4 Simple Kid Friendly Valentine’s Day Recipes

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Valentine’s Day is typically associated with celebrating adult romantic relationships; however, young kiddos like to celebrate love right alongside their parents. I have put together a few simple, fun, and kid-friendly Valentine’s Day recipes for you to make with your children this February. There is one entree recipe at the end that you and your spouse can enjoy as well.

Simple Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Day Recipes

Valentine’s Day Recipe #1: Egg in Hole

Egg in Hole is a super fun and simple breakfast that you and your children can make on the morning of Valentine’s Day. Just grab a heart-shaped cookie cutter and you are ready to go!

Egg in Hole Ingredients:

  • 1 Slice of Bread
  • 1 Large Egg
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
Egg in Hole | 4 Simple Kid Friendly Valentine's Day Recipes | Faithful Farmwife

Egg in Hole Directions:

  • First, use a metal heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut a heart shaped hole into the center of the bread. You can use a cookie cutter of any shape, but a heart works best for a Valentine’s Day treat.
  • Next, grease the warm skillet with a pat of butter and gently crack the egg into the hole.
Egg in Hole | 4 Simple Kid Friendly Valentine's Day Recipes | Faithful Farmwife
  • Wait until the white has cooked through enough to flip.
  • Wait for it…if you flip too early the egg will run everywhere and ruin the heart…Now flip!
  • Remove the pan from heat once the egg white has cooked through.
  • Be sure to leave the yolk runny so that you can use the heart cut out for soppin’. 🙂
Egg in Hole | 4 Simple Kid Friendly Valentine's Day Recipes | Faithful Farmwife

Valentine’s Day Recipe #2: Valentine Crack- Cracker Toffee

Using crackers to make “toffee” is a hack that I learned about 5 years ago. This recipe is delicious, but it is much easier (and more kid-friendly) than traditional toffee recipes.

Cracker Toffee Ingredients:

  • About 24 Saltine Crackers
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Caramel Syrup (optional)
  • Sea Salt (optional)
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Cracker Toffee Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and spray it with a light coat of cooking oil.
  • Lay the saltine crackers out to cover the sheet.Cracker Toffee | Faithful Farmwife
  • Cook the brown sugar and butter over medium heat until boiling. Stir constantly to avoid scorching.
  • Remove the butter and sugar from heat and pour the mixture evenly over the crackers.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the warm cracker toffee.
Cracker Toffee | Faithful Farmwife
  • Allow the chocolate chips to soften and then spread them out across the crackers.
  • Add a little sea salt and some sprinkles on top of the toffee.
  • Drizzle the caramel sauce over the top and wait for the chocolate to solidify.
  • Break the cracker toffee into pieces and store in the refrigerator.
  • Enjoy!!
Cracker Toffee | Faithful Farmwife

Valentine’s Day Recipe #3: No-Bake Honey & Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Granola bars are my family’s favorite grab & go snack. They are perfect for road trips, family walks, or simply to hold kids over between meals. Making our own granola bars allows us to control the ingredients and sugar content that the children are consuming. This recipe is a little on the sweeter side since it is intended for a Valentine’s Day treat. You can tweak the ingredients a bit to create a healthier granola bar for day to day snacks.

No-Bake Granola Bar Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cups honey (local if available)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 cups Cereal or granola (Honey Bunches of Oats & Clif Granola are my favorites)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1/4 cup almond slices
  • Optional: 1/4 cup M&Ms

No-Bake Granola Bar Directions:

  • Bring the brown sugar, honey, peanut butter and butter to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir constantly.
  • Remove from heat after reaching a boil.
  • Stir in vanilla extract and cereal or granola.
  • Add in optional almonds and M&M candies.
  • Press into an aluminum foil lined pan.
  • Place the pan in the refrigerator until solidified enough to cut into bars.
  • Store your homemade no-bake granola bars in the fridge and enjoy!
Homemade Granola Bars | Faithful Farmwife

Valentine’s Day Recipe #4: Salmon with Parsley Lemon Butter en Croute 

Salmon with Parsley Lemon Butter en Croute is one of my all-time favorite recipes. Don’t let the French twist in the name scare you…En Croute is just a fancy way to say “in bread”. 🙂 This savory recipe is one that the kids might not be as excited about eating, but they can help make it for mom & dad’s Valentine’s Day dinner!

Salmon en Croute Ingredients:

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 2 puff pastries (Pillsbury Crescent Rolls or homemade puff pastry)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 TBSP cold water

Parsley Lemon Butter Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 TBSP Parsley
  • Juice from half of a lemon

Salmon with Parsley Lemon Butter en Croute Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Beat butter, parsley and lemon juice to make the flavored butter
Homemade Lemon Butter | Faithful Farmwife
  • Place one fillet onto one piece of the puff pastry (2 triangles of the crescents).
  • Spoon a generous amount of the butter onto the fillet.Salmon Lemon Butter en Croute | Faithful Farmwife
  • Place another piece of the pastry of crescent on top of the fillet.
  • Pinch the edges of the pastry to close them around the salmon.
  • You can use a spoon to make fish scales on the pastry if you wish.
  • Make an egg wash by whisking one egg with one TBSP of cold water.Salmon Lemon Butter en Croute | Faithful Farmwife
  • Brush the pastry with the egg wash for a crispy golden crust.
  • Let it chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.
  • Enjoy!
Salmon Lemon Butter en Croute | Faithful Farmwife



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