Try these Valentine Dessert Recipes easy enough to be fun Valentine
recipes for kids or for
kids to make for their
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Valentine Dessert Recipes for Giving
Chocolate Kiss Cupcakes
Homemade cake mix or store bought cake mix
Chocolate kisses candy, unwrapped
Make cake mix according to direction. Place muffin liners in muffin
pan. Pour dough into each cup and place an unwrapped chocolate kiss
in the middle of each cupcake. Bake according to directions. Allow
to cool and frost. Your valentine will find a yummy hidden kiss
inside their cupcake.
In microwave safe bowl add butter, marshmallows and chocolate chips.
Melt in microwave several minutes until chocolate and marshmallows
are completely melted. Stirring occasionally. Place rice cereal into
large bowl and pour chocolate mixture over top. Stir to coat evenly.
Cool slightly so you can handle the mixture. Butter inside of large
funnels. Press warm rice mixture into funnel and allow to cool.
Place upside down and unmold from funnel. Wrap in plastic or tin
foil. Write a little note to your Valentine on a long strip of paper
and wrap up with the paper sticking out of the top.
Prepare sugar cookie dough according to directions. Cut out dough
into heart or flower shapes with a cookie cutter. Place a sucker
stick into each cookie. Bake according to directions. Allow to cool
and frost. Place a stryfoam ball into the top of a vase. Press
sticks into the stryfoam ball. Tie with a bow and attach a Valentine
Red Rice Treats
Krispies treats from a recipe and add red food coloring.
Spread into a 13x9 pan and cool. With a heart cookie cutter cut
Rice Krispies out. This is a simple and easy kids recipe they can
make for their friends this Valentine's day.
These cookies are spotted with Red (Craisins or dried
cranberries) and white chocolate chips. This makes an easy Kids
2/3 Cup butter
2/3 Cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 Cups flour
1 1/2 Cups oats
1- 6 ounce package of Craisins dried cranberries
1 Cup white chocolate chips
In mixing bowl cream together butter and brown sugar. Add in
eggs, baking soda and salt. Mix together then add flour. Mix until
well blended. Stir in white chocolate chips and Craisins. Preheat
oven to 375 degrees. Roll into small balls and place on a cookie
sheet. Bake for 10 minutes until golden brown.
white or chocolate candy coating such as Wilton Candy melts
Red sprinkles, mini M&M's or other sprinkles
Melt candy coating in microwave several minutes stirring
occasionally until melted completely. Dip cookies into melted
chocolate then sprinkle with red sprinkles. Allow to dry on a sheet
of wax paper. To deliver this Valentine recipe make a stack of
several cookies and wrap up with plastic wrap. Tie a bow and add a
note if you'd like.
Using your favorite sugar
cookie dough, color half your batter red and leave the other
Roll pieces of batter into a long rope. Press flat. Align pieces of
red and white so you have stripes of red and white cookie dough.
Press together gently. Cut out with a heart cookie cutter.
Place on cookie sheet and bake until golden brown.
Heart Shaped Cheesecake
Make a cheesecake in a heart shaped springform pan. Top the middle of
the cheesecake with cherry pie filling making it into a heart shape.
Leave about 1-2 inches around the edges for a decorative valentine
look. Make teaching easier with our activities and recipes compiled in one easy to read format.
Simple Cheesecake Recipe
lemon Jell-O gelatin, 4 serving size
½ Cup boiling water
8 ounces Cream cheese, softened
2 Cup Cool whip or whipped cream
Graham Cracker crust or chocolate cookie crust- homemade
Prepare the graham cracker crust and press into a heart shaped pan.
Set aside. In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. In separate
bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; gradually beat in gelatin. Add
whipped topping into cheese mixture. Stir gently. Pour into heart
pan. Chill several hours. Place cherries on top in the shape of a
heart as mentioned above.
1/2 C semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 C heavy whipping cream
2 T orange juice
2 C fresh strawberries, sliced
4 slices pound cake, cubed
Place the chocolate chips into a small saucepan. Pour the whipping
cream over the chips. Place the pan on low heat and stirring
constantly melt the chips until they are smooth. Remove the pan from
heat and blend in the orange juice. Cool the mixture about 30 or
until room temperature. Place the sliced strawberries in the bottom
of dessert cups. Layer the pound cake on top of the strawberries.
Spoon the chocolate mixture over the top. Serving Size:4
Dessert Cookie Pizza
sugar cookie dough or brownie mix
2 Cups chocolate chips
14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
2 Cups milk chocolate candies (M&M)
2 Cups mini marshmallows
½ Cups peanuts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Press cookie dough or brownie mix into
pizza pan. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. In saucepan,
melt chocolate chips with condensed milk. Spread over crusts.
Sprinkle with chocolate candies, marshmallows and peanuts. Bake 4
minutes or until marshmallows are lightly toasted.
~Shape your cookie dough into a heart shape. Or decorate a cookie cake.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
2 Cups chocolate chips
Fresh strawberries washed and patted dry
white chocolate or other toppings to roll strawberries in
such as chopped nuts, coconut, etc.
In a microwave safe dish, melt chocolate chips. Stir every 30
seconds until melted. Immediately dip a strawberry into chocolate
and then add toppings if desired. Let set on a sheet of waxed paper.
Continue with more strawberries.
If you want to add a white chocolate drizzle melt white chocolate
chips as you did the chocolate. With a spoon drizzle over the top of
your dipped strawberry.
sugar cookie dough
white cream cheese frosting
Sliced fruit, strawberries, kiwi, raspberries whatever you
Spread cookie dough onto pizza pan. Bake for 10 minutes or until
golden brown. Allow to cool. Then frost. Top with sliced fruit in
whatever pattern you choose.
~You can shape your pizza dough into a heart shape too.
Tunnel Of Love Cake
Angel food cake, already prepared
8 oz. pkg cream cheese
3/4 Cup sweetened condensed milk
1/4 Cup lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 Cups strawberries, sliced
16 oz. pkg. whipped topping
To create your tunnel cut off a 1 inch layer off the cake top. Set
aside for later. Scoop out a tunnel leaving the sides of the cake
intact and set cake pieces aside for later. Prepare filling by
mixing together cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice
and almond extract. Add insides of the cake you previously scooped
out. Cut cake pieces into small pieces if needed. Stir sliced
strawberries and cake pieces gently into cream cheese mixture. Spoon
into tunnel. Replace top of cake layer and frost with whipped
Prepare a brownie mix or homemade brownie recipe for this Valentine
recipes. Pour into a greased heart shaped pan. Bake and allow to
cool. With whipped cream spray an outline of a heart in the middle
of the brownie. Place cherries or chopped strawberries inside the
Cake Decorating Hearts
It is simple to make frosting hearts using tip #12. Start with one
teardrop shape and finish it off with a second teardrop next to the
first. Decorate frosted cupcakes with a frosting heart in the middle
or little hearts all over your cake.
Do you need a heart shaped pan for a recipe but don't have one?
Try this idea. Bake your recipe in a 8x8 square pan and a circle
pan. If you are making a cake, for example, once it has cooled and
you take it out of the pan, turn it sideways to resemble a diamond.
Cut the circle cake in half and place one half on each side at the
top of the diamond. Once you frost the cake or decorate it, you will
not be able notice any difference. Now you can create many Valentine
recipes with this idea.
ideas on homemade candy recipes that you can turn into Valentine
Christmas Candy Recipes.
More Valentine Dessert Ideas
Here are some ideas for Valentine's Day desserts kids will enjoy
making and eating. Everybody loves chocolate or at least they
should. Recent research shows that eating a little chocolate is good
for you. Don't tell your kids though, or they'll never let you
Valentine's Day was made for chocolate. Let the kids make some
chocolate cupcakes. Top them with icing fit for the
occasion- red or pink.
Jell-O has been a kid favorite since it was introduced
to the world. Turn the popular treat into a Valentines Day
treat with some cookie cutters. Cookie cutters shaped like
hearts, kissing lips, cupid, or letters create holiday cut-outs
for the kids. Let the kids cut the shapes after the gelatin has
Kids love to decorate with icing and sprinkles and
candy. If you make cupcakes, brownies, or cake for them this
Valentines Day, let them decide how the finished confections
will look. Put the icing in a bag designed for that purpose so
the kids can pipe the icing through to create words or pictures
on the dessert. A plastic storage bag with a small hole cut into
the corner works just as well as a cake decorating bag.
Cookies go well with any holiday. For Valentine's Day, use sugar cookies. With sugar cookies, they
can be topped with icing, sugar, and sprinkles. Try to get
sprinkles shaped like hearts. Our tried and true cookie cutters
can be used again to cut the chilled dough into the same shapes
as the gelatin treats.
How about a dessert pizza? Using cookie dough, roll it
out to the shape and diameter of a large pizza. Follow package
instructions for baking the cookie. Once it's done and cooled,
top with icing. White or vanilla icing can be tinted pink or
darker with some red food coloring. Then, let the kids top the
dessert pizza with their favorite candies. Plain M&M's,
candy sprinkles, and other chewy sweets can top the pizza.
Try a new twist on some dessert favorites. Add large
candy hearts to the top of cupcakes. Create a cake shaped like
cupid. Use heart-shaped foil cups to bake brownies. All of these
ideas are easy enough for your kids to help you create them.