4 Quick & Easy Valentine’s Treats Kids Will Love

Valentine's treats for kids

When it comes to Valentine’s treats, I think of chocolate and candy. Which are two things I love and are, in fact, two of the treats that will be featured in today’s post. However, why not start the day off, or end it, a little out of the norm this Valentine’s Day. We all love to get candy and or chocolate on Valentine’s, but I prefer to do a little something more homemade.

I want to start with a fun breakfast idea that is a pretty healthy treat, to surprise your kiddos with this Valentine’s day. Can you tell what they are? Yes, they are grilled something or other!

Valentine's Snack Ideas

For breakfast, my kids like to have something sweet and/or savory. With the heart-shaped grilled cheese sandwich and the heart shape grilled Nutella sandwich, they can have both. After picking up my supplies, for everything featured in today’s post, at Winn Dixie, I decided this love day will be filled with hearts. They will be waking up to a classic (grilled cheese) and a favorite (grilled Nutella) with a fun Valentine’s Day theme..the hearts of course.

The kids will love waking up to these tasty treats this Valentine’s day, and the best part is, they are super simple to make!  Check out how cute our heart grilled cheese sandwiches came out!

Heart Shape Grilled Cheese

We can’t forget about the mini-heart grilled Nutella sandwich.  My oldest son is a big fan of Nutella, but he has never had it grilled…he never knew what he was missing.  I let him be my tester the day I made these and he was VERY impressed…I have a feeling my little secret is going to be a new thing in the house with him!

Grilled Nutella Heart Sandwiches

Now, when you want to stick with the traditional chocolate treats, I have two that are super quick and easy, and tasty of course.  You can do these once the kids leave for school, and they will be waiting for them upon their return!  What are they?  How about I show you first, then give the recipe for these!

Chocolate Dipped Valentines GiftsWhite chocolate dipped pretzels

Chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate dipped pretzels, and white chocolate dipped pretzels.  The hardest part of both of these recipes is melting the chocolate…but that’s only because I am impatient.

5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Dipped Valentine's Day Treats

These chocolate dipped treats would make great after-school treats or gifts on Valentines Day

Course Dessert
Author Toni


  • Pretzel Rods
  • Strawberries
  • 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Assorted Sprinkles
  • Candy Pearls (or other decorations
  • Dash Cayenne
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil


  1. Pour ½ the bag of morsels into a microwaveable bowl

  2. Add 1 tsp Vegetable Oil

  3. Heat in 30 second increments until melted and smooth

  4. Dip pretzel rods and strawberries ¾ of the way into the chocolate (or use spatula to smooth over)

  5. Add topping (cayenne is a great kick, kids love sprinkles)

  6. To dry pretzel rods I used a cooling rack, it worked perfectly

  7. Lay Strawberries on wax paper.

  8. Allow to cool completely, transfer to fridge to let chocolate harden

Recipe Notes

Try adding different toppings for a different kick. Mint, Butterfinger, Nuts, anything your tastebuds desire.

For the white chocolate pretzels, you can follow the same recipe above, but switch out the semi-sweet morsels for white chocolate morsels.  I chose to go an easier route (and have less dirty dishes) and picked up the Dolci Frutti white chocolate shell.  It works great and you can heat it right in the container.  Whichever you choose to do, you will have some happy little campers on your hand when they get home from school and are surprised with even more Valentine’s Day treats.

If you want, you can wait until the kids are home, and let them have a hand in making these, they will have a blast!  The pretzels and strawberries, also make great Valentine’s gift ideas for teachers, co-workers, friends, and family.  So, this Valentine’s Day, have fun and don’t stress.  These quick & easy snack ideas are going to be just perfect for themed fun and tasty goodness!

What are some of your favorite Valentine’s Day treats?

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Hi! I'm Toni. I am a happily married, christian, momma of 3 living on Florida's sunny Gulf Coast. I am a lifestyle blogger and Seint Arist. I started blogging when my last child was born as a way to share my love of all things travel, cooking, beauty, recipes, and more. Now pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea and let's get to know each other. I truly hope you enjoy getting A Daily Dose of Toni!


  1. 1

    My daughter would goggle up those pretzels

  2. 2

    These are very fun and festive. Simple is nice when making treats or meals geared around a holiday.

  3. 3

    Mmmm — so many yummy choices! We love anything heart-shaped for Valentine’s Day week, so we’ve had heart shaped cheese, and bacon, and pizza and even pancakes!

  4. 4

    These look like kids would have fun just eating them 🙂

  5. 5

    5 stars
    I know MY kid would love these I love how quick and easy they are!

  6. 6

    These are great! I am a big chocolate covered strawberry fan but the heart shaped donut I indulged in today was heavenly as well.

  7. 7

    My kids are celebrating Valentine’s Day all the way through Monday since we’ve been snowed in and their parties at school were postponed. We’ll have to try some of these over the weekend. 🙂

  8. 8

    Grilled Nutella sounds awesome, but I’m craving those pretzels!

  9. 9

    5 stars
    Great simple ideas for kids.

  10. 10

    5 stars
    pretzel rods are a great idea I bet they’d love these even for a treat

  11. 11

    Wow some good treats for the kids. Simple too, love Nutella 🙂

  12. 12

    We love chocolate dipped strawberries, iced and decorated sugar cookies and brownies. These look delicious!

  13. 13

    5 stars
    I love the chocolate covered pretzels!

  14. 14

    My boys love chocolate dipped pretzels, and they really are one of the easiest things to make.

  15. 15

    Those are easy and quite yummy looking! love it

  16. 16

    Love, love, LOVE chocolate covered strawberries! When I read the ingredients for the grilled hearts, I was surprised to see both cheese and nutella. I’ve never thought of those two going together. THEN I saw you said to use one or the other, not both. Ah-ha! Great ideas!

  17. 17

    Mine would love the chocolate covered pretzels!

  18. 18

    5 stars
    These are really cute ideas! Also, I definitely need to try Nutella sometime.

  19. 19

    5 stars
    These look like some really tasty treat! I especially like the one with Nutella!

  20. 20

    5 stars
    This post just made me hungry! That sandwich looks and sounds amazing!

  21. 21

    I bet he would love all of those. Thanks for sharing.

  22. 22

    My family likes cake! So cake it was, a red velvet with white chocolate buttercream frosting. It was gobbled up and it did my heart good 🙂

  23. 23

    Cute ideas, any of which would make kids very happy! Nutella makes moms happy too!

  24. 24

    5 stars
    I relay like the heart shaped grilled cheese, I need to get my a heart shaped cookie cutter. You could also make heart shaped food for mothers day. I want some heart shaped waffles now. 😉 Love all these ideas. Very fun.