Valentine's Day School Treat Recipes

Sneak something special into your little ones lunch bag this year. Here are our favorite Valentine's Day treat ideas. Or, spread the Valentine's Day love with sharable school favorites.

Staff Picks

Easy Valentine Sandwich Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 151
Perfect for Valentine's Day, these cute heart-shaped sandwich cookies with pink frosting feature a small heart-shaped cutout in the top cookie to reveal the filling inside.

Lollipop Cookie Valentines

Rating: 4 stars 26
Every year 18 of us get together for our annual 'Heart Party' in honor of Valentine's Day. Besides sharing a favorite craft, we bring 18 cookies and share a favorite recipe. This was mine from last year. The recipe is written using white chocolate, but you can use dark chocolate instead, or use half white and half dark. I like to decorate mine with candy sprinkles too.
By Robin J.

Cinnamon Heart Popcorn

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
A favorite on Valentines Day! From Doreen P.

Pope's Valentine Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 164
Rich and delicious cut-out cookies - wonderful for special holiday celebrations! These are the best cut-out cookies the long line of bakers in our family has ever found.
By Jelly

Sweetheart Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 230
Instead of just plain white cupcakes, I took it a step further and made them special. You can change the colors for any holiday. Shades of green for St. Patrick's Day, pastel colors for Easter, red white and blue for the 4th of July. You get the picture.

Valentine Heart Necklaces

Rating: 4.5 stars 43
These are a great substitute for children to take to school in lieu of Valentine's Day cards! Use a drinking straw to cut the holes in the pastry.
By Jessica Benbow

Cheesecake Pops

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
A fun twist on a traditional dessert, these fun 'lollipops' will impress your family and friends.

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

Rating: 5 stars 110
Strawberries are stuffed with a cream cheese filling for a cute two-bite dessert. Can be prepared the night before, but not much earlier than that as the berries may become soggy.

Moist Red Velvet Cupcakes

Rating: 4 stars 454
Little versions of classic red velvet cake! Frost with cream cheese frosting or white frosting.
By pinkspoonula

French Macaroons

Rating: 4.5 stars 95
Fantabulous colored, bite-sized macaroons. Divide batter into thirds and color one-third pink and flavor with raspberry flavoring; color one-third yellow and flavor with lemon flavoring; color one-third pale blue and flavor with vanilla. Fill and make sandwich cookies with filling of choice, like peach jam or strawberry preserves.
By crazymary98

White Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Rating: 4.5 stars 158
Easy recipe, and fun to do with the kids! Top some of the pretzels with chopped peanuts for a treat!
By Patty Vadinsky

Strawberry Heart Bark

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
This sweet conversation heart bark is perfect for your pals on Valentine's Day. Share the love with everyone, not just your sweetie.

Inspiration and Ideas

Lunch Box Treats That Say "I Love You"
Give kids a virtual XO with these special lunch box treats.
The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
Rating: Unrated 11255
"SO good. Making heart shapes to take to the classroom tomorrow." – Cook4kids
Shrimp Scampi with Pasta
Rating: 4.5 stars 1263

Try this shrimp scampi recipe served with pasta for the ultimate seafood pasta dish.