M&M’s Valentine Glyph – A Secret Code Treat for Valentine’s Day

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M&M’s® Red Velvet and M&M’s® Milk Chocolate (or your preferred variety) are perfect for topping valentine cupcakes with a secret code message. Make a special valentine glyph with your child this year.

M&M's Valentine Glyph - Download the free printable to make a secret code treat for Valentine's Day. Sponsored by M&M's.

M&M’s Valentine Glyph – A Secret Code Treat for Valentine’s Day

Head to Walmart and find the Valentine’s Day candy aisle. At my store, this was aisle A11. Look for the special M&M’s® display.

M&M's at store

For our valentine glyph cupcakes, I used M&M’s® Red Velvet and M&M’s® Milk Chocolate in special valentine colors.

valentine M&M's

Choose your favorite cupcake recipe or box mix and your favorite frosting. I grabbed a chocolate cake box mix and my husband made me chocolate cream cheese frosting. It was a winning combination. I used a heart-shaped silicone mold (that’s safe for baking) for some of our cupcakes. I made regular round cupcakes for the rest. You could also buy pre-frosted cupcakes from the store if you need a time saver.

Aren’t the heart cupcakes adorable?

heart cupcake

The Secret Code

Now for the secret code messages. First, you’ll need to sort the M&M’s®. I enlisted the help of my eager 5 year old. If you are doing this with a large group of children, just be sure they have access to enough of each color and type of M&M’s® – no need to pre-sort.

sorting M&M's

Our code uses two colors of the M&M’s® Red Velvet and all four colors of the M&M’s® Milk Chocolate. Either shade of red works for the secret code.

Download the M&M’s Valentine Glyph printable here. Follow the directions for decorating the cupcakes with M&M’s®.

M&M's valentine glyph printable

Here are the cupcakes that represent Aiden and me. Aiden decorated them both.

M&M's cupcakes

Use the code to figure out Aiden’s favorites.

M&M's cupcake
Aiden likes chocolate cake, birds, winter, and he’s 5 years old.

What about the heart cupcake? Can you tell what the owner of this cupcake likes?

heart cupcake
This cupcake belongs to someone who likes yellow cake, dogs, summer, and is 6 years old.

Still have M&M’s® left? Practice some pattern making. Aiden had fun creating the patterns below.

M&M's patterns

I hope you have fun making secret codes with M&M’s®!

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More Valentine’s Day Ideas

Make a Valentine Heart Glyph on paper. Practice following directions and make a secret piece of art.

Valentine Heart Glyph

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