Valentine’s Day can often be all about the sweets, from sugary conversation hearts to boxes of chocolates and indulgent desserts. Thanks to the following recipes we’ve collected, you can celebrate Valentine’s Day without overdoing it. Whether you want to make a fun snack for your little one’s Valentine’s Day party at school or a tasty yet guilt-free dessert to celebrate the holiday, these easy recipes will surely be a hit.

Fruity Yogurt Bites:

Source: Crafty Morning

Use silicone muffin cups to hold your yogurt bites. In a bowl, use a fork to mash together festive-colored fruit like raspberries and strawberries, then whisk them into your little one’s favorite yogurt. For a sweeter taste, you can even add in some honey or maple syrup. Place the mixture into the mold and tap against the counter to flatten the yogurt. Add some Valentine’s Day sprinkles and pop them into the freezer. Once they’ve frozen completely, they are ready to serve!

Lovey Dovey Fruit Cups:

Source: Woman’s Day

Use a small heart-shaped cookie cutter on strawberries, bananas, and any other fruits your little one loves. Also consider using fruits that are pink or purple to add a bright Valentine’s Day-themed pop of color, such as watermelon, grapes, or raspberries. Mix the fruit pieces together, then serve in small, clear cups (you could even decorate these with stickers or glitter). You could also follow the original recipe and serve the fruit on a skewer. Serve with a side of your child’s favorite yogurt!

Strawberry Ladybugs:

Source: Kid-Friendly Things to Do

Use a knife to trim strawberries into a heart shape, and dip one end in melted chocolate. This will create the body of your cute ladybug. To add eyes, use small marshmallows, mini white chocolate chips, or a bit of melted white and dark chocolate. You can even use eyeball-shaped candies available at most grocery stores.

Valentine’s Parfaits: 

Source: Fun Learning for Kids

Layer crushed graham crackers and strawberry yogurt to make a parfait in a small, clear container. You can add in layers of fresh fruit like strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries. And, for a fun Valentine’s Day touch, top with pink or white sprinkles!

Love Bug Fruit Cups

Source: Woman’s Day

These cute critters are easy to make! Just flip over an individual fruit cup (we recommend strawberry or pineapple) and attach two little heart-shaped feet to the bottom. You can use construction paper, felt, or any other craft materials on hand. Stick on some googly-eyes and pink or red pipe cleaners for antennas to finish your fruity love bug!

Fruit Juice Gummies

Source: Modern Parents Messy Kids

In a saucepan, combine any red or pink fruit juice (cherry, strawberry, etc.) and a gelatin mix. Whisk the mixture until the gelatin has been absorbed, then place the pan over medium heat. It is important not to let the mixture boil; keep it on a medium heat setting only. You can also add in honey or vanilla extract for extra sweetness. Pour the mixture into the Valentine’s Day-themed molds, such as flower or heart shapes, and refrigerate them until they are set!

Bibitty Boppity Butterflies

Source: Woman’s Day

Gather pink, red, and white Valentine’s Day-colored snacks (like dried cranberries or raisins) and Chex mix, then combine them in a zip-lock bag. Divide the bag in half by squeezing the center, and secure the middle with a clothespin. With the corners of the bag, the bag should look like a butterfly with the clothespin acting as the butterfly’s body. Add a pipe cleaner for antennas and googly-eyes, or draw them on yourself for a little fun!

We hope these healthy and festive snacks are a hit, and we wish you a happy Valentine's Day!


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