It’s that time of year again. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and you’re probably starting to brainstorm some Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties.
If you’re like me, you have to start planning soon after New Year’s Day if Valentine’s Day treats and Valentine’s classroom gifts are going to happen.
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If we’re being honest, it can be tricky choosing special treats for an entire class. You need to account for food allergies and school regulations.
Your hard work to pull together a treat for the classroom Valentine’s party pays off when your kids are thrilled with the results. But that doesn’t always make the planning process easy.
So I’ve compiled 35 recipes with all sorts of different ingredients so you can accommodate dietary restrictions and your own sweet tooth. I’m confident you’ll find something amazing to create for parties and classroom celebrations for kids of all ages.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
35 Valentine Snack Ideas for Classroom Parties
Saving Talents mentions in her blog post that she remembers making these cookies every year with her mom. What a special tradition!
Bake and decorate these with your kids and then send them to school for their friends to enjoy. It’s a win-win!
Ingredients: sugar, butter, eggs, sour cream, vanilla, flour, salt, baking soda, softened cream cheese, milk, powdered sugar
Simple and Seasonal offers the best solution for your stroopwafel trimmings: dip them in your coffee while you build and decorate!
Ingredients: stroopwafels, candy melts, sprinkles
Drugstore Divas provides a super simple treat that takes less than 30 minutes to make. Once these minty-chocolate delights are done, divvy them up into cute Valentine’s Day cellophane bags for easy classroom treats.
Ingredients: candy melts, mini candy canes
Rice Krispie Treats are an easy crowd-pleaser. Moneywise Moms provides a great way to dress them up a little and get them on the list for fun Valentine snack ideas for classroom sharing.
Ingredients: Rice Krispie Cereal, marshmallows, butter, cinnamon hearts, Pull N Peel licorice, black icing, red M&Ms
Ingredients: popcorn, chocolate candy melts, sprinkles
These chocolate pretzel treats from Mommy Snippets are just too easy to pop in your mouth! Make them and then send them ALL to school with your kids. You’ve been warned.
Ingredients: pretzel twists, Rolos or Hershey’s Kisses, Valentine M&Ms
Here’s a fun twist on classic Valentine’s Day sugar cookies! Herbs & Flour gets it; more chocolate is always a good idea!
Ingredients: butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, salt, cocoa powder, flour, candy melts, sprinkles
These brownies from Herbs & Flour have an optional secret ingredient: espresso. You can make a batch without espresso for the kids and a batch with it for your book study or moms’ group!
Ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, butter, oil, cocoa powder, instant espresso powder (optional), sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, sprinkles
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Whether you are looking for a festive treat for a Valentine’s Day classroom party, sharing with friends, or a party at home, you can’t go wrong with The Toasty Kitchen’s heart-shaped chocolate chip cookies. Yum!
Ingredients: butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, flour, baking powder, salt, mini chocolate chips, sprinkles
You’ve probably heard of muddy buddies or puppy chow, but have you heard about this tasty treat being covered in a powder made from freeze-dried strawberries?! I certainly hadn’t before reading The Toasty Kitchen’s blog post, and now I want them!
Ingredients: Chex Cereal, white chocolate chips, freeze-dried strawberries, confectioner’s sugar
This chocolate truffle recipe is my own and let me tell you the chocolate flavor is intense! Older kids might be able to appreciate the powerful, not-so-sweet chocolatey-ness more than younger kids.
Ingredients: cacao chocolate bar, butter, eggs, powdered sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder
Minions and Rice Krispie Treats make a lot of sense together. It’s hard to pinpoint what’s so lovable about both and yet they are both well-loved!
Lisa from Crazy Adventures in Parenting provides an easy recipe for creating minions snacks that your own little minions will love this Valentine’s Day.
Ingredients: butter, mini marshmallows, yellow gel food coloring, Rice Krispies Cereal, white fondant, black food marker, black decorating frosting
Here’s another crowd-pleaser from Crazy Adventures in Parenting: red velvet truffles. Yum! This recipe walks you through the whole process from making the initial cake to decorating.
Ingredients: flour, butter, chocolate cake mix, buttermilk, canola oil, eggs, red gel food coloring, cocoa powder, vanilla frosting, white candy melts, coconut oil, red sprinkles
They’re cute and pretty on the outside, but on the inside, they are rich with peanut butter and Nutella! Merry About Town shares everything you need to make these for your kids’ Valentine’s Day class parties.
Ingredients: Ritz crackers, peanut butter, Nutella, pink candy melts, sprinkles
These cookies look so tasty! Merry from Merry About Town shows you how to make these snacks gluten-free and how to ensure that even your M&Ms have not been cross-contaminated. It’s a great way to show extra care and consideration of your kids’ or their friends’ gluten sensitivity.
Ingredients: yellow gluten-free cake mix, butter, eggs, vanilla extract, M&Ms
The melted chocolate makes neat swirls in this sweet treat by Two Kids and a Coupon. Put a few pieces in bags and tie them up with a pretty ribbon to send them to school parties with your kids.
Ingredients: buttercream frosting, red candy melts, strawberry flavored pin candy melts, strawberry extract, nonpareils sprinkles, heart sprinkles
Send cute love letters in the form of no-bake cookies with Savvy Mama Lifestyle’s recipe. Aside from being adorable, they do offer a healthy twist since they are slightly less sugar-filled than other Valentine’s Day snacks.
Ingredients: graham crackers, white vanilla frosting, pink sparkle gel, heart candies, sprinkles
You really can’t go wrong with cake pops for tasty treats for the whole class. Babaganosh shares a recipe that looks amazing!
Ingredients: boxed cake, cream cheese frosting, red candy melts, sprinkles
Your snack is sure to be the class favorite if you go with these amazing Philadelphia strawberry cheesecake bars from Winding Creek Ranch! Name yourself the official food tester and be sure to eat a few before the kids take them to their class parties. Because there won’t be any leftovers!
Ingredients: graham cracker crumbs, butter, cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, vanilla extract, eggs, strawberries, lemon juice, cornstarch, white chocolate
These peanut butter bites from Bakerita are almost as easy to make as they are to pop into your mouth one after another. However, you may want to check for peanut allergies in your kids’ classes before sending them in.
Ingredients: peanut butter, coconut flour, maple syrup, kosher salt, dark chocolate chips, coconut oil
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If you’ve popped a cake pop into your mouth and wished they were a little bigger so you didn’t have to feel guilty about eating a second (or third…), you will love these cakesicles. With Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream’s recipe you get tasty popsicle-shaped cake pops and an adorable canvas for fun designs and sprinkles.
Ingredients: cake, frosting, candy melts, sprinkles
Fresh marshmallows are delicious and making them could be a fun tradition you start with your kids! Check out this recipe from Good Life Eats for everything you need to know.
Ingredients: unflavored gelatin, granulated sugar, light corn syrup, salt, egg whites, vanilla bean, freeze-dried raspberries, powdered sugar, dark baking chocolate
23- Cherry Hand Pies
Looking for an excuse to use that air fryer you got for Christmas? Check out these adorable cherry hand pies from Thrive at Home.
Ingredients: cherry pie filling, eggs, premade pastry shell
Valentine’s snacks are generally not super healthy, but these honey graham bears are a nice break from the sugar overload. The Monday Box gives all the instructions you need to make these from scratch, but you can also use premade Teddy Grahams to save time.
Ingredients: whole wheat flour, oat flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, butter, milk, honey, vanilla extract, milk, confectioner’s sugar
Speaking of healthy, if you are looking for healthy Valentine’s Day snacks, try this recipe from Food Meanderings. The ingredients look tasty and healthy for little minds and bodies!
Ingredients: orange juice, baby spinach leaves, frozen raspberries, agave syrup, vanilla extract, unflavored gelatin
Looking at these cookies, I hear the 1960s song “Chapel of Love,” which is perfect for Valentine’s Day! XOXO Bella provides all the instructions you need to make these adorable cookies.
Ingredients: butter, sugar, sea salt, eggs, vanilla extract, food coloring, flour, hard candy
This recipe from XOXO Bella is just fun! What’s not to love about a s’mores brownie truffle?
Ingredients: brownie mix, graham cracker crumbs, semi-sweet chocolate chips, marshmallow fluff, oil, sprinkles
Simply Scrumptious has a tasty-looking cookie recipe that will be a hit at any Valentine’s Day classroom party. You can’t go wrong with cookies.
Ingredients: butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, flour, baking soda, salt, white chocolate chips, freeze-dried strawberries
These cupcakes make the list of Valentine snack ideas for classroom parties because…well, just look at them. Yum! And you could use my free printable Valentine’s Day cupcake wrappers to make them shine. Thank you, Cook with Kushi, for this recipe!
Ingredients: sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, strawberry puree, vanilla extract, milk, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, strawberries, confectioners sugar, vegetable shortening, butter, red food coloring
This is the romantic version of thumbprint cookies if you are familiar with them. The Instant Pot Table shares a tasty recipe that you’ll be tempted to enjoy with a cup of coffee rather than send to school with your kids.
Ingredients: flour, eggs, powdered sugar, cornstarch, salt, raspberry jam, butter
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You don’t need to buy lots of fruit to make a cute and tasty fruit kabob. Using Simple & Seasonal’s example, you can send this banana and strawberry fruit kabob to school with your kids knowing they’ll eat at least one nutritious snack today. Pro tip: To make things a little simpler and more portable, it’s OK to skip the yogurt dip.
Ingredients: bananas, strawberries, maybe yogurt dip
Dipped Oreos are another crowd-pleaser, and they’re so easy to make. Follow Beyond Frosting’s instructions to make your own adorable Valentine Oreos.
Ingredients: Oreos, chocolate wafers, white chocolate wafers, sprinkles
Chex mix combos can easily be made into Valentine’s treats. Check out my Chex mix recipes post if you want more inspiration. Otherwise, head on over to Me and My Inklings for this Cupid Crunch Chex Mix.
Ingredients: rice squares or Chex Cereal, Valentine-colored candies, sprinkles, candy melts, wafers, cookies
This mix from Five Spot Green Living uses healthier ingredients without sacrificing tastiness. I love the variety and your kids’ friends will too!
Ingredients: strawberry and banana Cheerios, dehydrated strawberries, yogurt-covered raisins, yogurt-covered pretzels, chocolate bunny Grahams
Aside from these cookies looking amazing, I included this recipe from Christina’s Cucina because blood oranges are in season! This sets you up to use seasonal produce.
Ingredients: butter, sugar, eggs, ricotta, blood oranges, flour, baking powder, salt, powdered sugar
Valentine’s Day School Printables
If you’re preparing snacks for a class party, you probably also need Valentines to give to the whole class.
Fortunately, I have plenty of great ideas for that!
In each case, a clever and sweet custom card will make your little gift a little more special.
I hope you found some fun ideas for Valentine snacks! Please share in the comments if you tried one of these recipes or if you have one of your own people need to know about.
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