Valentine’s Day is a perfect holiday to start small traditions with the kids that you can look forward to year after year—and an easy tradition to stick with is making a fun Valentine’s Day treat! These healthy Valentine’s Day treats will cover you from breakfast through snack time and dessert, but they feature wholesome ingredients and are not-too-sweet for your toddlers. My family loves having heart shaped pancakes to start the day—but I’m sure they’d be happy with any of these Valentine’s Day treats!
10 Yummy Valentine’s Day Treats
- Sweetheart Cocoa Pancakes
This chocolate pancake recipe is made with whole grain flours and just enough cocoa powder to ensure they have a deliciously decadent flavor. And the method for making them heart shaped is super easy!
- Lower Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies
With slightly less sugar than a classic cookie, but the flavor and texture you expect, this is a great recipe to make for the entire family to share. Or to bring to a classroom Valentine’s Day party!
- Lower Sugar Vanilla Cupcakes
This recipe for classic cupcakes is a perfect Valentine’s treat. And you can make slightly pink frosting, which many little kids I know would adore!
- Lower Sugar Chocolate Cupcakes
Moist, fluffy, and chocolatey, these lower sugar chocolate cupcakes are another easy Valentine’s Day treat. Top them with red or pink sprinkles to make them extra special.
- Homemade Chocolate Yogurt Gummies
With just three ingredients, this recipe for heart shaped gummies is a perfect party food! You can make a batch in minutes and the kids will love getting to snack on homemade gummies that taste like chocolate milk. These are a healthy heart-shaped snack to keep around at this time of the year.
- Cocoa Banana Waffles
Start the day with a warm stack of waffles made with whole grains and cocoa (of course!).
- Flourless Cocoa Muffins
Rich and chocolatey, but packed with nutrition from veggies and fruit, these moist muffins would also make a healthy Valentine’s Day treat for school since they are nut-free.
- Whole Wheat Raspberry Waffles
Add a little pink to your waffle routine with this simple recipe!
- Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie
I love to keep canned pumpkin on hand long past Thanksgiving and tucking it into this chocolate smoothie will provide a little extra nutrition for your toddler as they start their day.
- Strawberry Greek Frozen Yogurt PopsBlend up a simple yogurt and fruit mixture, freeze overnight, and serve fun and festive pink and red Valentine’s Day treats!