Valentines for Kids

Pink Velvet Cupcakes

Pink Velvet Cupcakes >

My daughter loves all things "girly" and pink, so this recipe was perfect for her birthday. Oddly enough, my teenage son (who's not a fan of pink) devours these cupcakes, too!
—Paulette Smith, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Marshmallow Pops

Marshmallow Pops >

Making these pops is a fun activity for a children's party because any age can participate. The pops can also be customized for holidays or special occasions by rolling them in coordinating colored sprinkles, such as red and pink for Valentine's Day.
—Marcia Porch, Winter Park, Florida

Creamy Pastel Mints

Creamy Pastel Mints >

These mints are so simple to put together, and fun to share. I make them for all sorts of occasions, from baby showers to birthdays.
—Janice Brady, Seattle, Washington

Frosted Red Velvet Cookies

Frosted Red Velvet Cookies >

During college, my student job was in the bakery. These Red Velvet Cookies take me back to that special place and time.
—Christina Petri, Alexandria, Minnesota

Strawberry Muffin Cones

Strawberry Muffin Cones >

This is a delightful, fun way to serve a cupcake. I share these with the neighborhood kids and they love the ice cream cone look and ease of eating. Adults who try them say snacking on them makes them feel like kids again.
—Barb Kietzer, Niles, Michigan

Mini Brownie Treats

Mini Brownie Treats >

I like to take these quick-and-easy treats to potlucks and family gatherings. They disappear quickly!
—Pam Kokes, North Loup, Nebraska

Popcorn Snacks

Popcorn Snacks >

We always had popcorn balls when I was growing up. A couple years ago, my mother gave me this recipe for an updated version.
—Vicki Theis, Shakoppe, Minnesota

Orange Gumdrops

Orange Gumdrops >

I get nothing but rave reviews when I make these gumdrops and usually have to prepare three batches. The refreshing orange flavor is a nice change from the usual chocolate candies.
—Becky Burch, Marceline, Missouri

Lollipop Cookies

Lollipop Cookies >

You can use your imagination with this recipe to create designs for any season—the possibilities are endless! These cookies are always a hit with the kids.
—Jean Edwards, Indianapolis, Indiana