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Valentine’s Day Treats for the Whole Family, Including Yourself!

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Is there any better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with food? Some have even said the stomach is the way to the heart, a mantra we embrace. Just in time for the holiday, here is a list of treats that you can give to others… or yourself. We won’t judge.

For a special candy treat, try Lake Champlain’s Friendly Frog Valentine Chocolates set. Kids will enjoy the fun heart-shaped gift box printed with their very own frog prince. Six assorted chocolates await inside, two of each flavor including chocolate, peanut butter and caramel. ($11, LakeChamplainChocolates.com)

For a unique twist on traditional holiday candies, Harry & David is offering a set of I LUV U Valentine Praline Pops. The pralines are made with caramel using whipped cream and pecan pieces. Each pop is individually wrapped, so you can divide between three loved ones. (Or between two loved ones and, um, yourself.) ($19.95, HarryAndDavid.com)

For a more traditional approach to a Valentine’s Day treat, Ghirardelli Impressions is the way to go. Each milk chocolate square is printed with a white or dark chocolate heart in the middle. In addition to the regular-size bags, Ghirardelli is also offering new mini bag for only $1 — perfect for giving to school friends. (Ghirardelli.com)

For a vegan option, Farm Sanctuary offers up this “Milk” Chocolate Heart. But wait, there’s more! The heart opens up to reveal even more organic vegan treats inside. Not only will the gift spread your love to your kids, or even yourself, you’ll also be helping abused and neglected farm animals through the purchase. Eating chocolate while helping cute animals? That’s a win-win. ($18, FarmSanctuary.org)

The Chew co-host and Top Chef alum Carla Hall is ready to share her little bites of love with everybody. The Carla Hall Petite Cookies are bite-sized treats in sweet and savory varieties including Mexican chocolate chip, almond ginger cherry shortbread and Harissa spiced nuts. The cookies also make great little snacks for dolls and tea parties. ($8 and up, CarlaHall.com)

For the height of decadence, Ike’s Cookies offers a box of Lover’s Gold. Because, seriously, what says “I love you” more than gold? Each order comes in an elegantly packaged box of 15 dark chocolate cookies wrapped in 23-carat gold leaf. As you bake them (instructions included) the cookie expands to create a crinkle effect, but instead of being covered in powdered sugar, the cookies are covered in gold. Yes, edible gold. The cookies, made from organic and locally sourced ingredients, are easy to make and come out chewy and delicious. It may be a little extravagant, but Valentine’s Day only happens once a year, right? ($48, IkesCookies.com)

Not in the mood for store-bought products this year? No problem! You can also try some of our homemade Valentine’s Day sweets and candy recipes, perfect for telling someone special how much they mean to you.

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Valentine's Day Treats: Waffle Heart Sandwiches
Valentine's Day Treats: Waffle Heart Sandwiches
Valentine's Day Treats: Waffle Heart Sandwiches

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Valentine Coloring Pages

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Skip the aisles of pre-packaged Valentine’s Day cards and help your kids get into a sweet mood by making their own.

Parents has everything your child needs to create personalized cards. Print these Valentine’s Day coloring pages and free Valentine’s cards to decorate with crayons, glitter, and printable Valentine’s Day stickers.

Your child can also try these simple printmaking techniques to create lovely, homemade valentines or use clay to make a heart-shaped holder to display Valentine’s Day pictures.

More sweet ideas from Parents.com:

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Free Adorable Animal Valentines

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

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And now back to our regularly scheduled V-day kidsfest. If you're looking for cute, cheap Valentine's stuff for the kiddos, look no further than the fabulous (and generous!) Secret Agent Josephine. She posted these printable animal valentines (which are way cuter than the usual drugstore fill-in-a-character-here fare), and they're free to boot! If your kid isn't handing out valentines at school yet, there's also a black and white colorable version. Can grown-ups give out valentines too?

Found via kirtsy.

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