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.

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Easy Valentine Sandwich Cookies

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This recipe makes 17- 3 inch sandwich cookies and 17 - 1 1/2 inch heart shaped cookies. You'll need a 3-inch heart shaped cutter and a 1 1/2-inch heart shaped cutter. Frost with Pink Valentine Frosting (see recipe).

Lollipop Cookie Valentines

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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.

Cinnamon Heart Popcorn

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A favorite on Valentines Day! From Doreen P.

Pope's Valentine Cookies

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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.

Sweetheart Cupcakes

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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

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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.

Cheesecake Pops

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A fun twist on a traditional dessert, these fun 'lollipops' will impress your family and friends.

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

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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

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Little versions of classic red velvet cake! Frost with cream cheese frosting or white frosting.

French Macaroons

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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.

White Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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Easy recipe, and fun to do with the kids! Top some of the pretzels with chopped peanuts for a treat!

Strawberry Heart Bark

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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

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

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"SO good. Making heart shapes to take to the classroom tomorrow." – Cook4kids

Cajun Seafood Pasta

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This recipe is a hot one, but delicious! If you are weak of tongue, then divide the amounts of peppers in half. Better to add more than spoil your creation! Bay scallops are preferred, but the larger sea scallops can be used if they are cut in half. This dish can also be placed in a casserole dish and placed under the broiler until top turns golden brown!