5 Valentine's Day Treats To Make With The Kids
Do you like making something sweet for your little sweethearts? Incorporating Valentine's Day in your cooking life is a fun way to spend time with the kids and give them some practice in the kitchen. After you've brought out all your pink home accessories and decorated the house for the month of love, get crafty in the kitchen with your little valentines!
If you're ever at a loss for ideas, heart-shaped sugar cookies are the way to go. You can decorate with pink and white frosting or sprinkles, and they're super easy to make for school parties. The kids will love cutting out the heart shapes! Keep them busy reading books for kids while the cookies bake and call them back to the kitchen later to decorate!
Pink Heart Rice Krispies Treats
The ultimate in easy sweets, everyone loves Rice Krispies treats! You can make them festive for home or a school party by mixing in a little natural red food coloring in the form of beet or pomegranate juice. The great part about these is that the kids can do almost all of the work. If you want to get fancy, you can buy cute little arrow toothpicks to make shot-in-the-heart Cupid Krispies!
For a healthier twist, you can cut strawberries and other fruits into heart shapes. You can even use a cookie-cutter to shape melon chunks. This is a very school-friendly option, and kids love to eat food that looks fun!
Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches
Normally February is on the colder side, but if you're in a place where you can appreciate a lightened-up ice cream sandwich, try raspberry ice cream sandwiches with Greek yogurt and graham crackers or cooked brownies for the outer crust! They're really easy for the kids to help you make, and healthy enough that adults will eat them too!
Heart-Shaped Beet Chips
If you're looking for a "treat" to go along with dinner, try your hand at crispy roasted beet chips! Peel the raw beet and cut it into the shape of a heart, then thinly slice it along the mandolin. Let your little ones cover each piece with olive oil and lay them out on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with salt and roast in the oven and voila! You have a cute heart-shaped addition to your meal. It's a great way to introduce this new food to your kids in a way they'll enjoy, and a fun and healthy item to put in their lunches.
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