Here’s a few Valentine recipes your whole family is sure to enjoy. Older kids who are more experienced in the kitchen can do most of this on their own, but these are also fun to do alongside your younger children. Maybe you can start a new Valentine tradition. :) This collection comes from various friends, online and off.
Valentine recipes for kids:
Heart Shaped Pink Pancakes
Add a little red food coloring to your regular pancake batter and pour mixture from a squeeze bottle to make a heart or pour into a metal heart shaped cooking cutter directly on to your griddle. You can also add white chocolate chips, strawberries or both to the batter. Top with whip cream for a delicious breakfast surprise. Serve with fresh strawberries and strawberry flavored milk.
strawberry cream cheese
thin sliced lunch meat
finely shredded cheese
Spread strawberry cream cheese to tortilla, add other ingredients, roll, slice and enjoy!
Heart Shaped Homemade Pizza
pizza or pasta sauce
your favorite toppings
Shape your dough into a heart shape, add sauce, cheese and toppings and bake.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
2 dozen large strawberries with stems
12-oz bag of white or milk chocolate chips
In a microwave on the defrost setting or ten percent power, melt one 12-oz. bag of chocolate chips. Stir well every minute or so until completely smooth. Dip strawberries into the chocolate by holding the stems. Cover about ¾ of each berry and let excess chocolate drip off. (If you want to add miniature chocolate chips or candies as decoration, add them immediately after dipping) Place the strawberries on waxed paper in the refrigerator to allow chocolate to set. Additionally you may want to melt a contrasting color chocolate chip and drizzle diagonally onto the already made and set chocolate covered strawberries for an added touch. Refrigerate and serve the same day they are made for best results.
Be Mine Valentine Pie
1 cup Water
1 – 3 oz cherry or strawberry-flavored gelatin
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 – 9″ pie shell
In a 4-cup glass measuring cup stir together the water and gelatin. Microwave, uncovered, on 100% power for about 2 minutes. Add the ice cream to the gelatin and stir until the ice cream is totally melted. Chill the mixture for about 1/2 hour, stirring a few times. Pour the chilled mixture into your pie shell. Chill about 4 hours. Arrange kisses in a heart shape on the top of the pie
Sugar Free Valentine Cherry Pie
2 deep dish pie shells
2 - 16 oz. cans tart sour cherries with juice
3 T. cornstarch
¼ c. granulated sugar replacement
¼ t. almond extract
a dash of salt
red food coloring
Drain cherries but reserve ½ cup of cherry juice. Combine reserved cherry juice, cornstarch, sugar replacement, almond extract and salt in saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until slightly thickened, though the mixture will not be clear. Add a few drops of red food color, fold in cherries and allow filling to rest while preparing pie shells.
Place one shell in pie plate, securing dough to plate by pressing edge with tongs of a wet fork. Cut away excess. Cut second pie shell into 8 heart shaped designs with cookie cutter. Prick with fork. Pour cherry filling into pie shell. Arrange hearts evenly on top of cherry filling. Bake at 425 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes or till crust is browned.
Big Valentine Cookie
1 package (18 ounces) refrigerated cookie dough (any flavor) - well chilled
decorative icing, Valentine’s candies, melted chocolate
Shape an entire package of cookie dough into heart shape on greased baking sheet. Bake according to package directions, adding 3 to 4 minutes to the baking time on the package. Cool on a baking sheet for 1 minute; carefully loosen cookie with spatula. Cool on baking sheet completely. Decorate with candies, icing and melted chocolate.
Valentine Rice Crispy Pops
1/2 cups butter
red food coloring
10 cups crispy rice cereal
9 cups miniature marshmallows
candy hearts with messages
12 oz bag of miniature white chocolate chips
Melt butter and marshmallows and stir until smooth adding small amounts of red food coloring until the desired shade is apparent. In a large bowl combine marshmallow mixture and rice cereal. While warm roll mixture into several balls with buttered hands, shape each into a heart shape, insert popsicle stick at bottom and press on candy hearts. Refrigerate. Optional: Dip one corner of each pop into melted white chocolate chips, place on wax paper until set. Wrap each pop in red cellophane or fold top sandwich baggies and tie with a pink ribbon to hand out as treats.