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Kid Friendly Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday when you have kids. Pink and red hearts, tiny candies that say “hug me”, cartoon valentine’s day cards…it’s adorable.

Last year was our first venture in the preschool Valentine’s Day Party circuit, so naturally I went to Target to find some cute Valentine’s Day cards and I was blown away at the amount of candy themed treats marketed towards kids.

At my kids’ preschool they have a party for v-day and parents sign up to bring in different items. I absolutely love that we (parents) get to be involved (it’s a co-op, so we get to volunteer in class as well, which I adore!). I also love that it’s a pretty balanced party as far as snacks go – there is typically a cookie or cupcake brought in, along with fresh fruit, and then the rest of the sign up sheet is non-food related party stuff like festive napkins, and a little holiday themed trinket (eraser, pencil, etc).

It made me happy to see the balance and got me thinking about healthy Valentine’s Day treats  that kids and parents would love equally.

LOVE banner with two smoothies with heart shaped straws

Full disclosure – I am 100% for having candy on Valentine’s Day! Chocolate kisses and conversation hearts are some of my faves but I like the idea of celebrating the holiday with festive treats that aren’t candy related.

So I set up a little Valentine’s Day Party with my little ones that was a huge hit!

Mixed Berry Bowls

berry bowls with candy xoxo surrounding

Most kids love fruit. I’ve also found that most kids will eat anything that is served on a stick or in a cute little bowl.

I combined fresh blueberries and raspberries in these festive little Valentine’s Day Cupcake wrappers that I found at Target. I simply chose fruit that was on sale and would fit well into the little cups. You can completely customize it.

Extra bonus – each child can take their little cupcake wrapper serving of fruit without having to worry about fingers touching all the fruit. Completely class party friendly!

Strawberry Banana Smoothies

strawberry banana smoothie in jar with heart shaped straw

This smoothie is a favorite in our house! It’s so simple to make and contains no additional sweetener, just naturally sweet from fruit. Plus you don’t need to add ice because the frozen banana makes it super creamy and thick.

This would be a great hit at a classroom party if you are able to bring in a blender to mix just before serving or you could even freeze individual little cups and allow to thaw slightly before serving.

I picked up the cute little heart shaped straws at the dollar store, adding a festive touch without a lot of extra $$

Strawberry Banana Smoothies
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Recipe type: smoothie
Cook time: 
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Serves: 1 smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ frozen banana
Instructions
  1. Combine the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth
  2. If the smoothie is too thick, add more milk
 

Raspberry Yogurt Bites

heart shaped yogurt bites

How cute are these heart shaped raspberry yogurt bites?

Guess what, they are even easier to make than they are cute and kids love them! Just two simple ingredients – yogurt and fresh fruit.

I got these silicone heart shaped ice cube trays on amazon and used them to make these adorable yogurt bites.

You can use any kind of yogurt you like, but remember with yogurt to be wary of the sugar content. I used strawberry flavored greek yogurt and simple chopped up some fresh raspberries (strawberries were not in season) and then filled the mold and then placed it in the freezer for about 2 hours to set.

heart shaped raspberry yogurt bites

Tip on the yogurt bites – make sure you fill each heart shape completely and then scrape extra off with a butter knife so you have a smooth surface on the back.

Raspberry Yogurt Bites Recipe

Prep Time – 5 min
Cook Time – 1-2 hours (in freezer)
Serving – 12 hearts

Ingredients

1 cup fruit flavored yogurt

1/2 cup fresh berries, chopped

Method

Place yogurt in a bowl and combine with chopped fruit

Mix until combined

Spoon mixture into silicone mold until each mold is completely filled

Tip – use a butter knife to flatten the top of each mold to ensure a flat bottom

Place mold in the freezer for 1-2 hours until set

Kid Friendly Valentine's Day treats that include naturally sweetened products like yogurt and fresh fruit.

Looking for more Kid Friendly Valentine’s Day Treats, check out these recipes…

Dark Chocolate Seville Orange Truffles (with Avocado) from Making Healthy Choices

The dark chocolate in these truffles is combined with avocado to make a rich, decadent, heavenly dessert that is delicious yet healthy too.

Strawberry Chocolate Oat Bars from Eat Real Live Well

Delicious flavors like strawberry and chocolate means your kids won’t even realize this recipe doesn’t have any gluten or dairy.

Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Dip from Lively Table

My kids love anything they can dip stuff into and this one is made from 100% real ingredients that only make it seem indulgent.

Giant Chocolate Chip Pan Cookie from Foodal

How cute would this skillet size chocolate chip cookie be to bring in and divide amongst a classroom?

Mini Brownie Parfait

Perfectly portioned into bite sized deserts, these brownies parfaits include a bite of the good stuff surrounded by fresh fruit.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Pops from Hunger Thirst Play

Every kid loves a cake pop, but how cute are these homemade pie pops? Just the right amount of gooey strawberry rhubarb filling! Plus who doesn’t love a snack on a stick?

2 Comments

  • comment-avatar
    Kelly Jones February 9, 2018 (9:30 am)

    Those strawberry smoothie hearts are SO cute and simple. Would be fun to have kids make them on their own! Thanks for including my strawberry chocolate oat bars too!

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    Laura February 9, 2018 (2:05 pm)

    Love these sweet ideas! Great for all the parties happening next week. Thanks for including my truffles!

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