Super cute Valentine’s Day food ideas to make for your family – including breakfast, lunch, healthy snacks, sweet treats and desserts
While Valentine’s Day is all about connecting to the heart, what better way to do this than through the stomach?! Food has the magical ability to exude love, so we’ve tracked down the best meal-time, snack and dessert ideas that can safely secure your family under Cupid’s spell.
Your kids will go wild for these fun recipes – enjoy them at home (perhaps breakfast in bed if they’re lucky!) or bring them in to school for classroom party celebrations. No matter where they’re consumed, we’re certain that you’ll be receiving a lot of love in return for your efforts.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you!
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PIN to have these fun ideas handy come February 14th!
(1) Create a stunning stack of Heart-Shaped Buttermilk Pancakes layered with Nutella and topped with fresh berries. (via The Gunny Sack)
(2) Your kids will give all the heart eyes to these Mini Emoji Pancakes, and they’re actually simple to make…you can even use frozen pancakes! (via hello, Wonderful)
(3) Test your pancake making skills to create adorable Love Bunny Pancakes like these from the incredible food art Instagram account @cutechichai.
(4) Get your creative juices flowing with fun Message Valentines Pancakes – all you need is a squeeze bottle (or make a piping bag out of a plastic baggie!) to write sweet notes like “Love You”, “Be Mine” or “XOXO”. (via The Lily Pad Cottage)
(5) These super cute Valentine’s Day Cupid Arrow Pancake Kabobs prove that anything on a stick is just more fun. (via This Ole Mom)
(6) But the easy-to-make pancake award has to go to these Strawberry Heart Pancakes – simply place sliced strawberries in your pancakes and voila, Valentine’s breakfast is served! (via Weelicious)
(7) Go all out with this Valentines Waffle Bar for Kids– include tons of fun fruit, syrup and whipped cream for your kids to make their own tasty masterpieces. (via Super Healthy Kids)
(8) You had us at Strawberry Nutella Poptarts – this one is bursting with love. (via The Novice Chef)
(9) These Heart Shaped Strawberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Pastries taste just as good as they look. (via Cooking Classy)
(10) We must admit, these Strawberries and Cream Doughnuts are a little involved to make, but are so beautiful and delicious that it’s actually worth the effort (they’re also baked, not fried so high five to that!). (via Thirty Handmade Days)
(11) Can you believe that with only 2 ingredients you can make these stunning Easy Mini Jam Heart Hand Pies?! (via hello, Wonderful)
(12) These Easy Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls use store-bought dough so are quick and simple to whip together Valentine’s Day morning. (via Its Always Autumn)
(13) Nutella and Strawberry Stuffed French Toast…I mean, what’s not to like? (via Mel’s Kitchen Café)
(14) Heart Shaped Raspberry Rolls are sure to please a crowd. (via Handle the Heat)
(17) Even savory breakfasts can be beautiful, like these Eggs in a Basket. (via Juneberry Love)
(18) Add a side of these geniously simple Bacon Hearts for an extra special (and protein packed) touch. (via the Paper Mama)
(19) Take the morning off by pre-making these Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins the day before and then simply heat them up when the breakfast crowd arrives. (via Skinny Taste)
(2) Combine heart pancakes with strawberry yogurt and heart-shaped fruit for a Valentine’s Bento Lunch sure to please. (via Lisa Storms)
(3) Or how about an All-Hearts Bento Lunch with some mini love sandwiches, strawberries and an apple filled with a fruit leather heart? (via Wendolonia)
(4) Keep it classic with a Valentine’s Day Soup & Sandwich combo. (via Make Myself at Home)
(5) These Mini Heart Shaped Pizzas are just a-dough-able! (via Sarah Hearts)
(7) Perhaps too pretty to eat? (Fairy Sandwiches via Wendolonia)
(1) We can’t get enough of the peek-a-boo strawberry hearts in these Cupid’s Cloud Parfaits. Use Greek Yogurt as an alternative to this recipe’s crème fraiche to make it more kid-friendly. (via Parents Magazine)
(2) These Yogurt Dipped Ombre Strawberries make the prettiest snack…and are healthy to boot! (via Eat Yourself Skinny)
(3) Low-fat yogurt and frozen fruit come together to create these Rainbow Frozen Fruit Yogurt Hearts – a show-stopping, good-for-you snack. (via hello, Wonderful)
(4) Turn an ordinary fruit cup into a Love Bug Fruit Cup with only a few simple craft supplies. (via The Melrose Family)
(5) Create an epic fruit masterpiece like this Cherry Heart Balloon creation from @cutechichai.
(7) Kids love to dip, so add some Valentine’s day flair with some strawberry yogurt and heart-shaped Apple Chips & Dip. (via Cooking With My Kid)
(8) Or amp up the fun factor even more with these Fruit Heart Kabobs. (via Parents Magazine)
(9) Super power your snack with a Larabar-esque recipe (Almond Date Energy Bars via Itsy Bitsy Foodies)
(10) Go savory with these Sweet Potato Crackers – sure to please the Goldfish-loving crowd. (via Merriment Design)
(11) We’re not sure if these Sweetheart Tarts should be considered a snack or a treat, but either way, we are sure that they will be quickly demolished. (via Parents Magazine)
(12) How adorable are these Cupid Kebabs made with 2 grape tomatoes and cheese?! (via Parents/FamilyFun Magazine)
(13) For a fun Valentine’s Day spin on the ol’ Rice Krispy Treat, follow this Heart Crispy Treats recipe instead. (via Weelicious)
(14) Take your granola bars up a notch with these No Bake Heart-Shaped Granola Bites, full of whole ingredients you can actually pronounce. (via How About Cookie)
What’s the best part about Valentine’s Day? Well, besides the handmade cards from our kids, the front runner is most definitely the treats. And this selection of chocolate, pink and red wonders is sure to set any little cupid’s heart aflutter.
(1) These incredible Marshmallow Hearts will turn your favorite cup of hot chocolate into a fancy treat…and are surprisingly simple to create. (via Martha Stewart)
(2) Move over Red Velvet, these Pink Velvet Cupcakes are the perfect shade for the occasion. (via Blahnik Baker)
(3) Although this Layered Strawberry Jello Cups recipe takes a good amount of time to complete, it’s great to make a few days prior, and looks simply divine! (via The First Year Blog)
(4) Take store-bought pretzels into the love-zone with this easy Chocolate Covered Pretzels tutorial. (via The Paper Piñata)
(5) Or opt for the larger pretzel rods and create these delightful sprinkle-coated Chocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks. (via Love From the Oven)
(6) How incredible are these individual Red Velvet Pots?! Made extra special with a dusting of powdered sugar in the shape of a heart on top…total swoon. (via Parents Magazine)
(7) Let your kids know that “Cupid Was Here” with these Shot Through The Heart (Shaped) Valentine’s Brownies. (via It’s Always Autumn)
(8) Candy covered Valentines Bark can be made into pieces as big or small as your heart desires. (via Lil Luna)
(9) Pass on the salt, and instead create this sweet White Chocolate Popcorn with Heart Sprinkles. (via The Designer Life)
(10) It’s easy to make a big batch of these Valentines Jello Hearts, but we’ll warn you…they’ll still go fast! (via The Hungry Housewife)
(11) If you’re not up for baking, try these Strawberry Valentine Sugar Wafers which fancy-up store-bought cookies. (via Southern Made Simple)
(13) Candy-coated Oreos on a stick?! Why don’t mind if we do. (Valentine’s Day Oreo Pops via Happiness is Homemade)With over 50 amazing food ideas to make your family’s Valentine’s Day extra special, the only difficult part will be trying to decide which ones to create first!
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