Easy & Fun Valentine’s Recipes for Kids

Easy & Fun Valentine's Recipes for Kids - SavvyMom

Unleash the love in your kitchen this Valentine’s Day with your little sous chefs by your side. Give your kids a chance to shine and express their culinary creativity with these fun and easy Valentine’s recipes for kids that are perfect for tiny hands to handle. From heart-shaped goodies to love-filled sweets, they’ll be whipping up treats that are not only eye-catching, but also mouth-watering. So, let’s get those aprons tied and those oven mitts ready, as we embark on a culinary adventure filled with love, laughter, and of course, delicious treats.

To make these treats, children will need a heart-shaped silicone mould, cookie cutters, parchment paper, and a cookie baking sheet.

Valentine’s Recipes for Kids

1. Crimson flavours: Beet Patties

These are a great way to get the kids enjoy the goodness of beets. They are loaded with flavour and nutrition, and are a great way to add some colour and excitement to your plate.

You’ll need:

  • 2 medium-sized beets, boiled and grated
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp seasoning mix of chopped cilantro, chives, and mint leaves
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Rinse, peel, and boil the beets. Once cooled, in a bowl, mix together the grated beets, breadcrumbs, garlic, seasoning mix, egg, salt, and pepper.
  • Shape portions with a heart-shaped cookie cutter or in a silicone mould.
  • Place the patties on the prepared baking sheet and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until fully cooked through.
  • Serve the heart-shaped beet patties warm as a yummy and festive side dish with your usual dinner.

(Please use help of an adult to peel and boil the beets. Do not operate the oven without supervision)

2. Circle of love: Pinwheel Strawberry Sandwiches

These pinwheel strawberry sandwiches are a sweet and simple treat that kids will love making and eating. The fun method will leave them asking for more kitchen time!

You’ll need:

  • A packet of bread (white/brown)
  • A box of spreadable cream cheese
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries


  • Lay the bread out on a cutting board. Spread cream cheese evenly over the bread.
  • Place a layer of sliced strawberries on top of the cream cheese.
  • Roll up the bread tightly to form a cylinder. Wrap the cylinder in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
  • Remove the plastic wrap and slice the cylinder into pinwheels.

3. Sticking around: Fruit skewers

These fruit skewers are a healthy and fun snack that kids will enjoy making and eating. Children can choose their favourite fruits, such as strawberries, grapes, and melon, and alternate them on the skewers.

You’ll need:

  • Fresh fruit, such as strawberries, grapes, and melon
  • Wooden skewers
  • Sliced almonds


  • Wash and dry the fruit.
  • Alternate pieces of fruit on the skewers to form a fun structure.
  • Let their imaginations run wild, as they create love bugs or Cupid darts on skewers.

4. Coated in love: Heart-shaped sugar cookies

Let your kids help make a batch of heart-shaped sugar cookies. They can help mix the dough, roll it out, and cut the cookies into heart shapes. Decorating the cookies with icing and sprinkles is also a fun and creative activity for kids.

You’ll need:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Food colouring
  • Icing and sprinkles for decoration


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Combine both mixtures and add a few drops of food colouring to get a fun red or crimson effect.
  • Roll out the dough and cut into desired shapes, like hearts or roses.
  • Chill the shape in a cling film wrap for 3p minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the cut-out cookies on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 1 inch apart.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are light golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Decorate the cookies with icing and sprinkles.

5. Sipping fun: Raspberry Banana Smoothie

It’s sweet, fruity, and loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. Children will love the bright red colour and enjoy the perfect combination of berries and banana.

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp honey (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Ice cubes


  • In a blender, add the frozen raspberries, banana, Greek yogurt, almond milk, honey (if using), and vanilla extract.
  • Add a handful of ice cubes and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the smoothie into a glass and garnish with fresh raspberries, if desired.

With the perfect balance of sweet and adorable, these treats will leave everyone feeling the love this Valentine’s Day.


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