Finding Valentine’s Day classroom treats for tweens is tricky business. As a room Mom, I’m still thinking all things creative, cute and delicious right? But not when it comes to tweens. Equal parts somewhat awkward as they try to act older yet still wanting to be little in so many ways, suddenly the room Mom walks a fine line between gross and cool risking lifelong embarrassment if you make the wrong call. And lets be honest, I’m generally more focused on making sure the kids get their Valentine boxes decorated and Valentine’s done in time for the class party versus spending too much time on the treat. After all, they are getting plenty of sweets with their Valentine’s too. But this year I’ve got some fresh tricks up my sleeve thanks to the clever folks at Spoonful.com. Check out my top picks for the perfect Valentine’s Day classroom treat for your tweens.
I love these Rose Cupcakes because they are made with mini cupcakes keeping the portion small. They also involve fruit leather ~ show me a tween who doesn’t love fruit leather. I also love choosing a treat that looks like a flower so the kids connect the dots early on that when it comes to Valentine’s Day, flowers and sweets are always a good thing.
Sweet Heart Brownies
What I love about these Sweet Heart Brownies is they are graham cracker based and that can only be a good thing. Easily cut into heart shapes with a cookie cutter, serving them with ice cream and conversation hearts is just plain fun!
Conversation Heart Fudge
Another perfect choice for small treats to keep the sugar level in check, conversation hearts are always a sure thing for lots of giggles. Of course you’ll need to be careful which hearts you choose but with a big bag by your side you’ll be able to find plenty that are love neutral. I also love that the Conversation Heart Fudge is shown wrapped. Let’s the child take it home just as easily if they choose not to nibble while they look through their Valentines.
These have to be the EASIEST Valentine’s Day treat in the universe. All it takes is a box or two of brownies, powdered sugar, and a heart shaped cookie cutter. And there’s not a room Mom I know who hasn’t relied on brownies a time or two to save the day when time is running short. Take this one step further by serving Chewy Brownies on red and pink doilies or fun Valentine’s Day dessert sized paper plate.
Sweet Heart Pops
Looking for something to do with those leftover candy canes? These Sweet Heart Pops are made with candy canes, white chocolate, and holiday themed sprinkles. If you loved that combination in December, it works just as well in February too! And again, the part where they are wrapped so the kids can save them for later if they choose is always a good thing.
For more Room Mom friendly Valentine’s Day ideas, check out our Valentine’s Day Pinterest Board for all kinds of creative options. As my children get older and I have just 2 more years to enjoy the delight that is a home made Valentine Box and Valentine’s shared the entire class wide, I’m savoring every minute of these sweet traditions. Tell me…
What Valentine’s Day classroom treats are you whipping up this year?
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ we’ll see you next time!
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Special thanks to Spoonful.com for making this content available to share should I choose. My opinions are entirely my own.