Growing up, I thought Valentine’s Day was a second Halloween…conversation hearts, unlimited chocolate, lots of lollipops, and sugar, sugar, sugar!  As a kid, no one was left out of the holiday.  In elementary school, we were required to give everyone in the class a card.  I often miss those days when the most difficult part of Valentine’s Day was choosing between the Barbie or Strawberry Shortcake cards.  

Here are 14 sweet Valentine’s Day treats to enjoy with the kids in your life.  (But in all honesty, these treats would make anyone happy regardless of their age!)


 Marshmallows are a necessity for any holiday.  Kelly of Just a Taste has put the festive spin on these cute marshmallow pops


Can hot cocoa get any better?  The answer is mixing it with a strawberry milkshake. Maria and Josh of Two Peas and Their Pod has made this delightful strawberry sweethearts cocoa that would be perfect to share as an afternoon pick-me-up. 

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 Conversations hearts cheesecake!  Apparently, dreams do come true!  Beth of Hungry Happenings has combined two of my favorite sweets into one awesome treat.  These are almost too adorable to eat!


Yes to Nutella!  It’s a shame Nutella wasn’t as readily available when I was growing up.   Jessica of The Novice Chef takes this heavenly hazelnut chocolate spread a step further with her delicious and lovely strawberry nutella pop tarts.

TheLittleEpicurean_chocolate-dipped-frozen-bananasI love frozen bananas.  I make them special by dipping them in chocolate and topping them with a variety of sprinkles.  These chocolate dipped frozen bananas make for one fun afternoon activity to do together or as a family! 

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Chocolate frosting on a chocolate cake.  YUM!  That spells Valentine’s Day for me.  Try these decadent chocolate cupcakes that I make every year for friends and family. 


 Satisfy everyone with the flavor of their choice.  These rainbow cookies use Jell-O powder for color and flavor.  Not only are they tasty, they’re sure to brighten anyone’s day!


These fruit roll-ups fortune cookies by Sandra of She Knows are such a creative and awesome treat!  Write special personalized messages or create your own little fortunes.  


Have a lot sweet teeth to feed?  A batch of these sugar cookie bars by Laura of Tide and Thyme feeds a crowd!  Sugar cookies the perfect vehicle for frosting.  And frosting makes me happy. 

SONY DSCBridget of Bake at 350 is my cookie decorating idol.  Who needs paper when you can write on cookies?!  Have your cookie and eat it too!  I’m crushing on these “do you like me junior high note cookies.” 


I remember the first time I tasted red velvet- it was love at first bite.  Ashton of Something Swanky take put on a spin on beloved red velvet and made into an Oreo cookie!  How cool are these red velvet Oreos?!  


Eat your heart out!  Literally.  These baked chocolate cherry doughnuts by Mandi of Making Nice in the Midwest are heart-shaped and super fun!  

ombrenutellacups001On the outside its looks colorful and beautiful.  On the inside chocolately Nutella goodness is waiting to come out!  Dea of The Baking Robot sure knows how to create an element of surprise with these ombre Nutella cups


Sure, you can eat M&Ms by the handful.  But you have eaten them in a cutie pie pop?!  Try these M&M filled cutie pie pops by Tonia of The Gunny Sack.