PART OF Valentine's Day

43 Valentine's Day Recipes to Make with Kids

Valentine's Day is just as much of a celebration for kids as it is for grownups. Our users' kid-friendly Valentine's Day recipes are a great way to let kids in on the festivities. It can also be a great way to bond with your younger relatives in the kitchen.

10-Minute Valentine's Day Candies

"Such a genius idea! They turned out so lovely.”


Valentine Cookie Pops

"These were so fun! I don't have kids yet, but this brought out my inner child — I was so excited to go mad with different sprinkles and decorations! I decided to cut the cookies into heart shapes too, since they're called valentine cookie pops — so cute and fun — my boyfriend loves them!"


Valentine Sugar Cookies

“We really liked these cookies. I thought they were a little bland unfrosted, but with the frosting made as you suggested they were delicious.”


Toaster Pastry Valentines

These Valentine’s Day treats are a cinch to make with cherry or strawberry frosted toaster pastries.

Valentine "strawberries"

“This is a no-bake recipe that anyone can make for their loved ones, especially with the Valentine’s Day just around the corner.”


Chocolate, Butterscotch & Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats

"These are the best! The thick melted chocolate/butterscotch chips topping and the peanut butter mixed into the bars adds so much to this already delicious treat. These are highly addictive and wonderful to have around the house or to bring to any gathering.”


Soft & Chewy Rice Krispies Treats

“I never thought to add vanilla before, but it completes the recipe perfectly. The trick is to take your marshmallows off the heat before they're all the way melted, and just stir the last lumps until smooth.”

-Erin R.

M&M Rice Krispies Treats

"I made them yesterday and our guest loved them; my husband and I are currently enjoying the left overs this morning. During the process of melting butter and marshmallows have the candy in the freezer. I did that and they didn't melt!"

-Erica K.

Fruit Loop Rice Krispies Treats

“These were so darn yummy! We all love regular Rice Krispies treats and never felt the need to change them, but thought the Fruit Loops sounded irresistible. They provide an extra sweetness and crunch and we all loved them more than regular Rice Krispies recipe.”

-Roxygirl in Colorado

Whatever Floats Your Boat Brownies

"I made a batch with Reese's chips, one with Heath bits and one with mint chips. Of course I had to try them all and yum! The one in the metal pan was a lot more cooked (and dryer) than the batch in the glass pan (very moist)."


Oreo Balls

"This recipe tastes great but from my experience, these don't turn out well with a hand mixer. The easiest (and least messy) way is to simply toss the cookies in a blender and chop; once they're a crumb-like consistency, then add the cream cheese and use the hand mixer in a large bowl so they're smooth.”


Chocolate Dipped Krispies Peanut Butter Balls

“The Rice Krispies and crunchy peanut butter add such a nice texture and a lot more excitement! My one suggestion to anyone making this in the future is to increase the butter to at least 3/4 of a cup.”


Popcorn Balls

“Great recipe. Fun and easy to make with kids, great flavor and they stick together really well. The kids loved them.”

-Jessica Hoylman

Brazilian Brigadeiro

"As the recipe states, it's really important to cook down the condensed milk mixture for the entire time, all while stirring. If you follow that, these will turn out perfect! They're so good and great as a treat!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Marshmallow Truffles

"Very cute! I made half with nuts and half with coconut flakes. It took a little while to get the hang of the dipping (my first ones were very ugly). I think I might put sticks in them next time for easy dipping and eating. These would be perfect to make with kids!"


No-Bake Cookie Dough Truffles

“Yum! These delicious little cookie dough balls are a simple yet satisfying treat.”

-Christine S.

Pink Lady Squares

"I used Nilla wafers instead of graham crackers and put about twice as much lemon in the icing. I can't tell you how many people have told me this is the absolute best dessert they have ever had!"


Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

“I would 100 percent recommend these! They are easier to make than they look and the effort pays off!”


Simple Vanilla Cupcakes

“These were amazing. My whole family loved them.”

-Abigail S.

Cake Pops

“I have never made cake pops before, but these turned out beautiful.”


Cherry Cheesecake Cake Pops

“Cake pops are cake and frosting on a stick dipped in chocolate. Now who wouldn't love that?”


Neon Snack Cake Push Pops

These fun cakes require push pop molds, which are available at many baking and craft stores, as well as online.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

“By far the best chocolate covered strawberry recipe I have come across. The butter and corn syrup make it less brittle and a little more sweet.”

-Mmmm Donuts

Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake

"I accidentally used regular sugar and then remade them with the powdered sugar. I have to say the regular sugar made the better cake. They were more light and spongy. Fabulous! The recipe with powdered sugar was more dense and dry."


Blueberry & Mascarpone Turnovers

“These are very addicting! My family and friends love them!”


Valentine Bark

"This was easy and so good! I just a note, I noticed that if I put the bark in the freezer to set up it made the cinnamon hearts dull and a bit tacky but in the fridge they were fine. I didn't end up using the full cup, just sprinkled on until I thought it looked good.”

-Amber C.

Cherry Chocolate Kiss Cookies

“These cookies are similar to peanut butter blossoms but are cherry cookies instead of peanut butter.”

-CFS Momma

Valentine's Day Stained Glass Cookies

“A rich cookie! Tasty enough for a holiday slightly tangy as it uses red-hot cinnamon candies.”


Rice Krispies Treats

“I let the girls have more of a hand in the process by allowing them to press the mixture into heart shaped mini cake tins.”


Cherry Bonbon Cookies

“These turned out great! The store where I shop only had jumbo maraschino cherries, so I cut them in half and only used 12 cherries.”


Delicious Strawberry Cupcakes & Strawberry Frosting

“Use more purée and chop strawberries finely for cupcake (adds moisture) and frosting.”


Unicorn Poop Cupcakes

Add a little whimsy to your Valentine’s Day with these multicolored treats, which the kids will be sure to devour.

Fruit Loop Treats

“Who knew browned butter was for sweets and savories? It gives the treat a depth I could not have predicted.”

-Anne P.

Banana & Nutella Empanadas

“Banana, Nutella and pie crust. What's not to like?”


Strawberries & Nutella

"Scrumptious! I do love a recipe with only two ingredients.”


Red Hot Valentine Cookies

“We love Red Hots candies and decided to add them to cookies. Spicy and delicious!”


Valentine Candy Cones

"These are the cutest things ever! I taught this to senior citizens at my parents’ assisted living residence, and everyone just raved about them.”

-Marie Nixon

Valentine Meringue Hearts

"Outstanding! Easy, fun and tasty.”


Valentine Bark

"Such a cute idea! I wrapped these up in little baggies and gave out as gifts.

-Amber C.

Valentine Heart Breadsticks

"These were so adorable. I brushed them with some garlic butter mixed with red food coloring for Valentine’s Day before and after baking and they were so cute!”

-Julia Lynn

Valentine Nutella Love Letters

“Yum! So quick and easy. Bake store-bought puff pastry dough or crescent rolls filled with Nutella and top with powdered sugar. Done!”


My Famous Chocolate-Covered Cherries

“This is the easiest and most incredibly delicious recipe out there!”


Cherry Snowballs

“These are my new favorite cookie. They are so wonderful! So melt-in-your-mouth — just the right amount of sweetness — and the surprise cherry flavor is perfect with the outer dough.”