Valentine’s Day is round the corner! If you’re wondering how to win the way to your spouse’s heart (through the stomach) and have some hearty D-I-Y fun with the kids at the same time, we’ve carved out these six sweetheart treats for you. So get inspired by Cupid, let the little fingers have some sensory play and serve up these easy-to-make heart-shaped foods for Valentine’s Day.
1. Sweetheart Strawberry Bread
Tell your spouse that you only have loving eyes and a hearty nose for them with these heart-shaped cutouts on bread smeared with strawberry jam.
- Use a small round chilli sauce plate to cut out a circle-shaped bread.
- With a heart-shaped cookie-cutter, cut out a heart.
- Spread strawberry jam onto the round slices of bread. Take the round-shaped bread without the hearts and place them on top.
- Smear all the heart-shaped bread with strawberry jam and place them together.
2. Cupid’s Mini Hot Dogs
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Create Cupid’s flaming arrows with mini sausages and sliced cucumbers. Slap on some mustard or chilli sauce and they’ll seem to be firing up towards you!
- Boil or grill the mini hot-dogs.
- Cut the mini sausages diagonally.
- Slice the cucumbers, quarter the slice and cut out Cupid’s arrows.
- Arrange them all in Cupid’s formation.
3. Say It with Carrot Flowers
Make your own bouquet of flowers at a fraction of the cost. All you need: a carrot, a cucumber and some toothpicks. Yes, we know this isn’t in heart-shaped, but you can always carve it out as a heart!
Here’s how to cultivate your own bloooming field of carrots:
- Scrape away the skin of the cucumber and carrot. This will serve as your “grass”.
- Slice the carrots and cucumbers. If you don’t cook them, they will be a little harder to poke. So ensure that the slices are thick enough for the toothpicks to go through.
- Fashion the carrot slice into a tulip and get the cucumber to act as the petal.
- Hook them up together with the toothpick.
4. Cheery Tomato Hearts
Be still, oh beating hearts! Create these cute cheery hearts with some juicy cherry tomatoes.
Pump it up:
- Get a bunch of cherry tomatoes
- Find the twins and place them together.
- Slice diagonally.
- Take one from each side and join them up.
5. Mandarin Orange Hearts of Love
Valentine’s Day is usually pretty close to Chinese New Year, so you’ll find an abundance of mandarin oranges to play around with.
Say it with orangey love:
- Peel the orange.
- Pair the slices of equal sizes together.
- Cut each slice at an angle.
- Bind them up with a toothpick.
6. Pineapple Heart in a Watermelon
It’s not a pineapple. No, it’s not a watermelon. It’s a pineapple watermelon! Unite the pineapple with the watermelon and have a pining heart full of love.
Matchmake the perfect pair:
- Cut the pineapple and watermelon into slices.
- Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out some watermelon and pineapple in each slice.
- Place the pineapple into the watermelon.
- Decorate with heart-shaped watermelons around the watermelon slices.
Be Inspired by these Heart-shaped Foods for Valentine’s Day
Have a fun time creating these heart-shaped foods as a family project and celebrate Valentine’s Day together in a different way!