Valentine’s Day sweets and treats


Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.

February is right around the corner, bringing with it Valentine’s Day.  If you’re looking for a simple way to celebrate love with your little sweethearts, why not surprise them with some special Valentine’s Day food?

Heart Shaped

With a cookie cutter or a knife, cut their food into a heart shape and even normal every-day peanut butter and jelly becomes special.  There are plenty of foods that lend themselves to this simple, heart-shaped trick that would make a fun Valentine’s Day twist such as apples, cheese, or your favorite cookie recipe.

Don’t forget those X and O cookie cutters from your alphabet collection, too.  We could always use extra hugs and kisses!  Or, you could serve red and pink food, not from food dye, but food that is naturally found in these cupid-friendly hues, such as red peppers, beets, purple cauliflower, red grapes, and more.

From breakfast to dessert, here is a round of up heart-y treats! (sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun)

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Are you looking for an excuse to get started with a family feast tradition?  Valentine’s Day might be just the reason you’re looking for.

If a Valentine’s Day breakfast is what is on your mind, I think heart shaped pancakes are adorable – perhaps with heart shaped butter pats?  Breakfast parfaits might be fun, too.

Here are some more Valentine’s Day ideas:


Snacks and Sweet Treats

We made these peanut butter eggs from The Whimsical Princess (instead of shortening, I used butter) and made them into peanut butter heart shapes.  We loved them!  They were a super sweet treat that I didn’t feel too badly giving to my kids.

Other snacks and sweet ideas:


Fun Valentine’s Day treat making supplies

Happy Valentine’s Day, dear readers!  Of course, I hope your days are always filled with hugs and kisses and those you love.

Are you looking for more Valentine’s Day ideas?  Check out my Valentine’s Day Pinterest board.

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. Cute ideas!! Love themed posts!!
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  2. Great ideas. It makes me feel like less of a geek for making everything heart-shaped today, from pancakes to my daughter’s lunchtime chicken sandwich. Now I have even MORE ideas!
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  3. We LOVED the peanut butter heart shaped cookies, and then loved small shamrock ones for St. Patrick’s!
    Thank you!
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  4. Love the lunch box notes, so cute!
    We made the beet pancakes last year and they were delicious!

  5. Such a fun roundup! I love the idea of the X and O cookie cutters, we’ll have to get an alphabet set. Where do you find yours?
    I love the pancakes with a heart-shaped pat of butter, my littles might not get it but my husband would.
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