Having three boys at Valentines day is always so much fun, and sometimes a little hard to navigate! The valentines decor, the treats, it is all OH. SO. GIRLY! This holiday was absolutely made for girls, but that doesn’t mean I don’t let them celebrate. Every year since they were old enough to walk, I’ve taken them all dressed up in their cutest outfits to drop off goodies and roses to the girls in the neighborhood. You gotta teach them young to be a gentlemen right? This year we brought cupcakes over to our neighbor who lives across the street. She is the cutest old lady and my boys just adore her. Every morning they wave to her from the car on the way to school, and we often go over there to say hi or bring her treats. The boys are always so thoughtful of her, and she just adores them. So, I thought it would be fun to share 5 easy Valentine treats you can make with your kids!
Todays Mom Hack Monday is all about easy treats to make with kids. We are big bakers in this family, in fact my oldest has been baking with me since he was in diapers. It is one of our favorite things to do together. This year we made easy treats that the boys could do all by themselves, like dipping wafer cookies in chocolate, or rice krispy treats. Of course I had to make cupcakes, because duh. How cute are their little cupcake liners and toppers? I’ve compiled a list of 5 easy treats to make with kids. They are relatively no mess, and things the kids can help with/or do themselves if they wanted.
1.Valentines Cookies– Grab some strawberry wafer cookies at your local grocery store. Dip them in melted chocolate, then sprinkle with Valentines sprinkles. Cute, and SUPER easy! Use this simple recipe if you need help. 🙂
2. Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispy Treats– My boys made these all by themselves. They are 6 and 5. Just make the rice krispy treats as directed on the package, and then help cut them into squares.
In a microwave-safe cup or small bowl, heat dark cocoa candy melts with half of vegetable oil. Heat in 30 second increments, stirring each time, until fully melted, or about 90 seconds.
Firmly press each straw into the rice krispy treat about 3/4 of the way down, and then dip each in the melted chocolate. Sprinkle with Valentines sprinkles, and set them down on parchment paper on a flat surface.
3. Valentines Popcorn– We plan to make this on Valentines Day to bring to the neighbors in our area. It looks so yummy, and stinking adorable if I do say so myself. Recipe Here
4. Love Bug Oreo Cookies– I thought these were too adorable, but Oreos are not allowed in my house. Simply because I will eat an entire bag if left alone. It’s bad. SO if I had more self control around them, I would have made these darling love bug cookies with my boys. Too cute. Recipe found here.
5. Valentines Heart Pizza– So, what if you’re not wanting to cram more sugar into your kids diets? Well, this darling pizza would be perfect for your little ones. Plus, it’s something you can make together and have fun decorating your own! Recipe found here