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Easy Valentine’s Day Patties

You're going to love this Easy Valentine's Day Patties recipe! Super easy to make, fantastically festive, and always a hit with kids and adults alike. These holiday treats are perfectly sweet treats for friends and family on this special day!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: valentine's day patties
Servings: 36
Calories: 83kcal
Author: Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 4 cups powdered sugar divided
  • 1 tsp your choice of extract or candy flavoring 1 to 2 tsp
  • food coloring preferably gel or paste
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar to roll balls in


  • Combine butter and corn syrup together in a small bowl.
  • Add 2 cups powdered sugar and your choice of extract and beat until well combined. Add extract 1/2 teaspoon at a time until the mixture reaches your desired flavor.
  • Stir in an additional cup of powdered sugar.
  • Turn bowl onto a cutting board sprinkled with last cup of powdered sugar.
  • Knead the mixture until sugar is absorbed and is completely smooth.
  • Divide dough into three portions.
  • Tint one portion red with the red food color/gel and one pink. Leave one portion white.
  • Shape into 3/4 inch balls and roll in granulated sugar.
  • Flatten gently with a fork.
  • Use a small heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut into heart shapes. (Optional)
  • Let candies stand, uncovered, at room temperature for 1 day.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 14mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg