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8 special treats perfect for celebrating Valentine’s Day with your kids

Your kids love Valentine’s Day for the sweets and treats, so surprise them with one (or more) of our kid-friendly Valentine’s Day dessert recipes. From cake pops (which no kid can resist) and brownie cookies, to homemade candy they can pop in their mouths, the following treats are easy to make and oh-so-fun to eat.

Vibrant vanilla cake pops

Cake pops make any occasion more festive. Your kiddos will go wild when you bring these vibrant vanilla cake pops to the table. Your whole family will happily nibble at the white chocolate coating that gives way to a sweet white cake center. Never made cake pops before? Our recipe will make you a cake pop pro! All you have to do is bake a white cake, crumble it and mix with white frosting, shape the cake mixture into balls, insert lollipop sticks, and dip the pops into melted white chocolate. Decorate with pink and red candy melts and your pops will be gone before you can say happy Valentine’s Day.

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Heart-shaped brownie cut-out cookies

Brownies are always a welcome Valentine’s Day treat for the family, but heart-shaped brownie cut-out cookies will make the day even more special. These brownie cookies are like traditional brownies, boasting big chocolate flavor with the bonus of just a hint of espresso and almond flavors, but they surpass conventional brownies with their gorgeous decor. You decorate each Valentine-shaped treat with pink, red and white royal icing. Royal icing magically transforms these cute chocolate cookies into irresistible edible works of art. Your whole family will feel the love when they see this Valentine’s Day dessert.

Heart-shaped brownies with raspberry buttercream

Take your Valentine’s Day brownie recipe up a few notches with these heart-shaped brownies with raspberry buttercream. If your family expects your usual square-shaped brownies, surprise them with Valentine-themed brownie sandwiches that are lusciously stuffed with a homemade pink-hued berry frosting. You can even make these brownie sandwiches with your kids. They can use cookie cutters to cut out the brownie hearts while you’re whipping up the frosting. Then let them slather frosting on the brownies and assemble their own brownie sandwiches. This is a kid-friendly treat that will make your whole family excited for Valentine’s Day dessert.

Crock-Pot candy

This Valentine’s Day dessert may be called Crock-Pot candy, but it should more aptly be referred to as crackpot candy! An irresistible recipe from Rebecca at Sugar & Soul, this slow-cooker candy is made with semi-sweet chocolate chips, white almond bark, dry-roasted peanuts and just the right amount of salt. Throw all of the ingredients into a Crock-Pot and let it melt the ingredients into mouthwatering goodness. Scoop bite-sized portions of the rich, sweet mixture onto waxed paper, and decorate each candy with Valentine-themed sprinkles. Present these yummy treats to your family and all of you will be fighting for the first bite.


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Chocolate-dipped Valentine’s Day Krispie bites

Kids love Rice Krispies Treats, and we guarantee that your kids will go crazy for these chocolate-dipped Valentine’s Day Krispie bites from Keri at Shaken Together. Not in the mood to stand over the stove and stir melted marshmallow and cereal together? No problem! This recipe calls for pre-packaged Rice Krispies Treats. Unwrap those convenient little squares of crunchy yum, dip them in melted white chocolate, and bedeck them with red cinnamon hearts and sprinkles. Your kids will be begging you to make these treats for every holiday occasion.


Love bug Oreo cookies

With just a handful of ingredients, you can make these Valentine’s Day love bug Oreo cookies from Sarah at Sarah’s Bake Studio. Your family love bugs will be jumping for joy when you serve these sweet and cinnamon-spicy Oreos dipped in red candy melts and embellished with royal icing eyes and heart-shaped sprinkles. If you’re not a professed baker or don’t have time to bake a batch of Valentine’s Day treats, this fun and festive recipe is for you. Buy a package of Hot & Spicy Cinnamon Oreos, dip them in red candy melts, pipe on the eyes, scatter with sprinkles, and you’ve got one of the cutest — and fastest — holiday desserts you’ve ever made.


Swirled red velvet brownies

These swirled red velvet brownies from Aubrey at Real Housemoms are a ridiculously delicious treat that will more than satisfy your family’s Valentine’s Day sweet tooth. A scrumptious riff on red velvet cake, these moist, fudgy brownies are made with your standard brownie ingredients but are kicked up a red velvet notch with just a bit of vinegar and red food coloring. To give the brownies that impressive twirl, you simply dollop melted chocolate on top of the batter, then swirl it with a knife. Once your family sinks their teeth into a red velvet brownie, they may never want an ordinary brownie again.


5-ingredient white chocolate truffles

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your kids by getting them in the kitchen to help make these five-ingredient white chocolate truffles from Dana at Minimalist Baker. What kiddo doesn’t want to get their hands dirty with dessert? The truffles are an ingenious combination of macadamia nuts, finely shredded coconut, cocoa butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Toss the ingredients in a food processor and then let your eager sweet eaters roll the luscious mixture into orbs of deliciousness and coat them with more shredded coconut. Creamy, dreamy and deceptively vegan, these fun-to-make truffles could almost be considered kid-friendly health food.


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