Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. . . are you ready?!
Whether you’re in charge of taking treats to your kids’ school or making them for the people you love — you’ve gotta check out these 25 drool-worth Valentine’s Day treats that’ll get you inspired:
1. Fortune Cookie Fruit Roll-Ups
If you have kids, you probably have fruit roll-ups lying around. Write sweet notes, use a cookie cutter to cut the fruit roll-ups into circles, then fold and create a crease.
Find the instructions on She Knows.
2. Sweetheart Cinnamon Rolls
These are pre-made cinnamon rolls (thank goodness), so all you need to do is shape them into a heart and bake! Pour the icing, add sprinkles, and you’re done!
Find the instructions on Lady Behind the Curtain.
3. Peanut Butter Heart Cookies
Shape the peanut butter cookie dough into a heart shape, press each side with a fork, and bake!
Find the recipe on The Semisweet Sisters.
4. Heart Meat and Cheese Tray
Looking for a healthier option? Use a cookie cutter to make a heart shaped meat and cheese tray that everyone will love.
5. Heart Cupcakes
Put a marble in the cupcake tin to create a heart cupcake. GENIUS!
Get the recipe on Tastes Better From Scratch.
6. Homemade Heart Shaped Marshmallows
Making homemade marshmallows has never been easier. Sure, it takes like three hours total for the marshmallows to be “done,” but how cool is it to tell your friends that you made them yourself?!
Find the recipe on Belly Full.
7. Pink Sugar Cookies
The only thing better than sugar cookies is hot pink sugar cookies! Add some white chocolate chips, and you’ve got yourself the perfect Valentine’s Day cookie.
Find the recipe on Pack Momma.
8. Chocolate-Dipped Wafer Cookies
These wafers are seriously so easy to make that even the young-ins can help. Buy the wafers, melt white chocolate, and drizzle with milk chocolate or sprinkles.
Find the instructions on The Idea Room.
9. Egg Heart Toast
Surprise the family with this easy and delicious breakfast in bed — or better yet drop some (not so subtle) hints and hope you get surprised in bed with this cute toast.
Use a cookie cutter to cut a heart in the toast, put an egg in the middle, and serve with jam on the side for the piece you cut out!
Find the recipe on Chef de Home.
10. Hard Boiled Heart Eggs
You can mold a hard boiled egg with the help of a milk or juice carton, a chopstick and rubber bands.
While the egg is still warm, put it in the milk carton, place the chopstick on the center of the egg, and put rubber bands on both ends. After 10 minutes, take the chopstick off and cut the egg. What you’ll end up with is a heart-shaped egg. Mind blown.
Find the instructions on Anna The Red.
11. Valentine Strawberry Cookies
Make these heart-shaped, stuffed strawberry cookies for under $5!
Find the recipe on The Krazy Coupon Lady.
12. Heart-Shaped Personal Pizzas
Create heart-shaped pizzas for your entire family to enjoy. Use store-bought dough to make personal pizzas in a snap.
Find instructions on Once Upon a Cutting Board.
13. Oreo Pops
Here’s an alternative to the oh-so-famous cake pop (and a lot easier) — an Oreo pop! Choose your favorite Oreo flavor; get pink or red candy melts, sprinkles, and lollipop sticks; and you’re done!
Find instructions on Catch My Party.
14. Cutie Messages
Write little messages on cutie oranges to pack in your kids’ lunches. Simple and easy!
15. Jello-O Flavored Marshmallows
You had me at Jello-O. And these marshmallows with a Jell-O twist won’t leave you disappointed.
Find the recipe on The Krazy Coupon Lady.
16. Twinkie Heart Cakes
Diagonally cut two Twinkies to form a heart, and top with frosting and sprinkles. Easy enough.
Find instructions on Smart School House.
17. Heart-Shaped Bacon
Ahhh, the smell of bacon cooking in the morning. Easily form bacon in the shape of a heart and cook it in the oven for 18-25 minutes, then enjoy!
Find the instructions on The Paper Mama.
18. Valentine’s Candy Airplane
Plan a craft day to make these candy airplanes with your kids. Then, they can take them to school to share with their class!
Find instructions on The Krazy Coupon Lady.
19. Red Velvet Puppy Chow
Get in the Valentine’s Day spirit with this red velvet puppy chow.
Find the recipe on Your Cup of Cupcake.
20. Strawberry Brownie Kabobs
Three words: strawberry, brownie and marshmallow.
Find the instructions at Erica’s Sweet Tooth.
21. Conversation Heart Pretzels
Melt Rolos on pretzels, and top with a conversation heart!
Find the instructions on Living Locurto.
22. Marshmallow Pops
Looks easy enough. Dip marshmallows in chocolate (or candy melts of any color) and top with sprinkles!
Find the instructions on Glorious Treats.
23. Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Dip any kind of pretzels in pink, white or red candy melts, and top with a variety of sprinkles.
Find instructions on 5 Minutes For Mom.
24. Cupid’s Arrows
Two ingredients: pretzel sticks and heart gummies. Easy peasy!
Find the instructions on Organize & Decorate Everything.
25. Heart Cheesecake
Hands-down, this is my favorite treat on this list! While it takes a little longer for the finished product, it is well worth the wait — trust me.
These mini cheesecakes come out looking just like those little conversations hearts. So cute!
Find the recipe on Hungry Happenings.