5 Easy No-Bake, DIY Heart-Shaped Foodie Crafts That Will Melt Your Heart

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Nothing says “I love you” like DIY, home-made treats! Why not serve up something delish and “hearty” this Valentine’s day? If you’re not a good baker, no worries. We’ve rounded up 5 no-bake, no-fuss recipes that are not just cute, but super tasty too! Because the way to the heart is through the stomach, these foodie crafts are just what you need to show a little love.

 

Oreo Cakesters

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You can never go wrong with this recipe, simply because it’s super easy to make. Oreo cookies made into cookie-sized, fluffy cakes have to be good, so no need to add anything fancy.

 

What You’ll Need:

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Small heart-shaped cookie cutter

 

Instructions:

Just press each cakester into a cute heart-shaped cookie cutter, scraping off scraps (and eat them along the way!) And voilà.. you’re done!

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Photo credit: bakerella.com

 

Jelly Hearts

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Have your fun and you eat it too! Fall in love with these adorable wobbly cubes this holiday.

 

What You’ll Need:

  1. 4 (3oz.) boxes Strawberry Jello
  2. 2 envelopes Knox Unflavored Gelatin
  3. 5½ cups boiling water, divided
  4. 1 can (14oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  5. ½ cup cold water

 

Instructions:

  1. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with non stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, add the 4 packages of Strawberry Jello.
  3. Mix in 4 cups boiling water and stir for about 2 minutes, or until dissolved.
  4. Pour into the prepared pan and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until firm.
  5. In a medium bowl add the ½ cup cold water and sprinkle the gelatin over the top, let stand for 1 minute.
  6. Stir in 1½ cups boiling water and sweetened condensed milk, mix well and allow to cool.
  7. Remove the firm red jello from the fridge and invert onto a cutting board.
  8. Re-spray the same 9 x 13 pan with non stick spray.
  9. With a heart cookie cutter, cut hearts out of the jello. Take care to cut them as close together as possible to reduce waste.
  10. Arrange the hearts in the pan.
  11. Pour milk mixture over the hearts and place in the fridge for 2 hours until firm.
  12. Remove and cut into squares.

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Recipe and photo credit: thehungryhousewife.com

 

Heart Milk Cubes

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Make someone’s day brighter with this sweet surprise! Add some heart milk cubes in a glass of milk or morning coffee and seal it with a feel-good note!

What You’ll Need:

Milk

Red food dye

Heart ice cube tray

 

Instructions:

  1. Combine milk and a few drops of food colouring together in a small bowl.
  2. Fill in ice cube tray.
  3. Freeze overnight.

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Easy peasy!

Photo credit: asubtlerevelry.com

 

Eggs In A Heart and Toast

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This Valentines, a buttery and crisp toast with a heart cut-out in the centre is a sure-fire way to make someone feel loved!

 

What You’ll Need:

3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter

bread

butter

eggs

 

Instructions:

  1. Remove the centre of a thick slice of bread using a 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter.
  2. Toast the slices of bread.
  3. Melt 1 ½ teaspoons butter in a small skillet over medium heat.
  4. Place bread slices in skillet and cook until underside is lightly browned.
  5. Add another 1 ½ teaspoons of butter and flip the bread.
  6. Fit cookie cutter, coated with cooking spray, in bread’s cutout heart, and crack an egg into the cutter.
  7. Cover skillet and cook until egg is set (2 to 3 minutes).
  8. Serve with toasted heart for dipping into yolk.

 

Photo credit: food-4tots.com

Recipe by Martha Stewart

 

Heart-shaped Hard-boiled Eggs

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Something so simple can win someone’s heart – well, serving breakfast with a heart-shaped egg can do just that! Add a unique touch to a meal this Valentine’s day and make someone smile.

 

What You’ll Need:

Eggs

Milk carton or any juice carton (cut open, washed well and dried. The size of the milk carton is about 3” x 8”)

Chopstick (round one is ideal)

Rubber bands

 

Instructions:

  1. Cut milk carton and fold it in half lengthwise.
  2. Make a hard-boiled egg.
  3. While the egg is still warm, peel the egg and put it on the milk carton, and then place a chopstick on the centre of the egg, and put rubber bands both ends.
  4. Leave it for about 10 minutes or you can place it in the fridge.
  5. Take the chopstick off and cut the egg in half.

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Recipe and photo credits: annathered.com and steptohealth.com

 

Fran

Fran When Fran is not writing, she loves to craft something artsy, cook and do things that feed her soul. She is fascinated by the human psyche and the mystery behind it. She’s a dog lover and adores all things pink. View my other posts