you want something healthy. But if you want to make a special day a little more special for everyone, try these ideas that keep things at least a wee bit healthier
Last-Minute Valentine’s Desserts. Perhaps for the Grownups?
Nutella Heart Tarts: Stacie Billis for Cool Mom Eats
While we’re up for these aphrodisiac Valentine’s foods for a sexy night at home, you don’t have to be quite so indulgent. You can start with one of these 6 romantic recipes for Valentine’s Day, to guarantee a sexy dinner at home — then add some easy, last-minute desserts that are perfect for more sophisticated palates. (Not that we adults would turn down Hershey’s Kisses either!)
Tips For Packaging And Presenting Your Treats
Whether you’re just popping your Valentine’s treats into individual baggies to hand out, or wrapping them beautifully, it’s all good! One option: check out these very punny, food-themed Valentine’s Day printables that are perfect for the classroom, neighborhood friends, or hey, just your own kids.
Of course if you’re making desserts for home, just you know…eat them. That works too.
Happy eating, everyone!
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