19 Valentine’s Day Lunchbox Snack Ideas


Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! Whether you’re celebrating with your partner, kids, or friends, you’re likely looking forward to the delicious treats that come with this romantic holiday.

If you’re packing a lunchbox on Valentine’s Day, consider throwing in some festive snacks and fun note. These Valentine’s Day treats aren’t just for kids – you can stick them in any lunchbox for work, school, or around town. Many of these snacks are homemade, so your loved ones will hopefully be moved by your effort.

What’s on your meal prep menu for February 14th?

  1. Heart-Shaped Brownies

Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to turn regular brownies into a festive treat. If you don’t have time to make homemade brownies, you can pick up some brownies from the supermarket. When using pre-made brownies, make sure your cookie cutter is small enough to create a proper heart shape out of them!

  1. Valentine Fruit Cups

Fruit cups are a great addition to any child’s lunchbox. Stick cute Valentine’s Day labels onto store-bought strawberry fruit cups to make this healthy treat more fun for picky eaters. How can you say “no” to a snack that comes with a message from Mom?!

  1. Air Fryer Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes

Red velvet desserts are a Valentine’s Day staple. This delicious recipe yields 10 servings, making this a great choice for those who have multiple lunchboxes to fill. Save any leftover cupcakes for after dinner!

  1. Heart-Shaped Strawberries

Cut some strawberries into heart shapes to create an easy Valentine’s Day snack. You can either serve them as is or add them to another snack, like pudding or a fruit kebab.

  1. Homemade Fruit & Veggie Jell-O Snacks

These gluten-free treats use real fruits and leafy greens to make them healthier than a store-bought pack of flavored Jell-O. Your loved ones will likely taste the raspberries and orange juice, but may never guess that there’s spinach in their snack!

  1. Chocolate Dipped Wafers

Dip some vanilla wafers in red, white, or pink candy melts to create this easy, festive snack. Alternatively, you can dip them in milk chocolate and add red, white, and pink sprinkles. Since this recipe uses melts that come in many colors, you can change up your colors for any holiday!

  1. Strawberry Chocolate Cupid Bites

This homemade snack also uses melting candies! Dip some square-shaped pretzels into the colorful, melted candies before adding an M&M in the center. If you can find them in the store, use strawberry-flavored M&Ms!

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  1. Cupid’s Arrow Snacks

Get crafty with these adorable Valentine’s Day treats! Cut some strawberries into heart shapes; then, stick them and some mini marshmallows onto mini pretzel sticks. Make a few arrows for each lunchbox you’re packing.

  1. Cherry Muddy Buddies Snack Mix

Make a sweet Valentine’s Day snack mix using Sweethearts conversation hearts, premade kettle corn, M&Ms, dried cranberries, and homemade “muddy buddies.” Send your loved ones with this unique snack in Ziploc bags with a note attached!

  1. Dipped Conversation Hearts Krispies Treats

These conversation hearts are made out of homemade Rice Krispies! After coating each heart-shaped snack with candy melts, write a fun message on them with frosting. Use candy melts in assorted colors to make each serving unique!

  1. Love Letter Graham Crackers

Add some fondant onto graham crackers to turn them into Valentine’s Day-themed envelopes. Once your fondant has set, your kids can help you with the rest of this recipe’s steps. Your family will love these crackers just as much as they love making them!19 Valentine's Day Lunchbox Snack Ideas Charleston Moms

  1. Chocolate and Coconut Coated Mini Heart Cakes

These moist mini cakes are rolled in coconut flakes and cut into heart shapes. If you make more than you need, don’t worry – they freeze well, so you can serve the rest later!

  1. Pink Chocolate Covered Popcorn

This sweet and salty snack is made of more than just chocolate-coated popcorn – you’ll also use white chocolate drizzle, sprinkles, and M&Ms. To serve this snack in a lunchbox, scoop it into small Tupperware containers.

  1. Chocolate Covered Heart Cream-Filled Brownies

Make these conversation heart brownies with a filling twist: a marshmallow cream filling. To stick the filling into each brownie, cut off the tops of your brownies and pipe the filling in. Then, dip the brownies in melted chocolate to seal it in.

  1. PB&J Pinwheel Sandwich Kebabs

This colorful lunchbox snack is colorful, healthy, and fun! If you’re packing your child’s lunchbox, replace the peanut butter with almond butter (or any other nut butter that’s allowed at school or daycare).

  1. White Chocolate Keto Truffles

Make a Valentine’s Day classic with low-carb ingredients that you won’t find in a box of chocolates! The filling uses coconut butter, mascarpone cheese, and vanilla extract – not white chocolate chips. Each truffle has under 1 gram of net carbs and 3.7 grams of fat.

  1. Homemade Fortune Cookies

Stuff each of your homemade fortune cookies with a sweet Valentine’s Day note – add some personal notes for each lunchbox you’re filling and some generic notes that can be given to anyone in your family. This snack is the perfect way to remind your family how much you love them!

  1. Gluten-Free Chocolate Covered Pretzels

This snack is safe for people with gluten intolerances. It’s also vegan, using dark chocolate chips that don’t contain dairy. If you want to add some color to the pretzels and aren’t concerned about gluten, sprinkle red, white, and pink sprinkles on top.

  1. Air Fryer Strawberry Cupcakes

If typical cupcakes are too rich and heavy for you, try this air fryer version. Color the frosting for these cupcakes using fresh strawberries and some food coloring. If you go with frozen fruit instead, add more than the recipe calls for to get the right color.

This Valentine’s Day, pack your family’s lunchboxes with some extra love and festivity. Using colors, flavors, and themes associated with the holiday, prepare snacks that bring Valentine’s Day spirit to the table – literally!