Valentine Recipes To Make With Your Children

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.

Valentine Roll-Ups
flour tortillas
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 dough
pizza or pasta sauce
mozzarella cheese
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
chocolate kisses

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
popsicle sticks
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.


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  1. Camille says:

    This is an EXCELLENT idea to spend a very beautiful Valentine´s day with the whole family! I like to include my kids in our Valentine´s celebrations, since it is a great day to spend also as a family!
    The Heart Shaped Pink Pancakes are a must!
    Kids love pancakes and even more if they have shapes and color!
    The Big Valentine Cookie is also an amazing idea, I might bake some with the kids! They always enjoy being creative with different icings and assorted cookie decoration.
    Thank you for these recipes, I will enjoy doing delicious treats for the whole family!

  2. Siji says:

    Wow! What a good idea it is. This is an EXCELLENT idea to spend a very beautiful Valentine´s day with the whole family! I like to include my kids in our Valentine´s celebrations.
    The Heart Shaped Pink Pancakes are a must!
    Kids love pancakes and even more if they have shapes and color!
    The Big Valentine Cookie is also an amazing idea, I might bake some with the kids! They always enjoy being creative with different icings and assorted cookie decoration.
    Thank you very much.

  3. Jeanne says:

    I believe out of all the recipes, the one for a heart shaped pizza, and the dipped strawberries, will be most appealing to children. Not only that, with a pizza, your imagination is your only limit! They can be styled vegetarian, or with loads of meat favorites, or both! I’ve made mini heart shaped pizzas, too, according to individual tastes…with those, kids will love “decorating” their own!
    With the giant Valentine cookie, I would suggest an adult (depending on the age of the children) use a knife to lightly serrate the heart so it can be easily broken apart to enjoy by several people!

  4. Jancy Peter says:

    The big Valentine cookie is the cutest idea! I usually look at your website and get inspired to try your ideas with my family and I thought it was an incredibly cool idea. My husband would love it.

  5. claire says:

    Thanks for joining in my Valentine hop,great ideas I love pancakes and choc dipped strawberries …also love all the cake tins and moulds :)
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  6. Oh, the Christmas cookie season is just past. Found my love for cookies all over again!!

    Looking forward to trying some of the recipes here. Thanks Joanne

  7. Very Cute! Can’t wait to try with my kids!
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  8. Rick Clark says:

    This is really great for grampas too! I’m calling my six year old granddaughter and making a “date: immediately!
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  9. Keri says:


    Nice and timely post! While my daughter is older, we still enjoy celebrating holidays through food.

    The Heart-Shaped Pink Pancakes, and the Valentine Rice Krispie Pops sound the most fun! :)
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  10. ms posh says:

    Stopping by from the Hops to say hello.
    Have a great rest of your weekend.
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  11. I don’t have children but love the idea of heart shaped pink pancakes for hubby and myself on Valentines Day ~
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  12. Jason Ramsey says:

    My kids would love these, thanks so much for sharing.
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  13. Looks like some good recipes. Coming from someone who doesn’t eat a lot of sweets, good to see some sugar free recipes too. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Ionut Popa says:

    That’s a long list. I’ll make sure to try at least some of the recipes found here. Hope I can manage to make them right so I can please by GF
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  15. Great idea and I love the idea of getting the kids involved. Things like this can truly bring a family closer together. Thanks for the information!
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  16. Billy Akerman

    Thanks for the recipes. There are quite a few of good ones here. I also ordered the heart shaped pans for some projects this here.
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  17. Ron Romero says:

    This is one of the thing that fun memories are made of. My daughters still reminisce about the heart shaped sandwiches that I used to make for them using a cookie cutter.

  18. They look pretty, easy, and tasty! Children of all ages can help in varying degrees, or make them with supervision.

  19. brooke says:

    Hello from Lovin’ the Weekend Hop! I have two blogs & hope you’ll pop over and say hello.

    Thanks for sharing and listing all the gear!


  20. Jenna says:

    Thanks very much for this, I plan on doing something special this Valentine’s day. And now I have no excuse!
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  21. Carla

    These recipes are a great way to make lasting Valentine’s Day memories for kids. You must have a lot of fun around your house!
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  22. Bob Warren says:

    Have a Super Wednesday!!

  23. I actually like the idea of the heart shaped pancakes! And the white chocolate chips are a nice touch, with strawberries – yum!

    Besides the great recipes, you have some interesting structural things going on with this blog – the Twitter link thing is something I haven’t seen. Nicely done! :-))
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  24. Karla Campos says:

    Making Valentine’s Day treats with the kids is really fun, thanks Joanne for all these great ideas I hope you have a great Valentine’s Day!
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  25. I’ll have to try a couple of these with my Daughter! Thank you for sharing!!!

  26. Mitch Devine says:

    These look fun and could be just the excuse I need to give my teenage daughter some more training in the kitchen. She somehow disappears when it’s time to make dinner! Thanks.
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  27. Alex R. says:

    Thanks for sharing these recipes! Will definitely pass along to my wife so she can make with the kids…
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  28. The pink heart-shaped pancakes caught my eye! Great way to start Valentine’s Day!
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  29. Oscar says:

    These are awesome Joanne! thanks for sharing, I don’t have kids but I have a lot of friends that would like these. Will be tweeting it out soon.
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  30. Steve Hughes says:

    Jeez…I think I’ll enjoy this through osmosis as all these treats are not on the marathon diet. Sounds yummy though…
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  31. These are cool ideas to make for myself! Thanks!

  32. These are great ideas!! I wouldn’t have thought to do heart shaped pizzas.
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  33. I can’t wait to make these things with my daughter. She loves baking, cooking and Valentine’s day. What a wonderful post and great pictures. Thank you so much for posting.

  34. Everything looks wonderful, but the Valentine Pie really got me–
    I’m definitely going to have to go all out for that one!
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  35. Fantastic ideas here! I never thought of starting the day with heart shaped pancakes! You have just started a new tradition in my home! Thanks!
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  36. Hi

    These are all great ideas.
    I’ll enjoy these with the

    Another thing is to make
    chocolate lollies pops.
    If you have a cookie pan
    you can melt chocolate
    and put it in a cookie pan
    and make chocolate out of it.
    All so you can add a stick to
    them to.

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  37. knikkolette says:

    mmmmm Those sound really yummy! ;) I just might need to make those heart-shaped pancakes for my boys.
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  38. Joanne really cool and yummi. I love foodblogging and yours is so delicious and ready to consume! Thanks
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  39. Julie Clark says:

    I adore these ideas! I can’t wait to make these! Bless you for your suggestions! Julie

  40. Karyn says:

    Great list of ideas- I always like to make the day special for my kids. Thanks for linking up this week!
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  41. Patty A says:

    I know it isn’t VDay anymore, but loving these recipes!
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  42. These all look like great recipes and thanks for all the links to the special baking tools. =)

  43. Great ideas! We will be traveling this year, but any day can be Valentine’s Day when you’re in love!!!!! :)

  44. SO cute! :-) Love these ideas!


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