Feb 9 11
by cara
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Valentine’s Snacks

I’ve got another post in the works for Feeding Tube Awareness Week, but I thought I’d share a couple of snacks for Valentine’s, since that’s right around the corner.  I served these at a Valentine-making playdate recently, and they both turned out so cute!

Orange Heart Fruit Cups

Similar in concept to the Jack-o-lantern Fruit Cups for Halloween, I simply cut a large hole in the top of each orange, hollowed them out (using my hands), then used some small heart cookie/candy cutters to punch out shapes on the side of the orange.  I found it easiest to start the cookie cutter on the inside and push out instead of the other way around.  (No, oranges aren’t particularly Valentines-y, but I thought doing this with apples-I needed 4- might be a little too tedious.)  I filled the orange cups with heart shaped watermelon slices, strawberries, and apple.

Valentine’s Snack Mix

The fruit cups were super cute, but all of the kids really enjoyed this snack mix which includes chocolate, strawberries and just the right combo of salty and sweet.

Ingredients:

  • Popped popcorn
  • Chocolate Teddy Grahams
  • Pretzels
  • Dried cranberries
  • Freeze dried strawberries
  • Chocolate covered raisins
  • Valentine’s M&M’s

Just pour it all together and serve!

I was so excited to have some of our 3 year old friends over to make Valentines.  We had a table full of supplies: Red, pink, white paper, doilies, ribbon, glitter, heart cutouts, foam stickers, and paint.  The kids were way more interested in playing and snacking.  However, the mommies had a fun time putting together a few little Valentine’s while we visited.  Maybe there is something to be said for an afternoon of crafting just for us mommies?

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