Ok, I admit it. I’m cheating, and I don’t care. Life is just too busy right now with school, work, and the daily events that go with having four children that I just don’t have the time to devote to something (completely) handmade for Valentine’s Day.
But I want my children to stand out in class this Valentine’s Day with a unique treat that I know the class will love. Something all their classmates (and their moms) will ooh and aah over.
The treat has to be fairly inexpensive too. Money’s tight and I can’t afford spending a fortune on Valentine’s treats. Bags of Valentine candy usually cost around $10.00 and those bags don’t come with enough treats to feed an entire class, which means I have to buy at least 3 bags of candy. That’s $30.00!!!
What if I told you that I found a way to make an easy and cheap DIY Valentine Treat that is sure to please and it will take no time to make. These treats are cute and can be personalized in so many ways, including dipping them in melted chocolate or topping them with frosting and sprinkles, and the kids will love them!
Easy and Cheap DIY Valentine Treats
But I wanted to make the cookies a little more festive since I was making these for a 1st grade Valentine’s class party. I had so many ideas running through my head like dipping them in chocolate, adding a stick in the middle to make a pop, adding some red tinted icing or writing Valentine messages on each cookie with a decorating pen.
I decided to ask my children what they wanted (since they are after all the ones who will be passing out the treats) and they wanted sprinkles. Only sprinkles. I don’t know what it is about such a simple little decoration that children love. Have we as adults just lost touch of the simpler things in life like sprinkles? All I know is if my boys want sprinkles, then sprinkles they get. And I couldn’t be happier with such a simple Valentine treat idea.
Oreo Cakester Valentine Treats
Create this Valentine treat by cutting an Oreo Cakester with a small heart cookie cutter. Roll the edges of the cut-out cookie in Valentine colored sprinkles for a fun and festive treat.
Chewy Chips Ahoy Gooey Chocolate Fudge Cookie Valentine Treats
I used the same heart cookie cutter as above to cut heart shapes from Chewy Chips Ahoy Gooey Chocolate Fudge Cookies.
To be honest, the picture on the front of the cookie package led me to believe there was fudge in the middle of this cookie which obviously there isn’t. I really wanted to roll the edges of a heart-shaped chocolate chip cookie in sprinkles too. My children though are happy as can be to just have a heart-shaped cookie to give to their friends so I am leaving this cookie as-is.
(Update: Lewis has asked that we dip the chocolate chip cookies in melted chocolate and add sprinkles. So we’ll dip the bottom 1/3 of the cookie in chocolate and add a few sprinkles in the chocolate while it’s still warm. That’s my boy!)
The best part of this Valentine’s treat idea is that it cost me around $10.00 to purchase enough cookies for the entire class (times two since we have twins) and we’ll still have some cookies left over for dessert. That is a big win in my Mommy book!
What Valentine’s treats are you making this year?