Valentine’s Day Recipes for Kids

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Valentine's Day Recipes for Kids by Messy Learning Kids

When the world is filled with love, chocolate, and flowers… the kids will get hungry! Make lovely treats, and exciting snacks for the family that includes something pink, red, and hearts.

We collected for you our favorite Valentine’s day recipes for kids to get your children excited about meal time! So go ahead and have a blast trying out all the Valentine’s Day recipes with your little chefs.

With these easy dessert recipes for kids, you’ll find yourself licking the spoon when no one’s looking too! Keep reading, because you might find the perfect Valentine’s day lunch ideas for the kids.

Banana Pancake – Valentine’s Day Breakfast

Express your love by whipping up a batch of pink banana pancakes for your little Valentine’s. They’re flipping awesome and you can also use gluten-free flour instead of wheat flour. And of course the more pancakes, the butter! 

What will You need?

Valentine's Day Recipes for Kids

What to do?

This banana pancake recipe is easy enough for kids to make on their own, but of course, be there to supervise.

Mash the banana and the raspberries with a fork, then add a pinch of salt, the egg, and 3 tablespoons of flour. The raspberries will already give a nice pink color, but if you want to boost the brightness, add a little red food coloring.

Mix everything together to get a smooth batter, and simply fry it as usual. Stack them high on a plate, or cut heart shapes, and top them with syrup or chocolate chips, it’s really up to what you like to have with your pancakes.

But one thing is for sure, the breakfast will be ready in no time! 

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valentines day treats for kids

Custard Yogurt Toast for Valentine’s Day Snack

If the kids are tired of the same breakfast routine, jazz it up with a delicious breakfast that is fun, but TOAST importantly it will satisfy their sweet tooth. 

What will You need?

What to do?

Mix together all the ingredients except the fruits and sprinkles.

Push down the middle of the bread with your fingers to make a little nook for the mixture.

Add a little from the mixture with a spoon into the nook, then add the fruits.

Cook it in a preheated oven at 170 ℃ (340°F) for about 10-15 minutes (depending on your oven). Once it cools a little bit, top it with lovely heart sprinkles and have fun eating them.

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Cheesy Scone Bites – Valentines Baking with Kids

I keep making these cheesy scones because the recipe is quick and also the way that they disappear from the plate.

The whole family loves it, but the most important reason I love this recipe is that it can be made with gluten-free four.

Daddy has a gluten allergy, and I am not very good at making gluten-free pastries, but this recipe really rocks!

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What will You need?

What to do?

Before you plan to make it, take the butter out of the fridge 30 minutes earlier, so it will be soft by the time you need it. Cut the butter into smaller pieces, and put all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Work it out with your hands, then place the dough on the working top and knead it until it reaches an even consistency. Roll out the scone dough on a floured surface about 1 cm thick, also sprinkle flour on the top of the dough before rolling.

Use the heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out Valentine’s scones and brush them with the egg. No need for special egg wash, whisk the egg before use. Bake them in an oven at 170 ℃ (340°F) until it turns golden brown.

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Mini Heart Sandwiches on a Skewer – Valentine’s Day Appetizers

These mini heart sandwiches will get your kids’ attention. They look super cute and with a simple serving trick, they are sure to be a hit with even the pickiest of eaters!  

What will You need?

What to do?

Prepare the bread, ham, cheese, and cucumber, and cut them up using a cookie cutter. Line the heart-shaped food onto a skewer. Cut a plum tomato in half diagonally using a sharp knife.

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Flip over one half of the tomato and put both pieces together to form a heart. Place two heart tomatoes on both ends of the skewers making the sandwiches more heartfelt. 

The result will look adorable, and they will taste delicious too – all mini-sized with plenty of love!

No bake recipes for kids are practical because they don’t require the use of an oven. They often require simple ingredients and easy steps for children to follow and understand, making it a fun and interactive experience for them. 

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Valentine’s Day Toast Painting

Let’s get creative with our breakfast by painting our toast with colorful designs. Gather your little ones and let’s turn our toast into works of art.

They will be fun to make, but they’ll also make delicious Valentine’s day treat ideas for school or a special breakfast at home. Let’s get started!

What will You need?

What to do?

Start with toasting the bread, then with the help of a kid’s knife spread a layer of cream cheese.

Add a few drops of Valentine’s food coloring in the middle of the toast and using the same knife or a cake cream spatula your little artists can paint a heart shape on the toast.

Add Valentine’s sprinkles to make it fancier. Enjoy your masterpiece – then take a big bite!

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Chocolate Apple Lollies – Valentine’s Day Treats for Toddlers

Who doesn’t love apples? Especially when they’re coated in chocolate! Your little Valentine will apple-solutely adore these chocolate-covered apples on a stick.

Even though they are covered in chocolate they are still considered healthy valentine’s day treats.

What will You need?

What to do?

Gather your supplies: an apple, some chocolate chips (or melted baking chocolate), and a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Peel the apples, then slice them into thin slices, about 2 cm wide. 

Using the cookie cutter shape the apple slices. Place them on wax paper, and add sticks if desired. Heat up the chocolate with a bit of butter or coconut oil until it’s melted, then dip each slice into the warm liquidy goodness.

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Place each one back on the wax paper, and sprinkle it with Valentine’s heart sprinkles. Let it cool until hardened, and eat them all!

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valentine treats for kids

These no bake desserts for kids are a great option for little ones to make as they don’t require time in the oven.

Nutella Puff Pastry Heart for Valentine’s Day

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a sweet and delicious Nutella Puff Pastry Heart. It’s the perfect activity to get kids involved in the kitchen, and it’s easy to make.

A simple recipe, heart-shaped puff pastry, and a generous amount of Nutella will result in a beautiful and tasty treat to share with loved ones.

Nutella Puff Pastry Heart

Valentine’s Heart Jam Cookies

Fall in love with our Valentine’s Heart Jam Cookies! These heart-shaped delights will steal your heart in one bite. And who needs Cupid’s arrows when you’ve got a cookie in hand? So grab an apron, round up the kids, and let’s get baking!

Heart Jam Cookies by Messy Learning Kids

We hope you liked our Valentine’s day food ideas. These Valentine’s Day snack ideas are perfect for a fun and festive party with the kids. Don’t forget to check out our Valentine’s Day activities or crafts too.

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Eniko is a mother and wife, ex-teacher, and world traveler. Loves to be creative and admires spending quality time with her family. Enjoys outdoor activities-, and connecting to nature. She loves sharing her enthusiasm and inspiration. For more details check out Messy Learning Kids.

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