Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and that means one thing - baked goods. If you're whipping up something sweet for your kid's class this year, why not turn it into some quality family time. Kids love to feel helpful in the kitchen, and they'll be proud to share what they've created. We've put together some simple, and kid-friendly recipes for Valentine's Day treats. They don't require too many ingredients, tools, or time, so let's get baking!
1. "Sweetheart" Rice Crispy Treats
Just a little spin on a classic, and you've got a great Valentine's Day sweet. You simply use pink marshmallows, or add a few droplets of pink/red food coloring to the mixture to get the festive color. Add some "Sweetheart" message candy on top, cut into hearts, and you've got a winner!
4 tbsp Butter
6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
10 oz Marshmallows
Red Food Coloring
2 cups Mini Marshmallows
1 cup Sweethearts
2. Pink Hot Chocolate
It is usually still chilly outside in February, which is why we love the idea of this festive pink hot chocolate. Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity for a low-key family night of enjoying treats, exchanging cards, and watching a movie. Nothing pairs better with family night than some cozy hot chocolate.
4 cups whole milk
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
2 teaspoons vanilla extract SAVE $
1-2 teaspoons red food coloring
Whipped cream, for topping
3. Chocolate Dipped Oreos with Sprinkles
By far the easiest on our list, this is the perfect choice for a hectic household. All that is required is melting chocolate and then dipping and sprinkling. You can set the kids up at the kitchen table, with a dipping station and different bowls of sprinkles. Let their inner artist take over. Also a great option if you're on a tight budget!
Chocolate Chips (White and Regular)
Variety of Sprinkles
Food coloring (optional)
For pink or other colors, use food coloring with melted white chocolate.
4. Valentine's Popcorn
Easy and fun is the name of the game with this one. This is a super delicious Valentine's Day treat that is totally versatile. All you need is popcorn, and some colorful toppings. You can use sprinkles, melted white chocolate, M&Ms, marshmallows, little candy hearts, etc. Or for a healthier route, dried strawberries, dried cranberries, and dark chocolate chips.
5. Personalized Heart Cookies
Can you think of a more adorable treat to make for your kid's class on Valentine's Day? These pink sugar cookies with personalized names will be almost as fun to bake as they will be for your kid to hand out at school.
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon milk
Powdered sugar, for rolling out dough
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