“Mom, I need to bring treats into class – tomorrow. But don’t worry, there’s only 35 kids,” says your bright-eyed 11-year-old. We’ve all been there: the last-minute request to bring in treats to school. The good news is for Valentine’s Day there are plenty of cute and fun goody recipes you can whip up quickly. Promise. What about heart-shaped cookie pops made with refrigerated cookie dough? Or, even easier, dip jumbo marshmallows in chocolate for valentine’s marshmallow pops. Need to make hundreds? Break out the candy coating to churn out dipped and decorated pretzels for Valentine’s Day. Find these recipes and more right here.
These heart-shaped cookie pops from Pillsbury are fun to make with your kids. Start with premade sugar cookie dough. Make the dough into hearts by cutting them into circular pieces and then make another cut into the center (just halfway). Insert a wooden stick into each heart and then bake. Decorate with frosting and sprinkles.
My Fruity Valentine
It’s easy to fashion fruit like watermelon, cantaloupe and pineapple into hearts. Here’s the parent job: slice the fruit into one-inch thick pieces. Let your kids make heart shapes with cookie cutters. Thread a piece of each fruit onto a wooden kebob stick to finish off these my fruity valentine treats from Hatter & Hare Events.
Valentine’s Marshmallow Pops
Large marshmallows, candy coating, sprinkles and lollipop sticks. That’s all you need to put together these valentine’s marshmallow pops from Glorious Treats. Insert lollipop sticks into the marshmallows. Next, dip the top of the marshmallow into melted chocolate and then sprinkles. Let the candy coating set and then place each lollipop into small cellophane and tie the ends with colorful bows.
Dipped and Decorated Pretzels for Valentine’s Day
Besides marshmallows, here’s another idea to make classroom treats in a flash – these dipped and decorated pretzels for Valentine’s Day from 5 Minutes for Mom. Stock up on heart-shaped, red and pink sprinkles along with pretzels. Lots of pretzels. Have your child dip the pretzels into melted candy coating and then the sprinkles. In minutes you’ll have trays full of treats your kids can pass out to their classmates.
Pair one of kids’ favorite treats – popcorn – with candy hearts for a yummy snack that makes bowls and bowls. This valentine’s popcorn from Gimme Some Oven is sweet, decorative and quick to make. Drizzle melted white chocolate over popped popcorn and then toss with sprinkles and candy hearts.
Easy Valentine’s Day Fudge
You only need two ingredients to make this easy Valentine’s Day fudge recipe from Something’s Swanky. Melt vanilla candy coating and sweetened condensed milk together and then pour into a baking dish lined with foil or parchment paper. Add a little bit of pizzazz by using pink-colored candy coating and sprinkles.