Valentine’s Day Cupcakes & Other Heart-Themed Treat Recipes

I’ll admit it – I’m a sucker for themed food and treats. But it’s not just me! The little ones love them too; you’ll find that any one of these love-struck recipes will put a smile on everyone’s face.

Even the ones who say they don’t like Valentine’s Day – watch them try and hide that smile when bestowing a heart-shaped goodie upon them.

One of the best things about mothering little people is that they haven’t lived enough to get all jaded about Cupid’s big day and it’s you (me) who’s making the memories here, so. I’m going to revel in all that I can. I have a ways to go yet, before the angst-filled teenage years and first heartbreaks!

Adorable heart-themed recipes up ahead…

  • Love-struck Recipes

    Love-struck Recipes

    All heart-shaped, all awesome!

  • Chocolate Dipped Mickey Mouse Cookies

    Chocolate Dipped Mickey Mouse Cookies

    Adorable idea for the little Mickey Mouse fans in your house. My toddlers would love these.
    Get the recipe via Spoonful

  • Strawberry Heart Hand Pies

    Strawberry Heart Hand Pies

    Perfect as a fun and special breakfast, after daycare or school treat or as dessert after your Valentine’s Day dinner.
    Get the recipe via Babble

  • Heart Cake

    Heart Cake

    Genius idea! I love the all white look with a pop of red-heart love in the middle.
    Learn more via Design Fetish

  • Sea Salt Maple-Bacon Chocolate Hearts

    Sea Salt Maple-Bacon Chocolate Hearts

    I know. Your eyes just bugged out. This one is for the mamas and the papas. I know a few grandpas who would love these too.
    Get the recipe via Babble

  • Raspberry Mint Sugar Hearts

    Raspberry Mint Sugar Hearts

    Ohhhhhhh, yes. Come to mama. These would be going in my tea, my coffee…my mouth.
    Get the recipe via Prudent Baby

  • Cupid's Choice

    Cupid’s Choice

    Clearly, Cupid got a hold of this one. So cute!
    Learn more via Dress My Cupcake

  • Heart Lace Crepes

    Heart Lace Crepes

    Oh, those gals over at Prudent Baby – they sure do know how to do things right and make them seem easy for the rest of us too!
    Get the recipe via Prudent Baby

  • X's & O's Shaped S'mores

    X’s & O’s Shaped S’mores

    An easy, sure to delight idea brought to you by my most favourite kitchen supply store.
    Learn more via Williams Sonoma

  • Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Hearts

    Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Hearts

    Another one for the chocolate lovers.
    Get the recipe via Babble

  • Valentine's Pop Tarts

    Valentine’s Pop Tarts

    An easy little breakfast recipe that will have your tots grinning from ear to ear! (My little ones love it when I make themed food).
    Get the recipe via Babble

  • Raspberry Tarts

    Raspberry Tarts

    More cookie love for your little ones.
    Get the recipe via Spoonful

  • Windowpane Hearts

    Windowpane Hearts

    Pretty, love filled cookies to give your little ones on V-Day or any day!
    Get the recipe via Spoonful

  • Buttermilk Cupcakes With Cherry Frosting

    Buttermilk Cupcakes With Cherry Frosting

    Holy yum. The best part? Those heart toppers are really easy to make!
    Get the recipe via A Spicy Perspective

  • Heart Shaped Chocolate Decadence

    Heart Shaped Chocolate Decadence

    A yummy treat for the whole family on Valentine’s Day!
    Get the recipe via Spoonful

  • Heart Tarts

    Heart Tarts

    Little love bites for your littles.
    Get the recipe via Spoonful

  • Chocolate Pudding & Strawberry Cupcakes

    Chocolate Pudding & Strawberry Cupcakes

    Little one’s will love the surprise in the centre!
    Get the recipe via Instructables

  • Perfectly Chocolate Cupcakes

    Perfectly Chocolate Cupcakes

    A simple, most delectable recipe for the chocolate lovers.
    Get the recipe via Glorious Treats

  • Royal Icing Valentine's Day Cupcakes

    Royal Icing Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

    I’m loving all of the step-by-step tutorials available online these days, turning novice bakers into bake-shop pros!
    Get the recipe and icing tips via Sweetopia

  • Ruffles & Hearts Ombre Cake

    Ruffles & Hearts Ombre Cake

    Anything ombre is trending these days. I envision making this cake a whole lot easier by using ready-made conversation hearts!
    Get the recipe via Martha Stewart

  • Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

    Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

    So many delicious things all in one recipe. Amazing!
    Get the recipe and instructions via The Novice Chef Blog

  • Royal Icing Heart Cookie Tutorial

    Royal Icing Heart Cookie Tutorial

    These stunning cookies don’t have to be all that difficult to make, with these easy step-by-step video tutorials!
    Get the tutorials via Sweetopia

  • Heart Shaped S'mores!

    Heart Shaped S’mores!

    So cute, surprisingly easy to make.
    Made by Two Hearts Bakery

  • Conversation Heart Sugar Cookies

    Conversation Heart Sugar Cookies

    I die from the adorableness of these! Brilliant idea.
    Get the recipe and detailed instructions via Kelsey Kitchen

  • Pink Pudding Filled Cupcakes

    Pink Pudding Filled Cupcakes

    Strawberry pudding filled chocolate cupcakes? Yes please! The options for filling are endless (and delicious).
    Learn more via IMG Fave

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