Low-Sugar Valentine’s Day Treats for Kids

Low-Sugar Valentine’s Day Treats for Kids

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It’s the month of love, and all too often what is supposed to be a day full of treats and celebration becomes a day devoted to sugary snacks. On Valentine’s Day, many kids are bombarded with sweets – wishing their classmates “Happy Valentine’s Day” with cards and candy hearts. This year, why not make healthier alternatives that still have the same delicious taste, but contain fewer sugars? In this blog, we will provide easy-to-follow low-sugar Valentine’s Day Treats that your kids – as well as their classmates – will surely love! Plus, it’s an enjoyable activity for the whole family. 

Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Day Treats

Equipment

Any of the treats can be made with the standard equipment you probably already have in your kitchen, but making heart-shaped treats adds a little extra flavor on Valentine’s Day. You can make Valentine’s Day themed treats by using different cookie cutter shapes.  

Notta Lotta Sugar Vanilla Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 box Notta Lotta Sugar Vanilla Butter Cookie Mix
  • 1 Egg
  • 6 Tbsp butter

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or coat lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Mix cookie mix, egg, and softened butter in a medium bowl until dough forms.
  • Drop cookie dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Flatten dough with the back of a spoon or fork – or roll out cookie dough and use heart-shaped cookie cutters!
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes or until cookies are light golden brown. Let cool on a baking sheet for 1 minute before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Decorate as you’d like!

Notta Lotta Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 box Notta Lotta Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
  • 1 Egg
  • 6 Tbsp butter

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or coat lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Mix cookie mix, egg, and softened butter in a medium bowl until dough forms.
  • Drop cookie dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Flatten dough with the back of a spoon or fork – or roll out cookie dough and use heart-shaped cookie cutters!
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes or until cookies are light golden brown. Let cool on a baking sheet for 1 minute before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Decorate as you’d like!

Red & Pink Theme Decorations 

Another easy way to add healthy Valentine’s Day fun to your treats is by using fruit and vegetables to turn them red or pink – or with food coloring!

Naturally pink & red foods

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cranberries
  • Pomegranate 
  • Rhubarb 
  • Beets
  • Cherries

Try adding red or pink foods or coloring to our vanilla frosting for some Valentine’s Day fun!

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Low-Sugar Vanilla Butter Cookie Cheesecake Bars
Recipes

Low-Sugar Vanilla Butter Cookie Cheesecake Bars

  • 1 package of Notta Lotta Sugar’s Vanilla Butter Cookies
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar substitute

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh fruit (optional)