If the way to your kid’s heart is through their stomach, then sharing heart-shaped treats with them will only secure your place as their number one love. From sweet to savoury, and cute to downright delightful, we’ve got a collection of picture-perfect, heart-shaped foods that you’ll want to make again and again. Grab your cookie cutter and get creative in the kitchen!
10 adorable heart-shaped foods your kids will love
Heart-shaped Mozzarella bitesPart pie, part calzone, 100 per cent kid approved. These bite-sized, cheese-filled hearts will have your whole family begging for more, so you might as well make a double batch.
GET THE RECIPE HEREHungry Happenings
Heart-shaped Peanut Butter and Banana PretzelsThese delicious peanut butter and banana pretzels could be considered a dessert, but since there's no sugar added (except for a teeny bit of maple syrup) we won't judge if you make them a meal.
GET THE RECIPE HERE Yup, It's Vegan!
Heart-shaped SushiThis is the perfect way to sneak a few veggies into your kids' Valentine's Day dinner. They'll be too distracted by your culinary artistry to even notice it's healthy.
GET THE RECIPE HEREHolly's Helpings
Heart-shaped Brownie CookiesYou know those moments when you're eating a cookie, but what you really want is a brownie? Well, problem solved! This ingenious dessert is as delicious as it is adorable.
GET THE RECIPE HEREDelicious Inspiration
Heart-shaped Roasted PotatoesDo your kids count french fries as their own individual food group? They'll be totally smitten with these spruced-up spuds.
GET THE RECIPE HEREThe Shabby Chic Cottage
Heart-shaped Chicken ParmesanTwo heart shapes in one dish? LOVE! This cheese-topped chicken parmesan is sure to be a crowd pleaser, and is the perfect opportunity to up your plate presentation game.
GET THE RECIPE HERE Hungry Happenings
Heart-shaped Whoopie PiesAnything red velvet should be considered the official dessert of Valentine's Day, but these heart-shaped whoopie pies take the cake. With an indulgent cream cheese filling, we can totally stretch this into the realm of breakfast food.
GET THE RECIPE HEREPaige of Style
Heart-shaped Egg in ToastSpeaking of breakfast, this love-infused version of eggs in toast is way easier than it looks, but your kids will think you're a magician.
GET THE RECIPE HERESmell of Rosemary
Heart-shaped Polenta with Tomato and Goat CheeseIf your kids aren't already familiar with polenta, this is the perfect opportunity to make the introduction. It has a mild flavour, a kid-friendly texture, and when topped with a tomato and a little goat cheese it just might become the object of their affection.
GET THE RECIPE HEREVegetarian Adventures
Heart-shaped Green Tea and Honey Cookie SandwichesSure, these are fancy enough to serve to the Queen for afternoon tea, but they're also easy enough to whip up for a special treat for your nearest and dearest. And we're pretty sure the addition of matcha powder makes them good for you, so you totally have our permission to eat the entire batch!
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