Celebrate the 14th with healthy Valentine’s Day snacks and treats that are easy, fun, and so yummy. These are super fun valentines for toddlers and the rest of the family, too!
Valentine’s Day Snacks
Valentine’s Day is a perfect holiday to celebrate with food, and whether you’re looking for a fun snack or dessert, this is a great place to start. From muffins and cupcakes, to smoothies and flavored milks, these are some of our favorites to share.
I tried to include both chocolate and strawberry ideas (so pink!), as well as ones that are just festive for this time of year. You can make them for the kids or with your little sweethearts, and be sure to enjoy them yourself.
(Check my other post for my Valentine’s Day breakfast ideas and you may enjoy these Valentine’s Day sandwiches.)
Contents hide 1 Valentine’s Day Snacks 2 Your toddler won’t eat? Help is here! 3 Chocolate Avocado Pudding 4 Fluffy Chocolate Muffins 5 Chocolate Sugar Cookies 6 Easy Chocolate Cake 7 Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies 8 Easy Vanilla Cupcakes 9 Easy Chocolate Cupcakes 10 Homemade Chocolate Yogurt Gummies 11 Chocolate Protein Muffins 12 Banana Brownies 13 Whole Wheat Raspberry Waffles 14 Chocolate Smoothie 15 Strawberry Greek Frozen Yogurt Pops 16 No-Bake Chocolate Cookies 17 Raspberry Lemon Donuts 18 Chickpea Blondies 19 Favorite Strawberry Milk 20 Strawberry Pops 21 Fruit Sticks 22 Strawberry Cupcakes 23 Related Recipes
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Chocolate Avocado Pudding
With simple ingredients, zero cooking, and a method that takes about 2 minutes total, this Chocolate Avocado Pudding is a healthy dessert to share with the kids. It’s also low in added sugars yet super creamy and so delicious!
Easy Chocolate Avocado Pudding With simple ingredients, zero cooking, and a method that takes about 2 minutes total, this Chocolate Avocado Pudding is a yummy dessert to share with the kids. This is best on the day you make it, though you can store it in the fridge for 24 hours in an airtight container. If any liquid separates out, simply stir it up. Get the recipe
Fluffy Chocolate Muffins
We love these tender muffins for their chocolate flavor but also because they are SO satisfying. They’re great on their own served warm or cold and pair nicely with diced berries or banana as a fun holiday snack.
Fluffy Chocolate Muffins Fluffy, tender, and just sweet enough, these are delicious Chocolate Muffins to share with the kids. See the Notes for allergy swaps. Get the recipe
Chocolate Sugar Cookies
With just a few simple ingredients and a super easy method that the kids can help with, these Chocolate Sugar Cookies are a healthy dessert to share with the kids. We love them plain, but you could even add icing if you want!
Easy Chocolate Sugar Cookies Like a cross between an animal cracker and a sugar cookie, these less sweet cookies are easy to make with the kids. The amount of cookies you can make from one batch will depend on how large your cookie cutters are. Get the recipe
Easy Chocolate Cake
This super easy stir-together healthy Chocolate Cake is a cinch to make, and it has less sugar than traditional cakes. Maybe “healthier” is a better description, but whatever you call it, it’s so darn good! (PS: It happens to be vegan!)
Healthy Chocolate Cake (Lower Sugar) This Healthy Chocolate Cake is egg-free, dairy-free, and SO darn delicious. It’s lower in sugar, but delivers on classic chocolate cake flavor you expect. (I use two 6-inch cake pans to make this cake, which is a perfect size for a small gathering or even to use as a smash cake. See the Notes for how to make this as a 9-inch cake and as cupcakes.) Get the recipe
Loaded 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 bring to a classroom Valentine’s Day party!
Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies These classic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies have lower sugar but all the flavor and texture you crave. Choose your add-ins based on the kinds your family enjoys most. Get the recipe
Easy Vanilla Cupcakes
This recipe for classic cupcakes is a perfect Valentine’s treat. And you can make slightly pink cream cheese frosting, which many little kids I know would adore!
Healthy Vanilla Cupcakes (So Easy!) These Healthy Vanilla Cupcakes are light, fluffy, and moist. They’re also less sweet than most conventional cupcakes, both in the cake and in the pretty pink frosting, but they are still SO delicious! Get the recipe
Easy Chocolate Cupcakes
Moist, fluffy, and chocolaty, these lower-sugar chocolate cupcakes are another easy Valentine’s Day treat. Top them with red or pink sprinkles to make them extra special.
Easy Chocolate Cupcakes This recipe makes a dozen modest-sized cupcakes or 9 more standard cupcakes. I like the smaller ones for younger toddlers who may not need or be able to eat a larger serving. Get the recipe
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 year.
Homemade Chocolate Yogurt Gummies I used this heart silicone mold and made 20 gummies. (Each was just over 1 tablespoon of the mixture.) You can also pour the mixture into a baking dish and slice into squares if you prefer. You might want to add a tablespoon or two of honey if you want them sweeter—simply taste the mixture before putting it into molds and adjust as needed. Get the recipe
Chocolate Protein Muffins
Rich and chocolaty 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.
Chocolate Protein Muffins (With Veggies!) These simple blender muffins pack a serious nutrition punch and are dairy-free, with a nut-free option. I prefer the flavor of these once they are fully cooled and chilled in the fridge.
These easy Banana Brownies are one of our favorite homemade treats to share. The batter comes together easily (and without any fancy equipment!) and the results are so fudgy-perfect. Yum!
Favorite Healthy Brownies (with Banana) These Healthy Brownies are a delicious option when you have some over-ripe bananas to use up and you’re in the mood for a chocolate dessert. These are fast to make, are just sweet enough, and store amazingly well in the fridge for an entire week. Get the recipe
Whole Wheat Raspberry Waffles
Add a little pink to your waffle routine with this simple recipe! Sure, these are great for breakfast, but they also make a fun snack with yogurt as a dip and fresh raspberries.
Healthy Waffles with Raspberries Learn how to make fluffy, tender, healthy waffles that are bursting with fresh berries. Serve these warm from the waffle maker or store for later to reheat quickly in the toaster. Get the recipe
I love to blend lots of healthy fats, veggies, and fruits into Chocolate Smoothies to fuel the kids any time of the day.
Best Chocolate Smoothie (with Veggies!) Be sure to blend this super smooth for the best texture. Use any or none of the optional ingredients. See the Notes for how to make this with regular milk. Get the recipe
Strawberry Greek Frozen Yogurt Pops
Blend up a simple yogurt and fruit mixture, freeze overnight, and serve fun and festive pink and red Valentine’s Day treats!
Strawberry Popsicles (with Greek Yogurt!) With bright berry flavor and a creamy texture, these freezer pops are a delicious and nutritious dessert or snack. If making these for a baby, omit the optional sweetener. Get the recipe
No-Bake Chocolate Cookies
With an easy method and a result that tastes like brownie batter, these dark chocolate cookie bites are a fun treat to share. Make ahead and pop into the fridge for a special treat to enjoy together.
Favorite Chocolate Balls (No-Bake) Keep a batch of these SO-yummy Chocolate Balls on hand for when the next chocolate craving strikes—or simply when you want to share a yummy snack or dessert with the kids. They have only 5 ingredients and store ridiculously well in the fridge for weeks. Get the recipe
Raspberry Lemon Donuts
These cake-style doughnuts are bursting with bright lemon flavor and raspberries. We like to drizzle them with a simple yogurt frosting for yummy Valentine’s Day treats.
Raspberry Lemon Baked Doughnuts These bright and fresh baked donuts have the texture of a cake donut, but with a zing of fresh fruit. I like my Wilton Donut Pan for this recipe, though you can also bake them in a mini muffin pan with the same timing. Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens. Get the recipe
Made with a nutritious yet straightforward ingredient list, these super yummy Chickpea Blondies are a favorite dessert to share. Plus, you’d never know there are chickpeas inside! Add strawberries or cherries to round it out.
So Good Chickpea Blondies These blondies are packed with just-sweet-enough flavor and nutrition.They are delicious chilled right out of the fridge with a glass of cold milk. Get the recipe
Favorite Strawberry Milk
Learn how to make the BEST homemade strawberry milk with simple ingredients and very low added sugar. We love the vitamin C and protein!
Favorite Strawberry Milk Creamy and delicious, you can make this with fresh strawberries or freeze-dried ones. The version with freeze-dried berries tastes more similar to store-bought strawberry milk; the one with fresh berries tastes more like fresh strawberries! Get the recipe
A heart-shaped cookie cutter, fresh strawberries, and paper lollipop sticks are all you need to make this fun Valentine’s Day snack! From Food Kids Love on Instagram.
Fruit Sticks are one of my very favorite ways to help the kids find fruit more fun—especially when they’re reluctant to try new things…or even fruits they liked last week! This is an activity and snack the kids can help make with any colors for Valentine’s Day. Try offering with peanut butter dip or even ice cream for fun.
Favorite Fruit Sticks Call them fruit sticks, fruit wands, or fruit skewers, these are a perfect way to serve up a mix of fruit. You can make as few or as many as you like—adjust the quantity of fruit as needed. Get the recipe
These Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes have super yummy fruit flavor, are a great option for a first birthday or toddler birthday, and are the prettiest pale shade of pink!
Strawberry Cupcakes with Fresh Berries This recipe was updated in February 2021 to increase the amount of cupcakes from 9 to 12. You can make the strawberry puree up to 3 days ahead of time to make this easier. Get the recipe