Then the little light bulb inside my head flashed on. My kids may not like peanut butter and jam, but they do like peanut butter and chocolate!
So we went ahead and made our own version of a Valentine's themed peanut butter cookie. Since I have a recipe I like, I didn't use the one from Martha, and just went with what I know.
1 cup margarine (or butter)
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Roll dough into 1 1/2 " balls and place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
Use your thumb to press a heart shape into the top of each cookie.
Bake at 325 for 10 minutes. When they come out of the oven, I needed to touch up my heart shapes a bit.
While they cooled, I melted some chocolate chips (sorry, no amount to guide you. It was probably about a cup and a half, but I can't say for sure).
I put my melted chocolate into an icing bag with a small circular tip on the end, and then piped a heart into the depressions on top of the cooled cookies.
Repeat, repeat, repeat!
After we had sampled our treats, we packed them up in little Valentine's boxes, with or without tissue (I couldn't get the tissue to work in the boxes that were actually shaped like hearts, but it worked very prettily in the rectangular ones).