At first I thought that Valentine’s Day on Friday was a good thing. What a fun way to kick off the weekend. But now I’m wondering when exactly I’m supposed to make treats for my kids? I guess I should have thought of that last weekend but, really, a whole week ahead of time? If, like me, you’re going to need to make quick Valentine’s Day magic with hours to spare, these super easy, last-minute Valentine’s Day treat recipes are for you.


The 4-ingredient Butterscotch Peanut Butter Marshmallow Hearts (above) from Sweetapolita are so pretty! And with that ingredient list, the I hardly even notice there’s no chocolate in there.


Yummy Mummy Kitchen Homemade Peanut Butter Cups | Cool Mom Picks

I don’t know about you, but my kids expect a little candy on Valentine’s Day and these two-ingredient Peanut Butter Cups from the Yummy Mummy Kitchen are calling my name. Easy for me, delicious, natural candy for all.


Audrey's Valentine's Day Chocolate Spoons | Cool Mom Picks

Valentine Chocolate Spoons from Audrey’s 74 are another quick treat that can satisfy a candy fix. And they take all of ten minutes to make. Of course, they’re even faster to eat.


Easy Valentine's Day Sandwich idea from Ohhh Mhhh | Cool Mom Picks

The heart cut-out sandwich that we found on Ohhh Mhhh is one of our all time favorite Valentine’s Day lunchbox ideas and also a cute afternoon treat Just be sure to use peanut butter, cream cheese, Nutella, or some other sticky sandwich filling to make sure the sprinkles stay put.


Bakerella Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles | Cool Mom Picks

Truffles are one of those magical foods that are ridiculously easy to make, but feel super luxurious. If you ask me, Bakerella’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles that we recently included in our roundup of  easy chocolate Valentine’s treats are the perfect nibble for the fancy Nancy—or Clancy?—in your life.


Valentine's Day Red Velvet Milkshake from Pizzazzerie | Cool Mom Picks

Red velvet is the perfect Valentine’s Day flavor, but making a red velvet cake is not the perfect Valentine’s Day activity. At least not for me this year. Good thing this Red Velvet Milk Shake from Pizzazzerie is so easy to whip up should you want to welcome your kids home from school with a little ice cream love.


Pink Valentine's Day Berry Smoothie Heather Cristo | Cool Mom Picks

If you like the idea of a red velvet shake, but are looking for something healthier to balance out all those Red Hots and Chocolate Kisses the kids have been eating all day, check out this Berrylicious Smoothie by Heather Cristo. The way she layers this holiday-worthy smoothie gives it a pink ombre look that’s festive and chic, too.


5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake from One Hungry Mama | Cool Mom Picks

There is nothing better than a warm chocolate cake, except maybe a warm chocolate cake that comes together in 5 minutes without getting spongy. It’s possible, promise. I created this 5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake to prove that microwaved cake can actually be moist and decadent. And it was. Yum.