Valentine’s Day Pudding Cups
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These Valentine’s Day Pudding Cups are simple to make and easy to take to school for a Valentine’s Day party or give to the kids as an after school snack.
Next week is Valentine’s Day which means I have to bring something in for my son’s Valentine’s Day party at school. He’s got 20+ kids in his class so I am trying to keep it simple (but cute!) this year. Pudding cups are a delicious and kids love them so instead of baking I’m using Snack Packs and a few special mix-ins to make a fun Valentine’s Day treat.
All you need are strawberries, pretzel sticks, chocolate melts, and Snack Packs. Walmart has everything you need and a big variety of Snack Pack flavors. I went with the standard chocolate.
I know, you all are looking at those strawberry hearts and arrows and you’re thinking it doesn’t look simple but I promise you it is!
Start by melting some red candy melts in the microwave and then putting the melted chocolate in a plastic baggie and snipping off one corner. On a piece of wax paper pipe the feathers for the end of the arrow and little hearts for the arrowhead.
Give the chocolate a minute to harden (it really only take 1-2 minutes!) and while you wait cut the strawberries into heart shapes. Simply slice the strawberry in half and then cut a rounded “V” into the top.
For the arrows break enough pretzel sticks in half to have one arrow for each Snack Pack. You can also use whole pretzel sticks so that kids can dip them into the chocolate pudding. Then pop the chocolate shapes off of the wax paper and use a drop of melted chocolate to stick the feathers and arrow head to the pretzel sticks (the half pieces get either an arrowhead or feathers so together they will make 1 whole arrow).
The half pieces become the arrow through the strawberry hearts. Push the tail end into one side and the arrowhead end into the other side. That’s it.
Snack Packs have a easy open lid, just pop that off (can you resist licking the lid? I can’t!) and add some Reddi-wip on the top of your pudding to make a cloud, then lay the heart on the cloud. Super cute!
Just to fancy it up for Valentine’s Day I also made a simple printable that can be wrapped around the Snack Pack container and I’ve included it here for you to use.
This recipe is already kid approved, they loved mixing the strawberry and whipped cream into the Snack Pack on my test run and my son ate all of the extra arrows by scooping up chocolate pudding on them. I’m sure they are going to be a hit at the party and since I can make the arrows and strawberries ahead of time all I have to do is open up the Snack Packs and squirt some whipped cream on them before the party starts.
If you’re looking for some last minute Valentine’s Day ideas make sure you check out our board on Pinterest.