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Valentine’s no-bake recipes for classrooms

Hands-on learning experiences can make lasting memories for students! Kids love to help in the kitchen; and even more so when they do it with their friends.  For Valentine’s Day celebrations, consider these no-bake classroom-friendly recipes. 

First, how about this for lunch?

Fruit Pizza


For the crust: you can use whole grain tortillas, pita breads or flat bread.

For the sauces: jelly or jam, cream cheese, or Greek yogurt

For the toppings: fresh fruit like apples, bananas, kiwis, berries, or grapes; dried fruit like raisins, chopped dates, pineapple, cranberries, or cherries; coconut; sliced or slivered almonds; granola; mini chocolate chips; cinnamon


  1. Place the crust on a plate.
  2. Spread with one or more of the sauces.
  3. Add the toppings you like and slice into wedges or roll up like a burrito.
  4. Bon Appetit!

Recipe inspired by Two Healthy Kitchens.

And don’t forget dessert:

Granola Hearts


  • 1 and 1/4 cup oatmeal
    1/2 cup soy butter (substitute for sunflower seed butter, or another nut free butter)
  • 3 or 4 tablespoons honey
    1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl, then mix together using your hands
  2. Put wax paper on a cookie sheet.
  3. Take a small piece of dough and roll it into a ball.
  4. Press it tightly into a heart-shaped cookie cutter; make sure to fill it right up, then trim off any extra on the outside.
  5. Carefully push the dough onto the cookie sheet.
  6. Place in fridge for half an hour or longer.

If you don’t have cookie cutters, use your fingers to squeeze dough into heart shapes. Have fun!

Recipe inspired by 360Family Nutrition.